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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation

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Debris Removal On Private Property Requires Owners Consen

BIRMINGHAM, AL - May 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Operation Clean Sweep is in full swing to pick up and remove tornado debris in eligible jurisdictions by the recently extended deadline of July 12. Property owners can help expedite debris removal by completing paperwork allowing debris teams to enter private property.

FEMA Specialists To Offer Advice In Memphis Lowe’s And Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- May 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Memphis Lowe's and Home Depot stores this week. They will answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven techniques to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters.

FEMA Specialist Offer Safe-Rebuilding Advice

RALEIGH, N.C. - May 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Safe-rebuilding specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in Lumberton, Jacksonville, Fuquay and Wake Forest beginning Thursday, May 26, to provide free rebuilding information and answer questions about how to strengthen property against future storm damage.

SBA Regional Administrator Visits Disaster Survivors And Advises That Loans Also Are For Homeowners...

BIRMINGHAM, AL - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For many Alabamians recovering from the recent tornadoes, completing a disaster loan application may be overwhelming, but it is an essential step in recovery.

Help May Be Available To Remove Debris From Your Property

BIRMINGHAM, AL - May 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- An important step on the road to recovery is debris removal. If you were affected by the April tornadoes, here is some information that may help make it easier.

Temporary Housing Arrives for Alabama’s Tornado Survivor

ATLANTA, AL - May 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Eleven units arrived on May 7 for residents in the town of Phil Campbell. It is an area with an extreme shortage of available rental housing and apartments. Additional housing will be provided by FEMA and the State of Alabama to other counties where the demand for housing is greater than the supply.

FEMA’s Home Inspectors Recording Damage To Speed Assistance To Georgia Survivors

ATLANTA, GA - May 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Several thousand Georgia residents are expected to seek federal assistance for their losses from the severe storms and tornadoes that began April 27, according to disaster recovery officials.

Housing Inspectors Visiting Arkansas Neighborhoods

LITTLE ROCK, AR - May 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Even while ongoing flooding makes some parts of the state impassable, housing inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working to help many Arkansans whose homes were seve...

FEMA’s Public Assistance Program – Building The Road To Recovery

Honolulu, HI - May 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- After a federally declared disaster, such as the Hawaii Tsunami of March 11, 2011, receiving federal funds is a critical part of the response and recovery process.

Website Can Help Displaced Georgians Find Rental Housing

ATLANTA, GA - May 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- To help people displaced by the recent tornadoes find rental housing, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) are encouraging displaced survivors to use www.GeorgiaHousingSearch.org.

Building A Safe Room Q&A

May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) - A: Costs for construction of both vary across the United States. The cost for constructing a safe room which can double as a master closet, bathroom, or utility room, inside a new home or small business can range from approximately $4,500 to $8,500. This budget would provide an 8-foot by 8-foot safe room. A 14-foot by 14-foot safe room could cost $15,000 to $25,000.

FEMA Provides Katrina-Related Funding For New Orleans Public Housing Development

NEW ORLEANS, LA - April 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced nearly $1.5 million in funding to the Housing Authority of New Orleans, aiding in the construction of public housing units at the new Gu...

FEMA Teams With Home Depot, Lowe?s To Provide Free Publications For Homeowners And Builders

LATHAM, N.Y. - April 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing free publications to help Suffolk County homeowners and contactors build more disaster-resistant homes.

FEMA Extends Lower Cost Flood Insurance Option To Eligible Property Owners In High-Risk Flood...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Thousands who own homes and businesses in locations recently designated as high-risk flood areas will soon have a new way to save on flood insurance protection. Beginning January 1, 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is offering a new insurance rating option that will allow many property owners to take advantage of lower-cost flood insurance for two years before they are required to pay standard rates. The program will make Preferred Risk Policies (PRPs), which start at just $129 a year and are typically only available for properties in moderate-to-low risk areas, available for properties that have been newly mapped into high-risk areas due to a flood map revision on or after October 1, 2008.

FEMA Extends Temporary Disaster Housing Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA - November 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the approval of a request from the state of West Virginia to extend FEMA’s temporary disaster housing program from November 1...

FEMA Experts Offer Mitigation Tips to Make Properties Water Resistant

ST. THOMAS, USVI - November 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As many Virgin Islanders were affected by recent floods caused by heavy rainfall, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge citizens to take steps to lessen damages in future flooding events

Homeowners with Flood Insurance Should File Claims for Damages

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS (USVI) - November 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials urge homeowners and individuals who suffered damages caused by the recent rains and floods and who have flood insurance, to file claims through their insurance agent or company without delay.

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