Emergency Management

A Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Four Days in Stuart

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:35

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Thursday, Nov. 2 for four days in Stuart to help Florida storm survivors. The DRC hours are Thursday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The DRC closes at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5.

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Colorado Daily Status Report: November 1, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:28
Colorado Daily Status Report November 1, 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 1, 2017.
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Colorado Daily Status Report: October 31, 2017

State - CO - Emergency Management - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:27



Colorado Daily Status Report October 31, 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 October 31, 2017.
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Build Back Stronger and Safer After Irma

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:27

ORLANDO, Fla. – As you rebuild after Hurricane Irma, take steps to make your home more resilient to future disasters.

The first step is to obtain any necessary permits and follow all local building codes when rebuilding or making repairs. Contact your local code officials before beginning any construction to ensure you will meet all local building requirements.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Brazoria County

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:41

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Brazoria County, in the city of Angleton.

A DRC 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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Stay in Touch with FEMA to Ensure a Timely Home Inspection

FEMA - News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:32

Austin, Texas – Texans with damages and losses from Hurricane Harvey are encouraged to follow up with FEMA to ensure a timely inspection and keep their recovery on track.

Following these tips will help make the process of scheduling an inspection as smooth as possible:

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Mendocino County

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:08

 

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 Mendocino County, to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance.

The center is located at 1375 N. State St., Ukiah, CA, 95482. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The center offers a continuation of services from a previous location at Mendocino College.

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Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:01

Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

1. What fraud issues should survivors be aware of after Hurricane Irma?
    There are a number of fraud concerns survivors need to be aware of to protect themselves:

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Mendocino County

State - California - CALOES - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:37

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 Mendocino County, to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance.

The center is located at 1375 N. State St., Ukiah, CA, 95482. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. The center offers a continuation of services from a previous location at Mendocino College.

Staffing the DRC are representatives from FEMA, Cal OES, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies. Residents of any of the designated counties – Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Orange, Napa, Nevada, Sonoma and Yuba – can seek help at the Mendocino County DRC.

Before visiting the DRC, survivors are encouraged to apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10p.m. seven days a week.

Applicants should have the following information at hand :

• Social Security number.

• Address of the damaged primary residence.

• Description of the damage.

• Information about insurance coverage.

• A current contact telephone number.

• An address where they can receive mail.

• Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.

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Disaster Fraud: Filing False FEMA Claims Costly to Deserving Survivors

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:13

ORLANDO, Fla. – Those who intentionally claim false losses with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are taking money away from those who truly need assistance and stand in danger of being charged with a felony.

FEMA must ensure that taxpayer dollars go only to people who incurred legitimate losses and the agency takes disbursement of necessary funds to the proper parties very seriously.

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Virgin Island Hurricane Survivors, You Can Help FEMA Housing Inspectors Locate Your Residence

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:44

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Ongoing communications challenges throughout the Virgin Islands have made it difficult in some cases for FEMA’s housing inspectors to reach survivors to verify damages to their homes. A housing inspection is a critical step in getting assistance grants to eligible survivors – and more than 6,400 inspections have been completed so far.

Virgin Islanders who have registered with FEMA and are waiting to hear from a housing inspector can help make the connection happen in three ways:

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Two Weeks Left to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance in Georgia

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:36

WARNER-ROBINS, Ga. — Georgians in Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Coffee, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties affected by Hurricane Irma have only two weeks to apply for federal disaster assistance that may cover temporary housing, essential home repairs and serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Register as soon as possible. The deadline to apply for assistance is Tuesday, Nov. 14.

FEMA assistance may include grants to help homeowners and renters pay for:

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Nears

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:13

WARNER-ROBINS, Ga. — Workers in Charlton and Coffee counties who lost wages as a result of Hurricane Irma may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. They must, however, register by the Nov. 3 deadline.

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A Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Five Days in Lecanto

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:50

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Wednesday, Nov. 1 for five days in Lecanto to help Florida storm survivors.

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A Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Five Days in Daytona Beach

FEMA - News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:16

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Wednesday, Nov. 1 for five days in Daytona Beach to help Florida storm survivors.

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Cayey and Guayama

FEMA - News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 17:59

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Two Government of Puerto Rico and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open Tuesday, Oct. 31: one in Cayey, the other in Guayama.

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Housing Resources for Residents of Puerto Rico Displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

FEMA - News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 17:53

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the government of Puerto Rico announced today a wide range of housing options for Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

In order to meet the demand for safe housing, these forms of assistance are provided directly to disaster survivors, or through financial grants to assist survivors with their housing needs.

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Transitional Sheltering Assistance Available to Residents of Puerto Rico Displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

FEMA - News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:49

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the government of Puerto Rico announced today that Transitional Sheltering Assistance is available to Puerto Ricans who are unable to return to their homes because they are displaced as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This is one of several short-term housing options being offered to meet the demand for post-storm safe housing.

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FEMA Housing Option in Counties with Scarce Rental Resources: Direct Lease

FEMA - News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:12

Hurricane Irma survivors in Collier, Hendry, Lee and Monroe counties whose homes are now uninhabitable may be presented a Direct Lease option.

Direct Lease Program

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Travel Trailers as a Direct Housing Option for Some Eligible Survivors

FEMA - News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 15:59

Eligible applicants in authorized counties (Collier, Hendry, Lee and Monroe) whose primary residence is uninhabitable as a direct result of damage from Hurricane Irma may receive Direct Temporary Housing Assistance from FEMA.

FEMA, in partnership with state and local governments, may provide Direct Temporary Housing Assistance in the form of travel trailers to eligible applicants.

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