Emergency Management

Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Five Days in Clewiston

FEMA - News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:54

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Tuesday, November 14, for five days in Clewiston to help Florida storm survivors.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 13, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:49

Colorado Daily Status Report November 13, 2017 Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

View the full Colorado Daily Status Report for November 13, 2017
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Five Days in Live Oak

FEMA - News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:43

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Tuesday, November 14, for five days in Live Oak to help Florida storm survivors.

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SBA Tops $30 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

State - California - CALOES - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:38

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $30 million in federal disaster loans for California businesses and residents impacted by wildfires in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties that occurred Oct. 8-31, 2017.

According to Garfield, SBA has approved 218 loans for $30,135,600 to help businesses and residents rebuild and recover from this disaster.

“SBA’s disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible,” said Garfield. Businesses and residents who sustained damages are encouraged to register prior to the Dec. 11, 2017, deadline with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov. This is the fastest way to get help. “Don’t miss out on any assistance you may be entitled to by not registering. You don’t need to wait for your insurance to settle or obtain a contractor’s estimate,” she added.

SBA continues to provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants at the following locations on the days and times indicated. No appointment is necessary.

LAKE COUNTY

Disaster Recovery Center

Clearlake Senior Community Center

3245 Bowers Ave.

Clearlake, CA  95422

Mondays – Sundays

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Disaster Recovery Center

1375 N. State St.

Ukiah, CA  95482

Mondays – Sundays

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. NAPA COUNTY

Local Assistance Center

2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive

Building A

Napa, CA  94558

Mondays – Fridays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SONOMA COUNTY

Business Recovery Center

The Courtyard

141 Stony Circle, Suite 155

Santa Rosa, CA  95401

Monday – Wednesday

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Closes 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15

SONOMA COUNTY

Disaster Recovery Center

Press Democrat Building

427 Mendocino Ave.

Santa Rosa, CA  95401

Mondays – Sundays

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

SONOMA COUNTY

Disaster Recovery Center

Hanna Boys Center

17000 Arnold Drive

Sonoma, CA  95476

Mondays – Sundays

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

YUBA COUNTY

Disaster Recovery Center

Yuba County Government Center

Marysville Conference Room

915 8th St., Suite 117

Marysville, CA  95901

Mondays – Sundays

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to help business and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace their damaged or destroyed primary residence. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

The deadline to apply for property damage is Dec. 11, 2017. The deadline to apply for economic injury is July 12, 2018.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Closed on Sundays

FEMA - News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:32

ORLANDO, Fla. – Hours of operation for all Florida Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are now Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed on Sunday.

Survivors may locate open DRCs near them at https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, (TTY) 800-462-7585. Helpline numbers are open from

7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. DRC information is also available on the FEMA App.

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Safe Cleanup After the Flood

FEMA - News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:57

 

ORLANDO, Fla. – If your home was flooded by Hurricane Irma and the floodwaters are just beginning to recede, there are steps to take to ensure that your cleanup process is safe.

First call your insurance agent to file a claim and report the damage as soon as possible. Homeowners insurance usually covers losses caused by wind, storms, or broken water pipes, but not surface flooding, which is covered under a separate policy issued under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Make sure you register for assistance with FEMA.

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Georgians: Tuesday, Nov. 14, is the Last Day to Register with FEMA for Hurricane Irma Damage

FEMA - News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:34

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Tomorrow, Nov. 14, is the last day to register for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) if you were affected by Hurricane Irma in Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Coffee, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties.

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Deadline for Public Assistance Requests Extended

FEMA - News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:01

ORLANDO, Fla. —The deadline for filing Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) with FEMA to rebuild Florida’s public infrastructure damaged during Hurricane Irma has been extended to Nov. 21, 2017. The state recommends applicants submit RPAs to the Division of Emergency Management’s Public Assistance portal (FloridaPA.org) no later than Nov. 18, 2017 to ensure documentation is complete and the state can properly support applicant RPAs.

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Mitigation Fact Sheet and Advice for Home Owners

FEMA - News - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 15:51

As Puerto Rico rebuilds after the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and María, communities have the opportunity to rebuild stronger than ever and mitigate the effects of future disasters. As people work on reconstructing their homes, here are tips to make homes safer and more secure.

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National VOAD and Other Voluntary Organizations Play Critical Role in Housing Cleanup

FEMA - News - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 15:12

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Dozens of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) member organizations, in addition to many other volunteer agencies, are present in Puerto Rico providing essential services for those affected by Hurricane Maria. Together with Puerto Rico VOAD members, volunteers are working closely with local communities to perform housing cleanup and debris removal in addition to providing food, shelter, water, and medical services.

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Adjuntas, Guánica and Gurabo

FEMA - News - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:55

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Adjuntas, Guánica and Gurabo on Sunday Nov. 12.

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Recovery Center Transitions in Santa Rosa

FEMA - News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 14:54

SACRAMENTO, Calif.A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Santa Rosa to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance. The DRC is a continuation of the locally led assistance center that opened in the early days of the fire response.

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Recovery By The Numbers

FEMA - News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 14:43

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Here’s a look at the recovery numbers from FEMA as of close of business Nov. 9:

3,937 households eligible for FEMA individual assistance.

• FEMA has approved $10.3 million in Individuals and Households Program grants. o $6.6 million for Housing Assistance.

o $3.7 million in Other Needs Assistance.

• The inspector team, currently with 44 members, has completed 73 percent of requested site inspections.

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Disaster Recovery Center Reopens in Homestead

FEMA - News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:13

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Homestead reopens on Sunday, November 12 to help Florida storm survivors.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Two Weeks in Sunrise

FEMA - News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 07:13

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Saturday, November 11 for two weeks in Sunrise to help Florida storm survivors.

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Medical System, Private Sector Rebound to Signify a Stabilizing Puerto Rico

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 19:33

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–While the federal government continues its historic response in Puerto Rico to hurricanes Irma and Maria, strong indicators of stability are evident.

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Utuado

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 18:56

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Utuado on Saturday Nov. 11.

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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Caldwell County

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:21

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Lockhart will close permanently at 5 p.m., Sunday Nov. 12. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

Old Hospital/Tech Facility
901 Bois D’Arc Street
Lockhart, TX  78644
Opened: Oct. 24, 2017

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Disaster Recovery Centers in Brazoria, Chambers and Liberty Counties to Close Temporarily in Observance of the federal holiday

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:19

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day. These DRCs will reopen on the dates and times indicated below:

Brazoria

Brazoria County East Annex
(old Walmart building on E. Hwy 35)
1524 East Mulberry St.
Angleton, TX  77515
REOPENS: 9 a.m. Sat., Nov. 11

 

Chambers

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Irma Mitigation Outreach Available in Florida Home Improvement Stores

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:52

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be on hand in the locations listed below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Covered topics include flood insurance, rebuilding flooded homes, and elevating utilities.

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