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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation

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1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

Understanding Individual Assistance and Public Assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides two main types of assistance following natural disasters, such as the Texas storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred May 4 through June 19.

Volunteers Needed to Clean Up Disaster-Damaged Homes in Hays and Bastrop Counties in Texas

Although many weeks have passed since the May 4 through June 19 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding hit Texas, homeowners who continue their recovery still are in need of volunteer support

Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Williamson County, Texas, But Help is Still Available

DRCs, operated by the State of Texas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and supported by other agencies, remain open until the needs of area residents have been met. The centers serve as a one-stop shop for information and guidance about disaster assistance.

Disaster Recovery Center To Open in Travis County for Texas Flood Survivors

A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on Monday, July 13 at 12 p.m. in Travis County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Rusk County for Texas Flood Survivors

A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Rusk County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Walker County for Texas Flood Survivors

Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

SBA Provides Low-Interest Loans to Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damages not fully covered by insurance or other compensation.

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in San Marcos, Texas

A second State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Hays County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

Second Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Harris County for Texas Flood Survivors

A second State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Harris County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Houston, Texas

A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Harris County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Fort Bend County for Texas Flood Survivors

A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Rosenberg, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding

Texans in Seven Additional Counties May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

The federal disaster declaration for Texas has been expanded to include Individual Assistance for seven additional counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that began May 4, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Henderson County for Texas Flood Survivors

A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Athens, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Caldwell County for Texas Flood Survivors

A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Martindale, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding

Two Mobile Registration Intake Centers Open in San Marcos

Two Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRIC) have opened in San Marcos, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding

Texans Have Three Ways to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Texans who sustained property damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance.

FEMA Registration Deadline Two Weeks Away for West, Texas Plant Explosion Survivors

AUSTIN, TX - June 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damages from the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas have two weeks left to register for disaster assistance from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The registration deadline for FEMA disaster assistance is

DISCARDING YOUR SBA LOAN PACKET COULD BE LIKE THROWING AWAY MONEY

AUSTIN, TX - May 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- State and federal disaster recovery officials have a key message for homeowners, renters and business owners in West, Texas: Complete your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application — Discarding it could be like throwing away money!

Fact Sheet-Frequently Asked Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Q: Who should apply for federal disaster assistance? A: Homeowners, renters and business owners in McLennan County and the City of West who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, business or its inventory should register with FEMA for assistance

Preliminary Flood Maps in Calhoun, Jackson & Refugio, TX Ready for Public View: Public...

DENTON, TX - March 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in the Texas counties of Calhoun, Jackson and Refugio are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions

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