Recovery Workers Stepping Up to the Plate Share Thoughts from the Front Lines

AmeriCorps member mucks out home in Texas With more than half its 254 counties eligible to receive assistance under six federal disaster declarations in the past year, Texas remains in recovery from severe storms and flooding.   Recovery help has come from many sources, including three AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT) programs: Texas Conservation Corps, Southwest Conservation Corps and Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps. Teams from the programs stepped up to the plate this summer in Brazoria County, about 40 miles southwest of Houston. They mucked out more than 40 homes and cleared nearly 1,500 cubic yards...

Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4277)

Sources of Financial Help After a Disaster• Insurance• FEMA• Disaster Loan from the Small Business Administration• Voluntary Agencies Designated Parishes: Acadia Parish, Ascension Parish, Avoyelles Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Lafayette Parish, Livingston Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Vermilion Parish, Washington Parish and West Feliciana Parish.Apply for assistance:Online at disasterassistance.govCall 800-621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service). If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585.Visit a Disaster Recovery Center.Stay in Touch After you apply, we may need to contact you to schedule an inspection or to get...

Smoke, Skies, and Sand

Los Angeles County Fire/Air Operations--via Twitter https://twitter.com/LACoFireAirOps/status/757357182253883392) According to its website, the Angeles National Forest offers "natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, swimming, fishing, skiing, and the solitude of quiet wilderness areas." Not cited on that webpage, it also provides a scenic background for one of the most hustling and bustling cities in the country: Los Angeles, California. This weekend, this serene, picturesque forest became home to an incredibly active, dangerous blaze known as the Sand Fire. (For reference, fire names are often determined by their proximity to certain landmarks; this one is in...

Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4270)

Map of declared counties for [Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4270)] News May 6, 2016 - News Release WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of March 8-13, 2016. Geographic Information Financial Assistance If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours. Public Assistance - Dollars Approved Public Assistance Definitions Public...

President Declares Disaster for Tennessee

b2ap3_thumbnail_dhs-seal-250.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 5-10, 2014. The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line...

Release of the National Protection Framework

b2ap3_thumbnail_dhs-seal-250.jpgThe purpose of this NIMS Alert is to announce the release of the 2014 National Protection Framework. The National Protection Framework describes what the whole community should do to safeguard against acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other threats or hazards. The whole community includes—individuals (including those with disabilities and others with access and functional needs), businesses and nonprofits, faith-based and community groups, schools, and all levels of government. The Protection Framework also describes the core capabilities; roles and responsibilities; and coordinating structures that facilitate the protection of individuals, communities, and...

Five Months Remain Before Lincoln County, New Mexico Flood Maps Become Final

b2ap3_thumbnail_dhs-seal-250.jpg DENTON, Texas ––In five months, new flood maps for Lincoln County, New Mexico will become effective. Local, state and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps before Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance. Most property insurance policies do not cover the effects of a flood. Floods can place people at risk of uninsured loss to their businesses, homes and personal property if they don’t have either a private flood insurance policy or coverage through the National Flood...

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