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Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice on St. Croix

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:55

 

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As Virgin Islanders repair and rebuild their hurricane-damaged homes, FEMA is offering free consultations and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Advisors will be available at the following locations, dates and times:

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Those Building, Rebuilding or Repairing Can Plan for the Future and Get Questions Answered by Mitigation Specialists April 23-28

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:26

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans build, rebuild or repair their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and free literature provided is geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA continues to Support Hurricane Maria Survivors through extension of Transitional Sheltering Assistance program

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:04

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico – Today FEMA approved Gov. Rossello’s request to extend the
Transitional Sheltering Assistance program for approximately 1,700 survivors whose benefits
were scheduled to end. Partnership in recovery is critical to success and Puerto Rico must lead
the way in establishing and executing their recovery goals. FEMA looks forward to this
continued partnership and supporting the government of Puerto Rico and Maria survivors.

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in April 23-28 in San Juan

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:51

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

FEMA advisors are available April 23-28.

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice April 23-27 in Carolina, Juncos

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:21

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.

FEMA advisors are available April 23-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in April 23-28 in San Juan

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:10

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

FEMA advisors are available April 23-28.

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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice April 23-27 in Carolina, Juncos

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:40

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.

FEMA advisors are available April 23-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Declaration: In response to Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration’s April 19 statement “Puerto Rico Government Renews Calls for FEMA Action”

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:16

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico– FEMA staff continue working with members of the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency to respond to Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s April 18 request for a third extension of the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.

FEMA and PREMA staff are coordinating a path forward for Hurricane Maria survivors based on the Governor’s request.

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FEMA In Your Community: FEMA Helps Utah Prepare for the Worst on Wasatch

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:07

FEMA Region VIII’s Response Division recently met with their state and local counterparts in Utah to inform them on the status of emergency planning for an earthquake along the Wasatch Fault Line. In four separate meetings with state emergency management officials, county emergency managers and Special Emergency Response Teams (SERT) and public sector stakeholders, FEMA staff informed meeting attendees of the earthquake response plan and received initial input on issues they presented.

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FEMA Awards $14 Million For Municipal Yacht Harbor in New Orleans

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:24

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $14 million to the City of New Orleans for the Municipal Yacht Harbor and work related to the replacement of the facility. Following Hurricane Katrina, the original facility sustained extensive damage from high winds and tidal storm surge.

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FEMA Assistance Tops $1 Billion for Florida Hurricane Irma Survivors

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 07:31

Additional $2.3 billion for Floridians and communities through other programs

 

ORLANDO, Fla.– Federal assistance to help individuals and families recover from Hurricane Irma now tops $1 billion, seven months after the Sept. 10, 2017 disaster declaration.

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Transitional Shelter Assistance Deadline Extended to May 31 for Some Survivors as Efforts Continue to Help Texans Move to Permanent Housing

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:56

Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels until May 31, with check-out on June 1, as they continue working toward a permanent housing solution before the temporary program ends. 

Key dates:

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Have 10 Days’ Worth of Supplies Ready for Hurricane Season

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:26

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season approaches, survivors should prepare with essential supplies for at least 10 days. That means having enough food, water and other commodities to sustain the household.

Puerto Rico residents are encouraged to consider the areas where they live and their family-specific needs when gathering supplies. People with disabilities or special healthcare needs should consider those unique needs in their planning.

A basic emergency supply kit includes:

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Ohio

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:30

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Ohio to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and landslides from February 14 to February 25, 2018.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of West Virginia

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:15

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 West Virginia.

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

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for West Virginia

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:10

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from February 14 to February 20, 2018.

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Scientists Working to Restore Puerto Rico’s Coral Reefs Battered by 2017 Hurricanes

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:58

CULEBRA, Puerto Rico – Federal, local and non-profit agencies are collaborating to restore hurricane damaged coral reefs, one of Puerto Rico’s natural wonders.

With an average economic value of nearly $1.1 billion per year, the reefs support the island’s vibrant tourism industry while protecting lives and valuable coastal infrastructure by reducing heavy swells during storms.

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Irma Survivor Tells How Disaster Preparation Paid Off

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:28

ORLANDO, Fla. – Irisaida “Isa” Mendez, a locally hired media relations specialist who works out of FEMA’s branch recovery office in Miami, said her family was safe during Hurricane Irma because of preparation.

“We moved to Florida two years ago from Puerto Rico,” she said. “We have had experience with many hurricanes, so we are always prepared.”

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FEMA Releases Affordability Framework for the National Flood Insurance Program

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:50

WASHINGTON – FEMA released an affordability framework today, as required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA). The framework titled, “An Affordability Framework for the National Flood Insurance Program,” provides the first ever data driven analysis of policyholder and potential policyholder incomes by flood risk and home ownership status.

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Texas Home Stands Tall, Survives Harvey

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:02

John and Mary Sullivan’s home stood alone, 12.5 feet above ground, as the only house undamaged by Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters in their Webster, Texas, neighborhood last August.

“The water rose approximately 12 to 13 feet in five hours,” Mary said. But they were ready.

Flooded by hurricane-driven waters in the past, the Sullivans had gotten proactive after Hurricane Ike in 2008. During a community meeting, they learned about flood mitigation techniques, like raising their home above the expected water level resulting from a major storm. 

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