Safe Rooms Save Lives

Safe Rooms Save Lives BATON ROUGE, La. – Every year, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other extreme windstorms injure and kill people, and cause millions of dollars’ worth of property damage in the United States. Most homes, even new ones constructed according to current building codes, do not provide adequate protection for occupants seeking refuge from these events. Having a safe room built for your home or community can help provide near-absolute protection for you, your family, or the public. You are invited to learn about building a safe room in Louisiana by...

FEMA Updates State-Specific Funeral Assistance Information

WASHINGTON -- FEMA continues to accept applications for funeral assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses. As of Monday, May 24, the agency has received nearly 196,000 applications, and approved more than $66 million for more than 9,700 applicants. Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available. Please note, phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. Additional information about the assistance and frequently asked questions are available on FEMA.gov. Please find below state-specific information: State/Territory Registrations...

Tuesday is the Final Day for Most Oklahomans to Apply for Federal Assistance

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, is the final day for most Oklahomans to apply for assistance from FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration. If you live in Muskogee County, you have another month—until June 24, 2021. That’s because Muskogee County was added to the declaration just 12 days before the registration deadline. Survivors who have uninsured losses after the February winter storm can apply several ways, but the fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov. If it is not possible to register online, call...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in El Paso 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 El Paso 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...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Woodruff County, Arkansas

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Woodruff County, Arkansas. 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...

Only a Few Days Remain for Oklahomans to Apply for Federal Assistance

OKLAHOMA CITY — Most Oklahomans who have uninsured losses resulting from the February winter storm have until Tuesday, May 25, 2021, to apply with FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration for assistance. FEMA will accept applications for Oklahomans in Muskogee County only, until June 24, 2021, since the county was recently added close to the application deadline. Survivors can apply several ways, but the fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov. If it is not possible to register online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free phone lines...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Craighead County, Arkansas

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Craighead County, Arkansas. 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...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Jackson County, Arkansas

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Jackson County, Arkansas. 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...

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Recovery Includes a Plan for Long-Term Housing

BATON ROUGE, La. – Help for Louisiana survivors of hurricanes Laura and Delta may include temporary FEMA housing assistance. FEMA has provided direct temporary housing to over 2,000 families from hurricanes Laura and Delta with just over 500 eligible families waiting to receive accommodations. Since housing the first applicant, over 100 families have already moved out of their temporary homes. Direct housing units that are provided by FEMA are not intended to be permanent housing. If you are a hurricane Laura or Delta survivor who has been placed in a FEMA-provided...