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FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office to Host Two Hiring Fairs in April, May
FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office to Host Two Hiring Fairs in April, May

SANTA FE, N.M. — The FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office is hosting two hiring fairs at the end of April and beginning of May for full-time Claims Office staff. The hiring fairs will help fill full-time positions to support the important mission of processing claims and compensating those impacted by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire.

Interested individuals are encouraged to attend the hiring fairs to learn more about these opportunities to serve their communities.

When:

  • April 29, 2024; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • May 1, 2024; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where:

  • Santa Fe Higher Education Center, Second Floor (1950 Siringo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505)

Those interested in attending are also encouraged to attend two upcoming free federal resume writing workshops on April 18 and April 25 at 5:30 p.m. MT to prepare for the hiring fairs. To attend the workshops, individuals can register at the following link: 

Claims Office staff will be on site to receive resumes and conduct on-the-spot interviews. Open positions for our Santa Fe Claims Office l include Claims Navigators, Program and Data Analysts, Public Affairs Specialists, Supervisory Program Analysts and Attorney Advisors. 

The Office is looking for individuals who can represent the Claims Office with compassion, fairness, integrity and respect. Ideal candidates will have customer service experience; strong analytical, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills; and experience completing high-quality products within assigned time frames.

“We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others and making a meaningful impact in their communities,” said Jennifer Carbajal, Deputy Director of the FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office. “This is an opportunity to play a vital role in getting much-needed compensation into the hands of those affected by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire.”

FEMA employee benefits include eligibility for public service student loan forgiveness; federal retirement plans; paid annual leave; mental health resources; health, dental, and vision insurance; annual federal pay raises, and career growth opportunities.

The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office is committed to meeting the needs of people impacted by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire and subsequent flooding by providing full compensation available under the law as expeditiously as possible. 

Anyone impacted by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire and subsequent flooding is encouraged to visit any one of our three Claims Offices. Visit fema.gov/disaster/current/hermits-peak/contact-us for locations and hours.

For information and updates regarding the Claims Office, please visit the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office website at fema.gov/hermits-peak. For information in Spanish, visit fema.gov/es/hermits-peak. You can also follow our Facebook page and turn notifications on to stay up to date about the claims process, upcoming deadlines and other program announcements at facebook.com/HermitsPeakCalfCanyonClaimsOffice.

erika.suzuki

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 20:18:33 +0000


Department of Homeland Security Announces $300 Million in Direct Funding to Communities Receiving Migrants and $340 Million for a New Competitive Awards Process
Department of Homeland Security Announces $300 Million in Direct Funding to Communities Receiving Migrants and $340 Million for a New Competitive Awards Process

DHS continues to provide unprecedented resources to support border & interior communities while calling on Congress to act

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through FEMA and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), announced $300 million in grants through the Shelter and Services Program (SSP), which was authorized by Congress to support communities that are providing services to migrants. Two hundred seventy-five million dollars will be distributed in the first allocation, and the remaining $25 million will be allocated later in the year to accommodate evolving operational requirements. The initial funding will be available to 55 grant recipients for temporary shelter and other eligible costs associated with migrants awaiting the outcome of their immigration proceedings. Additionally, DHS is announcing $340.9 million through the Shelter and Services Program-Competitive grant program to be allocated before the end of this fiscal year.   

Today’s announcement responds to feedback from recipients in terms of providing additional flexibilities and an opportunity for new recipients through the competitive program, while continuing to require budget submissions and review prior to releasing funds, which is standard practice at FEMA. It also builds on the support being provided to communities on the border and in the interior. Last year, more than $780 million was awarded through SSP and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program – Humanitarian Awards (EFSP-H), which went to organizations and cities across the country. DHS also works to streamline and improve access to work permits for eligible noncitizens, including through the announcement last week of a temporary final rule to increase the automatic extension period for certain employment authorization documents to prevent a lapse for work-authorized individuals to be in the workforce, supporting local economies.  

DHS efforts to manage and secure our borders in a safe orderly and humane way include support for communities, as well as strengthened consequences for those without a lawful basis to remain and an expansion of lawful pathways that have helped reduce the number of encounters from specific populations. From May 12, 2023 to April 3, 2024, DHS has removed or returned more than 660,000 individuals, the vast majority of whom crossed the southwest border, including more than 102,000 individual family members. The majority of all individuals encountered at the southwest border over the past three years have been removed, returned or expelled. Total removals and returns since mid-May exceed removals and returns in every full fiscal year since 2011.   

