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June 20, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Last year, millions of Floridians spent many hours in their cars, stuck in traffic as they evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma. Preparing an evacuation plan now may help you save...
June 19, 2018
 In Florida, less than 50 percent of those living in a high-risk flood areas carry flood insurance; after Hurricane Irma, many others probably wished they did. Neither homeowners nor rental insurance...
June 18, 2018
ANNISTON, Ala. — If you are a survivor of the tornadoes and severe storms that struck Alabama’s Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties March 19-20, you have a week to register for federal disaster...
June 18, 2018
It’s only June and we have already seen the first named storm of the season. Don’t wait until a hurricane is approaching, act now to protect your home and family. FEMA has preparedness tips in 13...
June 14, 2018
ANNISTON, Ala.  – Time’s growing short for citizens in Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties who had damages or losses due to the March 19-20 tornadoes and storms; you have less than two weeks to...
June 13, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Do you live in Florida? Own a business in the Sunshine State? If you want to protect your home, business and personal property, you need to purchase flood insurance. Many people do...
June 12, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – In the nine months since Hurricane Irma brought high wind and flooding rain to Florida, FEMA has provided $1 billion to help individuals, families, local governments and nonprofit...
June 12, 2018
Anniston, Ala. -- Jacksonville State University (JSU) was among the hardest hit by the March 19-20 tornadoes and storms that struck the state and led to the president declaring a major disaster for...
June 11, 2018
Projects Assist Response, Recovery Efforts of Local Governments, Nonprofits ORLANDO, Fla. – Some federal disaster assistance programs benefit individual households but there is one program that helps...
June 11, 2018
ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2,184,396 grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to fund the acquisition and demolition of 27 properties in the Catheen Way...
June 11, 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. —Residents of Guilford and Rockingham counties who need answers to their questions about disaster aid or help with their application for FEMA assistance have access to a toll-free...
June 8, 2018
ANNISTON, Ala. – Even though the Alabama EMA/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are closed, help is still available for persons and families in Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties who suffered damage in...
June 8, 2018
Deadline for Free Disaster Legal Services HotlineMore than 2,000 Floridians have received advice and referrals on Hurricane Irma legal issuesORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Irma survivors who need legal...
June 7, 2018
When disasters occur in the United States or its territories, the federal government, through FEMA, can step in to assist residents, state and local governments get back on their feet.  The...
June 6, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – A local government agency will receive more than $10.2 million in a recent FEMA grant to reimburse Hurricane Irma-related expenses.  This grant will reimburse City of Plantation...
June 6, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – A local government agency will receive $5.8 million in a recent FEMA grant to reimburse Hurricane Irma-related expenses.  Effective disaster response always begins locally; this grant...
June 5, 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. – State and federal recovery officials announced the Greensboro disaster recovery center opened to support survivors of the April 15 tornado will end operations at 4:30 p.m. Monday,...
June 5, 2018
ANNISTON, Ala. – The FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Calhoun and Cullman counties will close permanently at 6 p.m., Friday, June 8.  You still have time to visit one of these DRCs if...
June 5, 2018
Videos Online Tell Their Stories ORLANDO, Fla. –Disaster preparation and recovery begin and end locally because community-based resources are the longest lasting presence before and after events like...
June 4, 2018
Local Efforts Spur RecoveryORLANDO, Fla. – Disaster recovery takes time but local initiatives in the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma have accelerated the process.The storm packed 130 mph winds when...