Fact Sheet: Beware of Identity Thieves, Scam Artists after a Disaster

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For Texas Hurricane Harvey Survivors, Public Assistance Grants Available

AUSTIN, Texas – For Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey, the Public Assistance Program is giving eligible applicants access to a $XXX million grant to restore damages caused by the disaster. The deadline to apply has been set for Oct.31 and no extensions will be granted.Eligible applicant include states, federally recognized tribal governments (including Alaska Native villages and organizations so long as they are not privately owned), U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.Survivors should consider applying to the SBA even if they think they aren’t interested in a...

October 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 12, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 12, 2017   Significant Events: •Hurricane Response & Recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires   Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Ophelia •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •Elevated Fire weather conditions – CA •Red Flag Warnings – CA •Space Weather: oPast 24-hours: Minor; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level occurred oNext 24-hours: Minor; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1...

Nueces County Disaster Recovery Center to Resume Full Service Friday

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For Texas Hurricane Harvey Survivors, Public Assistance Grants Available

AUSTIN, Texas – For Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey, the Public Assistance Program is giving eligible applicants access to a $XXX million grant to restore damages caused by the disaster. The deadline to apply has been set for Oct.31 and no extensions will be granted.Eligible applicant include states, federally recognized tribal governments (including Alaska Native villages and organizations so long as they are not privately owned), U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.Survivors should consider applying to the SBA even if they think they aren’t interested in a...

Fact Sheet: Elevating Your Flood Damaged Home to Avoid Future Damage

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Fact Sheet: Register with FEMA Even if You Have Insurance

People who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods and who live in the disaster-designated Texas counties should register for FEMA assistance even if they are covered by insurance or have registered with other agencies.Under federal law, FEMA cannot duplicate insurance settlements or other benefits, but there are cases where insured survivors might still be eligible for FEMA help.For example:Your settlement was delayed longer than 30 days after you filed a claim.The settlement does not fully cover all your losses and needs.You exhausted the additional living expenses provided in...

Fact Sheet: Why Should I Return the SBA Loan Application?

After you apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), you may be contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If you are asked to submit an application for a low-interest SBA disaster loan, don’t hesitate.If SBA determines you are eligible for a loan, you don’t have to accept it. If you don’t qualify for a loan, SBA will refer you back to FEMA and you could be considered for other FEMA grants for Other Needs Assistance, which covers items like disaster-related car repairs, clothing, household items...

Fact Sheet: Texas Renters May Be Eligible for Federal Help

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Fact Sheet: Helping Survivors with Disabilities in the Disaster Assistance Process

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: Carmen.Castro