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FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Palm Beach County for Florida Survivors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Palm Beach County to help Florida storm survivors.  The DRC will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.

The DRC is at the following address:

Location:                   Carolyn Sims Center
225 NW 12th. Ave.
Boynton Beach FL 33435

Mandatory Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System to be Conducted on September 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as well as verify its delivery.

FEMA Housing Inspectors in Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh Counties

Survivors should always ask to see photo identification and beware of fraud

ATLANTA – Housing inspectors contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are assisting eligible survivors of the recent flooding by visiting neighborhoods and checking for damage.

Finalize Preparations for Hurricane Maria, Follow Directions of Local Officials

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Maria makes landfall today and tomorrow in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, residents should continue to heed the instructions of territorial, commonwealth, and local officials.

Residents should be ready to take shelter, finish charging cell phones, and have emergency supplies readily available.

FEMA Can Help Pay For Certain Disaster-Related Necessities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida survivors of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath are probably aware that FEMA provides financial and direct assistance for disaster-caused housing and personal property needs not covered by insurance or provided by any other source. But they need to know that FEMA assistance could also include reimbursements for generators and chainsaws to help with safety and clean-up.


Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Four Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017: one in Newton County in the city of Orange; one in Harris County in the city of Houston; one in Matagorda County in Bay City; and one in Waller County in the city of Brookshire.

Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in 39 counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.

Federal Aid Programs for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's emergency disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Assistance for the Commonwealth and affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:


Last updated: September 20, 2017 - 8:56 AM


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