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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in Peñuelas and Aguas Buenas

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:53

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild and repair homes FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

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Progress. Partnerships. Preparedness: Six Months after Hurricane Harvey

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:27

AUSTIN, Texas – Six months since Hurricane Harvey battered the Lone Star State, Texans in coastal towns, urban areas, and rural counties continue to move forward with their unprecedented recovery.

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FEMA Awards $1,302,573 Grant to the City of Dearborn

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:23

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,302,573 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the City of Dearborn, Mich., for a stormwater diversion mitigation project. The project includes the installation of two new shut-off gates in the West Dearborn Sewage District and the construction of an overflow structure.

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As the Feb. 20 Review for FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program Approaches, Efforts Continue to Help Remaining Survivors Move to Permanent Housing

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:13

AUSTIN, Texas –With tens of thousands of households already transitioned out of FEMA’s temporary hotel sheltering program, recovery officials are working to assist those still remaining as they move toward more permanent housing before the program eventually ends.

The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program (TSA) has provided interim lodging to more than 54,000 households. Today, 8,661 households remain in TSA, with hundreds of families checking out of hotels every week.

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FEMA Region III Continues Support to Hurricane Survivors

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:05

PHILADELPHIA – FEMA Region III remains committed to supporting disaster response and recovery efforts and we are working closely with our state and local partners to provide assistance to Hurricane Maria evacuees in our region.

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Aguas Buenas

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:49

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center on Friday, Feb. 16 in Aguas Buenas.

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Friday and Saturday at Home Depot in St. Croix

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 05:49

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a household hazardous waste drop-off for residents of St. Croix Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17.

The event will be at the Home Depot in Kingshill from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have household hazardous waste, such as used oil, paint, household cleaners and solvents, TVs and computers, make sure to separate the items and place in containers. The EPA will dispose of them properly.

The EPA is also collecting household hazardous waste at these locations:

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Holiday Weekend Hours for Disaster Recovery Centers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:36

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Ventura County will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, for President’s Day. The DRC in Santa Barbara will be open with normal hours of operation.   

Santa Barbara DRC, Calvary Chapel, 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.

Hours: Monday through Friday except Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ventura DRC, Ventura County Credit Union, 6026 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93003.

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One Month Recovery Update for Southern California

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:06

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It’s been one month since FEMA’s Individual Assistance program was approved for Southern Californians in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Here’s an update on recovery numbers as of close of business Feb. 14:

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Home Repair Information Available in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Nueces Counties Feb. 20-24

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:34

 

Home Repair Information Available in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Nueces Counties Feb. 20-24

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home improvement stores in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Nueces counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Closed Monday to Observe Presidents Day

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 08:45

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the territory will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for the Presidents’ Day federal holiday.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Close For Presidents Day

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 08:27

HURRICANE HARVEY

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Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Presidents Day

 

AUSTIN, Texas –All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19. The centers will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. The only exception to this is the Brazoria County DRC, which opens Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8 a.m.

 

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How to Create Permanent Housing Plans

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:10

FEMA Guidance on Moving Back Home

Florida Hurricane Irma survivors who return home achieve a recovery milestone. They can reach this goal by creating a realistic permanent housing plan.

Survivors who receive temporary FEMA housing assistance—hotel stays, rental assistance, travel trailers and FEMA-paid apartments—must routinely show they still need help and look for long-term options.

They may show long-term housing progress to FEMA if they:

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Flood Insurance Policyholders May Get Extra Money to Upgrade Structures

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:34

Request Funds within 60 Days of Receiving Substantial Damage Notice from Community

ORLANDO, Fla. — National Flood Insurance Program policyholders in Florida with damaged property may request additional money to reduce risks from hurricanes and other disasters.

Policyholders in Special Flood Hazard Areas who are repairing or rebuilding may receive extra funds—Increased Cost of Compliance—to upgrade a structure so it complies with local building regulations. SFHAs are high-risk flood areas according to NFIP.

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US Army Corps of Engineers Finishes USVI Power Mission

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:01

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The U.S. Virgin Islands has reached a quiet milestone in hurricane recovery. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has finished its mission to provide temporary power for critical facilities following hurricanes Irma and Maria.

 

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Aibonito and Rincón

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:20

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Aibonito and Rincón on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in Quebradillas and Isabela

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:22

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild homes damaged by the flooding and hurricanes of last September, FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

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FEMA and Emergency Management Partner Organizations Release First PrepTalks Video Presentation

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:16

WASHINGTON — FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, today released the first video presentation from the inaugural PrepTalks Symposium, Dr. Dennis Mileti’s “Modernizing Public Warning Messaging.”

PrepTalks are 15-to-20-minute presentations by subject-matter experts and national and international thought leaders, designed to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now, and over the next 20 years.

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Federal Aid Programs for the Territory American Samoa Emergency Declaration

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 23:05

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 emergency disaster declaration issued for the territory of American Samoa.

Assistance for the Territory and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for American Samoa

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 22:59

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the territory of American Samoa to supplement territory and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Tropical Storm Gita beginning on February 7, 2018, and continuing.

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