FEMA News Releases

  1. FEMA is Looking for Property Owners with Multiple Vacant Housing Units to Lease as Temporary Housing for Disaster Survivors

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – FEMA is looking for property owners with available residential properties, even if damaged, to lease as temporary housing for eligible applicants.

  2. Debris-Removal Operation in California Moved More Than a Half Million Tons Thus Far

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Just over two months after the most destructive fires in state history hit Northern California, which destroyed 8,900 structures and damaged thousands more, the debris-removal program has passed a major milestone: To date, debris-removal operations teams have moved more than 573,000 tons.


  3. Upper Makefield Township, PA Lowers Flood Insurance Premiums

    PHILADELPHIA – Residents of Upper Makefield Township, Pennsylvania have received a reduction in their flood insurance premiums through the increase of various floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

  4. Mitigation Specialists Offer Advice on Building Storm Resistant Homes in St. John and St. Croix

    ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Free advice is available to Virgin Islands survivors who are cleaning up and rebuilding after hurricanes Irma and Maria, including techniques to lessen damage to homes, businesses and property in the event of future storms.

  5. Assistance to Georgians Tops $65 Million to Help Recovery Efforts

    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Three months after Hurricane Irma, recovery efforts continue across Georgia. With the help of the State of Georgia, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency, individuals, households, businesses and communities have received more than $65 million in assistance.

  6. FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Las Marías

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Las Marías on Friday, Dec. 15

  7. Disaster Recovery Center in Orlando Will Transition to SBA Disaster Loan

    ORLANDO, Fla.—The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Orlando is closing Wednesday, December 20, and will reopen at the same location as a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Thursday, December 21. Hours are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., closed Sundays.

    The transition from FEMA to SBA will mean the center is primarily staffed by SBA personnel, however, a few FEMA representatives will be present to answer questions from survivors.

  8. Hurricane Survivors Should Check in with FEMA

    ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As the January 8 registration deadline to apply for disaster assistance approaches, survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria are encouraged to check in to ensure the information they provided to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accurate and up-to-date.

  9. Elevating Your Home: What You Need to Know and Do

    If you are a Florida homeowner rebuilding after Hurricane Irma you may have to elevate your home to meet community floodplain management regulations.

    Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) require all homes being substantially improved, or homes that have sustained substantial damage, to be built or elevated to or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).

    Substantial Improvement is a term used by NFIP and refers to the reconstruction or improvement of a structure that has been substantially damaged.

  10. Anahuac Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center

    AUSTIN, Texas – To meet the needs of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, the State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Anahuac will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) starting Friday, Dec. 15.

    The center is at the following location:


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