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Puerto Rico Survivors in Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Have until June 30 to Get More Help

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:03

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Irma and Maria survivors in FEMA-provided hotels who plan to remain in the continental U.S. and need assistance finding long-term housing should contact local and state agencies and nonprofits since the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program ends June 30.

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Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness June 25-30

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:35

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 43,000 Texans who have learned from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores how to prepare their homes for natural disasters.

 

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FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight Oregon’s Graham Fire

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:04

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Graham Fire in Jefferson County, Oregon.

 

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FEMA grants more than $2.7 million to Ingleside for debris removal

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:42

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to the city of Ingleside in San Patricio County for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.

 

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More than $34 Million Approved for Puerto Rico Recovery

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:22

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA awarded more than $34 million in Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico.

To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.4 billion in total funding to the Government of Puerto Rico and municipalities for debris removal and emergency protective measures.

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Two Weeks Remain to Register for FEMA Assistance and Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:51

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Time is running short. Indiana residents and businesses recovering from losses and damage caused by the February flooding have just two weeks left to register with FEMA and apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan.

 

The deadline to register with FEMA and apply to the SBA is Thursday, July 5, 2018.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center in Juncos Changes Locations

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:20

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The disaster recovery center in Juncos will change locations beginning Monday, June 25.

The old location closed Wednesday.

The recovery center will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, June 25, at the following location:

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Disaster Recovery Centers Change Saturday Hours June 23

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:54

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Disaster recovery centers will change their Saturday hours beginning June 23.

Saturday hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

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Transitional Sheltering Assistance program winds down for Harvey survivors

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:29

More than 54,000 households have successfully used TSA as a bridge to a permanent housing plan

 

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FEMA Assists All Survivors, Including People with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 07:34

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and FEMA are committed to ensuring disaster recovery resources and assistance are available for everyone, including people with disabilities or others with access and functional needs.

 

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Foundation for Puerto Rico Helps Community Recover from the Bottom Up

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:11

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Carmen López spent eight months working to open a restaurant catering to health-conscious customers in the picturesque mountain Municipality of Orocovis. A week before launch, Hurricane María took aim at Puerto Rico and practically destroyed her dream.

 

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Statement from FEMA Administrator Brock Long

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:21

"I am pleased to congratulate Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, on his nomination to be Deputy Administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Peter has a wealth of experience in emergency management, organizational change, planning, and policy. We look forward to working with the Senate on a speedy confirmation."

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It’s Hurricane Season, do You Have an Evacuation Plan?

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:04

ORLANDO, Fla. – Last year, millions of Floridians spent many hours in their cars, stuck in traffic as they evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma. Preparing an evacuation plan now may help you save time and money later this summer if an evacuation is ordered. Don’t wait till a storm is forecast to start getting ready. Take action now.

 

Know Your Zone:

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FEMA Issues Public Notice for All Puerto Rico Municipalities

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:46

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to administer federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Individuals and Households Assistance Program.

 

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FEMA is Still Here to Help Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Survivors

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:28

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA is still in Puerto Rico to help hurricane survivors even though the deadline for registering for disaster assistance has passed.

 

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Disaster Recovery Center in Aurora Opening at New Location June 22

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:34

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Aurora will open at a new location Friday June 22, 2018.

The DRC remains at the following address through 5 p.m., Thursday, June 21:

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Don’t bring contaminated items into your manufactured housing unit

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:27

Prevent microbial growth by cleaning, drying or discarding contaminated items

 

AUSTIN, Texas — Before you bring any items into your FEMA/Texas General Land Office (GLO) manufactured housing unit, protect your health by discarding or treating items that are possibly contaminated by microbial growth.

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Flood Insurance: the only way to protect against a flood event

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:15

 

In Florida, less than 50 percent of those living in a high-risk flood areas carry flood insurance; after Hurricane Irma, many others probably wished they did. Neither homeowners nor rental insurance covers damage caused by flooding. Most business insurance policies exclude flood damage. Only flood insurance protects you in a flood event.

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Disaster Preparedness Speaks Many Languages

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:49

It’s only June and we have already seen the first named storm of the season. Don’t wait until a hurricane is approaching, act now to protect your home and family. FEMA has preparedness tips in 13 languages.

 

Hurricanes are Part of Living in Florida

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Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available at Lowe’s in Michigan City

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:26

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As Hoosiers repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred Feb. 14-March 4, 2018, FEMA and Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Michigan City have teamed up to provide information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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