Emergency Management

2,000 FEMA Manufactured Housing Occupants “Back Home”

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:37

BATON ROUGE, La. — More than 2,000 households have made strides in their recovery and moved out of FEMA Manufactured Housing Units to more permanent housing. About 4,500 eligible households were licensed into MHUs after the August 2016 floods.

Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes account for a majority of households in MHUs. At this time, about 2,500 households are living in MHUs while they make repairs on their flood-damaged home or search for other permanent options.

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2,000 FEMA Manufactured Housing Occupants “Back Home”

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:36

Flood Recovery Reaches Milestone
 

BATON ROUGE, La. — More than 2,000 households have made strides in their recovery and moved out of FEMA Manufactured Housing Units to more permanent housing. About 4,500 eligible households were licensed into MHUs after the August 2016 floods.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 3, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:21
Colorado Daily Status Report November 3, 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 3, 2017.
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Registration Deadline for Disaster Assistance Now November 30

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 09:04

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey now have until November 30, 2017, to register for federal assistance.

The deadline was November 24, however, an additional six days now gives survivors more time through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Federal assistance includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and repair or replacement of damaged homes for eligible individuals and families who have suffered losses as a result of the storm.

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Don’t Miss Out on Important Disaster Recovery Assistance Deadlines

FEMA - News - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 06:19

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reaching out to remind you of important dates and deadlines as you proceed with your recovery from Hurricane Irma. Do not miss out on assistance that may be available to you because of a missed deadline.

Some deadlines may be extended, but do not wait. The following information is current as of Nov. 2.

Request for Public Assistance (RPA): Sunday, Nov. 5

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President Donald J. Trump Amends Puerto Rico Declaration

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 19:53

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The additional assistance authorizes an increase in federal funding to the Commonwealth for Public Assistance projects undertaken as a result of Hurricane Maria beginning on September 17, 2017 and continuing.

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Puerto Rico Survivors Urged to Submit SBA Loan Applications

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 17:48

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Se exhorta a los sobrevivientes de Puerto Rico a solicitar asistencia por desastre  a la Agencia Federal Para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) y a presentar sus solicitudes de préstamo por desastre a bajo interés a la Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés).

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A Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Four Days in Bradenton

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:08

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Friday, Nov. 3 for four days in Bradenton to help Florida storm survivors.

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Houseboat Owners and Renters Should Register with FEMA for Assistance

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:01

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Were you living on a houseboat that got damaged or destroyed during the September hurricanes? If so, you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

If a houseboat was your primary dwelling – regardless of whether you owned or rented it – the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be able to help you. But you won’t know unless you register with FEMA as soon as possible.

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Faith-based, Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for FEMA Disaster Grants

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18

ORLANDO, Fla. – Faith-based organizations, in addition to other community, volunteer, and nonprofit organizations in Florida communities may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants for reimbursement of costs incurred following Hurricane Irma.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 2, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:08
Colorado Daily Status Report November 2, 2017Information 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 Incidents
Incident NameThornton Walmart ShootingLocation/ CountyThornton/ Adams CountyType of IncidentShootingImpacts3 fatalitiesState ResourcesDHSEM North Central Field Manager
CIAC
Colorado State PatrolInformation SourcesThornton Police Twitter @ThorntonPolice
Thornton PoliceFacebook
Major Road Impacts/ ClosuresNone Reported

Read the full Colorado Daily Status Report for November 2, 2017.
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Hotel Stays Extended Through Dec. 2 for Eligible Irma Survivors

FEMA - News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 06:00

ORLANDO, Fla. – Eligible Hurricane Irma survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live.

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Guaynabo and Toa Baja

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 18:04

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Two government of Puerto Rico and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open on Thursday Nov. 2: one in Guaynabo, the other in Toa Baja.

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Pasadena Convention Center Disaster Recovery Center to Close Early Thursday

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:04

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena will close two hours early at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.

It will resume regular hours Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Fayette County

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:31

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Fayette County in the city of La Grange, will close permanently at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The center is at the following location:

Randolph Recreation Center 653 East Pearl St.

