Press Releases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Alameda, Contra Costa, Mendocino and Ventura counties have been added to the major disaster declaration for California’s severe storms and flooding, meaning residents who had damage or losses from the storms that began Dec. 27, 2022, may now apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
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PRATTVILLE, Ala.– Autauga, Barbour, Chambers, Conecuh, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Hale and Tallapoosa counties are eligible for FEMA Public Assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent work due to the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes.
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FEMA and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency announced today the release of $2,165,400 in hazard mitigation funding for a project to reduce flood risk in Boardman Township, Ohio.
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Today, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced the agency’s progress on its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan and posture for the year ahead.
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ATLANTA – A FEMA disaster recovery center will open Thursday Feb. 2 in Newton County to provide one-on-one assistance to people directly affected by the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes.
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Prattville, Ala. – FEMA may refer survivors of the Jan. 12 storms and tornadoes in Alabama to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) with information on how to apply for a disaster loan. It’s important to submit the loan application as soon as possible.
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Representatives from FEMA will host an in-person flood map information open house on February 15, 2023, from 6 – 8 p.m. ET and a virtual flood map information open house on February 21, 2023, from 6 – 8 p.m. ET for communities in Carroll County, Indiana.
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Representatives from FEMA will host a Flood Map Information Open House for communities in St. Louis County, Minnesota, on February 15, 2023, from 5 – 7 p.m. CT and on February 16, 2023, from 5 – 7 p.m. CT. The open houses will give residents a chance to review preliminary versions of the recently completed Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).
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Anchorage, Alaska – Alaskan residents recovering from September’s Typhoon Merbok are still able to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA even though the application period has ended. Survivors have until Feb. 6, 2023, to apply.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $3.5 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the cost of steps taken to protect its staff and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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