Public Invited to Review and Appeal Flood Maps in Rangerville, Cameron County, TX

DENTON, Texas– Residents and business owners in Rangerville have new, preliminary flood maps to review. These maps were produced by a team of local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials. Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. The public is invited to participate in an appeal period about the maps. Anyone who wishes to file an appeal has until April 17, 2017, for submission. Here’s the definition an appeal:                                                                                           Appeals are formal objections to proposed base flood elevations or flood...
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New Flood Maps Become Final in Collin County, Texas

DENTON, Texas –– Collin County will have new flood maps on June 7, 2017.  The new maps include the cities of McKinney, Plano and Allen, and unincorporated areas of Collin County. Residents in those areas are encouraged to examine the maps to decide whether they need to buy flood insurance.In learning about their risk of flooding, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.Flooding is the #1 natural disaster in the U.S. and only flood insurance covers these unexpected, damaging and sometimes fatal events. Most homeowner insurance...
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More About Submitting Proof of Loss Forms

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Private Sector Partners Move Recovery Forward

BATON ROUGE, La. — Following Louisiana’s August flood, more than 625,000 people have received information to help their recovery as a result of collaboration between nearly 300 private sector entities and FEMA.The private sector is essential to move recovery forward because of its ability to connect with communities efficiently to provide helpful recovery information. Louisiana private entities that have helped survivors after the August flood included businesses, chambers of commerce, business and trade associations, universities, nonprofits and utility companies.During the recovery missions for both the March and August Louisiana floods, the...
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Disaster Assistance Housing Programs: What You Need to Know Now

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans move forward from the August 2016 floods, their recovery includes rebuilding, repairing, finding new rentals or making plans to leave their temporary housing.Manufactured housing units (MHUs), rental assistance and the transitional sheltering program (TSA) are temporary housing solutions provided by FEMA at the request of the state, are not intended to be permanent housing options for flood survivors.FEMA routinely contacts survivors who participate in all forms of temporary disaster assistance housing programs. Survivors who wish to continue receiving housing assistance need to keep their contact...
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