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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Offers Military Personnel Disaster Assistance

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Offers Military Personnel Disaster Assistance



    (November 10, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information: Tallahassee, Fla. - - FEMA may provide disaster assistance to eligible, active-duty military and civilian military employees as long as it does not duplicate assistance from the military. Active-duty military and civilian military employees who live in privately owned housing on base may be eligible for all categories of housing assistance. Applicants living in military ho...
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  • FEMA Publishes Fact Sheet Titled Rumors vs. Facts about Disaster Assistance

    FEMA Publishes Fact Sheet Titled Rumors vs. Facs about Disaster Assistance




    RUMORS VS. FACTS ABOUT DISASTER ASSISTANCE




    (November 2, 2018) - - Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information:


    RUMOR: FEMA only helps insured homeowners.

    FACT: FEMA assistance is not just for homeowners. FEMA also may provide assistance to renters who lost personal property or who were displaced. Not having insurance has no effect on a survivor’s eligibility for assistance.



    RUMOR: FEMA is paying insurance deductibles.

    FACT: By law, FEMA cannot pay insurance deductibles.



    RUMOR: FEMA is charging for debris removal.

    FACT: FEMA does not charge for debris removal. In fact, FEMA can
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  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Declares Fishery Disaster in Florida following Hurricane Michael

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Declares Fishery Disaster in Florida following Hurricane Michael



    (November 1, 2018) - - Today, in response to a request from Governor Rick Scott on October 23, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that a commercial fishery failure occurred in Florida as a result of Hurricane Michael, which struck the panhandle with devastating force on October 10. “The Department of Commerce stands ready to support communities across Florida in their hour of need,” said Secret...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Selects Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Better Approach to Disaster Medical Care

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Selects Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Better Approach to Disaster Medical Care




    (September 27, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    In a disaster, thousands of Americans may require immediate medical specialty care, surpassing the care available in the community. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today awarded two $3 million grants to demonstrate
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  • U. S. Department of Agriculture Announces Approval of D-SNAP for North Carolina Disaster Areas

    U. S. Department of Agriculture Announces Approval of D-SNAP for North Carolina Disaster Areas




    Washington, DC - - (September 25, 2018) - - North Carolina residents recovering from Hurricane Florence could be eligible for disaster food benefits through the availability of USDA’s Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Households that may not normally be eligible under regular SNAP rules may qualify for D-SNAP if they meet the disaster income limits and have qualifying disaster-related expenses. “Our department is committed to providing the assist...
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of South Carolina Affected by Hurricane Florence

    U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of South Carolina Affected by Hurricane Florence



    Washington, DC - - (September 22, 2018) - - U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in South Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence beginning Sept. 8, 2018:

    “The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing South Carolina residents with the most effective response possible to assist businesses, homeowners and renters
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Awards Disaster Recovery Grant to North Carolina in Wake of Hurricane Florence

    U.S. Department of Labor Awards Disaster Recovery Grant to North Carolina in Wake of Hurricane Florence




    Washington, DC - - (September 21, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the North Carolina Department of Commerce to assess workforce needs in response to Hurricane Florence. Hurricane Florence brought record amounts of rainfall and flooding to the affected counties. The storm received a major disaster declaration...
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  • What to Expect After Registering for Disaster Assistance

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    What to Expect After Registering for Disaster Assistance

    What to Expect After Registering for Disaster Assistance



    Editor's note: On September 21, 2018 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information:


    Raleigh, NC - - (September 21, 2018) - - After registering for disaster assistance, you may be contacted by a FEMA-contracted housing inspector to schedule an appointment for a housing inspection. Your first contact with a housing inspector may be by text or phone call and may come from an area code different than yours. The inspection is needed to verify and assess damage indicated when you registered. The inspection generally t
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Puerto Rico Ink 1.5 Billion Dollars Disaster Recovery Grant Agreement

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Puerto Rico Ink $1.5 Billion Disaster Recovery Grant Agreement

    Action paves the path to repair housing, businesses and infrastructure




    Washington, DC - - (September 20, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló today announced the formal execution of a $1.5 billion grant agreement to help citizens in Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The signing of this grant agreement now paves the way to speed recovery dollars...
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  • FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Reaching Out in North Carolina

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    FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Reaching Out in North Carolina

    FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Reaching Out in North Carolina





    Raleigh, NC - - (September 19, 2018) - - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams are working in Hurricane Florence affected-areas in North Carolina to help survivors register for assistance, identify and address immediate and emerging needs, and make referrals to other local, state and voluntary agencies to best meet survivors’ needs. Using the latest mobile technology, DSA staff can register survivors for disaster assistance, update thei...
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  • Justice Department Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report It

    U.S. Department of Justice Reminds the Public to be Aware of Fraud When Disaster Strikes and Report it to the National Center for Disaster Fraud



    National Center For Disaster Fraud Partners With National Association of Attorneys General to Combat Disaster-Related Fraud



    (August 29, 2018) - - The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened opportunities for criminals to exploit people...
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  • President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for North Carolina

    President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for North Carolina




    Washington, DC - - (September 15, 2018) - - The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence beginning on September 7, 2018, and continuing. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover...
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of North Carolina Affected by Hurricane Florence

    U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of North Carolina Affected by Hurricane Florence




    Washington, DC - - (September 15, 2018) - - U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence beginning Sept. 7, 2018 and continuing:

    “The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing North Carolina residents with the most effective response possible to
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Approved 1.5 Billion Dollars Disaster Recovery Plan in Puerto Rico

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Approves $1.5 Billion Disaster Recovery Plan in Puerto Rico




    Action plan focuses on housing, infrastructure and economic development


    Washington, DC - - (July 30, 2018) - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced HUD has approved a $1.5 billion disaster recovery plan to help citizens in Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Puerto Rico recently submitted the plan for HUD’s review which primarily focuses on the restoration of damaged
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in North Carolina Following Secretary of Agriculture Drought Disaster Declaration for April Freeze

    U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in North Carolina Following Secretary of Agriculture Drought Disaster Declaration for April Freeze




    July 24, 2018


    Atlanta, GA - - (July 23, 2018) - - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Cherokee and Clay counties in
    North Carolina as a result of the freeze on April 17, 2018
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