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El Presidente Donald J. Trump declara un desastre mayor para Illinois

WWASHINGTON – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que asistencia federal por desastre está disponible para el estado de Illinois para suplementar los esfuerzos de recuperación estatales, tribales y locales en el área afectada por tormentas severas, vientos en línea e inundaciones iniciando el 24 de febrero al 3 de julio de 2019.

Federal Aid Programs for The State of Illinois

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Illinois.

Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Illinois

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Illinois to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on February 24 to July 3, 2019.

FEMA Awards $1 Million Grant to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that $1,057,908 in Public Assistance Program funding has been made available to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for disaster-related debris removal from waterways in Houghton County. 

Survivors Initially Denied FEMA Help Due To Insurance Coverage May Still Be Eligible

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Did you suffer damage from the May 27-29 tornadoes, storms and flooding, but have been denied Individual Assistance by FEMA because of your insurance coverage, and it now turns out that you are insured for some but not all damages, or none at all?

You may be eligible now or later for FEMA Individual Assistance if you:
• Were denied insurance by your insurance company.
• Or your insurance claim has been settled and you can demonstrate to FEMA that your insurance didn’t cover essential needs.

Three Steps to Prep your Pocketbook for Disasters

CHICAGO – April 1st  kicks off Financial Literacy Month, a perfect time to take smart and simple steps to protect your financial future. These considerations are even more important with the heightened severe weather risks the Spring season can bring—are you financially capable to recover if disaster strikes your community?

FEMA Awards $1,015,896 Grant to Jackson County


CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,015,896 in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds to Jackson County for the construction of a safe room in the Maumee Scout Reservation, a 640-acre camp owned by the Hoosier Trails Council—Boy Scouts of America, in Jackson County, Ind.

FEMA will provide more than $1 Million to the State of Michigan

CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that $1,010,000 in federal funding has been made available to the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division to manage disaster recovery grants in Houghton, Gogebic, and Menomonee counties.

FEMA Awards $1,920,201 Grant to the City of Sharonville

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,920,201 in Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds to the city of Sharonville, Ohio, for modification of the spillway at the Sharonville Detention Reservoir. The funds will also be used to relocate the intersection of Main Street and U.S. Route 42 so the culverts there can be replaced with an open channel stream and new bridge structure.

FEMA Selects Banan Garada for the 2019-2020 Youth Preparedness Council


CHICAGO – FEMA welcomes Banan Garada from Urbana, Illinois as one of the 15 national selectees for the 2019-2020 Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).