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DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS TO MAKE SECOND TOUR AROUND RESERVATION

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – The Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are announcing a second round of stops for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) for individuals who experienced damage during the severe storms from May 8-29.  The DRCs are visiting six communities for a second time.  The centers will be open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m daily and located at the CAP offices in the following locations

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More than $5 million Approved for Disaster Aid to Kentucky Flooding Survivors

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Three weeks after President Obama declared a major disaster for Kentucky, approximately $5.3 million in federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the July storms and flooding.

More than 1,000 individuals and households have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help or information by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362/TTY 800-462-7585.

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close For Labor Day

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Disaster recovery centers, which are operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will not be open on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

The Johnson County disaster recovery center (120 Tays Branch Road in Paintsville) and the Carter County center (539 Hitchins Ave. in Olive Hill) will close Saturday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. and reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 9 a.m. (EDT).

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FEMA Honors Achievements in Community Preparedness

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the winners of the 2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards, recognizing the outstanding efforts of individuals, programs, and organizations throughout the country working to prepare their communities for emergencies.

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Last Day to Request Hurricane Sandy Claim Review is Two Weeks Away

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy that two weeks remain to request a review if they believe their claims were underpaid for any reason. The deadline to request a review is Sept. 15, 2015.

More than 12,000 policyholders have entered the review process. FEMA has begun providing funds to policyholders who completed the review and were due additional payments on their claim.

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This First Week of National Preparedness Month, Make a Plan for Floods

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This is the first week of National Preparedness Month (NPM) and in the Midwest it’s off to a roaring start with active outreach and conversations meant to inspire individuals and families to take action and prepare for flooding—the most common and costly disaster in the United States. Yes, it can happen where you live!

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National Preparedness Month Kicks Off on September 1

Washington  – Disasters like floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, and earthquakes are a harsh and frequent reality for much of the country. According to a recent survey conducted by FEMA, progress has been made; however, fewer than half of Americans have discussed and developed an emergency plan with their household.

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