FEMA and SBA Top $6 Million for South Fork and Salt Fires and Flooding Recovery

Just 30 days after President Biden declared a major disaster for the state of New Mexico following the South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding that began on June 17, more than $6 million in federal assistance has been approved by FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to support disaster recovery.  “FEMA and our federal partners are working closely with the state of New Mexico to provide help in recovery for all its affected residents as quickly as possible,” said Robert M. Patterson Jr., FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer for New Mexico. “Federal assistance is...
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FEMA Specialists in Texas Communities After Hurricane Beryl

AUSTIN – FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) crews are in Texas neighborhoods helping people apply for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Beryl.These specialists can help Texans apply for federal assistance, check the status of an application, identify potential needs and make connections with organizations that can provide resources. DSA crews carry FEMA photo identification and never ask for, or accept, money.How to Apply to FEMAHomeowners and renters in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nagcodoches, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Wharton counties can apply in several ways:Go online...
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Hays County, Texas, Flood Maps Become Final

DENTON, Texas – New flood maps have been finalized and will become effective on Jan. 17, 2025, for Hays County, Texas. During the next six months, a FEMA compliance specialist will work with the community to update each floodplain ordinance and adopt these new flood maps. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low-to-moderate or high-risk flood zone. The current and future Flood Insurance Rate Map can be viewed on FEMA’s Flood Map Changes Viewer at https://msc.fema.gov/fmcv.By understanding flood risks, individuals can decide which insurance option...
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Allen Parish, Louisiana

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review in Allen Parish, Louisiana. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal and...
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FEMA Inspecting Homes After Hurricane Beryl

AUSTIN – After Texans apply for FEMA assistance, a home inspection may be necessary to help determine whether the home is safe, sanitary and livable.The inspectors do not make decisions regarding eligibility for assistance. Information gathered during the inspection is only one of several criteria by FEMA to determine if applicants are eligible for federal assistance. The housing inspector will consider:The structural soundness of the home, both inside and outside.Whether the electrical, gas, heat, plumbing and sewer/septic systems are all in working order.Whether the home is safe to live in and can...
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New Mexico Residents with Damaged Homes Can Apply for an SBA Loan; Business Recovery Center Now Open in Ruidoso

Long-term, low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to New Mexico residents and businesses impacted by the South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding that began on June 17. If your damaged home or business is in Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba and San Juan counties or on the Mescalero Apache Reservation, you are eligible to apply. FEMA partners with other agencies to help meet needs after a disaster. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the largest source of funds to help private property owners pay for disaster losses not covered by insurance or...
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Displaced from Your Home Due to Fires, Floods? FEMA May Help with Rent

Renters and homeowners who live in Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba and San Juan counties or on the Mescalero Apache Reservation and whose primary residence is uninhabitable or inaccessible, due to the South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding, may be eligible for federal rental assistance for temporary housing. Grants are being made available to eligible New Mexicans through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. FEMA pays rent, including a security deposit, at a place other than your damaged home. Your rental can be a house, apartment, hotel, or recreational vehicle that can keep you near your...
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FEMA Seeking Local Hires to Help Arkansas Recover

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Join the FEMA team and help your community recover from the May 24-27 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding. FEMA is looking for residents in or near Springdale with experience in customer service, logistics, environmental protection, engineering or emergency management. FEMA looks for people with the skills, the compassion and the desire to help friends and family with their recovery process, while providing FEMA with insights into the local community’s unique needs. These are full-time, 120-day positions that may be extended based on operational needs. You can find more...
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One Month Remains to Apply for FEMA Assistance After April 26-June 5 Storms and Flooding in Texas

AUSTIN -- Texans who sustained losses from the storms and flooding April 26-June 5 have one month remaining to apply for federal assistance. The deadline is Aug. 15, 2024.To date, FEMA has provided $176.7 million to 76,562 Texas households. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $52.2 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofit organizations and businesses.Homeowners and renters in Anderson, Austin, Bell, Calhoun, Collin, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Falls, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Hockley, Jasper, Jones, Kaufman, Lamar, Leon, Liberty, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton,...
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Be Alert to Fraud After a Disaster

AUSTIN – Texans should be aware that con artists and criminals may try to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud or identity theft after Hurricane Beryl. 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...
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Claims Office Partners with Mora Cooperative Extension Service to Support Agricultural Producers at Resource Fair in Mora on July 18

SANTA FE, NM – The FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office Advocate Team and New Mexico State University’s Mora Cooperative Extension Service are co-hosting an agricultural resilience resource fair to address post-disaster challenges, on Thursday, July 18, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Mora VFW. Claims Office staff will be on hand to process agricultural claims during the panel discussions. Assistance with non-agricultural claims will be available including accepting new claims, uploading documents and claim status checks. Subject matter experts from partnering state and federal agencies will address agricultural and environmental...
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Fort Bend, Nacogdoches Counties Eligible for FEMA Assistance

AUSTIN – Homeowners and renters in Fort Bend and Nacogdoches counties are now eligible for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Beryl.Eligible applicants may qualify for serious needs assistance, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other eligible expenses related to storm damage. Previously, residents of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Wharton counties were designated for FEMA Individual Assistance. To apply, homeowners and renters can:Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov.Download the FEMA App for mobile devicesCall the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT. Help is available in most languages.Visit any Disaster Recovery Center. For locations and hours, go online to fema.gov/drc.To view an accessible video about how to apply visit: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube.For the latest information visit fema.gov/disaster/4798. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at X.com at x.com/FEMARegion6 or on Facebook at facebook.com/FEMARegion6/.Original linkOriginal author: alexa.brown
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How to Apply for FEMA Assistance in Texas After Hurricane Beryl

AUSTIN – Texas homeowners and renters in 15 counties who had uninsured damage or losses caused by Hurricane Beryl may be eligible for FEMA disaster assistance.FEMA may be able to help with serious needs, displacement, temporary lodging, basic home repair costs, personal property loss or other disaster-caused needs. Financial assistance is available to eligible homeowners and renters in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Wharton counties.Texans who applied for FEMA assistance after the April 26-June 5 storms and flooding, and who had additional...
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FEMA Assistance Available for Texans Affected by Hurricane Beryl

WASHINGTON -- Texans who have disaster related needs due to Hurricane Beryl may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Currently, residents living in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Wharton counties may be eligible for disaster assistance. Additional counties may be added in the future if requested by the state and warranted by further damage assessments.FEMA Assistance Can Help Jumpstart RecoveryIndividuals and families in these counties may be eligible to receive Serious Needs Assistance, which is a one-time...
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