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After a disaster, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to take advantage of disaster survivors. Federal and state emergency management officials urge residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity. In West Virginia, the registration period for residents who suffered damage due to late February flooding ended on July 19, 2021. Beware of anyone offering to register you for FEMA assistance after that date. When a disaster strikes, dishonest people and scam artists may try to take advantage of survivors by posing as FEMA representatives or other official disaster aid workers. They may even pose as relatives “just trying to help” survivors complete their applications when they are only interested in using a survivor for their own benefit. Some so-called contractors make promises they don’t keep and do shoddy work or no work at all while pocketing a survivor’s money.
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NEW YORK – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming and unforeseen grief to many families. To that end, FEMA is helping to ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of Nevada in combating the Tamarack Fire burning in Douglas County.
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FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the City of Falls Church, Virginia. Community partners are invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period beginning July 22, 2021
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ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Ensuring emergency power is available for critical facilities such as hospitals, evacuation shelters and power plants is a challenge after disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes -- especially on islands outside the continental United States.
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FEMA has approved a grant of $5,595,016 for the Utility Board of the City of Key West to protect the structural steel inside concrete utility poles from damage by future storms.
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FEMA announced the approval of nearly $90 million in low-interest Community Disaster Loans, known as CDLs, to assist the municipalities affected by the 2020 earthquakes in their long-term recovery.
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FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Community partners are invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period.
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FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska by authorizing an increase in the level of funding for Public Assistance projects as a result of the severe storms and flooding during the period of March 13-April 1, 2019.
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Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Washington County, Arkansas. Property owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal and comment period.
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