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FEMA Gives Free Rebuilding Advice at Walmart and National Lumber Stores

2 hours 50 minutes ago
FEMA Gives Free Rebuilding Advice at Walmart and National Lumber Stores

San Juan, Puerto Rico — Disaster survivors who are repairing their homes after Hurricane Fiona can visit Walmart in Santa Isabel and National Lumber hardware stores in Quebradillas and Toa Alta to talk with FEMA mitigation specialists about their damage and discuss how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.

FEMA mitigation specialists will share tips about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, such as high winds and water. They will also provide information on topics such as selecting contractors, understanding flood insurance coverage and emergency preparedness. No appointment is needed.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at the following Walmart location from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, December 5 – December 10 at:

 

Walmart Santa Isabel

Carr. Estatal Núm. 153 Km 7.2

Barrio Jauca II

Santa Isabel, PR 00757

 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at the following National Lumber stores from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, December 5 – December 9 at:

National Lumber Quebradillas

Carr. Núm. 2 Km 100.1

Barrio Coco

Quebradillas, PR 00678

National Lumber Toa Alta

Plaza Aquarium Shopping Center

Carr. Núm. 165 Km 4.5

Toa Alta, PR 00953

 

frances.acevedo-pico Wed, 11/30/2022 - 14:19
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FEMA Expands Public Assistance to include the municipalities of Loíza, Vieques and Culebra

3 hours 52 minutes ago
FEMA Expands Public Assistance to include the municipalities of Loíza, Vieques and Culebra

San Juan, Puerto Rico — FEMA announced that the Major Disaster Declaration issued on Sept. 21, 2022, has been amended to include the municipalities of Loíza, Vieques and Culebra for permanent work (Categories C-G). These municipalities are already designated for Individual Assistance (IA) and assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance (PA) program. With this addition, all 78 municipalities are now eligible to apply for reimbursement of permanent eligible work, including repairs to roads, bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment, public utilities, parks, recreational and other facilities.

The executive director of the Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience (COR3), Eng. Manuel A. Laboy Rivera, thanked the inclusion of these three towns in the Declaration of Major Disaster after the impact of Hurricane Fiona. He also recognized the work done by the COR3 team, which was important to ensure that all municipalities can soon begin to formulate their projects for permanent works.

“Fulfilling the commitment of the administration of Governor Pedro Pierluisi, together with FEMA we achieved that all municipalities could claim federal funds for the reconstruction of public infrastructure that is vital for the socioeconomic development of Puerto Rico. This is in addition to the availability of funds from the Risk Mitigation Grant program, which will contribute to resilient reconstruction,” said Laboy Rivera.

On Nov. 21, President Biden announced the federal share for Public Assistance has been increased to 90 percent of total eligible costs, except assistance previously approved at 100 percent, to further supplement territorial and local recovery costs after Hurricane Fiona.

“The expansion of permanent work reimbursement to three additional municipalities demonstrates FEMA’s full support to the Government of Puerto Rico and our local partners across the island as rebuilding continues,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Nancy Casper. “We’re committed to getting federal disaster assistance dollars into these communities, so they're available when needed the most.”

The PA grant program supports communities’ recovery from major disasters with assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures and restoring public infrastructure.

frances.acevedo-pico Wed, 11/30/2022 - 13:17
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Flood insurance Payments Top $1M for Puerto Rico Policyholders

4 hours 1 minute ago
Flood insurance Payments Top $1M for Puerto Rico Policyholders

San Juan, Puerto Rico — In just over two months, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has distributed more than $1M in claims payments to policyholders as they recover from the impacts of Hurricane Fiona. Flood-insured survivors with home damage from the storm who haven’t filed a claim yet are encouraged to contact their insurance agent or company to do so as soon as possible.

Important Reminders:

  • The Proof of Loss Deadline has been extended from 60 to 180 calendar days from the date of loss (Sept. 17, 2022 – Sept. 20, 2022) to allow enough time for NFIP policyholders to evaluate their damage and the adjuster’s reports. The Proof of Loss is a policyholder’s sworn statement of the amount that they are claiming, including necessary supporting documentation like a building damage estimate and personal property loss inventory list.  
  • The Renewal Grace Period has been extended for policies with expiration dates beginning August 17, 2022, through and including October 15, 2022. NFIP policyholders who want to take advantage of the grace period should contact their agent or insurance company to discuss their policy within 90 days of their policy expiration date.

