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2013-08-14 12:43 - News Release

LINCROFT, N.J. -- With the most developed and densely populated coastline in the country, New Jersey has communities along the Shore that are discovering the numerous ways to protect lives and property when storm clouds gather off the coast. Yet, not all beach protection methods are the same. Not all of them will stop an ocean hell-bent on raging into the community. Rock walls, geotubes, sand dunes and gabions are options for reducing the risk of damage during storms. But which one is best?

2012-08-30 12:47 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Tropical Storm Debby survivors have only days left to register for federal disaster assistance.Applications must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 4, to be considered for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration.Survivors who had storm-related damage to their home, vehicle, personal property, business or its inventory between June 23 and July 26 can register for assistance.

2012-08-30 12:35 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Businesses in counties affected by Tropical Storm Debby can benefit from federal disaster assistance, but the deadline for registration is nearing.Businesses of all sizes, as well as nonprofit organizations, need to apply for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration by Sept. 4.  These low-interest loans are intended to cover uninsured or under-insured losses.

2012-08-30 12:09 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Tropical Storm Debby survivors should turn in their low-interest disaster loan applications before the Sept. 4 deadline.Survivors are encouraged to submit their applications regardless of financial condition. A loan does not have to be accepted if one is offered. However, survivors who receive loan applications must complete and return them to be eligible for other forms of assistance, such as FEMA grants that do not have to be repaid.

2012-08-29 20:27 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Tropical Storm Debby survivors should turn in their low-interest disaster loan applications before the Sept. 4 deadline.Survivors are encouraged to submit their applications regardless of financial condition. A loan does not have to be accepted if one is offered. However, survivors who receive loan applications must complete and return them to be eligible for other forms of assistance, such as FEMA grants that do not have to be repaid.

2012-08-29 20:23 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Tropical Storm Debby survivors have a week remaining to register for federal disaster assistance.Applications must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 4, to be considered for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration.Survivors who had storm-related damage to their home, vehicle, personal property, business or its inventory between June 23 and July 26 can register for assistance.

2012-08-24 13:30 - Updates

FEMA's text message program is not a substitute for 9-1-1 or other local emergency resources. But it can be a helpful tool before, during and after a disaster. By texting 43362 (4FEMA), survivors can find the nearest shelter locations and disaster recovery centers.Learn how at www.fema.gov/text-messages.

2012-08-22 19:07 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Outreach staff of the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at a motorcycle festival in Starke, a bead and jewelry show in Jacksonville and a home improvement store in Orange Park beginning this week.The mitigation specialists will provide information on cleaning up and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby.

2012-08-22 12:21 - Updates

Before a HurricaneTo prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:

2012-08-21 19:08 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a home improvement store are teaming up this week to provide information on cleaning up and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby.FEMA mitigation specialists can answer questions at Home Depot in Hernando County from Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Monday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The address is 4765 Commercial Way in Spring Hill.