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Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center to Close on Thursday Due to Hurricane Threat

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:35

HONOLULU — The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed Thursday, August 23, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Lane.

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility in Pahoa will close at noon, Wednesday, and they’ll re-evaluate conditions on Friday morning to determine if it safe to re-open.

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One year later, Harvey survivors recover, rebuild, inspire

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 16:15

AUSTIN, Texas – In 2017, Aug. 25 was a tragic day. Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, bringing destructive winds and floodwaters that claimed 88 lives and caused immeasurable damage.

 

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Announcement of Initial Public Notice for the State of Michigan

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 15:14

Chicago – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance (PA) or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.

 

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Announcement of Initial Public Notice for the State of Wisconsin

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 15:10

Chicago – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities through the Public Assistance (PA) or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.

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If You Haven’t Heard from Your Insurance Carrier, Best to Register with FEMA

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 14:28

AUSTIN, Texas — Residents of Cameron, Hidalgo and Jim Wells counties whose dwellings were damaged from the recent floods should have made appropriate insurance claims by now. But sometimes insurance carriers take weeks to dispatch an adjuster and to settle claims. Survivors have two weeks left to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Lake County

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:24

SACRAMENTO, CA – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Tuesday, Aug. 21, in Upper Lake to help California wildfire survivors in Lake County. The hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Iowa

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 07:32

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 Iowa.

Assistance for State, Tribal, and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 07:23

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Iowa to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on June 6 to July 2, 2018.

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Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Connecticut

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:54

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 Connecticut.

Assistance for State, Tribal, and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Connecticut

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:49

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Connecticut to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on May 15, 2018.

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UPDATED Dates for Rebuilding Tips from Local Home Improvement Stores

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:03

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors from Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes can visit local home improvement stores to get free hazard mitigation consultations from FEMA mitigation representatives.

 

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Hurricane Preparedness: Plan to Improve Your Safety

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:35

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Safety should be the first priority during a disaster. Don’t wait until an emergency to make plans.

From having a plan to checking your surroundings, there are many easy ways to prepare. Here are some examples that may help you be prepared and safe.

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SBA, Volunteer Groups and FEMA Come to the Aid of Flood Survivors

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:09

AUSTIN, Texas – When disaster strikes, many people think they have only FEMA to help them recover. But in fact FEMA is only one of myriad agencies and organizations ready to provide assistance to those affected by calamities, both natural and manmade.

 

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LAKE COUNTY ADDED TO CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION, FEDERAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESS OWNERS

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:59

Sacramento, Calif. — Residents and business owners in Lake County who suffered damage or losses from the recent wildfires can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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FEMA provides Liverpool man bridge to recovery

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:58

A survivor’s story: One year after Hurricane Harvey

 

AUSTIN, Texas — Greg Norman and his dog, Jake, live in a nice, comfortable home that has largely been rebuilt since Hurricane Harvey. Norman knows, however, things could have turned out very differently if it weren’t for the help of charitable organizations and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 

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FEMA Approves $4.6 Million for Volusia County Hurricane Expenses

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:31

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,619,212 for Volusia County to help with Hurricane Irma-related expenses.

FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the cost of collecting and removing 215,983 cubic yards of vegetative debris throughout the county after the September 2017 hurricane.

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FEMA Approves $4.6 Million for Monroe County Hurricane Recovery

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:28

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,682,552 for Monroe County to help with Hurricane Irma-related recovery expenses.

FEMA funds will reimburse the county for debris removal costs following the September, 2017 hurricane. This project covers removal of vegetative debris, construction and demolition debris, removal of white goods or appliances and Freon removal.

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Federal Aid Programs for The Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:59

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 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Assistance for Tribe can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:52

WASHINGTON –The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to supplement the tribe’s recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from May 5 to May 28, 2018.


Federal funding is available to Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on a cost-sharing basis for assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding.

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76-year-old rides out Hurricane Harvey, 4-state road to recovery

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:53

A survivor’s story: One year after Hurricane Harvey

 

AUSTIN, Texas — Lying on her bed in Port Aransas the night after Hurricane Harvey tore through, Sandra Maynard was startled when her lap dog, Fritz, began to bark.

 

“I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, the looters are here.’” 

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