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Community Rating System (CRS) Update

Flooding is the most common and costly disaster in the United States. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. With 98% of counties in the entire United States having experienced a flood and just one inch of water causing up to $25,000 in damage, communities across the country must make tough decisions about protecting lives and property from flooding.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:51:21 +0000

Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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 emergency disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Assistance for the commonwealth can include as required:

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:29:47 +0000

President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Typhoon Bualoi beginning on October 20, 2019, and continuing.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:22:13 +0000

Tuesday, Nov. 19 is Last Day to Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance

JACKSON, Miss. —  Mississippi survivors of this year’s severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding have until Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

FEMA disaster assistance may be available to homeowners and renters with storm- and flood-damaged property in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren and Yazoo counties.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:34:53 +0000

Community Recovery Centers Change Hours of Operation

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – All Puerto Rico Community Recovery Centers, or CRCs, will change their hours of operation beginning on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.


All centers will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:34:28 +0000

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Lowe’s in Houston

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda who are rebuilding and repairing their homes can visit Lowe’s in Houston, Monday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 26 to get free hazard mitigation consultations from FEMA representatives.


FEMA flood mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 21:19:01 +0000

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Harris, Jefferson, Chambers to Help Imelda Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – Joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and a Mobile DRC will be opening Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 in Harris, Jefferson, and Chambers County to help disaster survivors affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.


Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:56:05 +0000

FEMA Issues Public Notice for 26 North Carolina Counties

DATELINE – A public notice has been posted to the FEMA and North Carolina Department of Public Safety websites describing available FEMA assistance and proposed FEMA-funded actions, including activities that may affect historic properties, threatened and endangered species, critical habitat, or wetlands and floodplains in North Carolina.


Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:15:38 +0000

Puerto Rican Among 15 Newly Appointed FEMA National Advisory Council Members

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Today, FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor appointed 15 members to FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC). Among them is Dr. Carol Salas, Director of Puerto Rico University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in San Juan.

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:38:01 +0000

FEMA/MEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Set Closing Date, Change Hours.

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi’s two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, but survivors will still be able to get the help they need online or on the phone.

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:04:11 +0000