Press Releases

A mobile Disaster Recovery Center operated by FEMA and the State of Florida will be making stops in Osceola County.
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The St. Clair County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) hours will change at both locations starting this week and will be closed for two days during Thanksgiving week.
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As Floridians rebuild, survivors of Hurricane Ian can get free advice on how to rebuild stronger and safer against storms.
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Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, the State of Illinois and FEMA have determined that both Disaster Recovery Centers in St. Clair County will close early today, Saturday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m. The Recovery Centers will reopen on Monday, Nov. 14, at 8:00 a.m.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico — As Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricane Fiona and the end of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is approaching it may be a good time to invest in protecting your home against damage from future weather events. FEMA has the tools to help the residents of Puerto Rico create a stronger, more resilient future.
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Martin County is now eligible to receive reimbursement for debris removal and repair or replacement of Hurricane Ian-damaged public facilities. They were previously approved for emergency protective measures.
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As of Nov. 10, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has received more than 44,000 flood claims from Hurricane Ian and has paid nearly $437 million to policyholders. FEMA’s initial estimate projects Hurricane Ian could potentially result in NFIP claims losses between $3.5 - $5.3 billion, including loss adjustment expenses. The losses include flood insurance claims received from five states, with the majority of claims coming from Florida.
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FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Seminole Tribe of Florida to supplement the Tribe’s response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, beginning on Nov. 7 and continuing.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico — Do you have a question about your registration with FEMA? Did you receive a letter or phone call from FEMA and not sure what to do next? You can get answers to these questions and more when you visit a temporary Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for help with the federal disaster assistance process, types of assistance available, the appeal process and status of applications. The deadline to apply for FEMA disaster assistance is Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. All applications received prior or on the deadline date will be processed.
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Since the end of the FEMA application period on Oct. 28, the agency has approved more than $3 million to survivors of Eastern Kentucky flooding. This is in addition to the $82.1 million already approved prior to the application deadline. FEMA is still here and help is still available.
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