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March 20, 2019
by Lee dePaloThe old saying is that April showers bring May flowers. Well, in FEMA Region VIII we have learned that March snowfall can bring April, May or even June flooding. The recent heavy snows...
March 19, 2019
DENVER – There’s a hidden threat that strikes countless unprepared Americans each year – flooding.  Unlike fire, wind, hail or most other perils, flood damage is not covered by a homeowners’ policy...
March 19, 2019
DENVER - As winter comes to a close, communities look forward to the coming of spring and a return to the warm outdoors. But it’s also a time to be aware of the threat of Mother Nature, meaning...
March 19, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – A new grant to build a storm drain diversion facility will significantly reduce the risk of flooding for 56 homes in Casitas Springs. The $7 million hazard mitigation infrastructure...
March 19, 2019
Myth: FEMA assistance could affect my Social Security benefits, taxes, food stamps or Medicaid.Fact: FEMA assistance does not affect benefits from other federal programs and is not considered taxable...
March 18, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — Natural disasters affect each household differently. Some Hurricane Harvey survivors lived in hotels while rebuilding their homes, others needed to replace vehicles and furniture, and...
March 18, 2019
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – FEMA mitigation specialists will visit home improvement stores in Anchorage, Eagle River and Wasilla March 18-23 to provide advice on how to repair and rebuild structures safer...
March 18, 2019
Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA has approved $7,495,304 to the state of Florida to assist Panama City with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public...
March 18, 2019
Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,659,907 to the state of Florida to assist 16 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of emergency response and protective measures, as well...
March 18, 2019
Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,712,946 to the state of Florida to assist the City of Mexico Beach with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s...