Those who don’t have contact information for their agent or insurance company may call 1-877-336-2627. For more information about the NFIP or how to file a claim, contact your insurance provider or visit FloodSmart.gov.

frances.acevedo-pico Wed, 11/30/2022 - 13:07
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves West Virginia Disaster Declaration

17 hours 54 minutes ago
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves West Virginia Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of West Virginia to supplement local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from Aug. 14-15, 2022.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Fayette County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Jeffrey L. Jones has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. 

Damage assessments are continuing in other areas and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the assessments are completed.

mayshaunt.gary Tue, 11/29/2022 - 23:15
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves West Virginia Disaster Declaration

23 hours 7 minutes ago
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves West Virginia Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of West Virginia to supplement local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides from July 12-13, 2022.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in McDowell County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Jeffrey L. Jones has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. 

Damage assessments are continuing in other areas and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the assessments are completed.

mayshaunt.gary Tue, 11/29/2022 - 18:02
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Complete su solicitud de préstamo si FEMA lo refirió a SBA

1 day 2 hours ago
Complete su solicitud de préstamo si FEMA lo refirió a SBA

St. Clair County, Ill. – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) está aceptando solicitudes hasta el 16 de diciembre de residentes en el condado de St. Clair, Illinois, cuya vivienda o propiedad personal sufrió daños por las inundaciones de julio. Hasta ahora, se han otorgado más de $18 millones en asistencia federal.

Usted puede haber recibido notificación de que su solicitud también estaba siendo referida a la Agencia Federal de Pequeños Negocios de EE. UU. (SBA) para obtener un préstamo por desastre a bajo interés, después de haber solicitado asistencia de FEMA. Si bien la situación de cada persona es diferente, si usted es referido a SBA para obtener un préstamo por desastre es muy importante que lo solicite, incluso si cree que no califica para un préstamo. He aquí por qué.

Si se le aprueba un préstamo a bajo interés de SBA, podría usar el dinero para:

• Daños que no estaban cubiertos por el seguro.

• Reemplazar o reparar su residencia principal.

• Reemplazar o reparar ropa, muebles, automóviles o electrodomésticos dañados.

SBA trabajará con usted para proporcionar un préstamo que se ajuste a su presupuesto personal.

Si no se le aprueba un préstamo a bajo interés de SBA, SBA enviará su solicitud de vuelta a FEMA. Los equipos de FEMA volverán a trabajar en su nombre para ver qué otros fondos pueden estar disponibles para usted.

Las solicitudes de préstamo se pueden entregar en línea, en disasterloanassistance.sba.gov. (enlace en inglés) También puede enviarla por correo postal a:

U.S. Small Business Administration

Processing and Disbursement Center

14925 Kingsport Rd.

Fort Worth, TX 76155-2243

Para obtener información adicional, comuníquese con el Centro de Servicio al Cliente de SBA al 800-659-2955 o TTY 800-877-8339, o envíe un correo electrónico a disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Para solicitar asistencia de FEMA, visite disasterassistance.gov/es. También puede llamar al 800-621-3362 o descargar la aplicación móvil de FEMA en una tableta o teléfono inteligente. Los representantes de FEMA también están disponibles en persona en los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC).

Los DRC están ubicados en:

  • Clyde Jordan Senior Citizen Center: 6755 State St., East St. Louis, Illinois 62203
    • Horario: lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., sábado, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., cerrado los domingos
  • Caseyville Village Hall: 909 South Main St., Caseyville, Illinois 62232
    • Horario: lunes a sábado, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., cerrado los domingos

La fecha límite para solicitar asistencia por desastre de FEMA es el 16 de diciembre de 2022.

