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FEMA Content

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Property owners can protect themselves from financial losses by having a flood insurance policy through the NFIP. Flood insurance coverage is available regardless of federal disaster declarations. Insurance for contents is also available to renters. There is a 30-day waiting period before new policies go into effect, so don't wait to obtain a policy.
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The annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m. local time. FEMA Region 4 encourages individuals and communities to participate and practice the simple safety steps to stay safe during an earthquake.
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FEMA reminds western North Carolina residents who have received federal disaster assistance for Tropical Storm Fred to use the money for its intended purpose and to keep receipts for three years.
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Applying for federal disaster assistance from FEMA will not affect other federal benefits that western North Carolina disaster survivors may receive.
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This project received funding during Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant program's inaugural year to restore stream channels, construct wetlands, reforest floodplains, demolish roadways and develop multi-modal paths to reduce future flood losses and enhance the equity of park space to disadvantaged populations.
Case Study
After you apply for federal disaster assistance, it is important that FEMA be able to contact you. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA may appear to come from unidentified numbers. Make sure that FEMA has your up-to-date contact information.
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FEMA’s Individual Assistance program is designed to help disaster survivors with basic, critical needs such as a safe, sanitary, and functional place to live during recovery from a disaster. It is not designed to make survivors whole and is not a substitute for insurance coverage. FEMA Individual Assistance cannot duplicate other sources of assistance.
Fact Sheets
FEMA encourages residents in Buncombe, Haywood or Transylvania County whose access to their home was impacted by Tropical Storm Fred to register with FEMA.
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Local governments, houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations in Avery, Buncombe. Haywood, Madison, Transylvania, Yancy and Watauga counties have until Oct. 22, 2021 to submit requests for FEMA Public Assistance.
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Since the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Fred, Transylvania County residents have received more than $891,231 in federal funds as of Oct. 6, 2021:
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