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  • Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Mendocino County
    by bree-constance.huffin on December 3, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Mendocino County SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center is open in Covelo Friday,  Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, to serve Mendocino County wildfire survivors. The intake center is part of the ongoing response and recovery mission for FEMA and the state of California to assist survivors with disaster information. It is located at Round Valley Public Library, 23925 Howard St., Covelo CA 95428. It will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6. The center is a temporary site to support survivors with disaster information. It offers an optional opportunity for survivors to register, especially those without access to internet or telephone service. Survivors also may register with FEMA in one of three ways: Online at DisasterAssistance.gov; By downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet; or By calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) […]

  • One Week Left
    by bree-constance.huffin on December 3, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    One Week Left Wildfire Survivors Should Call FEMA Helpline or visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 11 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and households with losses due to August/September wildfires in Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma,  Stanislaus, Trinity, Tulare and Yolo counties have just one week remaining to apply for grants from FEMA or low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline is Dec. 11. These counties are included in federal Disaster 4558, declared initially Aug. 22 for seven counties and expanded later. FEMA awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, including replacement or repair of vehicles, funeral expenses, medical or dental expenses and miscellaneous other costs. To be reimbursed by FEMA, survivors should photograph damage and save receipts for repair work. Survivors […]

  • Free Crisis Counseling is Available for Oregon Residents Affected by Wildfires
    by issa.mansaray on December 3, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Free Crisis Counseling is Available for Oregon Residents Affected by Wildfires SALEM, Ore. – The holiday season can be an emotional time, especially for disaster survivors. Feeling sad, stressed or overwhelmed during times like this is normal. Luckily help is just a phone call, and it doesn’t cost a thing. The Safe+Strong Helpline is available for both children and adults who are struggling with stress, anxiety or other disaster-related depression-like symptoms. For help, call 800-923-4357 or visit safestrongoregon.org/mental-emotional-health. This is a free service provided by the Oregon Health Authority and Portland-based nonprofit agency Lines for Life. Adults and children having negative thoughts or feelings, can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990 (Spanish Press 2), or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 (for Spanish text “Hablanos” to 66746). This national hotline is […]

  • FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Bond Fire
    by robert.barker on December 3, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Bond Fire OAKLAND, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state of California in combating the Bond Fire burning in Orange County. On Dec. 3, 2020, the state of California submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the Bond Fire. At the time of the request, the fire threatened approximately 8,500 homes in and around Silverado Canyon, Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch. The fire also threatened power distribution lines, Bee Canyon landfill and methane power plant, Rattlesnake Canyon Reservoir and Saint Michael's Abbey. The FEMA regional administrator approved the state’s request on Dec. 3, 2020, as the fire threatened to become a major incident. FMAGs provide federal funding for up to 75 percent of eligible firefighting costs. The Disaster Relief Fund provides allowances for FMAGs through FEMA to assist in fighting fires […]

  • FEMA Continues to Support CNMI’s Yutu Recovery
    by robert.barker on December 2, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    FEMA Continues to Support CNMI’s Yutu Recovery OAKLAND, Calif. ― Two years ago, Super Typhoon Yutu – the strongest storm of 2018, with sustained winds of 175 mph – directly hit the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Yutu destroyed critical infrastructure and countless homes on Saipan and Tinian, injured at least 133 and took the lives of two residents. After such an unprecedented event, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established a long-term recovery office in Saipan to partner with local, territorial and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector and volunteers to build housing, fund school and infrastructure repairs, and support rebuilding safer and stronger. A top priority for CNMI and FEMA was to rebuild using methods and materials that can withstand future typhoon and disaster threats. To date, FEMA’s permanent housing construction program has built or repaired typhoon-resistant homes for 102 […]