Due to the substantial demand that exceeds the limited SSP program funding authorized by Congress, not all requests can be fulfilled. DHS continues to call on Congress to pass the bipartisan border security agreement, which would in part provide an additional $1.4 billion in SSP funds; and provide additional needed tools and resources to respond to historic global migration.

For more information on the Shelter and Services Program, visit www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/shelter-services-program.

amy.ashbridge

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 17:33:47 +0000


Disaster Recovery Centers Set to Close, But FEMA Help Is Still Available
Disaster Recovery Centers Set to Close, But FEMA Help Is Still Available

San Diego, Calif. — As the assistance application deadline nears, FEMA is still here to help survivors of the Jan. 21-23, 2024 San Diego County severe storm and flooding disaster. In-person Disaster Recovery Centers are closing at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19. After Disaster Recovery Centers close, FEMA support is available by phone, online and via the mobile app. The FEMA assistance registration deadline is Friday, April 19.

Disaster Recovery Centers

Survivors can still meet with specialists from FEMA and the Small Business Administration at the following locations until April 19:

Both centers operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT, Tuesday through Saturday until April 19.

Mountainview Community Center

641 South Boundary Street

San Diego, CA 92113

 

Spring Valley Library

836 Kempton Street 

Spring Valley, CA 91977

Ongoing FEMA Assistance

Although registrations are due by April 19, survivors can continue to update their applications, submit additional documentation and check their application status online or by phone.

  • The easiest way to contact FEMA is to call the Helpline. 
    • Call toll-free 800-621-3362, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT, daily.
    • Multilingual operators are available to answer questions, update applications and assist with appeals.
  • Survivors have access to FEMA 24/7/365 on the website and mobile app.

Small Business Administration Assistance

Homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and non-profits may apply for an SBA physical disaster loan through Friday, April 19. Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at SBA.gov/disaster. Small businesses and nonprofits may apply for economic injury disaster loans through Nov. 19, 2024. The SBA Business Recovery Center (BRC) is closing at 5 p.m. Friday, April 19.

The BRC operates Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT through April 19.

National City Business Recovery Center

Southwestern College, Higher Education Center National City

First Floor, Room 7100 — Center for Business Advancement

880 National City Blvd.

National City, CA  91950

Survivors may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

 

For the latest FEMA information on the Jan. 21-23, 2024 San Diego County severe storms and flooding, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4758.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, or economic status.

Disaster Recovery Centers are protected areas designated to provide emergency response and relief for disaster survivors. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection do not conduct enforcement operations at or near these locations, except in limited circumstances such as an imminent risk of death, violence, or physical harm. Additionally, FEMA will not proactively share the personal information of flood survivors with immigration or law enforcement agencies.

If you believe your civil rights are being violated, you can call the Civil Rights Resource line at 833-285-7448 (TTY 800-462-7585). Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

camille.schuetze

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:57:56 +0000


Survivors Have One Week Left to Apply for FEMA Assistance
Survivors Have One Week Left to Apply for FEMA Assistance

San Diego, Calif. — One week remains for survivors of the Jan. 21-23, 2024, San Diego County severe storm and flooding disaster to apply for FEMA assistance for temporary lodging, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other disaster-related expenses. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 19.

Apply for FEMA Assistance

  • The easiest way to contact FEMA is to call the Helpline. 
    • Call toll-free 800-621-3362, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT, daily.
    • Multilingual operators are available to answer questions, create and update applications, and assist with appeals.
  • Survivors have access to FEMA 24/7/365 on the website and mobile app.

Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video about how to apply select the link: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube.

SBA disaster assistance loans

Survivors who applied for disaster assistance from FEMA may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA disaster loans may cover losses that are not fully covered by insurance or other sources. Completing the application may make you eligible for other FEMA assistance, such as disaster related car repairs, essential household items, and other expenses. If your application is approved, you are not required to accept an SBA disaster loan. 

Businesses may borrow up to $2 million for any combination of property damage or working capital (Economic Injury Disaster Loans). Homeowners may borrow up to $500,000 from SBA to repair or replace their primary residence. Homeowners and renters may borrow up to $100,000 to repair or replace personal property. 