La asistencia de recuperación por desastre está disponible sin distinción de raza, color, religión, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, discapacidad, dominio del inglés o estatus económico. Si usted o alguien que conoce ha sufrido discriminación, llame a FEMA al número gratuito 833-285-7448. Si utiliza un servicio de retransmisión, como el servicio de retransmisión de video (VRS), teléfono con subtítulos u otros, proporcione a FEMA el número de ese servicio. Hay operadores multilingües disponibles (presione 2 para español y 3 para otros idiomas).

Para actualizaciones de FEMA, síganos en Twitter @FEMAregion5, y active las notificaciones móviles (enlace en inglés). Visite la página web del desastre en www.fema.gov/es/disaster/4676

Para actualizaciones sobre desastres de la Agencia para el Manejo de Emergencias de Illinois (IEMA), siga a @ReadyIllinois en Twitter, Facebook e Instagram y active las notificaciones móviles. http://www.illinois.gov/iema/ continúa siendo una fuente única para ayudar a los residentes de Illinois a encontrar información fácilmente y recursos relacionados con el desastre. (enlaces en inglés)

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La misión de FEMA es ayudar a las personas antes, durante y después de los desastres.

nicole.wilson Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:28
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FEMA Applicants Referred to SBA are Encouraged to Complete Loan Application

1 day 2 hours ago
FEMA Applicants Referred to SBA are Encouraged to Complete Loan Application

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL -- FEMA is still accepting applications through Dec. 16 from people in St. Clair County, Illinois, whose home or personal property was damaged by the July floods. More than $18 million in federal assistance has already been awarded so far.

You may have applied for FEMA assistance and were told your application was also being referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a low-interest disaster loan. While each person’s situation is different, if you are referred to the SBA for a disaster loan, it’s very important that you apply, even if you don’t think you qualify for a loan. Here’s why.

If you are approved for a low-interest SBA loan, you could use the money for:

  • Damages that weren’t covered by insurance.
  • Replacing or repairing your primary residence.
  • Replacing or repairing damaged clothing, furniture, cars, or appliances.

The SBA will work with you to provide a loan that fits your personal budget.

If you are not approved for an SBA low-interest loan, the SBA will send your application back to FEMA. FEMA teams will then go back to work on your behalf to see what other funding may be available to you.

Loan applications can be submitted online at disasterloan.sba.gov. Applications can also be mailed to:

U.S. Small Business Administration

Processing and Disbursement Center

14925 Kingsport Rd.

Fort Worth, TX 76155-2243

For additional information, contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339. You may also email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

To apply for FEMA assistance, go to disasterassistance.gov. You may also call 800-621-3362 or download the FEMA app on a tablet or smartphone. FEMA representatives are also available in-person at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC).

The DRCs are located at the:

  • Clyde Jordan Senior Citizen Center: 6755 State St., East St. Louis, IL 62203
    • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Closed Sundays
  • Caseyville Village Hall: 909 South Main St., Caseyville, IL 62232
    • Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Closed Sundays

The deadline to apply for FEMA disaster assistance is December 16, 2022.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 833-285-7448. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish and 3 for other languages).

For disaster updates from FEMA, follow @FEMAregion5 on Twitter, and turn on mobile notifications. Visit the disaster webpage at fema.gov/disaster/4676.

For disaster updates from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), follow @ReadyIllinois on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and turn on mobile notifications. http://www.illinois.gov/iema/ continues to be a go-to, single source to help Illinois residents easily find information and disaster-related resources.

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

nicole.wilson Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:23
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Seminole Tribe of Florida Disaster Declaration

1 day 18 hours ago
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Seminole Tribe of Florida Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON -- Today, FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Seminole Tribe of Florida by authorizing an increase in the level of federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Ian, beginning Sept. 23, 2022, and continuing.

The time period for 100% federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, has been extended for an additional 30-day period through Nov. 22, 2022.

amy.ashbridge Mon, 11/28/2022 - 22:17
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St. Clair County, Illinois Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change Monday, Nov. 28

1 day 22 hours ago
St. Clair County, Illinois Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change Monday, Nov. 28

The St. Clair County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) hours will change at both locations starting Monday, November 28.

