Preliminary Flood Maps for Roosevelt County, New Mexico 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 Roosevelt County, New Mexico. 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. For this Physical Map Revision, the FIRMs for Roosevelt County serve multiple purposes, including defining Special Flood Hazard...

Preliminary Flood Maps for Kaufman County, Texas 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 Kaufman County, Texas. 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. For this Physical Map Revision, the FIRMs for Kaufman County serve multiple purposes, including defining Special Flood Hazard Areas...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Grayson County, Texas

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Grayson County, Texas. 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 90-day appeal and comment period. The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken...

FEMA Cost Share Adjustment Grants Louisiana More Funds for Public Assistance in Hurricane Laura Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La.--- Damage from Hurricane Laura was of such severity that it crossed the threshold of FEMA’s normal Public Assistance cost-share rate of 75% and allowed the State of Louisiana to receive a rarely reached cost- share rate of 90% for eligible damages. This resulted in almost $22 million more for applicants to fund projects. From rebuilding parish buildings to repairing sewer systems to restoring a children’s hospital, these projects are helping Louisiana communities recover from the hurricane. Five major recipients received grants totaling over $19.6 million more for their...

Prepare Now for Imminent Dangerous Storms from the Mississippi Valley to Alabama

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FEMA Advisors Available for Oklahomans Requiring Specialized Assistance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — FEMA is committed to helping all Oklahoma residents who were affected by the winter storms, including anyone requiring specialized assistance. FEMA’s guidance is intended to ensure that individuals who have access and functional needs receive lawful and equal assistance before, during and after a disaster. Survivors in 16 Oklahoma counties are eligible for federal assistance. The counties are Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Comanche, Cotton, Hughes, Jefferson, Le Flore, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pittsburg, Stephens, Tulsa and Wagoner. When applying for federal assistance, pay special attention to question number...

Oklahoma Survivors Affected by Severe Winter Storms Reminded to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

DENTON, Texas – Oklahomans in 16 counties designated for federal assistance should register with FEMA now if they sustained damage to their homes following the recent winter storms. Two weeks have passed since the president granted a major disaster declaration. Disaster assistance can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. The 16 eligible counties are Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Comanche, Cotton, Hughes, Jefferson, Le Flore, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pittsburg, Stephens, Tulsa and Wagoner. If you...

FEMA Registration Required for Winter Storm Damage Even if You Registered Before

BATON ROUGE, La. – Even if you registered for federal assistance because you suffered hurricane damage last year, you must re-register for assistance if you incurred damage from February’s winter storms Feb. 11 – 19. Having received disaster assistance from a previous federally declared disaster does not preclude you from registering for assistance under a newly declared disaster if you are eligible. Survivors in Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Madison, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Webster, West Carroll, and...

Providing FEMA Insurance Documentation During the Application Process Can Change Your Eligibility Status

DENTON, Texas – During the recent winter storms, many Oklahomans in the 16 designated counties may have sustained damages to their home and property.  Homeowners and renters who have insurance and are applying for FEMA disaster assistance must also file an insurance claim as soon as possible. When applicants apply to FEMA , they are asked if they are insured. Insurance is then taken into consideration as their application is processed. Fortunately, insurance provides more financial security than disaster assistance grants. During the storms, many homeowners and renters experienced power outages,...

Louisiana Survivors Affected by Winter Weather Can Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana homeowners and renters affected by the February winter storms who live in parishes that have recently been designated for Individual Assistance could be eligible for help from FEMA. The parishes are: Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, Franklin, Grant, LaSalle, Madison, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Webster, West Carroll, and Winn. If you have homeowners or renter’s insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance....