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FEMA is accepting applications for funeral assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses. As of Monday, May 10, the agency has received nearly 174,000 applications, approved more than 2,200 of those applications and distributed more than $15.5 million.
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After applying for FEMA disaster assistance, survivors affected by the Kentucky severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Feb. 27 through March 14 will receive a letter from FEMA. The letter will be sent to you electronically or by U.S. mail, depending on the selection you made when you applied.
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Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency say residents who registered with the agency for help following the severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes last March should read their determination letter carefully regarding their eligibility for assistance. The letter might not serve as FEMA’s final answer, officials said, as the agency may simply need extra documents to process the application.
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FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from March 25 – April 3, 2021.
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FEMA is accepting applications for funeral assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses. As of Friday, May 7, the agency has received more than 171,000 applications and distributed more than $11.1 million.
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Central Point, Ore. – A mobile vaccination unit that can administer up to 250 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine per day is operating throughout Jackson County, Oregon.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced today that Jefferson County, Wisc., has been awarded $1,530,596 in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds for the acquisition and demolition of 12 flood prone properties in the county.  Removing these homes from the Rock River and Lake Koshkonong floodplains will help reduce the community’s flood vulnerability. Upon completion of the project, the lots will be preserved as open space by the Jefferson County Parks Department.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced today that the cities of Owen and Abbotsford have been awarded Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds to develop multi-use community tornado safe rooms.
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