Press Releases

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse Baystate Medical Center for the costs of steps taken to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Disaster survivors who are unable to live in their damaged homes due to the July flooding in St. Clair County may qualify for continued rental assistance. Applicants can request an application for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.
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Free legal help is available to individuals in St. Clair County who were impacted by the July 25-28 floods. Lawyers can answer questions and address concerns about FEMA benefits, home repair contracts, property insurance claims, landlord or tenant problems, disability-related access to assistance, and more.
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Disaster survivors who are repairing their homes after Hurricane Fiona can visit Walmart in Guayama, Home Depot in Caguas and National Lumber hardware stores in Canóvanas, Isabela and Levittown to talk with FEMA mitigation specialists about their damage and discuss how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.
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FEMA announced over $169 million in additional assistance has been provided to survivors because of a policy update which expanded home repair assistance to specifically address applicants with remediating disaster-caused mold growth. Because of the policy update, more than 111,000 additional applicants have been able to get assistance.
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Homeowners and renters who were affected by the flooding in St. Clair County from July 25-28 now have until Thursday, December 22, to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
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A survivor recently reported getting a text that their “federal government check in the amount of $2800 has been disbursed”. The text instructed the survivor to visit a link and provide personal information for FEMA to verify. This is a scam. Scam attempts can be made over the phone, by mail or email, text or in person.
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The temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Caguas, Mayagüez, Ponce and Vega Baja will close permanently on Dec. 8, 2022, at 5 p.m. Meanwhile, operational hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday until they close.
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More than $3.31 billion in federal grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments has been provided to the state of Florida and to households after Hurricane Ian to help survivors jumpstart their recovery.
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South Carolina residents who receive Social Security payments or other government assistance should not be concerned that FEMA disaster assistance will affect your benefits.
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