Texans Paid Over $280 Million in Flood Insurance Claims

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AUSTIN, Texas –The National Flood Insurance Program has paid over $280 million to Texas policyholders six weeks after Tropical Storm Imelda impacted the state. Of that, nearly $82 million are from advance payments on flood insurance claims. Advance payments can be dispersed in as little as five days to help kick-start recovery.  

FEMA, Mid-Atlantic States focus on Training in 2019

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III, in close coordination with our state partners, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, increased the number of trainings offered throughout the region in 2019. FEMA jointly hosted 38 state partner trainings this year covering a wide variety of topics including overviews of FEMA programs, volunteer and donations management, debris management, hazard mitigation, long-term recovery and...

FEMA Funds Help Create Greater Awareness of Seismic Activity in Big Sky Country

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Western Montana has a history of large damaging earthquakes, and it remains seismically active. Many of these earthquakes occur along faults that do not extend to the Earth's surface and are thus unmapped and unknown.  Thanks to a new program developed in Montana with the assistance of funding from FEMA, area residents will now have a greater understanding of the threat earthquakes pose.

Thursday is Last Day to Visit FEMA/MEMA Disaster Recovery Centers

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JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Vicksburg and Columbus will close permanently at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, but survivors will still be able to get the help they need online or on the phone. The DRCs have been operated jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

FEMA Grants Funds to Increase Flood Protection in South San Francisco

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Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted $3 million to San Mateo County to improve the Colma Creek Flood Control Channel. Upgrades will protect the City of South San Francisco from tributary flooding, mitigate the effects of sea level rise beyond the year 2060, and double the channel’s level of flood protection to 100-year events.

Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas Renters, Too

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AUSTIN, Texas – Renters in Texas counties whose homes and property were damaged during Tropical Storm Imelda may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Aid is available to residents of Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange and San Jacinto counties, who incurred losses from Sept. 17-23.  

FEMA Issues Public Notice

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ATLANTA – A public notice is now available that addresses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s intention to reimburse eligible applicants for costs to repair or replace public facilities damaged by Hurricane Dorian under disaster declaration DR-4464-SC.

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

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AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda on Sept. 17-23, can visit local home improvement stores in Dayton and Nederland to get rebuilding tips from mitigation experts. Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be on hand to answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

Disaster Assistance Applicants Determined Ineligible Can Appeal to FEMA

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JACKSON, Miss. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is doing its best to see that every Mississippi storm and flood survivor receives every dollar of assistance for which they are eligible. If you do not agree with FEMA, you can file an appeal.An appeal is a written request to have to your FEMA eligibility determination reviewed.  Your appeal may concern the amount and type of assistance provided to you, your eligibility for disaster assistance, or your need for continuing...

Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Liberty County

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AUSTIN, Texas – A Disaster Recovery Center will open Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Liberty County to help disaster survivors affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.  Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration, state and federal agencies will be at the center to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance.

San Jacinto Added to Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Imelda

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AUSTIN, Texas – San Jacinto County has been designated for disaster assistance as part of Texas’s federal disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding that occurred Sept. 17-23. Survivors of Tropical Storm Imelda may now register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

FEMA Awards Jacksonville Electric Authority Nearly $3 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

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ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,933,281 for the State of Florida to help the Jacksonville Electric Authority defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse JEA for emergency measures enacted between Sept. 4 and Oct. 3, 2017. During that time period, JEA and contractors provided emergency pumping for wastewater lift stations, power restoration and repair, emergency generator placement and monitoring and emergency lighting...

Disaster Survivors are Urged to Keep in Touch with FEMA

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JACKSON, Miss. — Following any disaster, registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an important first step. Keeping your contact information current may be just as important.That is the message federal and state officials in Mississippi are stressing to residents affected by last February’s severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding. Survivors need to stay in touch with FEMA and update their contact information as it changes.

FEMA, Pennsylvania Prepare for Mass Care Event

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PHILADELPHIA – On October 24, 2019 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III joined Pennsylvania for a Mass Care Tabletop Exercise cultivating months of planning and cooperation with more than 40 partners from across the Commonwealth.  The exercise tested FEMA and the Commonwealth’s ability to provide mass care services during a winter storm event leading to floodi

MEMA and FEMA Urge Residents to Prepare for the Next Flood

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JACKSON, Miss. — Disasters can create chaos and confusion. If you aren’t prepared when an emergency happens, you’ll be forced to make decisions in circumstances that could further compromise your safety, and that of your family and loved ones.It doesn’t matter if the emergency is a flood, a tornado, extreme heat or a power shutdown. Preparing yourself today means being protected from tomorrow’s disaster; the more prepared, the better.

FEMA Extends Incident Period for February Storms and Flooding

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JACKSON, Miss. —Federal disaster assistance could soon start flowing to aid more Mississippi residents impacted by last February’s storms and flooding.The official incident event was for the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding which occurred in February.  Due to the continuing effects of the flood following those storms, the “incident period” was amended to Feb. 22 to Aug. 23, 2019. The major disaster declaration, signed by President Trump on April 23, initially...

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Florida

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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 Florida.

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

What to Expect During a FEMA Housing Inspection

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AUSTIN, Texas – After applying for federal disaster assistance for damages incurred during Tropical Storm Imelda, qualified residents in Chambers, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery and Orange counties will receive a call from a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) housing inspector as the next step in the recovery process. 

Community Rating System (CRS) Update

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Flooding is the most common and costly disaster in the United States. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. With 98% of counties in the entire United States having experienced a flood and just one inch of water causing up to $25,000 in damage, communities across the country must make tough decisions about protecting lives and property from flooding.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 is Last Day to Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance

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JACKSON, Miss. —  Mississippi survivors of this year’s severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding have until Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).FEMA disaster assistance may be available to homeowners and renters with storm- and flood-damaged property in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren and Yazoo counties.

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