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Ascension Parish School Board Receives $6M More in Disaster Aid

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Ascension Parish School Board will receive nearly $6.1 million for permanent school repairs following the August 2016 floods. The recently approved funding will help with campus-wide repair efforts at St. Amant High School.

Minimizing Hurricane Risks

Hurricane season begins June 1 and we've already experienced, Alberto, the first named storm system, but it’s not too late for citizens to protect themselves and their families during severe weather. Since the mid 1800’s when the National Weather Service began officially recording hurricanes, 54 hurricanes have directly hit Louisiana.

Arkansas Renters May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance

Arkansas Renters May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Renters in Arkansas counties whose homes and property were damaged or uninhabitable because of recent severe storms and floods may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Arkansas Residents Urged to Be Cautious When Returning to Flood-Damaged Homes and Businesses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Returning to a disaster-damaged house or business can present dangers and challenges. That’s why state and federal disaster officials are urging Arkansans to use extra caution when cleaning up flood-damaged properties.  

First and foremost, do not return to disaster-impacted areas until local officials have given the all-clear to do so.  

Four Oklahoma Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

Oklahoma City, OK – Four more counties in Oklahoma have been designated for disaster assistance as part of the federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9, 2019.

This announcement brings the total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance to 21 with today's addition of Cherokee, Le Flore, Noble, and Nowata.

Oklahoma Flooding Prompts Insurance Claims, What to Expect During Process

Oklahoma City, OK –– Oklahoma residents with flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program are beginning to make claims on their flood-damaged properties and should be aware of what to expect during the claims process. Statewide, there have been over 578 flood insurance claims since April 1, 2019, with the highest concentration in Tulsa County. Policy holders should follow these steps.

Immediately following flood damage:

Fact Sheet: FEMA Inspectors and Inspections

FEMA housing inspectors are assisting eligible Oklahoma survivors of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred between May 7 and June 9, 2019 by setting appointments with applicants to verify eligible disaster-related damage.

Inspectors are currently making appointments in Canadian, Cherokee, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Le Flore, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington counties.

FEMA Visiting Neighborhoods in 21 Oklahoma Counties

Oklahoma City, OK – Housing inspectors and Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have hit the streets in 21 Oklahoma counties to help disaster survivors get connected with potential assistance.

Disaster Recovery Center Opening in Wagoner County

Oklahoma City, OK – A joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is opening Tuesday, June 18 at Coweta in Wagoner County.

A DRC offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in Oklahoma counties covered by the federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 7, 2019.

Four More Arkansas Counties Added to Disaster Declaration

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Continuing preliminary damage assessments have resulted in four more Arkansas counties being designated for disaster assistance as part of the federal disaster declaration for areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on May 21.

The addition of Arkansas, Desha, Logan and Pope counties brings the total number of Arkansas counties designated for Individual Assistance to 12. 

Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Jefferson, Perry, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell counties were previously designated for Individual Assistance.