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October 16, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal disaster recovery officials urge Texans affected by Tropical Storm Imelda to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud. As government agencies...
October 15, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,276,104 for the State of Florida to help central Florida communities defray the costs of cleaning up from Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program....
October 15, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $ 4,101,135 for the State of Florida to help the South Florida Water Management District defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public...
October 15, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,983,293 for the State of Florida to help central Florida communities defray the costs of cleaning up from Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program....
October 15, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. - FEMA has approved $25,697,214 for the State of Florida to help numerous south Florida communities defray the costs of responding to and cleaning up from Hurricane Irma under FEMA's...
October 15, 2019
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded roughly $29.4 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María.These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA...
October 15, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today, FEMA announced that Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor has appointed 15 members to FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC).“Our new members bring incredible expertise to the NAC. Not...
October 15, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $24,602,864 for the State of Florida to help Tampa/St. Petersburg-area communities defray the costs of responding to and cleaning up from Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s...
October 15, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,472,046 for the State of Florida to help the City of Naples defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds...
October 14, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – Joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will be opening Wednesday, October 16 at New Caney in Montgomery County and Thursday, October 17 at Liberty in Liberty County to...
October 12, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – A joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be opening Monday, Oct. 14, in Orange County to help disaster survivors affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.  Recovery...
October 11, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $14,384,335 for the State of Florida to help Seminole County defray the costs of responding to and cleaning up from Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance...
October 11, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $16,972,431 for the State of Florida to help Lee County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will...
October 11, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. — At the request of the state of Louisiana, Cameron and St. Landry parishes have been added to the August 27 major disaster declaration for preparations and damages related to...
October 11, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $13,926,444 for the State of Florida to help the City of Miami defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA...
October 11, 2019
WASHINGTON -- "Today, FEMA granted Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced’s request for an extension to fixed cost estimates under the Section 428 Alternative Procedures for permanent work caused by Hurricane...
October 11, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,903,124 for the State of Florida to help Hillsborough County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA...
October 11, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Collier County will receive nearly $1.3 million in federal grant money to install three emergency generators at North Collier Regional Park in Naples, allowing the facility to serve...
October 11, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $18,709,392 for the State of Florida to help the City of Fort Lauderdale defray the costs of responding to and cleaning up from Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public...
October 11, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – It’s important to keep in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after you have registered for disaster assistance.Many survivors of the storms, straight-line...
October 11, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $8,616,591 for the State of Florida to help the Town of Davie defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds...
October 11, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California in combatting the Saddleridge Fire burning in Los Angeles...
October 10, 2019
A former golf course is now an innovative park designed to hold 500 million gallons of stormwater AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey flooded thousands of Texas homes in August 2017, but about 150 in...
October 10, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – Housing inspectors and Disaster Survivor Assistance teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have hit the streets in six Texas counties to help survivors of Tropical...
October 10, 2019
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency (COR3) request for an extension to fixed cost estimates under the Section 428 Alternative Procedures...
October 10, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – If you have been displaced from your primary residence because of the storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that hit Mississippi earlier this year, are uninsured or underinsured...
October 10, 2019
On Aug. 2, 2019, Federal disaster assistance was made available to the state of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding,...
October 10, 2019
ATLANTA – It’s been one year since Hurricane Michael plowed across the Florida/Georgia state line as a Category 3 hurricane, toppling trees and powerlines all the way through the Carolinas.In that...
October 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — FEMA’s Ready Campaign and the Ad Council joined with Sony Pictures on their upcoming film “Zombieland: Double Tap” to promote the critical message of emergency preparedness.A decade...
October 9, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – The State of Mississippi/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Columbus and Vicksburg have announced shorter Saturday hours. Beginning Oct. 12, the DRCs will open at 10 a.m. and...
October 9, 2019
DENVER – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $3.9 million grant to the State of Utah. The grant will go toward structural retrofitting for 215 homes along the Wasatch Fault...
October 8, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – Storm and flood survivors who applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received a letter or text message about the status of their...
