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FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming to Norristown

6 hours 4 minutes ago
FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Coming to Norristown

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) will open to help residents of Montgomery County whose homes or personal property were impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. This temporary Center will be staffed with FEMA personnel and representatives of other federal and state agencies to assist with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.

This is the scheduled location for the MDRC:

  • Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
    • 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA
    • Hours of operation:
      • Wednesday, Oct. 20, and Thursday, Oct. 21: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

In addition to the MDRCs, if you have not already applied for help, you can do so at any one of the fixed locations:

  • Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Gym, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell
  • Ashbridge Square Shopping Center, 945 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown
  • Manchester Township Municipal Building, 3200 Farmtrail Rd, York
  • Former CVS store, 7219 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia
  • Northampton County EOC, 100 Gracedale Ave, Nazareth.

Hours of operation for these DRCs are:

Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Please have the following information available to register:

  • Name and SSN of the primary applicant
  • Name and SSN of secondary/co-applicant (encouraged but not required)
  • Current and pre-disaster address
  • Names of all occupants of the pre-disaster household
  • Current contact information
  • Types of insurance held by the household
  • Household pre-disaster annual gross income
  • Losses caused by the disaster.
  • Banking information for direct deposit of financial assistance, if requested

Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center is not required.

To register with FEMA:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov (also in Spanish);
  • Download the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish), also available at Google Play or the Apple App Store.

The registration deadline for FEMA Disaster Assistance in Pennsylvania is November 10, 2021.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter twitter.com/PEMAHQ and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/. Additional information is available at fema.gov/disaster/4618.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region 3’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

 Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion3 and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/femaregion3

valerie.amato Wed, 10/20/2021 - 19:53
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FEMA Registration and SBA Disaster Loan Application Are Key to Hurricane Recovery

6 hours 17 minutes ago
FEMA Registration and SBA Disaster Loan Application Are Key to Hurricane Recovery

HARRISBURG, PA — Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are urging disaster relief applicants to complete and return the loan application forms from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Completing the loan application is a critical part of the disaster assistance process. It can keep the door open to all federal assistance, including possible additional grants, from FEMA.

Assistance from FEMA may not cover all damage or property loss. The SBA loan application, however, may make FEMA assistance available to replace essential household items, or replace or repair a damaged vehicle. It is critical that the SBA loan application be completed and returned before further FEMA assistance may be considered.

Many Pennsylvanians who register for disaster assistance through FEMA may receive an automated call from SBA with information on how to complete the loan application process. Completing and submitting the SBA loan application, even if you do not want a loan or think you may not qualify for one, is a required step in obtaining some forms of disaster assistance.

SBA provides low-interest loans to businesses of all sizes (including landlords) and to homeowners, renters and eligible private nonprofit organizations that sustained disaster damage or losses during the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on August 31, 2021 to September 5, 2021. There is no cost to apply for a loan.

Storm-impacted homeowners, renters and businesses in the 8 designated counties may be eligible for federal assistance: Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York Counties.   SBA has staff at all state and FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to assist businesses, non-profits, homeowners and renters in completing their loan applications. Additionally, SBA has opened SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRC) in the following locations.

  • SBA Business Recovery CenterPhiladelphia County
    • Falls of the Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19129
    • Hours:
      • Monday and Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.
      • Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Closed: Saturday and Sunday  
  • SBA Business Recovery CenterYork County
    • York County Economic Alliance, 144 Roosevelt Ave., York, PA 17401
    • Hours:
      • Monday –Thursday, 9:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.
      • Friday, 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
      • Closed: Saturday and Sunday  
  • SBA Business Recovery CenterChester County
    • Chester County Economic Development Council, Eagleview Corporate Center
    • 737 Constitution Dr., Exton, PA 19341
    • Hours:
      • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      • Closed: Saturday and Sunday

SBA’s Business Recovery Centers are for all businesses and residents who suffered damage to meet with SBA representatives one-on-one, for answers to questions and help submitting loan applications.

Additional information on the disaster loan program may be obtained by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or 800-877-8339 (TTY/TDD) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov (link sends e-mail).  Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov.  Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

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All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).  

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and can cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

valerie.amato Wed, 10/20/2021 - 19:40
valerie.amato

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Lowe’s in Thibodaux

9 hours 18 minutes ago
FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Lowe’s in Thibodaux

BATON ROUGE, La. – Repairing or rebuilding your home? Disaster survivors who are working on their homes after Hurricane Ida can visit Lowe’s in Thibodaux this week to talk with FEMA mitigation specialists about their damage and discuss how to best repair their homes.

Mitigation advisors will give tips about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage. Most of the information provided is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. FEMA mitigation specialists will be available Monday, Oct. 18 through Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m CT.

Lowe's Home Improvement

614 N. Canal Blvd.

Thibodaux, LA 70301

Specialists are available on the Mitigation Helpline, 833-FEMA-4-US or 833-336-2487, send an email to FEMA-LAMit@fema.dhs.gov or visit https://fema.connectsolutions.com/lamit, https://fema.connectsolutions.com/la-es-mit for Spanish or https://fema.connectsolutions.com/la-vie-mit for Vietnamese.

sandra.habib Wed, 10/20/2021 - 16:39
sandra.habib

Drop, Cover and Hold On: Join the Annual Great ShakeOut Drill

10 hours 46 minutes ago
Drop, Cover and Hold On: Join the Annual Great ShakeOut Drill

ATLANTA – The annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m. local time. FEMA Region 4 encourages individuals and communities to participate and practice the simple safety steps to stay safe during an earthquake.

