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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Harris County

1 hour 31 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in the city of Houston will close permanently at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The centers are at the following locations:

Harris County
The Church Without Walls
5725 Queenston Boulevard
Houston, TX 77084

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Tri-County Disaster Recovery Center Closing

2 hours 14 min ago

SACRAMENTO – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) serving Yuba, Butte and Nevada counties will close its doors permanently at the close of business on Nov. 22. The center is located at the Yuba County Government Center, 915 Eighth St., Marysville, CA 95901.

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Reminder: Disaster Survivors Have Until Wednesday to Visit Disaster Recovery Center in Brunswick

3 hours 21 min ago

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Brunswick will close permanently at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.  

The center is located at:

Ballard Park, Suite 102

323 Old Jesup Rd.

Brunswick, GA 31520

The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. 

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A Sign of Recovery: Power Returning to U.S. Virgin Islands

6 hours 45 min ago

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Virgin Islanders are beginning to see the light. As power returns to neighborhoods throughout the territory, street and traffic lights are becoming a familiar sight again, with more and more businesses and homes illuminated after dark.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in St. Augustine

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:24

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in St. Augustine opens on Wednesday, November 22 to help Florida storm survivors.               

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Disaster Recovery Center Reopens for Three Days in Jacksonville

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:10

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) reopens today Monday, November 20, for three days in Jacksonville to help Florida storm survivors.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Casselberry

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:02

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Casselberry opens on Tuesday, November 21 to help Florida storm survivors.

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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in DeWitt County

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:55

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in DeWitt County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Cuero will close permanently at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

DeWitt County
Dewitt County Annex (Parking Lot)
200 E. Church St.
Cuero, TX 77954

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Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:40

AUSTIN, Texas –All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, 2017. The centers will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Disaster survivors can visit any of the centers for assistance. Locations of other recovery centers are online at www.fema.gov/DRC.

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Disaster Recovery Centers to be Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:30

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will reopen with normal hours on Friday.

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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:42

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Baytown will close permanently at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The center is at the following location:

Harris County
Baytown Community Center
2407 Market St.
Baytown, TX 77520

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Disaster Recovery Center in Liberty County to Close Temporarily

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:38

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Liberty County will close temporarily starting at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 and reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. The center is located in:

Liberty County
Dayton Chamber of Commerce
801 S. Cleveland Street
Ste. B, Room 301 & 302
Dayton, TX  77535

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Irma Mitigation Outreach Available in Florida Home Improvement Stores

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:25

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available 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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GLO and FEMA Working Through the Holiday Season to Continue Rollout of Direct Housing for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:10

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that housing assistance response team members will be proudly working through the holiday season – weekdays and weekends - in continuation of an effort to get eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors into homes. 

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Hotel Stays for Harvey Survivors Extended to Jan. 16, 2018

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:08

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

 

Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended to

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Durable Medical Equipment Arrives for Hurricane Survivors in Need

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 16:15

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The woman at the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged seemed a bit hesitant as she tried out her new wheelchair for the first time. Having lost her own wheelchair during Hurricane Maria, the survivor had gone without one for several weeks. But once she was able to maneuver the new chair, a huge smile spread across her face.

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Defend Yourself Against Fraud!

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:28

SACRAMENTO – If you did not register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the October fires, but you are being contacted by phone or mail by FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it’s a good bet your personal information has been compromised.

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Disaster Recovery/Local Assistance Centers Closed Thanksgiving; New Hours Start Monday, Nov. 20

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif.The five Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba counties, and the Local Assistance Center (LAC) in Napa County will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Hours of operation will change beginning Monday, Nov. 20.

Napa County LAC, HHSA Admin. Bldg. A, 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa 94558

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sunday

Lake County DRC, Clearlake Senior Community Center, 3245 Bowers Ave., Clearlake 95422

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FEMA Approves Permanent Housing Construction for U.S. Virgin Islands

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:25

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Since hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the U.S. Virgin Islands in September, more than $11.2 million in federal and territorial recovery grants has been disbursed to eligible homeowners and renters for temporary housing assistance and other needs.

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One Week Remains for Homeowners, Renters and Businesses in Florida to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:49

ORLANDO, Fla. – Just one week remains for Florida homeowners, renters or business owners who sustained property damage or loss caused by Hurricane Irma to register and apply for federal disaster assistance.

The deadline to register for assistance from FEMA and to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

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