Press Releases

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has delivered preliminary flood maps for Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Folsom and Sacramento. The maps identify revised flood hazards along Arcade Creek, Cripple Creek, Hinkle Creek, Humbug Valley Basin and Alder Creek tributaries. These new maps will help building officials, contractors and homeowners make effective mitigation decisions, thereby contributing to safer and more disaster resilient communities.
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-- Soon after hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through the territory in 2017, members of local community groups, faith-based, community-based organizations and nongovernmental organizations collaborated to establish long-term recovery groups on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Long-term recovery groups are responsible for helping address unmet needs of eligible disaster survivors after they have maximized state and federal funds available to them.
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FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell will join President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today to survey heavily damaged areas and meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis and response officials about ongoing efforts to help survivors and hard-hit communities in Florida. FEMA has already registered hundreds of thousands of households of Floridians and continues going door to door in 11 counties assisting with applications and answering questions about types of federal assistance available.  
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The State of Florida and FEMA are operating a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lee County.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico—Additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are now open in Barranquitas and Río Grande. The joint DRCs, a partnership between the municipality, the Government of Puerto Rico and FEMA, will help Hurricane Fiona survivors apply for FEMA assistance, upload documents needed for their application and answer questions in person.
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All Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day and re-open on Tuesday, October 11 at 8 a.m.
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Highlands and Lake counties are now eligible for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Ian.
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FEMA has approved more than $70 million for Florida survivors to jump start recovery efforts, as Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams check on survivors, assist with federal disaster assistance applications and answer questions about types of federal assistance available. Teams are visiting shelters now to help survivors apply for assistance.
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Since hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017, FEMA has focused much of its efforts on assisting with a number of projects to reduce risks and hazards against future incidents and disasters.
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Hurricane Ian survivors who applied for assistance from FEMA will receive a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The letter will explain your application status and how to respond. It is important to read the letter carefully because it will include the amount of any assistance FEMA may provide and information on the appropriate use of disaster assistance funds.
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