Applicants may apply online at sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955, or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

For the latest FEMA information on the Jan. 21-23, 2024 San Diego County severe storms and flooding, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4758

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, or economic status. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, you can call the Civil Rights Resource line at 833-285-7448 (TTY 800-462-7585). Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

camille.schuetze

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:24:43 +0000


Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Washington County
Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Washington County

The State of Maine and FEMA have opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Washington County. The DRC is a temporary facility established to help survivors recover from the severe storms and flooding from January 9-13. The location of the DRC is:

University of Maine
Torrey Building
40 University Drive
Machias, ME 04654

The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Other DRCs currently open to assist survivors:

York County - Wells Fire Station #2, 585 N Berwick Rd, Wells, ME  04090

Hancock County - Moore Community Center, 125 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605 County

Cumberland County - Old Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 1594 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, ME 04066

DRCs provide disaster survivors with information from Maine state agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications and learn about other resources available.

DRCs are accessible to people with disabilities. They have assistive technology equipment that allows disaster survivors to interact with staff. Video Remote Interpreting is available. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.

It is not necessary to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply. Survivors can go online to DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video about how to apply visit: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube.

kwei.nwaogu

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:59:19 +0000


FEMA Awards Over $711 Million to PRASA for Potable Water Meters
FEMA Awards Over $711 Million to PRASA for Potable Water Meters

Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded over $711 million to replace nearly 1.4 million water meters of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA), the agency’s infrastructure for measuring potable water consumption throughout the island.

The existing mechanical water meters will be replaced by ultrasonic meters with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), a technology that collects detailed information from the meters for all PRASA’s service areas. 

“This allocation of funds is a wise investment. It not only protects PRASA’s assets and helps it modernize its infrastructure, but it also protects the federal investment, as mitigation works add resiliency against future events,” said Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator José G. Baquero.

After the devastating effects of Hurricane María on PRASA’s water meter infrastructure, replacing and protecting the entire inventory was necessary to ensure its optimum functionality, operation and maintenance, as part of the potable water distribution system. 

The meters system replacement project includes nearly $580 million in 406 hazard mitigation funding to replace all meters, to avoid the risks associated with partial infrastructure repair. All new meters will include the AMI infrastructure. The mitigation measure will help protect PRASA’s assets and the federal investment by adding resilience against future similar events. This mitigation funding is the highest to date obligated under Hurricane María.

PRASA’s Executive President Doriel I. Pagán Crespo said that “the change from mechanical meters to smart meters is currently the most important and emblematic project for the Authority. The project represents a total investment of $790 million for PRASA and we are currently in the first phase of the pilot project, which will determine the type of smart meters to be used. Once again, we are grateful for the support and willingness of all the FEMA, COR3 and PRASA groups that joined us in this process to achieve this historic project for Puerto Rico.”

Replacing mechanical meters with ultrasonic technology provides multiple benefits for PRASA. Ultrasonic meters do not require a filter, are not affected by water quality or wear and tear over the years and provide accurate readings for the life of the equipment, which is estimated to be 20 years. 

The AMI advanced metering system complements the new meters by enabling remote reading capabilities and providing real-time water flow information, allowing PRASA to anticipate potential breakdowns and dispatch maintenance crews promptly.

Meanwhile, the executive director of the Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency (COR3), Manuel Laboy Rivera, said that “at COR3 we support the development of this permanent work that will benefit all PRASA subscribers. To begin this project, COR3 disbursed $74.3 million through the Working Capital Advance (WCA) pilot program. Now that FEMA’s funding allocation has increased, we are at the public corporation’s request to arrange a review and advance 25 percent of the total current funding obligation. I thank FEMA for providing the resources to continue transforming the Island’s critical infrastructure into a resilient one.”

To date, FEMA has allocated over $33 billion for nearly 11,000 projects to address Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane María. Of these, PRASA has over $3.6 billion through FEMA’s Accelerated Award Strategy (FAASt) to repair water distribution and treatment facilities across Puerto Rico. 