Earthquakes can happen anywhere, anytime. In September a 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck near North Charleston, South Carolina, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Recently, minor earthquakes were recorded in northeast Georgia and near the Georgia-South Carolina line as well.

During the self-led earthquake drill, millions of people will practice how to drop, cover and hold on. For most people, in most situations, the recommended earthquake safety action is to:

  • DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees, if possible (or make necessary accommodations.) Make sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing if you are participating with others outside your household.
  • COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand, as you crawl for shelter under a nearby table or desk.
  • HOLD ON to your shelter with one hand until shaking stops (remain on your knees and covering your head and neck with your other arm and hand).

The ShakeOut is free and open to the public, and participants include individuals, schools, businesses, local and state government agencies, and many other groups. To take part in the ShakeOut, individuals and organizations are asked to join the drill by registering to participate at www.shakeout.org. Once registered, participants receive regular information on how to plan their drill and become better prepared for earthquakes and other disasters.

In 2020, more than 29 million people participated in ShakeOut drills nationwide.

neily.chapman Wed, 10/20/2021 - 15:11
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Florida Department of Transportation Approved for Additional $65.4 Million in Hurricane Michael Debris Removal Expenses

10 hours 50 minutes ago
Florida Department of Transportation Approved for Additional $65.4 Million in Hurricane Michael Debris Removal Expenses

PENSACOLA, Fla. FEMA has approved $65,462,184 in grants to reimburse the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for its costs for Hurricane Michael debris removal operations in four affected counties.

FDOT used contractors and, in some cases, inmate labor – as provided by an agreement with the state Department of Corrections – to remove, monitor, chip and dispose of storm debris that posed a serious threat to public health and safety in Calhoun, Gadsden, Gulf and Jackson counties. A total of 3,851,305 cubic yards of vegetative debris, 290,637 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris, 23,059 hazardous trees, 11,017 hazardous hanging limbs, 657 stumps and 136 major household appliances (white goods) were removed from public property, roads and rights of way between Nov. 25, 2018 and July 11, 2019.

This reimbursement brings the total of FEMA grants for FDOT’s Hurricane Michael recovery to more than $388 million.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) works with FEMA during all phases of the program and reviews projects prior to FEMA final approval.

Applicants work directly with FEMA to develop projects and scopes of work. FEMA obligates funding for projects to FDEM after final approval.

Once a project is obligated, FDEM works closely with applicants to finalize grants and begin making payments. FDEM has procedures in place designed to ensure grant funding is provided to local communities as quickly as possible.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants to state, tribal and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship, so communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.

Kimberly.Kipp Wed, 10/20/2021 - 15:07
Kimberly.Kipp

Storm Survivors Receive Additional FEMA Funding After Counties Join the National Flood Insurance Program

11 hours 6 minutes ago
Storm Survivors Receive Additional FEMA Funding After Counties Join the National Flood Insurance Program

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – After Houston and Humphreys counties decided to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program in mid-September, residents affected by severe storms and flooding in August have received nearly $1 million in additional federal disaster assistance so far.

When a federal disaster declaration was made on Aug. 23 for Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties, the unincorporated areas of Houston and Humphreys were “sanctioned” by NFIP. This made them ineligible for the full range of FEMA grants. Houston County was sanctioned in October 2010 when local officials did not join after being mapped with a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Humphreys County was mapped a year earlier with a SFHA and became sanctioned in September 2009 after failing to join.

By law, sanctioned communities cannot receive federal disaster money for anything normally covered by insurance. This includes funding for permanent home repairs for individuals and families and to local governments for permanent infrastructure repair.

After enrolling in NFIP in September, survivors in the previously sanctioned communities in Houston and Humphreys counties have received a total of $908,539. In Humphreys county, which joined on Sept. 16, 48 individuals and families in these communities received a total of $869,966 for home repair and replacement of personal property. In Houston County, which enrolled on Sept. 24, 14 applicants received a total of $38,393 for home repair and replacement of personal property.

“We are pleased these communities will now have more funding and protection in case of future flooding,” said Tim Russo, Supervisory Floodplain Management Specialist. “The program includes certain codes and regulations, but these measures are worth the effort because ultimately any potential future damage will be lessened.”

While residents who experienced damage may now be eligible to receive full FEMA assistance, homes located in SFHAs are required to have NFIP in case of future damage. Residents who do not maintain their flood insurance will not be eligible for FEMA repair and replacement grants for flood damaged property and other federal disaster assistance normally covered by insurance. Survivors should keep in mind flood insurance claims are paid even when a major disaster is not declared. Also, survivors may not have to choose to take out a low-interest loan, which is the most common form of federal disaster assistance. It is important to remember an inch of floodwater per 1,000 square feet can cost about $10,000 to repair. Yet, most private insurance companies do not cover flood damage.

FEMA funds and administers the NFIP, but policies can be obtained through local insurance agents. To learn more about flood insurance policies or find an agent, go to FloodSmart | The National Flood Insurance Program or call 800-427-4661. For information on flood risks in your area, visit FEMA Flood Map Service Center | Welcome!.

Residents with damage in the previously sanctioned communities of Houston and Humphreys counties who have still not applied for FEMA assistance can do so by the Oct 25 application deadline in the following ways:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.  
  • Online through DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Download the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet.

