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Deadline to Apply for Flooding Assistance from FEMA and SBA is August 2

BATON ROUGE, La. – The deadline to apply for federal assistance for May’s severe storms, tornadoes and flooding is Aug. 2. You will not want to miss out on the opportunity to receive a grant from FEMA or a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), if qualified. The five designated parishes for disaster assistance are Ascension, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and Lafayette. First, be sure to file a claim with your home and flood insurance provider. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance benefits, but help may be available...

Preliminary Flood Maps for Wilson County, Texas, Ready for Public View

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in portions of Cities of Elmendorf and La Vernia; and unincorporated areas of Wilson County, Texas. Property owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the appeal and comment periods for the maps. The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) is collaborating with FEMA to schedule...

Preliminary Flood Maps for Bexar County, Texas, Ready for Public View

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in portions of the Cities of China Grove, Elmendorf, San Antonio and St. Hedwig; and unincorporated areas of Bexar County, Texas. Property owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the appeal and comment periods for the maps. The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) is...

Texas Winter Storm Survivors in Three Additional Counties Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

DENTON, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters in Kerr, Lamar and Shackelford who suffered damage from the February winter storm may now apply for disaster assistance with FEMA. If you applied with FEMA prior to the counties being added, you do not need to reapply. If you have insurance and are applying for disaster assistance, you must also file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If insurance does not cover all your damage, you may be...

FEMA Participating in Free Virtual Section 3 Contractor Training Opportunity with HUD

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is excited to offer a free Virtual Section 3 Training opportunity in collaboration with the Interagency Recovery Coordination’s Louisiana Housing Recovery Support Function, U.S. Small Business Administration, the Louisiana Office of Community Development, the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security Emergency and Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Louisiana Housing Corporation and East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority. Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to...

Texas Winter Storm Survivors in Three Additional Counties Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

DENTON, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters in Kerr, Lamar and Shackelford who suffered damage from the February winter storm may now apply for disaster assistance with FEMA. If you applied with FEMA prior to the counties being added, you do not need to reapply. If you have insurance and are applying for disaster assistance, you must also file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If insurance does not cover all your damage, you may be...

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in LaSalle Parish, Louisiana

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in LaSalle Parish, Louisiana. Property owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal and comment period. The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken...

Survivors Can Get Help Appealing FEMA Decision at Recovery Service Center in Lake Charles

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster assistance services are available for survivors at an in-person Recovery Service Center (RSC) in Lake Charles. FEMA, the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the City of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish have teamed up to offer multiple services in one location, including help appealing a FEMA decision. Anyone who disagrees with FEMA’s decision on whether they are eligible for assistance, or questioning the amount of assistance, may submit an appeal letter with documents supporting their claim. Appealing assistance decisions can be challenging....

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