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  • FEMA Obligations Promote Recovery of Natural Reserves
    by frances.acevedo-pico on February 24, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    FEMA Obligations Promote Recovery of Natural Reserves GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — After Hurricanes Irma and María, trees, endemic birds and other forms of wildlife lost their habitats, or their populations dwindled in various protected areas in Puerto Rico. To help the recovery of the different structures in these ecologically valuable areas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted over $2.2 million to the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA, for its Spanish acronym) and the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust, known as Para la Naturaleza. These federal funds will be used to repair various structures in nine areas catalogued as nature reserves, refuges, protected areas or recreational sites in seven municipalities. They are home to local fauna and flora, some of which are endemic or protected, bodies of water and even particular geological features. “The island's recovery encompasses aspects of infrastructure reconstruction and includes […]

  • FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather
    by mayshaunt.gary on February 24, 2021 at 12:25 am

    FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather WASHINGTON -- Texas homeowners and renters in 31 additional counties can now apply for federal disaster assistance with FEMA. The additional counties were approved last night, paving the way for more individuals and families impacted by the winter storms to receive much needed grants that can be used for temporary housing and home repairs. Since the Texas major disaster declaration on Feb. 19, more than $2.8 million in grants has now been awarded to survivors in Texas. If you received damages from the Texas storms and have insurance - file a claim. When you apply for FEMA disaster assistance, you will also need to provide your claim information. The Texas Department of Insurance can provide contact information for insurance companies and answer questions about how to file a claim. Call 800-252-3439 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. Survivors can also view insurance company contact information online. The quickest […]

  • FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather
    by mayshaunt.gary on February 24, 2021 at 12:09 am

    FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather WASHINGTON -- Texas homeowners and renters in 31 additional counties can now apply for federal disaster assistance with FEMA. The additional counties were approved last night, paving the way for more individuals and families impacted by the winter storms to receive much needed grants that can be used for temporary housing and home repairs. Since the Texas major disaster declaration on Feb. 19, more than $2.8 million in grants has now been awarded to survivors in Texas. If you received damages from the Texas storms and have insurance - file a claim. When you apply for FEMA disaster assistance, you will also need to provide your claim information. The Texas Department of Insurance can provide contact information for insurance companies and answer questions about how to file a claim. Call 800-252-3439 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. Survivors can also view insurance company contact information online. The quickest […]

  • Determination Letters Can Help You Find Disaster Assistance Answers
    by thomas.wise on February 23, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Determination Letters Can Help You Find Disaster Assistance Answers DENTON, Texas – If you received a letter from FEMA that says you’re ineligible for help or that there is “no decision,” read the letter carefully. FEMA may need additional information from you to continue processing your application. If you have insurance and are applying for federal assistance, you must file a claim with your insurance provider. If applicable, you will need to provide a copy of your insurance settlement approval or denial letter. A few common reasons for being determined ineligible or receiving “no decision” include: You are insured. You must provide a copy of your insurance settlement approval or denial letter to FEMA. If your insurance settlement is insufficient to meet your disaster-related needs, you may be eligible for federal assistance. Contact FEMA to provide any additional information or documentation. You reported no home damage or minimal damage when you […]

  • Federal Assistance for California Wildfires Tops $103M
    by robert.barker on February 23, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Federal Assistance for California Wildfires Tops $103M SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Since historic wildfires swept across the State of California in 2020, more than $103 million in federal disaster assistance has been disbursed to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover, with more than 95 percent of those who lost their homes placed in temporary housing. Here is a snapshot of the Individual Assistance disaster-recovery effort as of Feb. 16, 2021: More than 41,600 Californians have contacted FEMA for information or registered for assistance with FEMA and more than $26.8 million in aid has been approved for them. Housing Assistance approved: more than $20.9 million Other Needs Assistance approved: more than $5.9 million The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved nearly $76.2 million in low-interest disaster loans to businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters. To date, 657 loans have been approved: 592 home loans and 65 business […]

  • Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Greene County, Arkansas
    by Carmen.Castro on February 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Greene County, Arkansas DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Greene County, Arkansas. Property owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal and comment period. The new flood hazard information from FEMA has been generated in coordination with local community, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review has already taken place. The 90-day appeal period will begin Feb. 23, 2021. Residents and business owners are also encouraged to review the updated maps to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.  Appeals/comments may […]

  • FEMA Provides $3 Million to the Minnesota Department of Health for Vaccine Distribution Costs
    by troy.christensen on February 23, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    FEMA Provides $3 Million to the Minnesota Department of Health for Vaccine Distribution Costs CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the  Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management division (DPS-HSEM) announced today that $3 million in federal funding has been made available to the Minnesota Department of Health for costs related to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan under the federal disaster declaration of April 7, 2020. This funding is an advance payment to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for eligible reimbursable costs to setup three vaccination centers throughout the state for rapid distribution and administration of available COVID-19 vaccines. A call center and website were also established to disseminate public information regarding vaccinations. “Our main priority is to ensure vaccinations are accessible and are distributed equitably […]

  • Texas Winter Storm Survivors in 31 Additional Counties Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance
    by Carmen.Castro on February 23, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Texas Winter Storm Survivors in 31 Additional Counties Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance DENTON, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters in 31 additional counties who suffered damage from the winter storm that recently struck Texas may now apply for disaster assistance with FEMA. If you have insurance and are applying for disaster assistance, you must also file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If insurance does not cover all your damage, you may be eligible for federal assistance. The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting http://www.disasterassistance.gov. If it is not possible to register online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service. […]

  • President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Louisiana Disaster Declaration
    by zella.campbell on February 23, 2021 at 12:38 am

    President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Louisiana Disaster Declaration WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the state of Louisiana for Public Assistance projects undertaken in the state as a result of Hurricane Laura during the period of Aug. 22 to 27, 2020. Under President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s order today, the federal share for Public Assistance, including direct federal assistance, has been increased to 90% of the total eligible costs, except for assistance previously authorized at 100%. This additional funding is available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations. Previously, under the major disaster declaration issued for the state on Aug. 28, 2020, federal funding was made available for Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation and a portion of FEMA’s Individual Assistance program at 75% of the total eligible costs.      zella.campbell Tue, 02/23/2021 - 00:38

  • FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather
    by zella.campbell on February 23, 2021 at 12:25 am

    FEMA Responds to Severe Winter Weather WASHINGTON --  Since President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Feb. 19 major disaster declaration in Texas, more than $600,000 has now been awarded in grants for survivors. The declaration provides assistance for disaster survivors in 77 counties. This assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of this storm. If you received damages from the Texas winter storms and have insurance - file a claim. When you apply for FEMA disaster assistance, you will also need to provide your claim information. The Texas Department of Insurance can provide contact information for insurance companies and answer questions about how to file a claim. Call 800-252-3439 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. Survivors can also view insurance company contact information online. Survivors who […]