Clyde Jordan Senior Citizen Center 6755 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois 62203

Hours beginning Monday, November 28

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sundays 

Caseyville Village Hall 909 South Main Street, Caseyville, Illinois 62232

Hours beginning Monday, November 28

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sundays 

If a DRC is not open, homeowners and renters can also apply for assistance or check the status of their application by calling 1-800-621-3362, going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, or downloading and applying on the FEMA App.

For disaster updates from FEMA, follow @FEMAregion5 on Twitter, and turn on mobile notifications. Visit the disaster webpage at fema.gov/disaster/4676.

For disaster updates from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), follow @ReadyIllinois on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and turn on mobile notifications. http://www.illinois.gov/iema/ continues to be a go-to, single source to help Illinois residents easily find information and disaster-related resources.

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

nicole.wilson Mon, 11/28/2022 - 18:46
nicole.wilson

Horario de los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre del condado de St. Clair, Illinois cambia el lunes, 28 de noviembre

1 day 22 hours ago
Horario de los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre del condado de St. Clair, Illinois cambia el lunes, 28 de noviembre

El horario de los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre del condado de St. Clair (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) cambiará en ambas ubicaciones a partir del lunes, 28 de noviembre.

Clyde Jordan Senior Citizen Center 6755 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois 62203

Horario a partir del lunes, 28 de noviembre

lunes a viernes: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

sábado: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cerrado los domingos 

Caseyville Village Hall 909 South Main Street, Caseyville, Illinois 62232

Horario a partir del lunes, 28 de noviembre

lunes a sábado: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cerrado los domingos 

Si un DRC no está abierto, los propietarios e inquilinos también pueden solicitar asistencia o verificar el estado de su solicitud llamando al 1-800-621-3362, ingresando en línea a disasterassistance.gov/es, o descargando y solicitando en la aplicación móvil de FEMA.

Para actualizaciones de FEMA sobre desastres, siga a @FEMAregion5  en Twitter y active las notificaciones móviles. Visite la página web del desastre en www.fema.gov/es/disaster/4676.

Para actualizaciones sobre desastres de la Agencia para el Manejo de Emergencias de Illinois (IEMA), siga a @ReadyIllinois en Twitter, Facebook e Instagram y active las notificaciones móviles. http://www.illinois.gov/iema/ continúa siendo una fuente única para ayudar a los residentes de Illinois a encontrar fácilmente información y recursos relacionados con el desastre. (enlaces en inglés)

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La misión de FEMA es ayudar a las personas antes, durante y después de los desastres.

nicole.wilson Mon, 11/28/2022 - 18:41
nicole.wilson

Horario de los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre del condado de St. Clair, Illinois cambia a partir de la próxima semana

1 day 22 hours ago
Horario de los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre del condado de St. Clair, Illinois cambia a partir de la próxima semana

St. Clair County, Ill. El horario de los Centros de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) del condado de St. Clair cambiará en ambas ubicaciones a partir de la próxima semana.

Clyde Jordan Senior Citizen Center 6755 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois 62203

Horario a partir del lunes, 28 de noviembre

lunes a viernes: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

sábado: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cerrado los domingos 

Caseyville Village Hall 909 South Main Street, Caseyville, Illinois 62232

Horario a partir del lunes, 28 de noviembre

lunes a sábado: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cerrado los domingos 

Si un DRC no está abierto, los propietarios e inquilinos también pueden solicitar asistencia o verificar el estado de su solicitud llamando al 1-800-621-3362, ingresando en línea a disasterassistance.gov/es, o descargando y solicitando en la aplicación móvil de FEMA.

La asistencia de recuperación por desastre está disponible sin distinción de raza, color, religión, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, discapacidad, dominio del inglés o estatus económico. Si usted o alguien que conoce ha sufrido discriminación, llame a FEMA al número gratuito 833-285-7448. Si utiliza un servicio de retransmisión, como el servicio de retransmisión de video (VRS), teléfono con subtítulos u otros, proporcione a FEMA el número de ese servicio. Hay operadores multilingües disponibles (presione 2 para español y 3 para otros idiomas).

Para actualizaciones de FEMA sobre desastres, siga a @FEMAregion5  en Twitter y active las notificaciones móviles. Visite la página web del desastre en www.fema.gov/es/disaster/4676.