For more information about Puerto Rico’s recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4339fema.gov/disaster/4473 and recovery.pr. Follow us on our social media at Facebook.com/FEMAPuertoRicoFacebook.com/COR3pr and Twitter @COR3pr.

frances.acevedo-pico

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:41:22 +0000


Wrangell Disaster Recovery Center Dates Extended
Wrangell Disaster Recovery Center Dates Extended

ANCHORAGE, Alaska. – The Disaster Recovery Center for residents who were affected by the November 20th landslides will now be open until Tuesday, April 16th. The Center is a temporary facility established to help survivors navigate through the assistance programs available to them.

Location: 

The Nolan Center

Civic Center Room

296 Campbell Drive

 

Dates and hours of operation:

Monday, April 8th – Tuesday, April 16th

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 7 pm

*Center will close at 4 pm on Tuesday, April 16th

 

The Disaster Recovery Center is open to those who would like to speak, in person, to specialists from FEMA and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA). These representatives will be available to help survivors apply for disaster assistance and answer questions about the registration process. FEMA staff will also be at the Disaster Recovery Center to offer tips about rebuilding and protecting yourself and your property from future disasters. 

You do not need to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to register for FEMA Assistance. Residents may also apply for FEMA assistance by calling the Alaska Helpline at 1-866-342-1699 between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM AKT, Monday through Friday. The Helpline has staff trained to answer Alaska-specific questions. You can also apply by visiting disasterassistance.gov or using the FEMA mobile app. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration also offers long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, as well as homeowners and renters to pay for repair or replacement costs not fully compensated by insurance or other assistance. For more information, go to: www.sba.gov/disaster or call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955, or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

FEMA assistance is unable to duplicate benefits offered through insurance, state programs, or other programs. But if your losses or damage go beyond disaster assistance available from other sources – or include items or categories not covered by other assistance – you may be eligible for additional funds from FEMA. Even if you have already registered for the State of Alaska's disaster assistance program, you must also register with FEMA to determine if you may be eligible to receive additional funds through FEMA. 

If a reasonable accommodation -- such as language translation or interpretation, mobility assistance, or sign language interpretation is needed – email FEMA-language-access-request@fema.dhs.gov. You can also notify FEMA staff in person. 

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FEMA is committed to providing equal access to our programs and services without discrimination. If you require a reasonable accommodation, email FEMA-language-access-request@fema.dhs.gov. You can also let staff in the field know you require an accommodation such as spoken language resources, mobility assistance, or sign language 

interpreting services. If you feel you have experienced discrimination, call the FEMA Civil Rights Resource line at 833-285-7448 or 800-462-7585 (TTY/TDD) or email FEMA-CivilRightsOffice@fema.dhs.gov

Follow FEMA Region 10 on and LinkedIn for the latest updates and visit FEMA.gov for more information. 

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. 

mary.j.edmon

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 23:10:49 +0000


FEMA Funding Can Assist Everyone Who is Eligible
FEMA Funding Can Assist Everyone Who is Eligible

CRANSTON, R.I. – Federal assistance can help Rhode Islanders recover from the severe storm and flooding from December 17-19, 2023, and January 9-13, 2024. Here are ten facts to know about the help that may be available to you:

  1. You won’t be taking money away from someone else by applying. FEMA will distribute funds to every eligible applicant regardless of how many people apply. 
  2. FEMA assistance is available to homeowners and renters, including owners and renters of mobile homes.
  3. Eligible homeowners and renters will receive FEMA assistance as grants that do not have to be repaid.
  4. You can apply for FEMA assistance even before your insurance claim is processed. Report any settlement or denial letter from your insurance company to FEMA. FEMA cannot provide duplicate benefits, so inform FEMA of your insurance coverage when you apply for assistance.
  5. FEMA assistance is nontaxable, and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal or state benefits. 
  6. You can ask questions and get in-person help applying for assistance at a Disaster Recovery Center. 
    • Curtis Corner Middle School, 301 Curtis Corner Road, Wakefield, RI  02879
    • Coventry Town Hall Annex, 1675 Flat River Road, Coventry, RI 02816
    • William Windsor Elementary School, 562 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828

Hours of operation for all centers are: 8 a.m.– 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. New locations and hours updates can be found here: fema.gov/drc or www.riema.ri.gov.