For more information on Tennessee’s disaster recovery, visit www.tn.gov/tema.html and www.fema.gov/disaster/4609. You may also follow FEMA on www.facebook.com/fema and Twitter @FEMARegion4.

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bree-constance… Wed, 10/20/2021 - 14:51
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FEMA Grants Are Not Considered Income and are Not Taxable

11 hours 30 minutes ago
FEMA Grants Are Not Considered Income and are Not Taxable

NEW YORK – People receiving Social Security payments or other government assistance should not be concerned that FEMA disaster assistance might affect their benefits.

If you live in the Bronx, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk or Westchester County and have applied to FEMA for federal disaster assistance after Hurricane Ida, you are in no danger of losing other federal benefits to which you are entitled.

FEMA disaster grants are not considered taxable income. Accepting a FEMA grant will not affect your Social Security benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or other federal assistance programs.

Disaster grants help pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs caused by Ida, personal property replacement and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by your insurance or other sources.

There are several ways to apply for federal disaster assistance:

The Rockland County Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at:

  • Orangetown Soccer Club Complex, 175 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962

The following centers are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays:

  • Hostos College, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
  • Queens College, 152-45 Melbourne Ave., Queens, NY 11367
  • Medgar Evers College, 231 Crown St., Brooklyn, NY 11225
  • College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314
  • Michael J. Tully Park Physical Activity Center, 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park, NY 11040
  • Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 NY-25A, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
  • Public Library, 136 Prospect Ave., Mamaroneck, NY 10543

The deadline to apply for FEMA disaster assistance is Monday, Dec. 6.

For additional online resources as well as FEMA downloadable pamphlets and other aids, visit DisasterAssistance.gov and click “Information.”

For referrals to agencies that support community-specific needs, call 211 or visit https://www.211nys.org/contact-us. For New York City residents, call 311.

For the latest information on New York’s recovery efforts, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4615. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FEMARegion2 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fema.

thomas.wise Wed, 10/20/2021 - 14:27
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Multi-Million Dollar FEMA Allocation for San Juan's Iconic Parks

14 hours 5 minutes ago
Multi-Million Dollar FEMA Allocation for San Juan's Iconic Parks

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assigned a little over $5 million for permanent works in three iconic recreational facilities at the Municipality of the Capital City: Parque Central, Hiram Bithorn Stadium and Luis Muñoz Marín Park.

“Each one of these parks means a lot for the sports, cultural and family lifestyles in Puerto Rico. With these obligations, we reaffirm our commitment to the recovery of the island in all its aspects,” said the FEMA Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator in Puerto Rico, José G. Baquero.

Of the federal share, $3 million is for the San Juan’s Parque Central. This 14-acre park, which was inaugurated in 1979 for the Pan-American Games, has 60 employees and receives more than 5,000 daily visitors. The main building, athletic tracks, the bleachers, 22 children’s play areas, the pools and the tennis courts at the park will be repaired. The process is currently at the auction and design phase.

According to the administration at the Parque Central, “the facility is used in a family-friendly way for recreational activities and sports, from age 6 to the elderly.” They also describe it as a “the lungs of San Juan” due to its vast greenery.

For personal trainer Derick Negrón Figueroa, the repairs are important because there are not many places available. “The park helps the youth to continue to develop physically, it entertains them and the general community. I like to come here because I can do what I want in a day in one same place without having to go elsewhere,” he added.

Furthermore, nearly $1.1 million will be used to repair various areas, the main building, the pavilion and various general areas of the Luis Muñoz Marín Park (PLMM, for its Spanish acronym), originally known as the Parque de Las Américas and inaugurated on 1983.

This renown family park that has received nearly 951,200 people during the last six years, has a water park, a dog park, pavilions for rent, children’s play areas and bicycle and pedestrian tracks, among others. The PLMM welcomes between 150,000 to 200,000 visitors per year and creates 33 direct jobs and nearly 20 indirect ones.

According to its Deputy Director, Laura Vélez Ramírez, this is one of the most important parks in the city. “The repair and conditioning works to the PLMM are vital, especially during this historic moment. Parks have become the best option for recreation, education and enjoyment. They are open spaces that guarantee social distancing in compliance with health regulations,” said Vélez Ramírez.

Of the funds for PLMM, nearly $70,000 are earmarked for hazard mitigation works to prevent similar damages in future disasters. To this end, some fences and the aluminum gutter on the roof will be repaired to help store water for the cisterns.

Likewise, over $930,000 was allocated to the iconic Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Hato Rey and its power station. The repairs related to Hurricane María on this professional baseball stadium, which takes its name from the first Puerto Rican player to play on the Major Leagues, have already been completed. According to the Municipality of San Juan, the Bithorn, currently open during regular hours following the corresponding protocols, expects the visit of 300,000 people during this fiscal year.

For this part, the Executive Director of the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency (COR3), Ing. Manuel A. Laboy Rivera, expressed that “Once the reconstruction works finish, thousands of fans will enjoy sports competitions or safe and resilient recreational areas.” He also mentioned that they will be able to attract sports or entertainment events that “support the local economic development through tourism.”

To access more information on the recovery of Puerto Rico from Hurricane María, visit fema.gov/disaster/4339 and recuperacion.pr. Follow us on social media at Facebook.com/FEMAPuertoRico, Facebook.com/COR3pr and Twitter @COR3pr.

