Press Releases

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced today that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the state of Alaska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm, flooding and landslides from Sept. 15-20, 2022.
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Florida homeowners and renters in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties who were affected by Hurricane Ian may apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
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FEMA is providing free information about how to make your home stronger and safer – whether it was damaged by this summer’s flooding or not. Investing now can help prevent or reduce costly flooding damage in the future.
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FEMA has released $600,000 for a Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Congressional Community Project to upgrade and construct an underground stormwater storage system that will control drainage in the village of Arlington Heights, Ill. This community flood mitigation project addresses issues of flooding in residential areas along Chicago and Race avenues and is expected to minimize street ponding and flood damages. 
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In September 2017, the heavy rain and strong winds of hurricanes Irma and Maria significantly damaged U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) facilities across the territory. These two Category 5 storms caused catastrophic structural damage. Many buildings sustained roof damage and were left flooded and ridden by mold. Some structures had to be demolished to prepare for temporary facility construction.
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FEMA has released $248,625 for a Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Congressional Community Project to reduce street flooding and maintain emergency access for residents near Lake St. Clair. The new storm water pump station located at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Masonic Boulevard will include the replacement of sidewalks and pavement and a new storm conveyance system designed to prevent flooding to nearby roadways.
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FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell will brief President Biden today on federal response efforts at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center. Criswell will travel to Florida Friday to personally see response efforts and ensure recovery resources are available to survivors. The federal government coordinated and prepositioned supplies, and more than 1,300 responders ahead of Ian’s landfall to ensure resources could get where they need to be as quickly as possible. Federal responders are working alongside nearly 5,000 Florida National Guard members and other state response and emergency managers.
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FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Ian beginning Sept. 23 and continuing.
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Eastern Kentucky Disaster Recovery Centers will have new operating hours beginning Sunday, Oct. 2.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska– Residents of the Regional Educational Attendance Areas of Bering Strait, Kashunamiut, Lower Kuskokwim and Lower Yukon who suffered property damage or loss from September’s severe storm, flooding and landslides are now eligible to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Alaska. Available aid includes temporary housing expenses, basic home repairs, or other essential disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance.
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