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Latest News from FEMA

An Additional $9 Million Helps Governments, Schools with Flood Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — More than $9 million in recent federal funding will assist Louisiana public services and schools recover from the August 2016 floods.

The funding reimburses them for disaster-related costs. Below are some examples:

• The City of Baton Rouge has been approved for $2.9 million to replace 92 police vehicles. The amount includes extra equipment in the vehicles.
• The City of Denham Springs has been approved for $1.5 million to help repair gas utility equipment.

Disaster Assistance Isn’t Taxable and Won’t Affect Social Security

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas disaster survivors receiving Social Security or other government state or federal aid have no cause for concern that disaster assistance might affect their benefits.

Internal Revenue Service rules say qualified disaster relief payments are not counted as income as long as the reimbursed expense is not also paid by insurance or other reimbursement.

According to the IRS, qualified disaster relief payments include payments received for the following;

Free Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available in Crawford County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Missourians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred April 28-May 11, 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and home improvement stores in Crawford County are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.


Last updated: July 24, 2017 - 8:43 PM

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