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South Carolina Renters Affected by Hurricane Florence may be Eligible for Help

FEMA - News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:46

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina renters who experienced losses due to Hurricane Florence, starting Sept. 8, 2018, may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from FEMA as well as the U.S. Small Business Administration. Renters must have lived in disaster-declared counties including: Darlington, Florence, Chesterfield, Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marlboro or Marion.

Survivors may be eligible for FEMA awards to help with such disaster-related expenses as:

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Understanding Your FEMA Letter: What to Do Next

FEMA - News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:07

ATLANTA - If you’re a Georgia resident who contacted FEMA for assistance, you may have received a letter from FEMA that says you’re ineligible for housing assistance. Read your letter carefully to understand the reason for the determination.

Keep in mind:

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Complete and Return Your SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Application to Advance Your Recovery

FEMA - News - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 16:19

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – If you are referred to the Small Business Administration after applying for disaster assistance with FEMA, it’s important to complete and return your loan application to help move your recovery forward.

 

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Baker, Decatur and Terrell Counties for Georgia Survivors

FEMA - News - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 15:14

ATLANTA, Ga. — Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Monday, Oct. 22, in Baker, Decatur and Terrell counties to help residents through the assistance process after damage and losses suffered during Hurricane Michael.

Representatives from the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for businesses, homeowners and renters. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open additional ROE collection centers for the Operation Blue Roof Program

FEMA - News - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 06:23

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open additional Blue Roof Right of Entry (ROE) collection centers in Calhoun, Gulf and Jackson Counties. The Blue Roof program provides a temporary covering of blue plastic sheeting to help reduce further damage to property affected by Hurricane Michael until permanent repairs can be made.

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Survivors May Now Visit State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Wakulla County

FEMA - News - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:29

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center is now open in Crawfordville in Wakulla County.

 

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FEMA Public Notice Concerning Temporary Housing Units in North Carolina

FEMA - News - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 11:00

RALEIGH, N.C. – FEMA is required by law to give final public notice of its decision to provide direct temporary housing assistance under the Individuals and Households program for the counties of Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Columbus, Duplin, Jones, Onslow, New Hanover, Pender and Robeson.

The notice is posted on FEMA’s Hurricane Florence North Carolina (DR-4393) disaster webpage at fema.gov/hurricane-florence and on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety website at ncdps.gov/public-notice-temporary-housing-units.

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What to Expect After Applying for FEMA Assistance

FEMA - News - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:57

ATLANTA- As Georgia residents begin their recovery and apply for federal assistance, the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to empower every survivor with information on what to expect next.
 
First, file with insurance & apply with FEMA

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FACT SHEET: Navigating Your Recovery: Debris Removal

FEMA - News - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:43

The Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want Georgians to know the best way to remove debris from their property.

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Beware of Fraud and Scams

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:38

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Disasters bring out criminals looking to prey on survivors who appear to be easy targets for their scams.

Survivors should be aware that fraud and scams can occur anytime. FEMA encourages survivors to be alert and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud by scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals.

Anyone who suspects fraud or scams should call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721. The toll-free number is open 24 hours a day.

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FACT SHEET-Direct Temporary Housing in North Carolina

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:20

As a result of Hurricane Florence, rental resources are not available in some communities for displaced residents. Based upon the needs identified by the State of North Carolina, FEMA is providing two forms of Direct Temporary Housing Assistance in 10 counties: Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Robeson:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Kansas

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:07

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Kansas.
Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kansas

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:05

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding from Sept. 1 to Sept. 8, 2018.

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FAQ - Direct Temporary Housing for North Carolina Disaster Survivors

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:34

Direct Temporary Housing for North Carolina Disaster Survivors

The State of North Carolina and FEMA are implementing a multi-pronged approach to temporarily house displaced survivors of Hurricane Florence. Solutions are tailored to the individual needs of
survivors and are based on how quickly their homes can be repaired to a safe, sanitary and functional condition and the availability of housing options in their communities.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Dougherty County for Georgia Survivors

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:19

ATLANTA, Ga. — A Disaster Recovery Center is opening Saturday, Oct. 20, in Dougherty County to help residents through the assistance process after damage and losses suffered during Hurricane Michael.

Representatives from the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

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Direct Housing for Hurricane Florence Survivors in North Carolina

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:13

RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA this week began providing the first temporary housing units to households displaced by Hurricane Florence. Other units are being delivered to a staging area in Kinston daily.

FEMA is providing two forms of Direct Temporary Housing Assistance in 10 counties: Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Robeson.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Early, Miller and Seminole Counties for Georgia Survivors

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:11

ATLANTA, Ga. — Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Saturday, Oct. 20, in Early, Miller and Seminole counties to help residents through the assistance process after damage and losses suffered during Hurricane Michael.

Representatives from the State of Georgia, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

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Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:00

COLUMBIA, S.C. –  South Carolina survivors of Hurricane Florence can learn how to salvage storm-damaged household treasures from Smithsonian Institution preservation experts visiting five State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) over the next two weeks.

Among the heirlooms that may be salvageable are photos, artwork, quilts, important documents and other keepsakes. The experts will discuss how to handle, dry and clean these items, maintain personal safety during the salvage process, set priorities and other treatment options.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: October 19, 2018

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:32

Colorado Daily Status Report October 19, 2018Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus101918
Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelLevel 4: Supporting response and recovery efforts for incidents across the state.

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close Sundays; Help Still Readily Available

FEMA - News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:47

RALEIGH, N.C. – State/FEMA disaster recovery centers will close on Sundays, starting Oct. 21. The centers will continue to operate during their currently scheduled days and hours.

 

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