 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (October 12, 2021)- Nearly $1.1 million will be used to repair various areas, the main building, the pavilion and various general areas of the Luis Muñoz Marín Park (PLMM, for its Spanish acronym), originally known as the Parque de Las Américas and inaugurated on 1983. Photo/ Eliezer Hernández

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (October 12, 2021) - Of the federal share, $3 million is for the San Juan’s Parque Central. The main building, athletic tracks, the bleachers, 22 children’s play areas, the pools and the tennis courts at the park will be repaired. Photo/ Eliezer Hernández

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (October 12, 2021) - Over $930,000 was allocated to the iconic Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Hato Rey and its power station. The repairs related to Hurricane María on this professional baseball stadium, which takes its name from the first Puerto Rican player to play on the Major Leagues, have already been completed. Photo/ Eliezer Hernández 

frances.acevedo-pico Wed, 10/20/2021 - 11:52
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FEMA Approves Additional $21.8 Million for Bay County Hurricane Michael Debris Removal Expenses

1 day 6 hours ago
FEMA Approves Additional $21.8 Million for Bay County Hurricane Michael Debris Removal Expenses

PENSACOLA, Fla.FEMA has approved an additional grant of $21,869,018 for the State of Florida to reimburse Bay County for its debris removal operations after Hurricane Michael in 2018.

Funding from FEMA's Public Assistance grant program will reimburse the county for removing 901,285 cubic yards of vegetative debris, 274,942 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris, 7,279 hazardous leaning trees, 2,460 hazardous hanging limbs and 402 stumps from public roads, infrastructure and rights of way, which posed a serious threat to public health and safety.

This reimbursement brings the total of FEMA grants for Bay County’s Hurricane Michael recovery to more than $295.1 million.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) works with FEMA during all phases of the program and reviews projects prior to FEMA final approval.

Applicants work directly with FEMA to develop projects and scopes of work. FEMA obligates funding for projects to FDEM after final approval.

Once a project is obligated, FDEM works closely with applicants to finalize grants and begin making payments. FDEM has procedures in place designed to ensure grant funding is provided to local communities as quickly as possible.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants to state, tribal and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship, so communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.

Kimberly.Kipp Tue, 10/19/2021 - 19:35
Kimberly.Kipp

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of the Commonwealth of Virginia

1 day 7 hours ago
FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the Surry Power Station

PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Surry Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of October 25, 2021 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

“These drills are held every other year to evaluate government’s ability to protect public health and safety,” said MaryAnn Tierney, Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 3. “We will assess state and local government emergency response capabilities within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone within the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Within 90 days, FEMA will send its evaluation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for use in licensing decisions.  The final report will be available to the public approximately 120 days after the exercise.

FEMA will present preliminary findings of the exercise during a public meeting at 4:00 p.m. on October 28, 2021.  The meeting will be conducted in a virtual format via Zoom. Planned speakers include representatives from FEMA and the NRC.  Access to the public meeting is provided below:

Join ZoomGov Meeting https://fema.zoomgov.com/j/1615726081

Meeting ID: 161 572 6081 Passcode: 442539  

At the public meeting, FEMA may request that questions or comments be submitted in writing for review and response. Written comments may also be submitted after the meeting by emailing FEMAR3NewsDesk@fema.dhs.gov or by mail to:

MaryAnn Tierney

Regional Administrator

FEMA Region III

615 Chestnut Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106

FEMA created the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program to (1) ensure the health and safety of citizens living around commercial nuclear power plants would be adequately protected in the event of a nuclear power plant accident and (2) inform and educate the public about radiological emergency preparedness.

REP Program responsibilities cover only “offsite” activities, that is, state and local government emergency planning and preparedness activities that take place beyond the nuclear power plant boundaries. Onsite activities continue to be the responsibility of the NRC.

Additional information on FEMA’s REP Program is available online at FEMA.gov/Radiological-Emergency-Preparedness-Program.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region 3’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

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amanda.hancher Tue, 10/19/2021 - 18:56
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Last Day to Apply for Federal Assistance

1 day 7 hours ago
Last Day to Apply for Federal Assistance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The last day to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is Oct. 25, 2021.

Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from the wildfires in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Tehama and Trinity counties have less than one week to apply for disaster assistance.

Assistance from FEMA may include funds for temporary housing while you are unable to live in your home, such as rental assistance or reimbursement for hotel costs; funds to support the repair or replacement of owner-occupied homes that serve as the household’s primary residence, including privately-owned access routes, such as driveways, roads, or bridges; and funds for disaster-caused expenses and serious needs, such as repair or replacement of personal property and vehicles, funds for moving and storage, medical, dental, child care and other miscellaneous items.

Survivors are encouraged to file insurance claims for damage to their homes, personal property, businesses and vehicles before they apply for FEMA assistance. The easiest way to apply is online at DisasterAssistance.gov. Survivors who may need to request an accommodation or have additional questions can call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information prior to registration: Social Security number; address of the damaged primary residence; insurance coverage information; current telephone number and mailing address; and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.

For disaster damage to private property that is not fully covered by insurance, SBA may be the best option. SBA is the primary source of federal money for long-term disaster recovery. Homeowners may be eligible for a disaster loan up to $200,000 for primary residence structural repairs or rebuilding. SBA may also be able to help homeowners and renters with up to $40,000 to replace important personal property, including automobiles damaged or destroyed in the disaster. Businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible to borrow up to $2 million for repair costs and disaster related working capital needs.

For information on the SBA process, visit DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov, call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing can call 800-877-8339.

