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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 16:31
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It has been 100 days since the devastating October wildfires in Northern California and Orange County. As of close of business Jan. 16 FEMA and the State have provided the...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 16:19
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Local Assistance Center (LAC) is now open in Santa Barbara.These centers are staffed by representatives from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES),...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 16:15
AUSTIN, Texas – Due to severe winter weather all State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed today, Jan. 17, with the exception of the Victoria DRC which will open at 10:30 a.m. All...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 14:58
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Homeowners and renters with damages and losses from Hurricanes Irma and María are encouraged to follow up with FEMA to ensure continuation of their disaster assistance process...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:56
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in Cabo Rojo.DRCs serve homeowners, renters and business owners who...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 15:57
AUSTIN, Texas – Due to severe winter weather all State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers, as well as U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers, will be closed today, Jan. 16....
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 14:23
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The last day to visit the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in St. Croix is Saturday, Jan. 20.After the center closes, help is just a phone...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:39
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open in Hamilton County to assist Hurricane Irma survivors for one week beginning Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. Disaster Recovery Centers...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:03
If you receive a denial letter from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and are dissatisfied with the amount being offered for flood-loss repairs or replacements following Hurricane Irma,...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:55
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild homes damaged by the flooding and hurricanes of September, FEMA and The Home Depot have teamed up to provide free information, tips and...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:57
ORLANDO, Fla. – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Hamilton County may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma...
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 23:24
The Federal Emergency Management Agency may provide two types of assistance, following natural disasters with a presidential disaster declaration: Individual Assistance and Public Assistance....
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 23:18
Sacramento, Calif.—Residents of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego counties who suffered damage or losses from the recent wildfires and flooding, mudflows, and debris flows directly...
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 17:01
AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Port Aransas will close permanently Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA...
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 13:05
AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to...
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:43
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The United States Department of Labor extended the filing deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to February 9, 2018.Managed by the Puerto Rico Department of...
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:42
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The United States Department of Labor extended the filing deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to February 9, 2018.Managed by the Puerto Rico Department of...
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:30
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open  Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) on Friday, Jan. 12 in Jayuya, Maricao, Toa Alta and Yabucoa.DRCs serve homeowners, renters...
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 16:47
Hazard Mitigation Report Shows Benefits of Mitigation StrategiesWASHINGTON – Following a report released today by the National Institute of Building Sciences that found, on average, every $1 spent on...
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:59
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Harris County are teaming up to provide free...