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Fact Sheets

The severe storms and flooding on Aug. 21 left almost 300 houses destroyed in Hickman and Humphreys counties. FEMA may provide financial assistance to replace and/or relocate a residence, but by law the agency cannot condemn a property.

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Renters in Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties who had damage, losses or are unable to live in their homes after Hurricane Ida, may be eligible for help from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program supports states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake h

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Helpful Info When Appealing a Decision from FEMA

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Residents of Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 21, 2021 can apply for federal assistance, which may include grants for temporary housing, repairs and other uninsured losses. Funding is also available in these counties through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to protect and restore eligible public facilities such as roads, bridges, buildings, parks, private nonprofit organizations (PNPs) and houses of worship. Public Assistance is a cost share reimbursement program: 75% FEMA and 25% Applicant.

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All survivors who apply for FEMA assistance will receive a letter from FEMA stating an eligibility decision and the reason for it. Survivors can also check the status of their applications online at DisasterAssistance.gov, which is the fastest way to get information to and from FEMA.

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Survivors of Tropical Storm Ida, including those who are not U.S. citizens, may be eligible for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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FEMA assistance is not a replacement for insurance but can assist with basic needs to help start your recovery. This includes assistance to make essential home repairs, find a temporary place to stay and repair or replace certain household items.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) will be procuring reinsurance for the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) to be effective on or about January 1, 2022. To participate in the reinsurance procurement, vendors must submit a request to participate by November 24, 2021 (the date on or about FEMA anticipates Firm Order Terms will be issued), and final tenders by December 4, 2021 (the date on or about FEMA anticipates final authorizations will be due from the reinsurance markets).

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Houses of Worship and religious nonprofit organizations may be eligible for FEMA’s Public Assistance program to cover the costs for emergency protective measures, debris removal and repairing or replacing facilities damaged during the severe storms and flooding that occurred on Aug. 21 in Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties. The program is funded by FEMA and administered through the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

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Last updated November 2, 2020