Survivors should update contact information as soon as possible because FEMA may need to reach them to perform virtual home inspections or get additional information.  FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposits of disaster assistance to their financial institution.  Survivors should let FEMA know as soon as possible of any changes to their mailing or banking information.

Disaster assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.

For more information about California’s recovery, visit fema.gov/disaster/4610 and Cal OES’ wildfirerecovery.caloes.ca.gov.

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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, economic status. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, you can call the Civil Rights Resource line at 833-285-7448 or 800-462-7585 (TTY/TDD).

FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.

robert.barker Tue, 10/19/2021 - 18:06
robert.barker

One Month Later: By the Numbers

1 day 12 hours ago
One Month Later: By the Numbers

HARRISBURG, Pa. Barely a month has passed since Hurricane Ida traveled a northeasterly course from the Gulf Coast through several states leaving a damaged Pennsylvania landscape in her wake. A major federal disaster was declared for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by President Biden on September 10, 2021. The declaration provided Individual Assistance (IA) for the six counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York. Two additional counties, Bedford and Northampton, were added on September 24. Since then more than $35.8 million in federal assistance has been approved for Pennsylvanians. FEMA and its federal partners continue working daily to support the state and its residents as they rebuild their lives and communities.

As of October 18, a total of 29,660 people in the eight declared counties have applied to FEMA for information and assistance.

More than $21.9 million in federal disaster funds have been approved, including:

  • A total of $17.5 million in Individual Assistance grants for housing assistance including:
    • More than $12.6 million for eligible home repairs.
    • More than $4.9 million in rental assistance.
  • More than $4.3 million in grants for Other Needs Assistance to homeowners and renters to repair or replace certain household items, and include medical and dental expenses, and for disaster-related burials.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $13.9 million in low-interest disaster loans to repair and replace damaged property and contents.
  • The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has paid policyholders more than $12.9 million for 1,796 claims filed to repair and rebuild flood-damaged property and contents. The $12.9 million includes advance payments to help homeowners get started quickly on repairs.
  • Over 1,339 survivors have visited State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers. Mitigation specialists are available at recovery centers to help survivors with tips and techniques on building hazard-resistant homes.
  • A total of 19,991 FEMA housing inspections (81.8 percent) have been completed.
  • FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams have spoken with 2,172 survivors throughout the eight declared counties and have visited more than 5,330 homes during the program, which ended October 5, 2021.

Disaster response involves the whole community, including local, state, and federal agencies, the private sector, nonprofit, voluntary, and faith-based organizations. Volunteers have been working tirelessly to help Pennsylvanians who were impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida get back to a more normal life.

The following agencies have engaged in assisting survivors of the disaster: Pennsylvania VOAD; Southeastern PA VOAD (SEPA VOAD); York County VOAD; Northeastern PA VOAD (NEPA VOAD) ; American Red Cross; Salvation Army; United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR); United Church Christ Disaster Ministries; Southern Baptist Convention; Pennsylvania SPCA; ACLAMO; Team Rubicon; United Way 211; Lutheran Disaster Services; Presbyterian Disaster Services; Adventist Community Services; Chester County Food Bank; The Elevated Studio; Nationalities Service Center; and Philabundance.

Survivors in Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and York Counties have until November 10, 2021 to register for FEMA federal disaster assistance.

Here’s how to register or to get additional information:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 1-800-462-7585. Call Centers are currently open 24 hours.
  • Download the free FEMA Mobile App and apply.

FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open in fixed locations to give survivors options to register and submit documents for their disaster assistance application.

Hours of Operation for all fixed DRCs below are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed  

Chester County

  • Ashbridge Square Shopping Center (next to Staples and Home Depot), 945 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown    

Delaware County - operating in partnership with the Delaware County Emergency Services Department

  • Chadds Ford Township Office, 10 Ring Road, Chads Ford

Montgomery County

  • Montgomery County Community College, Health Sciences Center Gymnasium, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell 

Philadelphia County - operating in partnership with the Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management:

  • Former CVS location, 7219 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia

York County

  • Manchester Township Municipal Building, 300 Farmtrail Rd, York

FEMA is also operating Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs).  These are temporary Centers staffed with FEMA personnel and representatives of other federal and state agencies to assist with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.  Each location is open a relatively short period of time to provide assistance to as many residents as possible in designated counties impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

Montgomery County was the first to be serviced.  A mobile DRC is open noon to 7:00 pm, Monday, Oct. 18, at SpringHill Suites, 430 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting. Others are planned for the near future.

FEMA’s Public Assistance Program (PA) is a grant program which provides federal assistance to state and local governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations following a presidential disaster declaration.  FEMA announced that the program is available to Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties. All seven categories of PA (Categories A-G) are now available on a 75 percent federal/25 percent state/local cost-share basis for eligible expenses. Additional counties may be designated at a later date.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency twitter.com/PEMAHQ on Twitter and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/. Additional information is available at fema.gov/disaster/4618.

To learn more about the City of Philadelphia’s Response and Recovery to Ida, please visit: https://www.phila.gov/2021-09-02-city-responds-to-damage-and-flooding-from-storm-ida/

Call 800-659-2955 for information about SBA’s disaster assistance, email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov https://usfema-my.sharepoint.com/personal/0263784098_fema_dhs_gov/Documents/Desktop/4618-PA/News Releases-R3 and DR4618/disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visit SBA’s website at SBA.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region 3’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion3 and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/femaregion3

valerie.amato Tue, 10/19/2021 - 13:25
valerie.amato

New Northampton County Disaster Recovery Center Opening to Better Serve Pennsylvanians

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New Northampton County Disaster Recovery Center Opening to Better Serve Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for Northampton County opens today at 1:00 p.m. at the Northampton County EOC, 100 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth.

