Fact Sheet: FEMA Spells out Partner Responsibilities for MHU Occupants

Together, FEMA and Manufactured Housing Unit occupants continue to work towards finding permanent housing opportunities. MHUs serve as a temporary housing solution for eligible flood survivors. More than 3,300 households with over 10,000 survivors currently reside in MHUs. FEMA will support survivors in their continued need for temporary housing as long as they remain eligible. Eligibility requirements and regulations governing temporary housing assistance is stated in the Code of Federal Regulations.A revocable license was signed by an eligible occupant before they took occupancy.Survivors agreed to these terms prior to taking occupancy and...
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October 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. EDT

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. EDT FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. EDT Significant Activity – Oct 12-13 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Ophelia (CAT 1); Disturbance 1 (Low - 30%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Medium – 50%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Critical and elevated fire weather conditions – CA Red Flag Warnings –...
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Disaster Recovery Center Update for Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the Houston metro area beginning Friday, Oct.13, 2017. DRCs 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 and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing...
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Disaster Recovery Center Update for Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the cities of Bevil Oaks, China, Hamshire and Nome beginning Friday, Oct.13, 2017. RCs 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 and to help anyone...
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FEMA Obligates an Additional $14 Million to Schools for Flood Recovery

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: felicia.jordan
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Free Repair and Rebuilding Advice Available in Harris, Jefferson, Matagorda, Nueces and Refugio Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas residents who experienced damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from hazard mitigation specialists at stores in Bay City, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Houston and Refugio between Oct. 12 and Oct. 22.These experts will be in stores offering home-improvement suggestions and techniques to build disaster-resistant homes. Free reference booklets with information to protect a home from flood damage will be available.Residents may talk to hazard mitigation specialists at:Harris CountyCentral Ace Hardware11676 Beamer Rd.Houston, TX 77089Monday, Oct. 16-Friday,...
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Fact Sheet: Beware of Identity Thieves, Scam Artists after a Disaster

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: daniel.green2
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For Texas Hurricane Harvey Survivors, Public Assistance Grants Available

AUSTIN, Texas – For Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey, the Public Assistance Program is giving eligible applicants access to a $XXX million grant to restore damages caused by the disaster. The deadline to apply has been set for Oct.31 and no extensions will be granted.Eligible applicant include states, federally recognized tribal governments (including Alaska Native villages and organizations so long as they are not privately owned), U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.Survivors should consider applying to the SBA even if they think they aren’t interested in a...
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October 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 12, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 12, 2017   Significant Events: •Hurricane Response & Recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires   Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Ophelia •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •Elevated Fire weather conditions – CA •Red Flag Warnings – CA •Space Weather: oPast 24-hours: Minor; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level occurred oNext 24-hours: Minor; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1...
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Nueces County Disaster Recovery Center to Resume Full Service Friday

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: zella.campbell
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For Texas Hurricane Harvey Survivors, Public Assistance Grants Available

AUSTIN, Texas – For Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey, the Public Assistance Program is giving eligible applicants access to a $XXX million grant to restore damages caused by the disaster. The deadline to apply has been set for Oct.31 and no extensions will be granted.Eligible applicant include states, federally recognized tribal governments (including Alaska Native villages and organizations so long as they are not privately owned), U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.Survivors should consider applying to the SBA even if they think they aren’t interested in a...
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Fact Sheet: Elevating Your Flood Damaged Home to Avoid Future Damage

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: Carmen.Castro
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Fact Sheet: Register with FEMA Even if You Have Insurance

People who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods and who live in the disaster-designated Texas counties should register for FEMA assistance even if they are covered by insurance or have registered with other agencies.Under federal law, FEMA cannot duplicate insurance settlements or other benefits, but there are cases where insured survivors might still be eligible for FEMA help.For example:Your settlement was delayed longer than 30 days after you filed a claim.The settlement does not fully cover all your losses and needs.You exhausted the additional living expenses provided in...
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Fact Sheet: Why Should I Return the SBA Loan Application?

After you apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), you may be contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If you are asked to submit an application for a low-interest SBA disaster loan, don’t hesitate.If SBA determines you are eligible for a loan, you don’t have to accept it. If you don’t qualify for a loan, SBA will refer you back to FEMA and you could be considered for other FEMA grants for Other Needs Assistance, which covers items like disaster-related car repairs, clothing, household items...
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Fact Sheet: Texas Renters May Be Eligible for Federal Help

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: Carmen.Castro
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Fact Sheet: Helping Survivors with Disabilities in the Disaster Assistance Process

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: Carmen.Castro
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Fact Sheet: Donate and Volunteer Wisely

The overwhelming generosity of the public in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is helping affected communities to start healing from the consequences of this disaster.However, the amount of donated items now exceeds the needs of the impacted communities, and supporting agencies are having to redirect manpower away from providing direct services needed by survivors to managing donated goods that may not meet survivors’ needs.Therefore, the State of Texas is asking that you please DO NOT donate unsolicited goods at this time. This will support improved coordination with experienced disaster relief organizations...
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Deadline for Governmental Jurisdictions and Private Nonprofits to Request Reimbursement for Public Infrastructure Repair Is Oct. 31

AUSTIN, Texas – Local, state and nonprofit agencies and organizations in Texas seeking reimbursement for Hurricane Harvey expenses have until 5 p.m. Oct. 31, 2017 to submit their requests to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).Eligible applicants are reimbursed for disaster-related costs for emergency response, debris removal and permanent work such as repairs or replacement of schools, roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. The federal cost-share for all categories of Public Assistance is 90 percent.To download the RPA form, go online to https://grants.dps.texas.gov/site/PA.cfm and click on Forms, or contact the...
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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center will open Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Jefferson County, in the city of China.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 center...
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October 11, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 11, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 10-11 Significant Events: • Hurricane Response - Caribbean; California Wildfires Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Ophelia • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Elevated/Critical Fire weather conditions – CA• Red Flag Warnings – CA• Space Weather:   o Past 24-hours: Minor; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level occurred  o Next 24-hours: Minor; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level expected Earthquake Activity: None Declaration Activity: Major Disaster...
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