FEMA News Releases

  1. Federal Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Michael in Florida Tops $300 Million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –In just over a month after Hurricane Michael slammed Northwest Florida Oct. 10 with 155 mph winds tearing a wide swath of destruction, survivors and business owners have begun the recovery process by helping one another get back on their feet to rebuild their communities.

  2. USACE Closes Two Operation Blue Roof Right of Entry Collection Sites, Reminds Residents Program Extended to Nov. 16

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In coordination with the State of Florida and FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close two Operation Blue Roof right of entry (ROE) collection sites on Nov. 11.

    ROE collection sites closing (effective Nov. 11 at 5 p.m.):

    • Bay County - Walmart, 15495 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    • Gulf County - Wewahitchka Information Center, 237 FL-71, Wewahitchka, FL 32465

  3. Saipan Disaster Recovery Center Closed November 13, 2018 for the Election

    SAIPAN, MP —The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Saipan will be closed on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 for the election. The DRC will reopen for normal hours of operation from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on November 14 and November 15, 2018.

    On November 16, 2018, the DRC will relocate to the Multi-Purpose Center off of Tekken Street in Susupe.

  4. Operation Blue Roof right of entry collection extended to Nov. 16, Corps warns homeowners to beware of fraudulent programs

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – At the request of the State of Florida and FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue to collect Right of Entry (ROE) forms for Operation Blue Roof through next Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

    In addition USACE warns homeowners of fraudulent programs that may be representing themselves as Operation Blue Roof. "If anyone approaches you asking for money for a blue roof, that is not our program. Operation Blue Roof is free at no cost to homeowners," said Lt. Col. Richard Gussenhoven, USACE Task Force Michael Commander.

  5. FEMA Offers Military Personnel Disaster Assistance

    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.

  6. FAQ: Direct Housing Follow-up

    I completed the initial interview with FEMA and am eligible for direct housing.  What happens next?
    You will receive another call to collect information to determine the appropriate housing resource for you.  FEMA will ask you detailed questions about your specific housing needs, the size of your property for the Manufactured Housing Unit or trailer to be placed on, household composition, and any accommodations that are required for accessibility, medical necessities and/or disabilities.

  7. FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available in Cordele

    ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.

    Advisers will be available Tues. Nov. 13, through Fri. Nov. 16, in Cordele, Crisp County at:

    Griffin Lumber and Hardware
    407 8th Ave. Connector
    Cordele, GA 31015

  8. FACT SHEET: Temporary Housing for Hurricane Michael Survivors

    FEMA is working closely with the State of Florida to help survivors recover from Hurricane Michael.

    Renters and homeowners must register with FEMA to be considered for disaster housing assistance, which may be provided if you have no other housing options and your permanent dwelling is uninhabitable.

    FEMA temporary housing assistance is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

    What Type of Housing Assistance Best Fits Your Situation?

    Rental Assistance

  9. FACT SHEET: How to Avoid – and Where to Report – Potential Fraud After a Disaster

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the wake of a disaster, it is wise to be aware of potential frauds and scams. Such events can attract criminals and con artists.

  10. Georgia Hurricane Recovery Centers Close for Veterans Day

    ATLANTA− All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout central and southwest Georgia will close Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. The centers will reopen at their regularly scheduled time of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

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