The hours of operation for this DRC are:

  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (except Monday Oct. 18 when it will open from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Including Northampton county, there are five (5) DRCs in eight (8) counties. The others are:

  • Montgomery County Community College
    • Health Sciences Center Gymnasium, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell PA  
  • Ashbridge Square Shopping Center (next to Staples and Home Depot)
    • 945 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA  
  • Manchester Township Municipal Building
    • ​​​​​​​3200 Farmtrail Road, York, PA  
  • Former CVS Store
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​7219 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia

Hours of operation for these DRCs are:

  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed  
  • A mobile DRC is open noon to 7:00 pm Monday, Oct. 18, at SpringHill Suites, 430 Plymouth Rd, Plymouth Meeting.

DRCs provide disaster survivors with information from Pennsylvania state agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance, learn about the types of assistance available, learn about the appeals process and get updates on applications.

You may visit a Disaster Recovery Center without registering with FEMA. If you would like help registering, in addition to visiting a DRC, the following resources are available to help:

  • Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. EST.  
  • Information on the registration process is available online at DisasterAssistance.gov or DisasterAssistance.gov/es for Spanish.
  • Download the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish), wherever you access your mobile applications.

Disaster Recovery Centers are accessible to people with disabilities. They have assistive technology equipment that allows disaster survivors to use amplified telephones, phones that display text, amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss, and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps, and restrooms.

FEMA’s Individual Assistance program is designed to help survivors with immediate essential needs and to help displaced survivors find a safe, functional place to live temporarily until they can return home. Many survivors may have additional needs beyond what can be provided by FEMA. The agency works closely with (Commonwealth) state, federal, faith-based, and voluntary agencies to help match survivors who have remaining needs with other sources of assistance.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency twitter.com/PEMAHQ on Twitter and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/PEMAHQ/. Additional information is available at fema.gov/disaster/4618.

For information about SBA’s disaster assistance, call 800-659-2955, email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visit SBA’s website at SBA.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region 3’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion3 and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/femaregion3

valerie.amato Tue, 10/19/2021 - 13:08
valerie.amato

ICYMI -- FEMA Administrator Talks Importance of Emergency Managers in Fight Against Climate Change at International Association of Emergency Managers Conference

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ICYMI -- FEMA Administrator Talks Importance of Emergency Managers in Fight Against Climate Change at International Association of Emergency Managers Conference

WASHINGTON -- FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell addressed the nation’s emergency managers today at the 2021 International Association of Emergency Managers conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. This was her first appearance as the FEMA Administrator at the event since she joined the agency in April of 2021.

Administrator Criswell’s speech focused on how climate change is transforming the disaster landscape, the ways FEMA is charting a course to combat climate change and how the role of the emergency manager is more important than ever.

“Across the country – and around the world – our communities are now facing hazards that have been historically low-probability events.  The impacts are greater, do more damage and last longer,” said Administrator Criswell. “We need to broaden our reach and stretch our coordination across more organizations and neighborhoods.  We need to leverage the lessons of the past, while also looking toward the future.”

The Administrator discussed how the field of emergency management is undergoing immense change, but the unending commitment to protecting communities remains the top priority. Climate change continues to present risks which are greater and deadlier than any other hazard the nation’s faced. In turn, emergency managers must adapt business practices to pave a way forward that will protect our communities now and in the future. 

Visit FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell's Remarks to the 2021 IAEM Conference to read the full transcript of the speech given earlier today. 

Last week, Administrator Criswell spoke to the National Emergency Management Association’s annual conference as well. To read the full transcript of her speech last week, visit FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell's Remarks to the NEMA 2021 Annual Forum | FEMA.gov.

amy.ashbridge Mon, 10/18/2021 - 20:56
amy.ashbridge

Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose

2 days 6 hours ago
Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. – FEMA reminds western North Carolina residents who have received federal disaster assistance for Tropical Storm Fred to use the money for its intended purpose and to keep receipts for three years.

Disaster assistance is intended to help residents meet basic disaster-related needs. A letter explaining what the payment is to be used for arrives within a day or two of the check or direct deposit payment.

If applicants spend the payment on anything other than the purpose for which it is intended, they may be denied future disaster assistance. In some cases, FEMA may ask that the money be returned.

Those receiving assistance are urged to keep receipts for their disaster spending for three years to document that the money was used to meet disaster-related needs. If recipients receive an insurance settlement to cover the same expenses, they must reimburse FEMA. Audits are conducted to confirm funds were spent properly.

Disaster survivors in Buncombe, Haywood and Transylvania counties with uninsured losses can apply for disaster assistance by going online to DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362, or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time, seven days a week..

The deadline to apply is Nov. 8, 2021.

For an American Sign Language video on this topic, go to: www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=vF_SkmvBbGo&feature=youtu.be.

For more information about Tropical Storm Fred recovery in North Carolina, visit fema.gov/disaster/4617 and ncdps.gov/TSFred. Follow us on Twitter: @NCEmergency and @FEMARegion4.

