Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Bowie County, Texas

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for communities in Bowie County, Texas, are now ready for review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help people make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help property owners decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program. Flood Insurance is recommended for all areas of risk, even low risk areas.The public...
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Louisiana Flood Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Two female FEMA employees handing mitigation information to a resident at local hardware store.BATON ROUGE, La. —Local home-improvement stores and FEMA have teamed up to provide free information to survivors repairing or rebuilding their homes safer and stronger following Louisiana’s August severe storms and floods.FEMA mitigation specialists will provide information at the following area Doug Ashy Building Materials, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Stine Lumber stores Monday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 29. They will be available to answer questions and offer home-improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people who prefer...
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Flood Survivors May Be Eligible for Lodging Expense Reimbursement

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Lubbock County Texas Flood Maps Become Final

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective for portions of Lubbock County on Friday Feb. 3, 2017. Residents are encouraged to examine them so they can determine their need to buy flood insurance. When the risks are known, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the effects of flooding. Anyone without flood insurance runs the risk of uninsured losses to their homes, personal property and businesses. Flood insurance is available either through a private policy, or through the National...
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Understand the Flood Insurance Claim Process

BATON ROUGE, La.—If you had damage following Louisiana’s historic severe storms and floods, state and federal officials encourage you to monitor the insurance claims process after reporting your loss. You have 120 days from the date of your loss to file a claim if you’re a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholder in Louisiana. Here are some tips to guide you through the process to ensure you receive all eligible insurance funds for your recovery.What to Do Before an Adjuster Visit• Take pictures of the damage.• Write down a list of your damaged contents.• Immediately...
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