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  • Alameda, Contra Costa, Mendocino, Ventura Counties Can Now Request FEMA Assistance
    by brindisi.chan on February 3, 2023 at 1:48 am

    Alameda, Contra Costa, Mendocino, Ventura Counties Can Now Request FEMA Assistance SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Alameda, Contra Costa, Mendocino and Ventura counties have been added to the major disaster declaration for California’s severe storms and flooding, meaning residents who had damage or losses from the storms that began Dec. 27, 2022, may now apply for FEMA disaster assistance. The declaration allows FEMA to provide direct support to individuals and households in 13 counties: Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Merced, Mendocino, Monterey, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura. Homeowners and renters who had damage or losses as a direct result of the storms are encouraged to apply for FEMA assistance by the March 16, 2023, deadline. Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs as well as other serious disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses, […]

  • FEMA Awards Over $1.3 Million to City of Boston for Winter Storm Kenan Plowing Costs
    by adrien.urbani on February 2, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    FEMA Awards Over $1.3 Million to City of Boston for Winter Storm Kenan Plowing Costs BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $1.3 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse the City of Boston for some of the costs of clearing snow after Winter Storm Kenan in January 2022. Kenan caused record or near record snowfall in four counties in Massachusetts. This created an immediate threat to the health and safety of the public and improved property, requiring emergency response and protective measures. The $1,351,689 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the City of Boston for 22,777 overtime hours worked by employees and for contracting for plowing services between Saturday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Jan. 31, during which time it had to clear 785 lane miles continuously. The city also had to clear parking lots, building entrances and walkways at 73 fire station, 121 public schools, 25 libraries, five municipal facilities, 35 […]

  • FEMA Awards Over $4.2 Million To Bowdoin College for Covid-19 Testing Expenses
    by adrien.urbani on February 2, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    FEMA Awards Over $4.2 Million To Bowdoin College for Covid-19 Testing Expenses The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $4.2 million to the State of Maine to reimburse Bowdoin College for the cost of testing students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $4,235,975 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the private liberal arts college in Brunswick for 230,383 tests performed between August 2020 and June 2022 for a student population that varied between 1,777 and 1,951 students, and 216 staff. “FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Bowdoin College with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our institutions of higher education to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to their success, and to our success as a nation.” So far, FEMA has provided more than $195 million in Public Assistance grants to Maine to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses. […]

  • Understanding Your FEMA Letter
    by felicia.jordan on February 2, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Understanding Your FEMA Letter ATLANTA – Disaster survivors in Butts, Henry, Jasper, Meriwether, Newton, Spalding and Troup counties who applied for assistance from FEMA will receive a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The letter will explain your application status and how to respond. It is important to read the letter carefully because it will include the amount of assistance FEMA may provide and information on the appropriate use of disaster assistance funds.  Applicants may need to submit additional information or supporting documentation for FEMA to continue to process an application for financial assistance. Examples of missing documentation may include: Proof of insurance coverage Settlement of insurance claims or denial letter from insurance provider Proof of identity Proof of occupancy Proof of ownership Proof that the damaged property was the applicant’s primary residence at the time of the disaster If you have questions about your letter, […]

  • FEMA Lays Foundation for Strategic Plan: Engages Stakeholders and Initiates Efforts to Instill Equity, Increase Resilience and Readiness Posture
    by luther.wills-dudich on February 2, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    FEMA Lays Foundation for Strategic Plan: Engages Stakeholders and Initiates Efforts to Instill Equity, Increase Resilience and Readiness Posture WASHINGTON -- Today, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced the agency’s progress on its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan and posture for the year ahead.  FEMA completed the first year of its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, developing stakeholder informed, actionable plans that build the foundation needed to achieve our ambitious goals. During this planning phase, the agency also identified and executed immediate actions that could be taken to bring us closer to each of these goals.  “We are proud of the progress we’ve made in becoming the FEMA our nation needs and deserves and look forward to building on this foundation for years to come,” said Criswell. “In coordination with our partners, we are finding ways to better support the diverse communities that we serve and prepare for the increasing complexity of […]

