FEMA Urges Public to Stay on Alert, Stands Ready to Support Tropical Storm Beryl

WASHINGTON -- As the first major hurricane of the season sets the tone for heightened storm activity in the coming months, FEMA pre-positioned personnel on the ground in Texas to support state-led response efforts while Tropical Storm Beryl continues its path along the Texas coast and further inland.  Prior to the hurricane’s landfall, FEMA staged commodities and critical supplies, including 500,000 meals and 800,000 liters of water, that are ready to distribute at the state’s request. FEMA also has 60 generators on-site to provide power to critical infrastructure, if needed. To ensure...

Read Your FEMA Eligibility Letter Carefully

Residents of Lincoln and Otero counties and the Mescalero Apache Reservation who applied for federal disaster assistance from FEMA following the South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding will receive a determination letter from FEMA by mail or email.  The letter will explain your application status and how to respond. It is important to read the letter carefully because it will include the amount of any assistance FEMA may provide and information on the appropriate use of disaster assistance funds.If you disagree with the initial decision or the amount of assistance approved,...

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FEMA Inspecting Homes After New Mexico Wildfires and Flooding

After New Mexico residents apply for FEMA assistance, a home inspection may be necessary to help determine whether the home is safe, sanitary, and livable.The inspectors will call or text applicants to arrange to meet at the home. They will leave messages and/or texts on the phone number listed on the FEMA application. These communications may come from an unfamiliar phone number, and it is important that applicants respond so their application can be processed.To speed up the inspection process, applicants should:Ensure their home or mailbox number is clearly visible from...

Claremore Disaster Recovery Center Opening July 6

 OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center will open Saturday, July 6, in Rogers County to help Oklahoma residents affected by the April and May storms, floods, winds and tornadoes continue their recovery.Residents and businesses in Blaine, Caddo, Carter, Craig, Custer, Delaware, Hughes, Jackson, Johnston, Kay, Lincoln, Love, Mayes, McClain, Murray, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Washington and Washita counties can visit the center to apply for FEMA assistance, upload documents, learn about available resources and get their questions answered in person. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S....

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Dallas County

AUSTIN -- FEMA is opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Dallas County July 6 to provide one-on-one help to Texans affected by the severe storms and flooding April 26-June 5.Center location:West Dallas Multipurpose Center2828 Fish Trap Rd., (Hospitality Room)Dallas, TX 75212Operating hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday. To find the center location nearest you go to fema.gov/drc.Residents in Austin, Bell, Calhoun, Collin, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Falls, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Hockley, Jasper, Jones, Kaufman, Lamar, Leon, Liberty, Montague, Montgomery, Navarro, Newton, Polk, San Jacinto, Smith, Terrell, Trinity, Tyler, Van Zandt, Walker and Waller counties can visit any open center to meet with...

FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Disaster Assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark – At the request of the State of Arkansas, homeowners and renters who suffered damage to their property from the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from May 24-27 have additional time to apply for federal disaster assistance.FEMA has extended the application deadline to Aug. 28 for survivors in Baxter, Benton, Boone, Fulton, Greene, Madison, Marion and Randolph counties.FEMA assistance for individuals affected by the severe storms can help with rental assistance, temporary housing, home repairs, personal property losses and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. FEMA...

FEMA Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office Advocate Team to Host Multiple Events in July for Impacted Community Members

SANTA FE, N.M. – The FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office Advocate team is hosting multiple events in July to support claimants in their post-fire recovery efforts and provide one-on-one assistance with the claims process. These events are designed to ensure each claimant’s unique needs are met and that impacted community members have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the claims process. Throughout the month of July, Advocate Connect sessions will continue to occur on Tuesdays in Cleveland and Thursdays in Las Vegas. At these weekly events claimants may begin the...

Serious Needs and Displacement Assistance Available for New Mexico Residents

FEMA’s disaster assistance offers benefits that provide flexible funding directly to survivors when needed the most. In addition, a simplified process and expanded eligibility allows New Mexico residents access to a wider range of assistance and funds for serious needs.Currently, affected individuals and households in Lincoln County, Otero County, and the Mescalero Apache Reservation may be eligible for assistance. If you have serious needs due to the South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding that began June 17, you may qualify for a one-time payment per household through FEMA’s Serious Need Assistance (SNA)....