Para actualizaciones sobre desastres de la Agencia para el Manejo de Emergencias de Illinois (IEMA), siga a @ReadyIllinois en Twitter, Facebook e Instagram y active las notificaciones móviles. http://www.illinois.gov/iema/ continúa siendo una fuente única para ayudar a los residentes de Illinois a encontrar fácilmente información y recursos

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La misión de FEMA es ayudar a las personas antes, durante y después de los desastres.

nicole.wilson Mon, 11/28/2022 - 18:38
nicole.wilson

St. Clair County, Illinois Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change Starting Next Week

1 day 22 hours ago
St. Clair County, Illinois Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change Starting Next Week

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. – The St. Clair County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) hours will change at both locations starting next week.

Clyde Jordan Senior Citizen Center 6755 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois 62203

Hours beginning Monday, November 28

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sundays 

Caseyville Village Hall 909 South Main Street, Caseyville, Illinois 62232

Hours beginning Monday, November 28

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sundays 

If a DRC is not open, homeowners and renters can also apply for assistance or check the status of their application by calling 1-800-621-3362, going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, or downloading and applying on the FEMA App.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 833-285-7448. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish and 3 for other languages).

For disaster updates from FEMA, follow @FEMAregion5 on Twitter, and turn on mobile notifications. Visit the disaster webpage at fema.gov/disaster/4676.

For disaster updates from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), follow @ReadyIllinois on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and turn on mobile notifications. http://www.illinois.gov/iema/ continues to be a go-to, single source to help Illinois residents easily find information and disaster-related resources.

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

nicole.wilson Mon, 11/28/2022 - 18:35
nicole.wilson

St. Clair County, Illinois Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change Monday, Nov. 28

1 day 22 hours ago
St. Clair County, Illinois Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change Monday, Nov. 28

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. – The St. Clair County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) hours will change at both locations starting Monday, November 28.

Clyde Jordan Senior Citizen Center 6755 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois 62203

Hours beginning Monday, November 28

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sundays 

Caseyville Village Hall 909 South Main Street, Caseyville, Illinois 62232

Hours beginning Monday, November 28

Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed on Sundays 

If a DRC is not open, homeowners and renters can also apply for assistance or check the status of their application by calling 1-800-621-3362, going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, or downloading and applying on the FEMA App.

For disaster updates from FEMA, follow @FEMAregion5 on Twitter, and turn on mobile notifications. Visit the disaster webpage at fema.gov/disaster/4676.

For disaster updates from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), follow @ReadyIllinois on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and turn on mobile notifications. http://www.illinois.gov/iema/ continues to be a go-to, single source to help Illinois residents easily find information and disaster-related resources.

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

nicole.wilson Mon, 11/28/2022 - 18:23
nicole.wilson

FEMA Awards Over $6.7 Million to Cape Cod Hospital for COVID-19 Testing Costs

2 days 1 hour ago
FEMA Awards Over $6.7 Million to Cape Cod Hospital for COVID-19 Testing Costs

BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $6.7 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse Cape Cod Hospital for the costs of testing and purchasing medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $6,702,490 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the non-profit regional medical center located in Hyannis for providing 35,413 tests between June 2020 and September 2021, as well as the cost of purchasing testing supplies, temperature screening supplies, and medical gowns.

“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Cape Cod Hospital with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our partners on the front lines of the pandemic fight is critical to their success, and our success as a nation.”

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for states and communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency.

So far, FEMA has provided more than $1.4 billion in Public Assistance grants to Massachusetts to reimburse the commonwealth for pandemic-related expenses.

adrien.urbani Mon, 11/28/2022 - 15:35
adrien.urbani

FEMA Awards Brown University Over $2.2 Million for COVID Testing Costs

2 days 1 hour ago
FEMA Awards Brown University Over $2.2 Million for COVID Testing Costs

BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $2.2 million to the State of Rhode Island to reimburse Brown University for the costs of providing tests to students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $2,208,365 FEMA Public Assistance grant will reimburse the private research university in Providence for the cost of purchasing and distributing 145,260 COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits between December 2021 and June 2022.

Brown also contracted for diagnostic testing services, data recording, and COVID-19 website operation.

