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WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the final allocations for $475 million for seven fiscal year 2021 competitive preparedness grant programs. 
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Washtenaw and Wayne county residents affected by the severe storms and flooding of June 25 - 26, 2021, may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Individuals must still register with FEMA, even if they reported damage to local officials or spoke to a FEMA representative during the preliminary damage assessments in early July.
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WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Michigan to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes from June 25-26, 2021.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) announced today that $2,078,289 in federal funding has been made available to Franciscan Alliance, Inc. for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration of April 3, 2020.
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FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in the Borough of Danville and Township of Mahoning in Montour County, Pennsylvania. Community partners are invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period.
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FEMA is hiring Louisiana residents who live in Lake Charles to assist with disaster response and recovery efforts as temporary employees.
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FEMA authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Chuweah Creek Fire burning in Washington.
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FEMA has approved a grant of $2,830,737 to help Santa Rosa County improve the drainage basin of the Metron Estates Subdivision in Pace, Florida during a storm.
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The City of Fort Pierre face probation from the National Flood Insurance Program, which could commence on October 14. 2021 unless existing violations have been addressed.
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With hurricane season upon us and many North Carolinians having recovered from past disasters, FEMA mitigation experts encourage all who live in areas prone to high winds and flooding to make some fairly simple changes to their homes to reduce damage from future severe storms.
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