President Joseph R. Biden Approves Emergency Declaration for Texas

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm beginning on Feb. 11, 2021 and continuing. The president’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance...

FEMA Encourages Louisiana Teens to Apply to the National Youth Preparedness Council

BATON ROUGE, La. – Do you know, or are you a teen who has a passion for preparedness? FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division is now accepting Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) applications. Since 2012, FEMA has brought youth from across the nation together. The YPC provides an opportunity to join FEMA in the critical mission of emergency preparedness. As part of the YPC, members can build leadership skills and represent their schools and communities. The YPC gives young people the chance to meet peers from across the country and work on...

Preliminary Flood Maps for Haskell County, Oklahoma are Ready for Public View

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in all communities and unincorporated areas of Haskell County, Oklahoma. 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. This is Haskell County’s first complete set of digital FIRMs. These maps serve multiple purposes, including defining Special Flood...

Lake Charles Disaster Recovery Center Closing

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Lake Charles will close permanently at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The center is at: The Lake Charles Civic Center 900 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601 In the place of the DRC, the state of Louisiana and FEMA will implement a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC), currently under development. The MARC will serve as an efficient way to deliver services to survivors affected by the 2020 hurricanes. The MARC will bring together multiple service providers in a single location and provide on-site...

Preliminary Flood Maps for Bastrop County, Texas are 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 Bastrop, Smithville and unincorporated areas of Bastrop 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. For this Physical Map Revision, the FIRMs for Bastrop County serve multiple purposes, including...

FEMA’s Direct Housing Mission Helps with Temporary Housing; One Survivor’s Story

BATON ROUGE, La. – The destruction after hurricanes Laura and Delta left thousands of Louisiana residents without a safe and secure place to stay. FEMA’s Direct Housing Mission has been working to get those survivors with housing needs into temporary housing, whether through financial rental assistance or through FEMA-provided temporary-housing units. Survivor Janet Fontenot shares her story of once living in complete dread to safely sleeping in her own bed as a result of FEMA’s efforts.  Fontenot moved into her rental home in Sulphur one month before Hurricane Laura devastated southwest...

Iberia Parish Disaster Recovery Center Closing

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Iberia Parish will shift to a virtual operation. The facility will close at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. In its place FEMA will implement a virtual DRC for outreach to individuals registered for Individual and Households Program assistance.    FEMA has previously implemented virtual DRCs in newly designated parishes under Hurricane Zeta, and in Allen Parish under Hurricane Delta. Through virtual outreach, FEMA will provide a type of concierge service.    The same individuals who were working at the Iberia Parish DRC...

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Incident Period: August 3, 2020 - August 4, 2020Declaration Date: February 4, 2021 Financial Assistance If and when financial assistance is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every hour. News and Information No articles have been tagged with this disaster. Original linkOriginal author: Anonymous

FEMA’s Direct Housing Mission Helps with Temporary Housing; One Survivor’s Story

BATON ROUGE, La. – The destruction after hurricanes Laura and Delta left thousands of Louisiana residents without a safe and secure place to stay. FEMA’s Direct Housing Mission has been working to get those survivors with housing needs into temporary housing, whether through financial rental assistance or through FEMA-provided temporary-housing units. Survivor Janet Fontenot shares her story of once living in complete dread to safely sleeping in her own bed as a result of FEMA’s efforts.  Fontenot moved into her rental home in Sulphur one month before Hurricane Laura devastated southwest...

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