“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist Brown University with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our institutions of higher education to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to their success, and to our success as a nation.”

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for states and communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency.

This grant brings the total awarded by FEMA to the State of Rhode Island to almost $566 million to reimburse the state for pandemic-related expenses.

adrien.urbani Mon, 11/28/2022 - 15:34
adrien.urbani

FEMA Awards Over $21 Million to Mass. Dept. of Early Childhood Education & Care for COVID-19 Costs

2 days 1 hour ago
FEMA Awards Over $21 Million to Mass. Dept. of Early Childhood Education & Care for COVID-19 Costs

BOSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $21 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse the Massachusetts Department of Early Childhood Education and Care for purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $21,435,775 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the department for purchasing and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning/sanitizing supplies to more than 6,100 childcare providers at no cost so they could remain open during the pandemic.

Disinfection supplies distributed included 14,445 gallons of bleach and 28,802 cases of disinfectant wipes, while the PPE purchased included 235,600 KN95 face masks, 21,495,700 standard face masks, and 44,173,000 latex medical gloves between February and June 2022.

“FEMA is pleased to be able to assist the Massachusetts Department of Early Childhood Education and Care with these costs,” said FEMA Region 1 Regional Administrator Lori Ehrlich. “Providing resources for our partners on the front lines of the pandemic fight is critical to their success, and our success as a nation.”

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for states and communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency.

So far, FEMA has provided more than $1.4 billion in Public Assistance grants to Massachusetts to reimburse the commonwealth for pandemic-related expenses.

adrien.urbani Mon, 11/28/2022 - 15:32
adrien.urbani

FEMA Offers Rebuilding Advice in Ponce Walmart Store

2 days 3 hours ago
FEMA Offers Rebuilding Advice in Ponce Walmart Store

San Juan, Puerto Rico — Disaster survivors working on their homes after Hurricane Fiona can visit the Walmart store in Cotto Laurel, Ponce to talk with FEMA mitigation specialists about their damage and discuss how to best repair their homes.

Mitigation advisors will share tips about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, such as high winds and water. They will also provide information on topics such as selecting contractors, understanding flood insurance coverage and emergency preparedness.

FEMA mitigation specialists be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 – Saturday, Dec. 3 at:

Walmart Store in Ponce

Carr. Núm. 14

Cotto Laurel

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frances.acevedo-pico Mon, 11/28/2022 - 14:02
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Seven Disaster Recovery Centers to Permanently Close

4 days 23 hours ago
Seven Disaster Recovery Centers to Permanently Close

San Juan, Puerto Rico — The temporary Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Barranquitas, Jayuya, Lares, Loíza, Salinas, San Sebastián and Yauco will be closing permanently.

Additional details below:

  • Barranquitas DRC will close permanently at 1 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2022. Operational hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday until it closes.

The other temporary FEMA DRCs will be operating from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays, unless otherwise stated. Survivors can go to any open center for help with the federal disaster assistance process. To find the nearest temporary DRC, click on the FEMA DRC link: DRC Locator.

After the DRC closes, survivors can still view the status of their application online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by using FEMA’s mobile app. Individuals can also call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 to discuss their case with a FEMA representative. Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish and 3 for all other languages. People who use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, provide FEMA the number for that service. Phone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.

frances.acevedo-pico Fri, 11/25/2022 - 17:38
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FEMA Adds 14 Municipalities to Major Disaster Declaration

5 days 1 hour ago
FEMA Adds 14 Municipalities to Major Disaster Declaration

San Juan, Puerto Rico — Yesterday, FEMA announced that is has amended the Major Disaster Declaration issued to the Government of Puerto Rico to approve an additional 14 municipalities for the Public Assistance (PA) program.

“Once again, and as I said before, it’s really important that the federal and the local government work together as one team. Adding another 14 municipalities to the Major Disaster Declaration, related to hurricane Fiona, it’s a proof of our hard work and direct communication with FEMA and COR3. We are helping our municipalities, but above all, our people. Thank you to the Biden- Harris Administration for its commitment to Puerto Rico, it’s recovery and reconstruction”, said the governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro R. Pierluisi.