  • FEMA Awards $2.1M to Boardman Township for Flood Risk Reduction Project
    by troy.christensen on February 2, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    FEMA Awards $2.1M to Boardman Township for Flood Risk Reduction Project CHICAGO – FEMA and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency announced today the release of $2,165,400 in hazard mitigation funding for a project to reduce flood risk in Boardman Township, Ohio.  A current underground stormwater and sewer system will be replaced by the township, and the Forest Lawn Stormwater Park will be developed with assistance of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds from the COVID-19 disaster declared March 31, 2020. Green infrastructure projects like this provide opportunities for communities to protect against future flooding while taking advantage of upgrading older infrastructure with stormwater parks and rain gardens for residents to enjoy. The Forest Lawn Stormwater Park project will mitigate flooding for downstream residents and improve water quality within the watershed. Native plants will help absorb nutrients and the passive stormwater park will provide […]

  • Alabama Counties Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance
    by felicia.jordan on February 2, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Alabama Counties Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance PRATTVILLE, Ala.– Autauga, Barbour, Chambers, Conecuh, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Hale and Tallapoosa counties are eligible for FEMA Public Assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent work due to the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes. Greene and Sumter counties are eligible for debris removal and emergency protective measures. FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides reimbursement to local and state government agencies for the costs of emergency response, debris removal and restoration of disaster damaged public facilities and infrastructure. Houses of worship and other nonprofit organizations may also be eligible for FEMA Public Assistance. For information on Alabama’s disaster recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4684. Follow FEMA on Twitter at FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter and at facebook.com/fema. felicia.jordan Thu, 02/02/2023 - 14:08

  • Newton County Disaster Recovery Center to Open
    by felicia.jordan on February 2, 2023 at 12:08 am

    Newton County Disaster Recovery Center to Open ATLANTA – A FEMA disaster recovery center will open Thursday Feb. 2 in Newton County to provide one-on-one assistance to people directly affected by the Jan. 12 severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes. Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check the status of their applications. The disaster recovery center location is: Bert Adams Scout Camp Ashley Leaders Center 218 Scout Rd. Covington, GA 30016 Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT – 7 days a week. People directly affected by the severe storms and tornadoes may visit the recovery center, apply with FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov, call 800-621-3362 or download FEMA’s mobile app (select Disaster Resources and click on Apply for Assistance Online). For needs directly related to the Jan.12 weather […]

  • It’s Important to Submit an SBA Loan Application
    by felicia.jordan on February 1, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    It’s Important to Submit an SBA Loan Application Prattville, Ala. – FEMA may refer survivors of the Jan. 12 storms and tornadoes in Alabama to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) with information on how to apply for a disaster loan. It’s important to submit the loan application as soon as possible. If your application is approved, you are not obligated to accept an SBA loan but failure to return the application may disqualify you from other possible financial assistance from FEMA. SBA disaster loans are the largest source of federal disaster recovery funds for survivors. SBA offers long-term, low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters.  SBA disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other resources. Survivors should not wait for an insurance settlement before submitting an SBA loan application. You may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via […]

  • Carroll County Residents Invited to Flood Map Information Open House
    by troy.christensen on February 1, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    Carroll County Residents Invited to Flood Map Information Open House CHICAGO – Representatives from FEMA will host an in-person flood map information open house on February 15, 2023, from 6 – 8 p.m. ET and a virtual flood map information open house on February 21, 2023, from 6 – 8 p.m. ET for communities in Carroll County, Indiana. The open houses will give residents the chance to review preliminary versions of a recently completed Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The same information will be shared at both meetings. The FIS and the FIRMs provide base flood (also known as the 1%-annual-chance event) information, designate areas that are subject to significant flood hazards within areas of the county and offer information that public officials may use when permitting development in the floodplain. Experts at the open houses will help residents understand flood risk and flood insurance, […]