Press Releases

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell spoke with several governors earlier today ahead of the winter storm forecast to affect areas along New England and coastal Mid-Atlantic/Northeast this weekend.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s a simple message, but often misunderstood. Tornado survivors in Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Obion, Stewart, Sumner, Weakley, and Wilson counties who wish to receive FEMA assistance, need to apply with FEMA.
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NEW YORK – FEMA has obligated nearly $335,000 to reimburse Temple Tikvah in Nassau County for costs associated with emergency protective measures following remnants of Hurricane Ida. This is just one step FEMA has taken to help houses of worship in the state of New York recover and rebuild.
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LACEY, Wash. – The Disaster Recovery Center currently in Forks will move after Feb. 4 to two additional sites in Clallam County to help survivors of the November flooding apply for FEMA assistance. The center is operated by FEMA and the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division.
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LACEY, Wash. – After you apply for federal disaster assistance, it is important to make sure FEMA has your current contact information. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA may appear to come from unidentified numbers.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Once you apply for FEMA assistance, you will receive a letter explaining the status of your application.
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With the Jan. 28 deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance only a few days away, FEMA—along with their state and federal recovery partners—continue to offer help and resources to those affected by remnants of Hurricane Ida in Fairfield, New London, and New Haven counties.
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LACEY, Wash. – FEMA, in partnership with the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division, will open a Disaster Recovery Center Wednesday, Jan. 26 in Ferndale (Whatcom County) to help survivors of the November flooding and mudslides.
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At the request of the state, FEMA is currently providing about 1,946 households that are survivors of Hurricanes Laura and Delta with additional time to remain in agency-provided housing as they complete the final steps of their recovery. The original end for the program was scheduled for Feb.28.
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Teens interested in learning more about the field of emergency management are encouraged to apply for FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). The 2022 YPC application period is open now through March 6.
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