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Get Home Repair Advice March 26 – April 6 in Bayamón, Carolina, Hatillo, Mayagüez and Ponce

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Kmart and Sears have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis.


Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:27:22 +0000

Tsunami Early Warning System – First 428 Project Obligated in the U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands – On Thursday, March 21, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) obligated $1.6 million to the territory for the Tsunami Early Warning System. During hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Tsunami Early Warning System was heavily damaged, leaving the critical alert system inoperable.

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:16:27 +0000

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Nebraska

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Nebraska.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:58:07 +0000

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Nebraska

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Nebraska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding beginning on March 9, 2019, and continuing.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:49:04 +0000

Flood Insurance Makes Sense No Matter Where You Live

DURHAM, N.C. – According to the State of North Carolina, 40,000 miles of waterways flow through the state, including 50 rivers, which is part of the reason why flooding ranks as the state’s second most common natural hazard. No matter where you live in the state, water and the risk of flooding are nearby.

However, in North Carolina only three percent of residents carry flood insurance. In inland counties, where Tropical Storm Michael hit, that figure drops to one percent.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:08:55 +0000

Disaster Recovery Center in Port St. Joe to Remain Open One More Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The State-FEMA disaster recovery center in Port St. Joe will continue operations one more week before closing. The center has two locations, operating at the Port St. Joe Community Resource Center Monday and Tuesday and at the Port St. Joe Fire Department Wednesday through Saturday. 


Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:07:10 +0000

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Lee County

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As Alabamians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the March 3 tornadoes and straight-line winds, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Lee County are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer building guidance with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:33:47 +0000

FEMA Approves nearly $195 Million in Additional Federal Grants to Puerto Rico

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded $193.6 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María.


These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.6 billion.

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:32:05 +0000

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - GULF COUNTY

As of March 18, unless otherwise noted

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received more than $130.3 million in total federal funds:

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:21:28 +0000

FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Jackson County

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, residents of Jackson County have received nearly $62 million in total federal funds:

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:09:35 +0000