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

brianasummer.fenton Mon, 10/18/2021 - 19:02
brianasummer.fenton

One Week Left for Middle Tennesseans to Apply for Disaster Assistance

2 days 10 hours ago
One Week Left for Middle Tennesseans to Apply for Disaster Assistance

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Homeowners and renters in Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties with uninsured damage or losses from the Aug. 21 severe storms and flooding have until Oct. 25, 2021 to apply to FEMA for federal disaster assistance and to the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest disaster loans.

After registering with FEMA, many residents are automatically referred to SBA to apply for a low-interest disaster loan. SBA’s disaster loans are the largest source of long-term federal disaster recovery funds for residents, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations.

There is no obligation to take an SBA disaster loan or cost to apply.  Residents who are declined for an SBA loan may be referred to FEMA for grant consideration.

Businesses and individuals may obtain information about low-interest disaster loans by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at sba.gov/disaster.

Those with insurance may use an SBA loan to cover the deductible and other losses not paid for by their policy. Survivors with insurance should also apply to FEMA, as they may be eligible for grants to help with disaster-related expenses their insurance doesn’t cover.

For more information on Tennessee’s disaster recovery, visit www.tn.gov/tema.html and www.fema.gov/disaster/4609. You may also follow FEMA on www.facebook.com/fema and Twitter @FEMARegion4.

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bree-constance… Mon, 10/18/2021 - 15:38
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Get Earthquake Ready: Join the Annual Shakeout Drill on Oct. 21

2 days 10 hours ago
Get Earthquake Ready: Join the Annual Shakeout Drill on Oct. 21

CHICAGO – The annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place Oct. 21 at 10:21 a.m. local time and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5 office wants everyone to Drop, Cover and Hold On, while learning the important steps to stay safe during an earthquake. 

Scientists estimate there is a 25‐40% probability of a damaging earthquake occurring in the central U.S. within any 50-year window of time.

“Earthquakes are a risk every day of the year and can happen where you work, live or travel,” said Moises Dugan, acting regional administrator, FEMA Region 5.  “The Great Shakeout earthquake drill is our chance to practice together how to protect ourselves, so we can save lives and prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.”

Prepare before an earthquake occurs by securing moveable items in your home such as furniture and other heavy objects, creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate after the disaster, and having a kit of emergency supplies ready, in case it is needed.

Protect yourself when the earth shakes by taking these steps:

  1. Drop (or Lock): Wherever you are, drop down to your hands and knees and hold onto something sturdy. If you’re using a wheelchair or walker with a seat, make sure your wheels are locked and remain seated until the shaking stops.
  2. Cover your head and neck with your arms. If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter. If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows). Crawl only if you can reach better cover without going through an area with more debris. Stay on your knees or bent over to protect vital organs.
  3. Hold on: If you are under a table or desk, hold on with one hand and be ready to move with it if it moves. If seated and unable to drop to the floor, bend forward, cover your head with your arms and hold on to your neck with both hands.

The Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are free and open to the public. To take part in the ShakeOut, register to participate at www.shakeout.org.

The ShakeOut is nationally sponsored by the United States Geological Survey, FEMA, and the National Science Foundation and is supported by multiple partner organizations. For additional earthquake readiness information, visit www.ready.gov/earthquakes.

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

troy.christensen Mon, 10/18/2021 - 15:06
troy.christensen

أحصل في متاجر Menards على النصائح حول كيفية الحد من مخاطر الكوارث

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أحصل في متاجر Menards على النصائح حول كيفية الحد من مخاطر الكوارث

ديترويت - نظرًا لأن الناجين من جنوب شرق ولاية ميشيغان يقومون بتنظيف وإصلاح الأضرار التي لحقت بمنازلهم بسبب العواصف والفيضانات الشديدة التي حدثت في الفترة من 25 إلى 26 يونيو 2021، تعاونت  FEMA  مع متاجر  Menardsلتحسين المنازل في بلومفيلد هيلز ووارن لتقديم معلومات ونصائح ومطبوعات مجانية حول جعل المنازل والشركات أقوى وأكثر أمانًا.

 

سيتواجد فريق FEMA  لتخفيف المخاطر في:

 

Menards

1901 S. Telegraph Rd.

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302

من الآن حتى 28 أكتوبر

من الاثنين إلى السبت، من الساعة 9 صباحًا حتى 7 مساءً

 

Menards

32501 Van Dyke Ave.

Warren, Michigan 48093

من 29 أكتوبر إلى 11 نوفمبر

من الاثنين إلى السبت، من الساعة 9 صباحًا حتى 7 مساءً

 

معظم المعلومات والمنشورات المجانية المقدمة موجهة للعمل الذاتي والمقاولين العامين. تشمل موضوعات التعافي التي سيتم تناولها نصائح بخصوص التنظيف والتأمين ضد الفيضانات ورفع المرافق وإعادة بناء المنازل التي غمرتها المياه.

 

بسبب  كوفيد-19 سيطبق موظفو FEMA إجراءات التباعد الاجتماعي وارتداء الكمامات أثناء التواجد في المتاجر.

 

يتوفر متخصصوFEMA  لتخفيف المخاطر أيضًا في مراكز التعافي من الكوارث للإجابة على الأسئلة وتقديم معلومات عن مقاومة الفيضانات ونصائح حول تحسين المنزل وطرق مجربة لمنع وتقليل الأضرار التي قد تنجم عن الكوارث في المستقبل.