  1. If your insurance is delayed by 30 days or more and you need money to relocate immediately, FEMA may be able to help. There are several ways to apply for FEMA assistance. Survivors can go online to DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app, or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.
  2. If your car was damaged by the disaster, you may be eligible for money to repair or replace it. Apply with FEMA first, then, if referred, submit a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan application to determine eligibility. 
  3. If FEMA refers you to the Small Business Administration, you should apply. SBA’s long-term, low-interest disaster loans are the largest source of federal recovery funds – and applying allows FEMA to evaluate you for more types of aid. SBA may be able to increase your loan amount by up to 20 percent of your damage so you can make improvements to make your home safer. To learn more, visit SBA.gov/disaster.
  4. Calling 211 or applying for assistance through another organization or agency does not automatically register you with FEMA. To apply for FEMA assistance, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, download the FEMA App or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. 

FEMA has plenty of funds to support our operations in Rhode Island for the December and January severe storms and flooding. If you were impacted, apply for assistance, and if you qualify, you will receive it. 

For the latest information visit 4765 | FEMA.gov or 4766 | FEMA.gov. Follow FEMA on X, formerly known as Twitter, at twitter.com/femaregion1 and at facebook.com/fema.

For updates on the Rhode Island response and recovery, follow the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency on Twitter at  twitter.com/RhodeIslandEMA, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RhodeIslandEMA, or visit www.riema.ri.gov.

barbara.murien…

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 17:48:29 +0000


Filing False FEMA Applications May Lead to Criminal Charges
Filing False FEMA Applications May Lead to Criminal Charges

LANSING, Mich. – If you apply for FEMA Assistance and purposely claim disaster damage that never happened, you you may be charged with a serious crime.

FEMA must make sure taxpayer dollars go only to Michigan homeowners and renters in Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Wayne counties who suffered genuine loss caused by the Aug. 24-26, 2023, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. The agency takes payment of funds to the true survivors very seriously.

Those who are caught filing a false application for FEMA assistance can be charged with a felony and, if convicted, face a maximum 30-year prison term and up to $250,000 in fines.

Any applicant who has made a mistake when reporting damage or has misrepresented losses may correct or cancel their claim. Individuals need to call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 to withdraw or correct an application and prevent prosecution. The helpline accepts calls seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

If you know of someone who is filing a fraudulent application, report this or other instances of fraud, waste or abuse.

You may contact the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at 800-323-8603. 

You also may fill out a fraud complaint online at the OIG’s website (www.oig.dhs.gov) or mail to: DHS Office of Inspector General: Mail Stop 0305; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray Drive SW; Washington DC 20528-0305, and mark it for the attention of the Office of Investigations – Hotline.

 

You also may call FEMA’s Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO) Tip line at 866-223-0814 or email to FEMA-OCSO-Tipline@fema.dhs.gov.

Your call may be answered by a recorded message. You will be asked a few questions. The information will be entered into the data system and given to a field investigator. If you leave a name and phone number, it will be the investigator who will call back, not the person who took your call. An inspector has 90 days to confirm the complaint. 

Conducting audits and investigating possible fraudulent activities is done in all federal disaster operations. The U.S. Department of Justice prosecutes cases that result in criminal charges.

The deadline to apply with FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration is Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

To apply, visit DisasterAssistance.gov, download the FEMA App or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Multilingual operators are available. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service when you apply.

To apply in person, visit any Disaster Recovery Center. For locations and hours, go online to fema.gov/drc.

For more information about the disaster recovery operation in Michigan, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4757

kirsten.chambers

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 19:53:47 +0000


Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Cumberland County
Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Cumberland County

The State of Maine and FEMA have opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Cumberland County. The DRC is a temporary facility established to help survivors recover from the severe storms and flooding from January 9-13. The location of the DRC is:

Old Orr’s Island Schoolhouse
1594 Harpswell Islands Road
Orr’s Island, ME  04066

The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Other DRCs currently open to assist survivors:

Wells Fire Station #2, 585 N Berwick Rd, Wells, ME  04090

Moore Community Center, 125 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605

DRCs provide disaster survivors with information from Maine state agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications and learn about other resources available.

DRCs are accessible to people with disabilities. They have assistive technology equipment that allows disaster survivors to interact with staff. Video Remote Interpreting is available. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.

It is not necessary to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply. Survivors can go online to DisasterAssistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video about how to apply visit: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube.

kwei.nwaogu

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 12:51:36 +0000