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Brooklyn, N.Y. – After you apply for disaster assistance from FEMA, you may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration. If you are referred to SBA, you should complete and submit the application.
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As FEMA’s National Preparedness Month continues through the end of September, it’s important to remember disasters can happen any time and being prepared for them starts at home. Communicating disaster readiness actions with the children in your household is important to ensure they know what to do when the unexpected occurs.
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In recognition of National Preparedness Month and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), FEMA and the Ad Council released new Ready Campaign PSAs today, developed specifically for the Latino community as part of FEMA’s approach to advance accessibility and cultural competency in boosting the nation’s preparedness. The new “Prepare to Protect” PSAs in Spanish and English inform people living in communities across the country how to prepare for natural disasters. These new PSAs represent a first for FEMA with the specific focus on the Latino community and will supplement the other elements of this year’s campaign’s work to reach all audiences around the nation.
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Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review in Roosevelt County, New Mexico. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted a request by the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency (COR3) to eliminate what is known as the “2019 Agreement”. This agreement directed the COR3 reimbursement processes since April 2019.
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Federal disaster assistance is now available for wildfire survivors with uninsured and underinsured damage to their primary residence in Tehama and Trinity counties.
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As residents impacted by wildfires in Lassen, Plumas, Nevada, Placer, Tehama and Trinity counties start their recovery, it’s important they stay informed on what to expect next.
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FEMA Explains Processes for Island’s Power Grid Projects
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One month after the federal disaster declaration for the Aug. 21 severe storms and flooding in Middle Tennessee, more than $9.3 million in federal funds has been provided directly to Tennesseans to aid in their recovery.
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FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams are going door-to-door in Buncombe, Haywood and Transylvania counties and two mobile registration centers will continue operating in Haywood County this week.
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