Immediate Needs Assistance Available for Storm Survivors in Texas

AUSTIN – FEMA’s disaster assistance offers new benefits that provide flexible funding directly to survivors when needed the most. In addition, a simplified process and expanded eligibility allows Texans access to a wider range of assistance and immediate funds for serious needs.If you have serious needs due to the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 26, you may qualify for a one-time $750 payment per household through FEMA’s Serious Need Assistance (SNA). This payment would be in addition to any other assistance. SNA is money to pay for emergency supplies...
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How to Document Home Ownership and Occupancy for FEMA

OKLAHOMA CITY – As part of the disaster assistance process, FEMA must determine ownership and occupancy of damaged primary residences. FEMA has taken steps to make it easier for disaster survivors in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Osage, Pontotoc and Washita counties to verify ownership and occupancy after experiencing loss from the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 25.Owners and renters must be able to prove they occupied the disaster-damaged primary residence before receiving Housing Assistance and some types of Other Needs Assistance. FEMA now accepts a broader...
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FEMA Disaster Assistance Available for Texans

Texans who sustained damage from the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 26may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Currently, residents living in Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker counties may be eligible for disaster assistance. FEMA’s disaster assistance offers new benefits that provide flexible funding directly to survivors when needed the most. In addition, a simplified process and expanded eligibility allows Texans access to a wider range of assistance and immediate funds for serious needs.New Benefits for Immediate FundsSerious Needs Assistance, a...
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Texas

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance is available to the state of Texas to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding beginning on April 26, 2024 and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker Counties.Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.Federal funding is also...
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Volunteer and Donate Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need. Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond. FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters. Doing Business with FEMA...
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FEMA Urges Preparedness Ahead of Severe Storm Heading East, Monitors Damage in Texas and Louisiana

WASHINGTON -- Severe weather is already affecting some parts of the nation, but as an intense severe storm moves east, residents are encouraged to take the storm seriously and to act now to prepare homes and families for potential impacts.The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy to excessive rainfall for eastern Louisiana into central Alabama which could bring flash, urban and riverine flooding Friday. Scattered severe thunderstorms with a few tornadoes, very large hail and damaging winds are possible across parts of the Gulf Coast States Friday and into the night.Last night’s severe storms brought...
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Serious Needs Assistance is Available for Storm Survivors in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – If you have an immediate or serious need due to the April 25-May 9 severe storms and tornadoes, you may qualify for a one-time $750 payment per household through FEMA’s Serious Need Assistance. This payment would be in addition to other assistance you’re eligible for.Immediate or serious needs are lifesaving and life-sustaining items, including water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, breastfeeding supplies, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items and fuel for transportation.Serious Needs Assistance is available to eligible survivors living in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray,...
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Marietta

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center will open May 17 in Love County to help Oklahomans affected by the April 25-May 9 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding continue their recovery.Residents and businesses in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Osage, Pontotoc and Washita counties can visit the center to apply for FEMA assistance, upload documents, learn about available resources and get their questions answered in person. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other organizations will be available to meet with visitors – no appointment is needed.The...
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Volunteer and Donate Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need. Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond. FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters. Doing Business with FEMA...
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FEMA Assistance Available for Washita County Survivors

OKLAHOMA CITY –Washita County has been added to the major disaster declaration for Oklahomans who sustained damage from the April 25-May 9 severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding.Residents of the county may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Eligible applicants may qualify for rental assistance, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other expenses related to storm damage. Survivors living in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Osage and Pontotoc counties may also be eligible for assistance. Additional counties may be added later.FEMA assistance may include: Serious...
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FEMA Assistance is Available at Pontotoc County Agri-Plex in Ada

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans who need help applying for FEMA assistance can meet with Disaster Survivor Assistance crews at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex and Convention Center beginning May 14. These crews can assist anyone affected by the recent storms and tornadoes to kickstart their recovery.Impacted residents of Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Osage, Pontotoc and Washita counties can visit to get help applying for FEMA assistance, ask questions and learn about available resources. No appointment is needed.Crews will be available 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily at:Pontotoc County Agri-Plex1710 N Broadway, Suite...
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Volunteer and Donate Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need. Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond. FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters. Doing Business with FEMA...
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Preliminary Flood Maps for Love County, Oklahoma, 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 incorporated areas of Love 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 Love County’s first complete set of digital FIRMs. These maps serve multiple purposes, including defining Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs)....
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FEMA Assistance is Available at Osage County District 1 Barn

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans who need help applying for FEMA assistance can meet with Disaster Survivor Assistance teams at the Osage County District 1 Barn in Barnsdall beginning May 11. These teams can assist anyone affected by the recent storms and tornadoes to kickstart their recovery.Impacted residents of Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Osage and Pontotoc counties can visit to get help applying for FEMA assistance, ask questions and learn about available resources. No appointment is needed.Teams will be available 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily at:Osage County District 1 Barn506 South...
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FEMA Clean and Sanitize Assistance Available

OKLAHOMA CITY – If your home was damaged during the recent severe storms and tornadoes but you can still live in it safely, you may qualify for up to $300 from FEMA and the State to help with cleanup. This assistance is for eligible homeowners and renters whose homes were damaged between April 25 and May 9.You may qualify if:You live in a county designated for Individual Assistance: currently Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Osage and Pontotoc counties.If you own your home and FEMA inspection determines it was damaged by the disaster,...
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

DENTON, Texas – Revised Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal...
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FEMA Assistance Available for Osage and Pontotoc County Survivors

OKLAHOMA CITY – Osage and Pontotoc counties have been added to the major disaster declaration for Oklahomans who sustained damage from severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 25.Residents of these counties may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Eligible applicants may qualify for rental assistance, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other eligible expenses related to storm damage. Survivors living in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray and Okmulgee counties may also be eligible for disaster assistance. Additional counties may be added later.FEMA assistance...
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FEMA Assistance is Available at Dickson Police Department

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans who need help applying for FEMA assistance can meet with Disaster Survivor Assistance teams at the Dickson Police Department in Ardmore beginning May 9, 2024. These teams can assist anyone affected by the recent storms and tornadoes to kickstart their recovery.Impacted residents of Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray and Okmulgee counties can visit to get help applying for FEMA assistance, ask questions and learn about available resources. No appointment is needed.Teams will be available 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily at:Dickson Police Department and Town Hall35 Eastgate LoopArdmore, OK...
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Meet with FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams in Sulphur and Marietta

OKLAHOMA CITY – FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are available in Sulphur and Marietta to assist Oklahomans with their recovery from the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 25, 2024.These teams can help impacted residents apply for FEMA assistance, upload documents needed in the application process and answer questions about specific cases and the types of assistance available. This is a combined effort by the state and FEMA to continue to reach those in need.Teams are available 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily at:Murray County Extension Office3490 Highway...
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Sulphur

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center will open May 9 in Murray County to help Oklahomans affected by the April severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding continue their recovery.Residents and businesses in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray and Okmulgee counties can visit the center in Sulphur to apply for FEMA assistance, learn about available resources and get their questions answered in person. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the state of Oklahoma and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be available to meet with visitors– no appointment is needed.The center will be open...
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