FEMA Assistance is Available at Fonde Community Center in Houston

AUSTIN – Texans who need help applying for FEMA assistance can meet with Disaster Survivor Assistance crews at the Fonde Community Center in Houston beginning May 21. These crews can assist anyone affected by the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding to kickstart their recovery.Impacted residents of Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties can visit to get help applying for FEMA assistance, ask questions and learn about available resources. No appointment is needed.Crews will be available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at:Fonde Community Center110 Sabine St.Houston, TX...

Immediate Needs Assistance Available for Storm Survivors in Texas

AUSTIN – FEMA’s disaster assistance offers new benefits that provide flexible funding directly to survivors when needed the most. In addition, a simplified process and expanded eligibility allows Texans access to a wider range of assistance and immediate funds for serious needs.If you have serious needs due to the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 26, you may qualify for a one-time $750 payment per household through FEMA’s Serious Need Assistance (SNA). This payment would be in addition to any other assistance. SNA is money to pay for emergency supplies...

How to Document Home Ownership and Occupancy for FEMA

OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of the disaster assistance process, FEMA must determine ownership and occupancy of damaged primary residences. FEMA has taken steps to make it easier for disaster survivors in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Osage, Pontotoc and Washita counties to verify ownership and occupancy after experiencing loss from the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 25.Owners and renters must be able to prove they occupied the disaster-damaged primary residence before receiving Housing Assistance and some types of Other Needs Assistance. FEMA now accepts a broader...

FEMA Disaster Assistance Available for Texans

Texans who sustained damage from the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 26may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Currently, residents living in Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties may be eligible for disaster assistance. FEMA’s disaster assistance offers new benefits that provide flexible funding directly to survivors when needed the most. In addition, a simplified process and expanded eligibility allows Texans access to a wider range of assistance and immediate funds for serious needs.New Benefits for Immediate FundsSerious Needs Assistance, a...

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Texas

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of Texas to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding beginning on April 26, 2024 and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker Counties.Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.Federal funding is also...

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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 Urges Preparedness Ahead of Severe Storm Heading East, Monitors Damage in Texas and Louisiana

WASHINGTON -- Severe weather is already affecting some parts of the nation, but as an intense severe storm moves east, residents are encouraged to take the storm seriously and to act now to prepare homes and families for potential impacts.The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy to excessive rainfall for eastern Louisiana into central Alabama which could bring flash, urban and riverine flooding Friday. Scattered severe thunderstorms with a few tornadoes, very large hail and damaging winds are possible across parts of the Gulf Coast States Friday and into the night.Last night’s severe storms brought...

Serious Needs Assistance is Available for Storm Survivors in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – If you have an immediate or serious need due to the April 25-May 9 severe storms and tornadoes, you may qualify for a one-time $750 payment per household through FEMA’s Serious Need Assistance. This payment would be in addition to other assistance you’re eligible for.Immediate or serious needs are lifesaving and life-sustaining items, including water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, breastfeeding supplies, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items and fuel for transportation.Serious Needs Assistance is available to eligible survivors living in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray,...

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Marietta

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center will open May 17 in Love County to help Oklahomans affected by the April 25-May 9 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding continue their recovery.Residents and businesses in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Osage, Pontotoc 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. Small Business Administration and other organizations will be available to meet with visitors – no appointment is needed.The...

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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...