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FEMA Awards Florida Department of Transportation Over $17.4 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $17,427,857.33 to the State of Florida to assist the Florida Department of Transportation defray the costs of emergency protective measures taken for Hurricane Irma.

Funding for this Public Assistance project is authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, reimbursing eligible applicants for the cost of debris removal; life-saving emergency protective measures; and the repair, replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities like buildings, roads and utilities.

El Centro de Recuperación de Desastre en Port St. Joe permanecerá abierto una semana más

TALLAHASSEE, FL. El centro de recuperación de desastre del Estado/FEMA en Port St. Joe continuará sus operaciones una semana más antes del cierre. El centro tiene dos ubicaciones, opera en el Centro de Recursos Comunitarios de Port St. Joe los lunes y martes y en el Departamento de Bomberos de Port St. Joe de miércoles a sábado. 

 

FEMA Assistance Grants Won’t Affect Federal Entitlements, Social Security

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – After the severe storms, wind and tornadoes tore into Alabama on March 3, residents in Lee County became eligible for federal assistance. Yet some people who suffered losses and damage in the wake of the disaster have not yet chosen to seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Often people think that any money they are granted from FEMA will cause other federal assistance to be reduced or eliminated, or it will count as taxable income.
FEMA disaster-assistance grants will have no such affect.

Flood Insurance Makes Sense No Matter Where You Live

DURHAM, N.C. – According to the State of North Carolina, 40,000 miles of waterways flow through the state, including 50 rivers, which is part of the reason why flooding ranks as the state’s second most common natural hazard. No matter where you live in the state, water and the risk of flooding are nearby.

However, in North Carolina only three percent of residents carry flood insurance. In inland counties, where Tropical Storm Michael hit, that figure drops to one percent.

Disaster Recovery Center in Port St. Joe to Remain Open One More Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The State-FEMA disaster recovery center in Port St. Joe will continue operations one more week before closing. The center has two locations, operating at the Port St. Joe Community Resource Center Monday and Tuesday and at the Port St. Joe Fire Department Wednesday through Saturday. 

 

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Lee County

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As Alabamians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the March 3 tornadoes and straight-line winds, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Lee County are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.


FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer building guidance with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Sunday Hours to Change at Disaster Recovery Centers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery centers in Lee County will change Sunday hours starting March 24.

New hours of operation are 1-5 p.m. Sundays at both disaster recovery centers, with Monday through Saturday open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. local time.

FEMA otorga más de $17 millones al Departamento de Asuntos Militares de Florida para cubrir gastos causados por el Huracán Irma

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA ha aprobado $17,063,935.71 para el Estado de Florida para ayudar al Departamento de Asuntos Militares de Florida a sufragar los gastos de las medidas de protección en emergencia que se implementaron por el Huracán Irma.

 

FEMA otorga más de $2.2 millones a Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc., para cubrir gastos causados por el Huracán Irma

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA ha aprobado $2,237,544.02 para el Estado de Florida para ayudar a Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc., a sufragar los gastos de las medidas de protección en emergencia que se implementaron por el Huracán Irma.

 

FEMA otorga más de $1 millones al Departamento de Transporte de Florida para gastos causados por el Huracán Irma

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA ha aprobado $1,013,809.56 para el Estado de Florida para ayudar al Departamento de Transporte de Florida a sufragar los gastos de las medidas de protección en emergencia que se implementaron por el Huracán Irma.