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Federal Disaster Aid Continues to Rebuild Louisiana Communities

BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA estimates more than $761 million in federal grants will help Louisiana communities with infrastructure projects and other expenses related to August 2016’s flood.

The funding is in addition to nearly $773 million in FEMA grants that have helped survivors repair homes, replace essential items and temporarily pay for somewhere to stay.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:23:07 +0000


Fact Sheet: Resources to Help You Recover from Hurricane Harvey
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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:50:23 +0000


Fact Sheet: Don’t Wait. Clean Up Debris as Soon as Possible

If your home was flooded after Hurricane Harvey, you should clean up debris as soon as possible. Do not wait for a flood insurance adjuster or FEMA home inspector to come to your home.

More than 87,000 flood insurance claims have been filed with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). More than 3,000 insurance adjusters are conducting inspections of those homes. This process takes time. The NFIP advises policyholders to proceed with debris removal once it is safe to re-enter the structure.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:26:42 +0000


Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Polk, Brazoria and Harris Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Friday, Sept. 22, 2017: one in Polk County in the city of Livingston, one in Brazoria County in the city of Oyster Creek and another in Harris County in the city of Houston.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:22:14 +0000


Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Jasper, Montgomery, Hardin and Harris Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Thursday, Sept 21, 2017: one in Jasper County in the city of Jasper, one in Montgomery County in the city of Conroe, one in Hardin County in the city of Sour Lake and one in Harris County in the city of Pasadena.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:46:10 +0000


Fact Sheet: National Flood Insurance Program Increased Cost of Compliance

If you are a Texas resident who sustained property damage caused by Hurricane Harvey flooding, and if your property is insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and is located in a special flood hazard area, you may qualify for NFIP Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:40:58 +0000


Fact Sheet: Should I Buy Flood Insurance?

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey resulted in more than 87,000 flood insurance claims being filed so far by Texas homeowners, business owners and renters. But some Texans who experienced losses did not have flood insurance

Why do I need flood insurance?

Standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood. Flood is most often called an excluded peril, meaning it’s not covered. You should consider flood insurance even if you’re not required to purchase it or if you live outside a high-risk flood zone, called a Special Flood Hazard Area.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:35:39 +0000


Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Dallas County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Dallas County in the city of Dallas will close permanently at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The center that is closing is at the following location:

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S. Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Opened: Sept. 11, 2017

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:02:44 +0000


Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Two Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017: two in Harris County in the cities of Humble and Houston, and one in Bastrop County in the city of Smithville.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:54:21 +0000


FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Palm Beach County for Florida Survivors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Palm Beach County to help Florida storm survivors.  The DRC will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.

The DRC is at the following address:

Location:                   Carolyn Sims Center
                                  
225 NW 12th. Ave.
                                  
Boynton Beach FL 33435

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:13:14 +0000


Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Four Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017: one in Newton County in the city of Orange; one in Harris County in the city of Houston; one in Matagorda County in Bay City; and one in Waller County in the city of Brookshire.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:01:30 +0000


Volunteers Play Integral Role in Disaster Relief and Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON – Volunteers representing dozens of local, state, and national organizations are working alongside federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local responders to address the immediate needs of survivors affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:36:30 +0000


More Than $1 Billion in Federal Funds Approved for Texas Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – Three weeks after the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey, $1.09 billion in federal funds have been provided directly to Texans to aid in their personal recovery.

The funds include grants to households from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), claims payments from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:04:42 +0000


Fact Sheet: Did You Receive HUD Rental Assistance Before Hurricane Harvey? You May Be Eligible for FEMA Help

If you were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and live in one of the 39 counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance and were receiving rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prior to the hurricane, you should register with FEMA.

You can apply for FEMA help if you were displaced from your HUD-assisted housing because of Hurricane Harvey. This includes those who were:

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:21:35 +0000


Fact Sheet: Other Needs Assistance

Austin, Texas – Other Needs Assistance grants, funded on a cost-share basis by FEMA and the State of Texas to assist Hurricane Harvey survivors, can be used to repair or replace damaged personal property or to pay for disaster‐related necessary expenses and other serious needs.

These are necessities that help survivors prevent or overcome disaster‐related hardship, injury or adverse conditions.

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:31:48 +0000


Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Galveston County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Galveston County in the city of Dickinson.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:41:25 +0000


Fact Sheet: FEMA Clean and Removal Assistance

FEMA has authorized Clean and Removal Assistance (CRA) for all designated counties in Texas for homeowners with disaster-related real property damage that do not qualify for Home Repair Assistance because the damage did not render the home uninhabitable.

 

This assistance is intended to prevent additional loss and potential health and safety concerns and reduce contamination from floodwater.

 

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:38:05 +0000


Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Galveston and Nueces Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Friday, Sept. 15, 2017: one in Nueces County in Port Aransas and another in Galveston County in League City.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:11:45 +0000


Fact Sheet: Register with FEMA Even if You Have Insurance

People who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods and who live in the disaster-designated Texas counties should register for FEMA assistance even if they are covered by insurance or have registered with other agencies.

Under federal law, FEMA cannot duplicate insurance settlements or other benefits, but there are cases where insured survivors might still be eligible for FEMA help.

For example:

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:09:42 +0000


Fact Sheet: Critical Needs Assistance

FEMA has authorized Critical Needs Assistance (CNA) for all designated counties in Texas for households with immediate or serious needs due to being displaced from their primary dwelling.

Critical needs are life-saving and life-sustaining items including, but not limited to: water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items and fuel for transportation.

To be eligible for CNA a survivor must:

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:07:22 +0000


Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Jefferson County in the city of Port Arthur.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:06:23 +0000


Fact Sheet: Home Inspections for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

After you register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a FEMA inspector will contact you to schedule an inspection for your damaged home.

What you need to know:

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:04:10 +0000


President Donald J. Trump Amends State of Texas Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced additional disaster assistance is available to the state of Texas.  The additional assistance authorizes an increase in federal funding for Public Assistance projects as a result of Hurricane Harvey beginning on August 23, 2017, and continuing.

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:11:50 +0000


Fact Sheet: Hurricane Harvey Survivors: We Speak Your Language

Translators for most languages spoken by those who want to apply for federal disaster assistance are available at State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, with FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams and by calling the FEMA registration line.

These languages include Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese.

When you call the FEMA toll-free number, 800-621-3362, you will be asked in English to press

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:17:11 +0000


Fact Sheet: NFIP “Substantial Damage” – What Does It Mean?

The decision about a structure being “substantially damaged” is made at a local government level, generally by a building official or floodplain manager.

Substantial damage applies to a structure in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) – or 1-percent-annual-chance floodplain – for which the total cost of repairs is 50 percent or more of the structure’s market value before the disaster occurred, regardless of the cause of damage. This percentage could vary among jurisdictions, but must not be below NFIP standards.

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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:32:06 +0000