La Grange TX 78945

Opened: Sept. 4, 2017

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About $15 Million Continues August 2016 Flood Recovery for Schools

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:04

Total $473 Million Has Reimbursed Louisiana Infrastructure Projects

BATON ROUGE, La. — Approximately $15 million in recent federal disaster funding reimburses local schools affected by the August 2016 floods for repairs, replacing buses and temporary classrooms.                                                                                  

Students and schools in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes benefit from the following projects reimbursed by FEMA:

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Expedited FEMA Funding Supports Recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:14

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided more than $41 million in expedited funding to support efforts by the Virgin Islands government to clean up storm-related debris, restore power, and protect residents during and after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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FEMA’S NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM ENHANCES THE FLOOD CLAIMS PROCESS AND EXTENDS GRACE PERIOD FOR POLICY RENEWALS

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:13
Policyholders affected by Hurricane Maria may receive up to $20,000 in advance payments

WASHINGTON— Due to the wide-spread catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Maria, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is enhancing the flood insurance claims process and extending the grace period for paying policy renewal premiums for insured survivors to rush recovery money for repair and replacement of flood-damaged properties.

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SBA to Open Business Recovery Center in Santa Rosa to Help Businesses Impacted by the Wildfires

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:34

SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Napa/Sonoma Small Business Development Center today announced the opening of a business recovery center in Santa Rosa to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by the wildfires that began Oct 8, 2017. The center will open as indicated below.

“Due to the severe property damage and economic losses the wildfires inflicted on businesses in California, we want to provide every available service to help get them back on their feet,” said Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. “The center will provide a one-stop location for businesses to access a variety of specialized help. SBA customer service representatives and SBDC business advisors will be available to meet individually with each business owner,” she added. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of charge.

SONOMA COUNTY

Business Recovery Center

The Courtyard

141 Stony Circle, Suite 155

Santa Rosa, CA  95401

Opens 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“SBA customer service representatives will meet with each business owner to explain how an SBA disaster loan can help finance their recovery. They will answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each business owner complete their electronic loan application,” Garfield said.

According to Napa/Sonoma SBDC Director Mary Cervantes, SBDC business advisors at the center will provide business assistance to clients on a wide variety of matters designed to help small business owners re-establish their operations, overcome the effects of the disaster and plan for their future. “Services include assessing business working capital needs, evaluating the business’s strength, cash flow projections, and most importantly, a review of options with the business owner to help them evaluate their alternatives and make decisions that are appropriate for their situation,” she said.

According to Garfield, businesses of any size 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. These loans cover losses that are not fully covered by insurance or other recoveries.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Business owners may also apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or get help from SBA representatives at any Disaster Recovery Center in Texas. Disaster loan information is also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955 or emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877‑8339. For more disaster assistance information, visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

 

Abre Centro de Recuperación por Desastre en el Condado de Mendocino

State - California - CALOES - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:43

Sacramento — Ha abierto en el Condado de Mendocino un Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés), manejado en conjunto por la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Estado de California (Cal OES, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés), en el que se ofrece asistencia integral por desastre a los habitantes afectados por los incendios devastadores de octubre de 2017.

El centro, ubicado en la 1375 N. State St., Ukiah, CA, 95482, está abierto de 10 a.m. a 7 p.m., los siete días de la semana.

En el DRC se encuentran presentes representantes de FEMA, del estado de California, de la Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa y de otras agencias. Los habitantes de cualquiera de los condados designados para asistencia individual –Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma y Yuba – pueden buscar ayuda en el DRC de Mendocino.

Antes de ir al DRC, se pide a los sobrevivientes que soliciten en línea en DisasterAssistance.gov/es o por teléfono al 800-621-3362 o al (TTY) 800-462-7585. Los solicitantes que utilizan 711 o los servicios de retransmisión por video pueden llamar al 800-621-3362. Las líneas libres de cargos están abiertas de 7 a. m. a 10 p. m., los siete días de la semana.

Los solicitantes deben tener a mano la siguiente información:

  • Número de Seguro Social.
  • Dirección de la residencia primaria
  • Descripción del daño.
  • Información sobre la cobertura del seguro.
  • Un número de teléfono de contacto actual.
  • Una dirección en la que puedan recibir el correo.
  • Números de cuenta y de ruta del banco en el que se recibirían los depósitos directos de los fondos.

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