The municipalities of Barceloneta, Cataño, Dorado, Florida, Hatillo, Isabela, Luquillo, Quebradillas, Río Grande, San Juan, San Sebastián, Toa Baja, Trujillo Alto and Vega Baja were added for PA categories C through G. These municipalities are already designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B) under the PA program.

The executive director of the Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience (COR3), Eng. Manuel A. Laboy Rivera, said that “at COR3 we maintain daily communication with the FEMA team as part of our commitment with subrecipients to obtain the best terms that help them maximize the development of their reconstruction projects. This announcement adds to other efforts we have made as a team between the state and federal government, achieving a positive impact on the execution of permanent work.”

On Nov. 21, President Biden announced the federal share for Public Assistance has been increased to 90 percent of total eligible costs, except assistance previously approved at 100 percent, to further supplement territorial and local recovery costs after Hurricane Fiona.

“The addition of these municipalities to the declaration is another step forward in Puerto Rico’s long-term recovery,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Nancy Casper. “FEMA’s public assistance program is a vital resource for hard-hit communities across the island to seek relief from the significant costs of rebuilding critical infrastructure and other public property.”

The PA program supports communities’ recovery from major disasters with grant assistance for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures and restoring public infrastructure.

frances.acevedo-pico Fri, 11/25/2022 - 15:38
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Cómo solicitar asistencia de FEMA después del huracán Ian

5 days 1 hour ago
Cómo solicitar asistencia de FEMA después del huracán Ian

ATLANTA – Los propietarios de vivienda e inquilinos de Carolina del Sur en los condados Charleston, Georgetown y Horry que fueron afectados por el huracán Ian pueden solicitar asistencia por desastre de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés).

Los sobrevivientes pueden solicitar asistencia por desastre en www.disasterassistance.gov/es, llamando al 800-621-3362 de 7 a. m. a 11 p. m. hora local, o usando la aplicación móvil de FEMA. Si utiliza un servicio de retransmisión, como el servicio de retransmisión de video (VRS, por sus siglas en inglés), el servicio telefónico con subtítulos u otros, proporcione a FEMA el número de ese servicio.

Cuando solicite asistencia, tenga a mano la siguiente información:

  • Un número de teléfono actual donde pueda ser contactado
  • Su dirección en el momento del desastre y la dirección donde se hospeda actualmente
  • Su número de Seguro Social
  • Una lista general de los daños y las pérdidas
  • Su información bancaria si elige el depósito directo
  • Si está asegurado, el número de póliza o el agente y/o el nombre de la compañía

Los sobrevivientes pueden ser elegibles para recibir asistencia por los daños y las pérdidas sin cobertura de seguro o sin suficiente cobertura de seguro causadas por el huracán Ian.  Si tiene un seguro de propietario de vivienda, de inquilino o de inundación, debe presentar una reclamación lo antes posible. FEMA no puede duplicar los beneficios por pérdidas cubiertas por un seguro. Si su póliza no cubre todos sus gastos por desastre, puede ser elegible para recibir asistencia federal.

Tome fotos para documentar los daños y comience la limpieza y las reparaciones para evitar más daños. Recuerde guardar los recibos de todas las compras relacionadas con la limpieza y reparación.

La asistencia por desastre puede incluir ayuda financiera para alojamiento temporal y reparaciones de la vivienda, al igual que otros gastos relacionados con el desastre.

Para ver un video accesible sobre cómo solicitar asistencia, visite youtu.be/lcIRb0M1Ivs.  

Para obtener información sobre la recuperación de Carolina del Sur tras el huracán Ian, visite fema.gov/es/disaster/hurricane-ian. Siga a FEMA en Twitter en FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter y en facebook.com/FEMAespanol.

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La misión de FEMA es ayudar a las personas antes, durante y después de los desastres.

 

Toda la asistencia por desastre de FEMA se proporciona sin discriminación por motivos de raza, color, sexo (incluido el acoso sexual), orientación sexual, religión, país de nacional, edad, discapacidad, dominio limitado del inglés o situación económica. Si entiende que se están violando sus derechos civiles, puede llamar a la línea de Recursos de Derechos Civiles al 833-285-7448.

 

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