October 8, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — One year has elapsed since Hurricane Michael pummeled the Florida Panhandle, packing 155 mph winds, torrential rain and high tides and displacing thousands of families amid...
October 8, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by...
October 8, 2019
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 South...
October 8, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas –– Texas residents with National Flood Insurance Program policies are beginning to file claims for damages caused by Tropical Storm Imelda. Statewide, residents have filed nearly 10,200...
October 7, 2019
ATLANTA –New members of the 2019-2020 regional Youth Preparedness Council, a group of 13 high schoolers committed to improving the preparedness and resilience of their communities in the event of an...
October 7, 2019
WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to supplement Commonwealth and local response efforts due to the...
October 7, 2019
Oakland, CA — Can your business assist disaster recovery in your community? After a disaster, the support of local businesses improves the short- and long-term recovery efforts that help build back...
October 7, 2019
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 emergency disaster declaration issued for the...
October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane...
October 4, 2019
Denton, Texas – Are you a Texas homeowner or renter whose home is damaged or uninhabitable because of damage caused by Tropical Storm Imelda? Resources are available to help get you on the road to...
October 4, 2019
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 North...
October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm...
October 4, 2019
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 Texas....
October 4, 2019
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public...
October 4, 2019
Tropical Storm Imelda caused extensive damage in Texas last month. Fortunately, many Texans had flood insurance to help them recover from the storm.So far, about 10,000 flood insurance claims related...
October 4, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – If you suffered damage or loss from Mississippi’s storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding, Feb. 22 - March 29, and have not yet applied for disaster assistance from the...
October 3, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – Like everyone else, business owners need to prepare for potential disasters, and buying a policy from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a great place to begin those...
October 3, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. — Federal and Mississippi emergency management officials urge residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other...
October 3, 2019
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Home Depot and Kmart have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and...
October 3, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $5,912,323 for the State of Florida to help the City of Coral Springs defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program....
October 2, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – Texans in Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties affected by the June severe storms and flooding who are eligible for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance (CTHA) can meet with FEMA...
October 2, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. — At the request of the state of Louisiana, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard and St. Martin parishes have been added to the August 27 major disaster declaration for...
October 2, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi storm and flood survivors who have applied for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — on-line or on the phone — often are unsure about...
October 1, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – At the request of Governor Ron DeSantis, President Donald Trump has approved a federal cost-share increase for Hurricane Irma recovery projects funded by FEMA’s Public Assistance...
October 1, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – More than a dozen disaster survivor assistance (DSA) specialists will be going door-to-door in the eight Mississippi counties designated for federal individual assistance in the wake...
October 1, 2019
Oakland, CA — North Los Angeles County (L.A. County) is updating its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for 2020. Flood risk changes over time due to new building and development, weather patterns,...
September 30, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $4,060,461 for the state of Florida to assist the School Board of Bay County with reimbursement for the costs of temporary facilities following Hurricane Michael...
September 30, 2019
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As Puerto Rico continues to recover from hurricanes Irma and María, FEMA and the Commonwealth have agreed to approve a second extension for assistance under the agency’s...
September 30, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Carolina to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane...
September 30, 2019
Sept. 30, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 185Media Contact: (919) 990-4090  News Release$3.7 Million Approved for New Hanover County Debris RemovalDURHAM, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved...
September 30, 2019
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 South...
September 30, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $1,766,258 for the state of Florida to assist the city of Callaway with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s...
September 30, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $2 million to the city of Galveston through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to fund Phase I of a new storm...
September 27, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has approved nearly $37 million in claims to Oklahomans for damages from the severe storms and flooding that took place this spring.  ...
September 27, 2019
Sept. 27, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 184Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release$2.3 Million Approved for Cumberland County Debris RemovalDURHAM, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved...
September 27, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Town of Palm Beach will receive a nearly $8.5 million federal grant to remove utility poles and bury overhead electrical lines, reducing the effects of future severe wind events....