 

للمزيد من المعلومات عن تعافي ميشيغان، يرجى زيارة  fema.gov/disaster/4607. مساعدات FEMA متاحة حاليًا للمقيمين في مقاطعات أوكلاند، ماكومب، وشتيناو ، وواين. الموعد النهائي للأفراد لتقديم الطلبات للحصول على المساعدة في حالات الكوارث هو 12 نوفمبر 2021.

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 مساعدات التعافي من الكوارث تقدم بدون تمييز على أساس العرق أو الدين أو الأصل القومي أو الجنس أو العمر أو الإعاقة أو إتقان للغة الإنجليزية أو الوضع الاقتصادي.  ستكون التسهيلات المعقولة، بما في ذلك خدمات الترجمة ومترجمي لغة الإشارة الأمريكية عبر خدمة ترحيل الفيديو، متاحة لضمان التواصل الفعال مع المتقدمين ذوي المعرفة المحدودة باللغة الإنجليزية وأصحاب الإعاقات والوصول والاحتياجات الوظيفية. إذا تعرضت أنت أو أي شخص تعرفه للتمييز، فاتصل بـ FEMA على الرقم المجاني 3362-621-800 (بما في ذلك 711 أو ترحيل فيديو). إذا كنت أصم أو تعاني من ضعف في السمع أو لديك إعاقة في النطق وتستخدم هاتفًا نصيًا، فاتصل على 7585-462-800.

 

إن مهمة FEMA هي مساعدة الناس قبل وأثناء وبعد الكوارث

troy.christensen Mon, 10/18/2021 - 13:19
troy.christensen

Asesoramiento para la reducción de riesgos de desastres en Menards

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Asesoramiento para la reducción de riesgos de desastres en Menards

Detroit. A medida que los sobrevivientes del sureste de Michigan limpian y reparan los daños en sus viviendas causados por las graves tormentas e inundaciones ocurridas el 25 y 26 de junio de 2021, FEMA se ha asociado con las tiendas de mejoras para el hogar Menards en Bloomfield Hills y Warren para proporcionar información gratuita, asesoramiento y documentos sobre cómo hacer que las viviendas y los negocios sean más resistentes y seguros.

 

El equipo de Mitigación de riesgos de FEMA estará en:

 

Menards

1901 S. Telegraph Rd.

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302

Desde hoy hasta el 28 de octubre

de lunes a sábado, de 9 a. m. a 7 p. m.

 

Menards

32501 Van Dyke Ave.

Warren, Michigan 48093

del 29 de octubre al 11 de noviembre

de lunes a sábado, de 9 a. m. a 7 p. m.

 

La mayor parte de la información y las publicaciones gratuitas que se ofrecen están orientadas al bricolaje (do-it-yourself) y a los contratistas generales. Entre los temas de recuperación abordados están los consejos de limpieza, el seguro contra inundaciones, la elevación de los servicios públicos y la reconstrucción de las viviendas inundadas.

 

Debido al COVID-19, el personal de FEMA practicará el distanciamiento social y llevará máscaras faciales mientras esté en las tiendas.

 

Los especialistas en mitigación de riesgos de FEMA estarán disponibles en los Centros de Recuperación de Desastres para contestar preguntas y ofrecer información sobre la protección contra las inundaciones, consejos para mejorar las viviendas y métodos probados para prevenir y disminuir los daños de futuros desastres.

 

Para obtener más información sobre la recuperación de Michigan, visite fema.gov/disaster/4607. La asistencia de la FEMA está actualmente disponible para los residentes de los condados de Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw y Wayne. El plazo para que las personas soliciten la ayuda por desastre finaliza el 12 de noviembre de 2021.

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La asistencia en caso de desastre está disponible sin importar la raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, edad, discapacidad, dominio limitado del inglés o situación económica. Se ofrecerán adaptaciones razonables, incluida la traducción y los intérpretes de lenguaje de señas americano a través del servicio de retransmisión por video, para garantizar una comunicación eficaz con los solicitantes que tengan un dominio limitado del inglés, discapacidades y necesidades de acceso y funcionales. Si usted o alguien que conoce ha sido discriminado, llame a la línea gratuita de FEMA al 800-621-3362 (incluidos los usuarios del 711 o servicio de retransmisión por video). Si usted es una persona sorda, con dificultades auditivas o tiene alguna discapacidad del habla y usa el servicio de TTY, llame al 800-462-7585.

 

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

troy.christensen Mon, 10/18/2021 - 13:17
troy.christensen

Preliminary Flood Maps for Coal County, Oklahoma Ready for Public View

4 days 11 hours ago
Preliminary Flood Maps for Coal County, Oklahoma Ready for Public View

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in all communities and unincorporated areas of Coal County, Oklahoma.

Property owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the appeal and comment periods for the maps.

This is Coal County’s first complete set of digital FIRMs. These maps serve multiple purposes, including defining Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). SFHAs are areas at high risk for flooding. Communities and residents can use the information to make informed decisions about building, development and flood insurance.

FEMA stresses that flooding can and does happen outside of the most vulnerable areas.

Review the preliminary flood maps by visiting the local floodplain administrator (FPA). A FEMA Map Specialist can help identify community FPAs. Specialists are available by telephone at 1-877-FEMA-MAP (1-877-336-2627) or by email at FEMAMapSpecialist@riskmapcds.com.

The preliminary maps may also be viewed online:

For more information about the flood maps:

Most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage. There are cost-saving options available for those newly mapped into a high-risk flood zone. Learn more about your flood insurance options by talking with your insurance agent or visiting https://www.floodsmart.gov.

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