Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Centers Close in 3 Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Edna (Jackson County), Goliad (Goliad County) and Spring (Harris County) will close permanently Friday, Sept. 29. The centers are:Edna High School Stadium1303 West Gayle StreetEdna,TX  77957Closes 6 p.m.Goliad Memorial Auditorium925 S. State Hwy 183Goliad,TX 77963Closes 7 p.m.Trinity Lutheran Church5201 Spring Cypress RdSpring, TX 77379Closes 6 p.m. Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at...

Faith-based, Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for FEMA Disaster Grants

AUSTIN, Texas – Faith-based organizations, in addition to other community, volunteer, and nonprofit organizations in areas eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program as part of a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration may apply for FEMA grants to help them get back to the business of helping others.As part of its mission, FEMA provides grants to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and certain private nonprofits through its Public Assistance program.  Community, volunteer, faith-based, and private nonprofit organizations conducting critical and essential services of a governmental nature that...

Historic Problems Drain Away for Evangeline Parish Hospital

Editor’s note: Across Louisiana, residents are rebuilding from damaging floods or taking steps to protect themselves against the next time disaster strikes. FEMA takes an occasional look at ways residents have built back to create a more resilient Louisiana.BATON ROUGE, La. — An Evangeline Parish hospital overwhelmed by historic flooding in the past stayed dry during 2016’s floods with the help of recent drainage enhancements.The Town of Mamou—which owns the 180-bed Savoy Medical Center—received a FEMA grant to better divert rainwater from the hospital’s business office. Flood-related issues caused by an...

Disaster Recovery Center Location Changes in Polk County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Livingston (Polk County), will close permanently Wednesday, Sept. 27, but another will open nearby.The center is closing at the following location:Livingston Municipal Library707 N Tyler AvenueLivingston TX 773551 The new DRC will open Thursday, Sept. 28, at:Dunbar Gym Facility 1103 Dunbar StreetLivingston TX 773551 Hours: Monday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help,...

Fact Sheet: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Extended to Oct. 31 for Hurricane Survivors

Hurricane Harvey survivors have access to Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in 39 counties included in the presidential disaster declaration, and the time to apply has been extended to Oct. 31, 2017. DUA is available to survivors who:Would not be eligible for normal unemployment benefits, such as self-employed persons and farm workers.Worked or were self-employed or scheduled to begin work or self-employment in the disaster area.Can no longer work or perform service due to physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of Hurricane Harvey.Establish that the work...

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Nueces County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Nueces County in the city of Robstown.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new...

Fact Sheet: Need Continued Rental Assistance? Simply Take Two Important Steps

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Fact Sheet: FEMA Grants Should Only Be Used for Disaster-Related Expenses

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Harris County in Jacinto City.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new center is...

Fact Sheet: How to Help Children Cope with Hurricane Harvey

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