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Fact Sheet: FEMA Spells out Partner Responsibilities for MHU Occupants

Together, FEMA and Manufactured Housing Unit occupants continue to work towards finding permanent housing opportunities. MHUs serve as a temporary housing solution for eligible flood survivors. More than 3,300 households with over 10,000 survivors currently reside in MHUs. FEMA will support survivors in their continued need for temporary housing as long as they remain eligible. 

Eligibility requirements and regulations governing temporary housing assistance is stated in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Annual “Great Southeast Shakeout” Set for October 19

ATLANTA — The fifth annual Great Southeast ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place on October 19 at 10:19 a.m. across the southeast United States.

More than 1.3 million people will participate in this regional event, joining Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills occurring throughout the nation and in several countries. More than 25 million people around the globe are expected to participate. In addition to safety drills, many participants take extra steps to become more prepared for earthquakes or other disasters.

Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers About Georgia Disaster Assistance

FEMA Registration

Question: Can survivors register for FEMA assistance if they have insurance?
Answer:  Yes.

Survivors may be eligible for FEMA disaster aid for their uninsured and underinsured losses and damage.

Question: When survivors register do they immediately qualify and receive payments from FEMA?
Answer: No.

Unified Efforts Continue to Provide Meals to Communities

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico– In the next seven days, 20 million meals and more than 11 million liters of water are arriving on Puerto Rico.    

To date, FEMA, working in coordination with federal partners, provided more than 8 million meals, and 6 million liters of water to Puerto Rico.  At the direction of the government of Puerto Rico, FEMA and its partners deliver commodities to Regional Staging Areas (RSA) across the island, where mayors and local officials from municipalities can pick up food, water and other supplies.

Reminder about Important Application Dates for Disaster Recovery Assistance

ORLANDO, Fla.—The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reaching out to remind you of important dates and deadlines as you proceed with your recovery from Hurricane Irma. Do not miss out on assistance that may be available to you because of a missed deadline.

Some deadlines may be extended, but do not wait. The following information is current as of Oct. 12.

Operation Blue Roof: Friday, Oct. 13

Disaster Recovery Center Update for Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas –Three State of Texas/federalDisasterRecoveryCenters (DRCs) will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the Houston metro area beginning Friday, Oct.13, 2017.


Disaster Recovery Center Update for Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas –Four State of Texas/federalDisasterRecoveryCenters (DRCs) will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the cities of Bevil Oaks, China, Hamshire and Nome beginning Friday, Oct.13, 2017.



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