September 27, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Jackson Health System will receive more than $2.4 million in federal grant money to install an emergency generator system and impact resistant windows to strengthen the Jackson...
September 26, 2019
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – All Community Recovery Centers will reopen Thursday, September 26, 2019 and will resume their regular hours of operation.The centers serve all community members and visitors...
September 26, 2019
Sept. 26, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 183Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release $1.8 Million Approved to Acquire Flood-prone Properties, Minimize Disaster Damage DURHAM, N.C. — The State of North Carolina...
September 26, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Friday, September 27, in Warren and Lowndes counties to provide one-on-one assistance to Mississippians affected by the storms, straight-line...
September 26, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – More than two years after Hurricane Irma devastated the Sunshine State, federal, state, local and non-profit partners continue to move Florida’s recovery forward. To date, more than$5...
September 26, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $3,050,499 for the State of Florida to assist39 eligible applicants with reimbursement for costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, management...
September 26, 2019
ATLANTA – Whether it’s a hurricane or a house fire, a major flood or a flat tire, emergencies happen every day. As September’s National Preparedness Month comes to a close, the Federal Emergency...
September 26, 2019
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – All Community Recovery Centers will remain closed on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 due to forecast inclement weather related to Tropical Storm Karen.  Recovery centers will...
September 25, 2019
40 homes for Hurricane Harvey survivors are being built through donations and volunteer labor AUSTIN, Texas — Forty Victoria County families whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey will soon...
September 25, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi households in eight counties impacted by the storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding beginning on February 22 and continuing to March 29, 2019 are eligible to...
September 25, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – More than $100 million in federal mitigation grants have been provided to Florida communities to reduce vulnerability and improve community resilience to natural disasters in the wake...
September 24, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by...
September 24, 2019
September 24, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 182Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release $6 Million Approved for Mold Remediation Costs at Pender County Schools RALEIGH, N.C. – The State of North Carolina and...
September 24, 2019
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 South...
September 24, 2019
WASHINGTON — Today, FEMA and its emergency management partners released Stuart Tom’s PrepTalk “Using Codes and Standards to Build Resilient Communities.” In his PrepTalk, Tom, who retired as fire...
September 23, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,211,802 for the State of Florida to help Martin County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds...
September 23, 2019
Orlando, Fla. – The City of Orlando will receive a $2,487,442 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of restoring electrical service in response to Hurricane Irma.On...
September 23, 2019
FEMA continues to support survivors in person, online and by telephone AUSTIN, Texas – To meet the needs of Texans affected by June severe storms and flooding, the State of Texas/Federal Disaster...
September 23, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,365,392 for the State of Florida to help the City of Deltona defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA...
September 23, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of North Bay Village will receive more than $11 million in federal grant money to remove utility poles and bury overhead electrical lines, reducing the effects of future...
September 21, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – Individuals and households affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 22 – March 29, 2019 in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes,...
September 20, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,043,045 for the State of Florida to help the City of DeBary defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA...
September 20, 2019
 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is giving public notice of its intent to provide financial assistance to the State of New Hampshire,...
September 20, 2019
 LINCOLN, Neb– Nebraska continues to work hard through the long road of recovery after the severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred in March along with the additional...
September 20, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,103,709 for the State of Florida to help the City of Deltona defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA...
September 20, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,609,893 for the State of Florida to help Martin County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds...
September 20, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,091,855 for the State of Florida to help the City of Key Colony Beach defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program...
September 19, 2019
WASHINGTON – This week, FEMA’s Ready Campaign relaunched newly updated Ready.gov/kids webpages. The relaunch is part of week three of National Preparedness Month, which focuses on the importance of...
September 19, 2019
WASHINGTON —Today, FEMA and its emergency management partners are holding their fifth PrepTalks Symposium.  PrepTalks are 15-to-20-minute presentations by subject-matter experts and thought leaders,...
September 19, 2019
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Home Depot, Kmart, National Lumber and Sears have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger...
September 19, 2019
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding...
September 19, 2019
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 Louisiana...