New Hours for Sulphur Disaster Recovery Center

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Disaster Recovery Center in Sulphur has new hours to help Oklahomans affected by the April 25-May 9 storms continue their recovery. Starting May 25, the center will be open:8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SaturdayClosed SundayThe center will be closed Memorial Day, and will reopen at 8 a.m. the next day, May 28.The center is open at:Murray County Extension Office3490 Highway 7 WestSulphur, OK 73086The Extension Office is the smaller building at this address.Residents and businesses in Carter, Hughes, Kay, Lincoln, Love, Murray,...

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Volunteer and Donate Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need. Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond. FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters. Doing Business with FEMA...

FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office Launches Claimant Experience Survey

SANTA FE, N.M. – As of May 23, 2024, the FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office (Claims Office) has processed 3,697 claims and paid $659.8 million in compensation. Along the way, the Claims Office team has learned a lot of lessons and incorporated the community’s recommendations to improve operations. As part of an ongoing commitment to improve the claims process, the office is launching comprehensive surveys to gather valuable feedback directly from claimants.Beginning at the end of May, representatives from FEMA will begin reaching out to claimants via phone calls and...

Texans -- Be Alert to Fraud After a Disaster

AUSTIN – Survivors should be aware that con artists and criminals may try to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud or identity theft after a disaster. In some cases, thieves try to apply for FEMA assistance using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from survivors.If a FEMA inspector comes to your home and you did not submit a FEMA application, your information may have been used without your knowledge to create a FEMA application. If so, please inform the inspector that you did not apply for...

Marietta Disaster Recovery Center Closing May 25

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Disaster Recovery Center in the Marietta City Hall/Police Department will close Saturday, May 25, at 7 p.m.The center, which has been jointly run by FEMA and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until May 25. It is located at:700 South Highway 77Marietta, OK 73448Outreach teams from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will return to the site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 28-31 to help any remaining visitors.Residents who still need assistance can get help in...

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Harris and San Jacinto Counties

AUSTIN -- FEMA will be opening Disaster Recovery Centers in Houston and Coldspring on Friday, May 24 to provide one-on-one help to Texans affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding and straight-line winds that began April 26.Center locations:Harris CountyFonde Community Center110 Sabine St.Houston, TX 77007San Jacinto CountyInnovation Center250 Live OakColdspring, TX 77331The centers will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.Residents in Calhoun, Eastland, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker and Waller counties can visit any open center to meet with representatives of...

FEMA Assistance Available for Kay, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Pottawatomie and Washington County Survivors

OKLAHOMA CITY –Kay, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Pottawatomie and Washington Counties have been added to the major disaster declaration for Oklahomans who sustained damage from the April 25-May 9 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding.Residents of these counties may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Applicants may qualify for rental assistance, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other expenses related to storm damage. Survivors living in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Osage, Pontotoc and Washita counties may also be eligible for assistance. Additional counties may be...

Calhoun, Guadalupe Counties Eligible for FEMA Assistance

AUSTIN – Homeowners and renters in Calhoun and Guadalupe counties are now eligible for FEMA assistance after the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 26.Eligible applicants may qualify for serious needs assistance, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other eligible expenses related to storm damage. Previously, survivors in Eastland, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker and Waller counties were approved for assistance. Additional counties may be added.Texans in these counties can apply to FEMA in several ways, including online at DisasterAssistance.gov, downloading the FEMA App for mobile devices,...

FEMA Calls May Come from Unfamiliar Phone Numbers

AUSTIN – After Texans apply for disaster assistance, FEMA may call them to schedule an inspection of the damaged home, or to obtain more information to process the application. These calls may come from unfamiliar area codes or phone numbers.It is important to answer the call. A FEMA inspection may be required to determine whether a home is safe, sanitary, functional and accessible. If an inspection cannot be scheduled, that may cause a delay in FEMA’s review of the application.There is no charge for an inspection. The inspector will have FEMA photo...

FEMA Assistance Available to More Texas Survivors

AUSTIN – Eastland, Hardin, Jasper, Jones, Lamar and Waller counties have been added to the major disaster declaration for Texans who sustained damage from severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 26.Residents of these counties may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Eligible applicants may qualify for serious needs assistance, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other eligible expenses related to storm damage. Previously survivors in Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties were approved for assistance to individuals and households. Additional counties...