Fact Sheet: Don’t Wait. Clean Up Debris as Soon as Possible

If your home was flooded after Hurricane Harvey, you should clean up debris as soon as possible. Do not wait for a flood insurance adjuster or FEMA home inspector to come to your home.More than 87,000 flood insurance claims have been filed with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). More than 3,000 insurance adjusters are conducting inspections of those homes. This process takes time. The NFIP advises policyholders to proceed with debris removal once it is safe to re-enter the structure.Take photos or videos of the outside and inside of the...
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Polk, Brazoria and Harris Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Friday, Sept. 22, 2017: one in Polk County in the city of Livingston, one in Brazoria County in the city of Oyster Creek and another in Harris County in the city of Houston.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...
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September 21, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 21, 2017 Significant Activity for September 20-21, 2017 Significant Events: Response for Hurricane Maria Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Jose; Hurricane Maria (CAT 3), Disturbance 1: Low (10%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (80%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Red Flag Warnings – WY, CO, NE, & KS • Elevated to Critical Fire Weather conditions – WY, UT, NV, NM, CO, NE, KS,...
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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Jasper, Montgomery, Hardin and Harris Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Thursday, Sept 21, 2017: one in Jasper County in the city of Jasper, one in Montgomery County in the city of Conroe, one in Hardin County in the city of Sour Lake and one in Harris County in the city of Pasadena.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...
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Fact Sheet: National Flood Insurance Program Increased Cost of Compliance

If you are a Texas resident who sustained property damage caused by Hurricane Harvey flooding, and if your property is insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and is located in a special flood hazard area, you may qualify for NFIP Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage.Under this coverage, you may be eligible to receive up to $30,000 to help pay the cost of bringing your home into compliance with your community's floodplain management requirements. Your community floodplain administrator can provide information about these requirements.No additional premium is required to...
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Fact Sheet: Should I Buy Flood Insurance?

Flooding from Hurricane Harvey resulted in more than 87,000 flood insurance claims being filed so far by Texas homeowners, business owners and renters. But some Texans who experienced losses did not have flood insuranceWhy do I need flood insurance?Standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood. Flood is most often called an excluded peril, meaning it’s not covered. You should consider flood insurance even if you’re not required to purchase it or if you live outside a high-risk flood zone, called a Special Flood Hazard Area.Flood zones are areas where there...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Dallas County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Dallas County in the city of Dallas will close permanently at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The center that is closing is at the following location:Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center650 S. Griffin StreetDallas, TX 75202Opened: Sept. 11, 2017Individuals 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 still haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the FEMA Helpline at...
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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Two Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017: two in Harris County in the cities of Humble and Houston, and one in Bastrop County in the city of Smithville.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 centers to talk about assistance...
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September 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 20, 2017 Significant Activity for September 19-20, 2017 Significant Events: Response for Post Tropical Cyclone Irma, Preparation for Hurricane Jose & Maria Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Jose (CAT 1); Hurricane Maria (CAT 4), Disturbance 1: High (70%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (80%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (near 10%) •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  •Red Flag Warnings – WY & SD •Elevated Fire Weather conditions – UT, CO, AZ, NM, NE, WY, SD, & CO •Space...
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FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Palm Beach County for Florida Survivors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Palm Beach County to help Florida storm survivors.  The DRC will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.The DRC is at the following address:Location:                   Carolyn Sims Center                                   225 NW 12th. Ave.                                   Boynton Beach FL 33435 Regular hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.   As more centers open, survivors may locate one near them at https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.  That information is also available on...
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September 19, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 19, 2017 Significant Activity for September 18-19, 2017 Significant Events: Response for Post Tropical Cyclone Irma, Preparation for Hurricane Jose & Maria Tropical Activity:     • Atlantic – Hurricane Jose (CAT 1); Hurricane Maria (CAT 5)     • Eastern Pacific –Tropical Depression Norma; Tropical Storm Otis; Disturbance 1: Medium (60%)     • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days     • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:      • Severe thunderstorms possible in the Northern Plains and Upper...
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Four Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017: one in Newton County in the city of Orange; one in Harris County in the city of Houston; one in Matagorda County in Bay City; and one in Waller County in the city of Brookshire.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 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...
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Volunteers Play Integral Role in Disaster Relief and Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON – Volunteers representing dozens of local, state, and national organizations are working alongside federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local responders to address the immediate needs of survivors affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is advising people who want to help survivors affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to do so through affiliation with the voluntary organizations that are active in the ongoing disaster operations. Those interested in volunteering are requested to do so through organized volunteer organizations and not to self -deploy to affected regions.National Voluntary...
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More Than $1 Billion in Federal Funds Approved for Texas Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – Three weeks after the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey, $1.09 billion in federal funds have been provided directly to Texans to aid in their personal recovery.The funds include grants to households from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), claims payments from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).“This is a major milestone in our collective effort to support Texans in their recovery,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes. “A billion dollars is going directly to survivors of Hurricane...
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Fact Sheet: Did You Receive HUD Rental Assistance Before Hurricane Harvey? You May Be Eligible for FEMA Help

If you were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and live in one of the 39 counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance and were receiving rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prior to the hurricane, you should register with FEMA.You can apply for FEMA help if you were displaced from your HUD-assisted housing because of Hurricane Harvey. This includes those who were:Living in HUD-assisted public housing.Living in a privately owned apartment that provides rental assistance from HUD.Living in a private home using a Section 8 Housing...
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Fact Sheet: Other Needs Assistance

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: Carmen.Castro
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Monday, September 18, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, September 18, 2017 Significant Activity for September 17-18, 2017 Significant Events: Response for Post Tropical Cyclone IrmaTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Hurricane Jose (CAT 1); Hurricane Maria (CAT 1); Tropical Depression Lee•  Eastern Pacific –Tropical storm Norma; Hurricane Otis (CAT 1); Disturbance 1: Low (10%); Disturbance 2: Medium (40%)•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Hurricane Jose causing life-threatening surf and rip currents along the eastern U.S. coast•  Elevated Fire Weather –...
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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Galveston County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Galveston County in the city of Dickinson.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...
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 17, 2017 Significant Activity for September 16-17, 2017 Significant Events: Response for Post Tropical Cyclone IrmaTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Jose; Tropical Storm Lee; Tropical Storm Maria•  Eastern Pacific –Tropical storm Norma; Tropical Storm Otis•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Hurricane Jose causing life-threatening surf and rip currents along the east coast•  Severe thunderstorms possible for the Southern High Plains•  Red Flag Warnings for CA & NV•  Space...
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Fact Sheet: FEMA Clean and Removal Assistance

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: daniel.green2
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