  • FEMA Releases Survey Results on Harassment and Discrimination within its Workforce
    by zella.campbell on December 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    FEMA Releases Survey Results on Harassment and Discrimination within its Workforce WASHINGTON -- Today, the RAND Corporation released results from a 2019 survey requested by FEMA which was designed to estimate the prevalence of workplace harassment and discrimination within the agency. The survey, focused on the timeframe of spring 2018 through spring 2019, found 20% of FEMA employees reported experiencing a civil rights violation on the basis of sex, and 18.4% of employees reported experiencing a violation on the basis of race or ethnicity. The report also suggests that during this time period women had a less positive experience in the workplace overall, when compared to their male counterparts. Further, the survey identified for the same time period, a gap in trust between employees and agency senior leaders; that employees felt barriers to reporting civil rights violations existed; and that some employees who did report violations or misconduct also indicated […]

  • One Tribal Nation Winning Against COVID
    by adrien.urbani on December 2, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    One Tribal Nation Winning Against COVID MASHPEE, Massachusetts. –As they do today, ancestors of the Wampanoag Nation walked the land of present-day Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island dating back 12,000 years. Tribal members even met traders from Europe and the Mayflower when the pilgrims first came ashore. These stories still resonate in many circles: a pandemic swept through the Tribe, and much like the pandemic of today, the virus was novel and deadly. In 1616, traders from Europe brought disease to Wampanoag territory. The geographical area affected included all 69 tribes of the Wampanoag Nation from present day Provincetown, Mass., to Narragansett Bay—the boundary of the Wampanoag and Narragansett Nations. Fully two thirds of the entire Wampanoag Nation (estimated at 45,000) died. This also represented a loss of many speakers of the language. Hardest hit were Elders and small children, critical age groups for any language. European disease would also place […]

  • Two Weeks Left
    by bree-constance.huffin on December 2, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Two Weeks Left Wildfire survivors should call FEMA Helpine or visit DisasterAssistance.gov by Dec. 16 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and households with losses due to the wildfires in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties have two weeks left to register for assistance from FEMA. The deadline is Dec. 16, 2020. These counties are included in federal Disaster 4569, declared initially Oct. 16 for seven counties and expanded later. FEMA monetary awards help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair/replacement and many other serious disaster-related needs, including replacement or repair of vehicles, funeral expenses, medical or dental expenses and miscellaneous other costs. To be reimbursed by FEMA, survivors should photograph damage and save repair receipts.                  Survivors should contact their insurers and file a claim for the disaster-caused damage before they register […]

  • Laura Survivors: Appeal Determination Letters for Temporary Housing
    by scott.reuter on December 2, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Laura Survivors: Appeal Determination Letters for Temporary Housing BATON ROUGE, La. — Hurricane Laura survivors who live in parishes designated for Direct Temporary Housing assistance and who have been denied temporary housing assistance can appeal that decision. Survivors have 60 days from the date of their determination letter to appeal that decision. However, the deadline to be referred for direct temporary housing assistance is Dec. 31, 2020. Applicants who have not received a call from FEMA to discuss their eligibility for direct temporary housing options and feel this is in error are encouraged to submit an appeal to FEMA with supporting documentation to prove their home is uninhabitable due to major damage or complete destruction caused by Hurricane Laura. Insured applicants are required to submit denial or settlement documentation to FEMA as soon as possible if their insurance claim was denied or insufficient and their home is not habitable. Determination […]

  • State, FEMA Continue Work on Hurricane Sally Recovery in Florida
    by barbara.murienterivera on December 2, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    State, FEMA Continue Work on Hurricane Sally Recovery in Florida Federal Funding Totals $204.9 Million PENSACOLA, Fla. – The deadline for individuals and households to apply for FEMA disaster assistance has passed, but work on Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Sally continues. Survivors in Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties who registered with FEMA can check the status of their applications, ask questions and get information in several ways: By visiting DisasterAssistance.gov Using the FEMA App for smartphones Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific phone number assigned to that service. Survivors who were unable to register before the deadline and who can provide justification for late registration may contact FEMA and request consideration for disaster assistance. As of Dec. 1, 2020, […]