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  1. FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Georgia Wildfires

    ATLANTA--The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Georgia to fight the West Mims Fire in Charlton County.

    This authorization makes FEMA grant funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating and controlling the fire. Eligible costs can include labor, equipment and supplies used for fighting the fire and costs for emergency work such as evacuations and sheltering, police barricading and traffic control.

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  2. Baptists Aim to Rebuild 1,000 homes for North Carolina Survivors of Hurricane Matthew

    DURHAM, N.C.--The North Carolina Baptists On Mission is one of many faith-based and nonprofit organizations participating in the cleanup and rebuilding after Hurricane Matthew devastated the 50 central and eastern counties. What sets this group apart is that the Baptists’ plan to repair or rebuild at least 1,000 hurricane-damaged homes within two years.

    The mission relies solely on volunteers to complete the work. So far, 17 homes have been repaired or rebuilt.

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  3. FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Florida’s Indian Lakes Estate Fire

    ATLANTA--The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida to fight the Indian Lakes Estate Fire in Polk County.

    This authorization makes FEMA grant funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating and controlling the fires. Eligible costs can include labor, equipment and supplies used for fighting the fire and costs for emergency work such as evacuations and sheltering, police barricading and traffic control.

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  4. FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Florida’s Lehigh Acres Fire

    ATLANTA--The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida to fight the Lehigh Acres fire in Lee County.

    This authorization makes FEMA grant funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating and controlling the fires. Eligible costs can include labor, equipment and supplies used for fighting the fire and costs for emergency work such as evacuations and sheltering, police barricading and traffic control.

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  5. FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Battle Florida Wildfires

    ATLANTA--The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Florida to fight a wildfire in the Golden Gate area of Collier County.

    This authorization makes FEMA grant funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating and controlling the fires. Eligible costs can include labor, equipment and supplies used for fighting the fire and costs for emergency work such as evacuations and sheltering, police barricading and traffic control.

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  6. Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Dixie, Levy and Taylor Counties Ready for Public Viewing

    ATLANTA--Newly revised draft preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for coastal areas of Dixie, Levy and Taylor Counties will be available for residents to review at three public open houses from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 25-27.

    Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding. When updated maps become effective, they help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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  7. Hurricane Matthew - Georgia Six Month Recovery Snapshot

    ATLANTA- In the six months since Hurricane Matthew struck Georgia’s coast, disaster survivors and communities received more than $78.2 million in grants from FEMA, settlements from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, and low interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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  8. January Storm Survivors: Registration Deadline Has Passed but Stay in Touch With FEMA to Keep Recovery Going

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The deadline to register with FEMA was March 27, but you can still call to check on the status of your application, appeal a decision by FEMA, update your contact information, provide updated documentation or ask questions about the process.

    Call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585.

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  9. North Carolina Mitigation Project after Irene Proves its Worth

    DURHAM, N.C. – After Hurricane Matthew roared through coastal North Carolina in October 2016, damage in the state will total as much as $4 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Proactive steps taken by Pamlico County following 2011’s Hurricane Irene spared this North Carolina County from significant impacts.

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  10. How to Get Additional Funding to Mitigate Damage to Your Home or Business

    DURHAM N.C. — If local building officials notified you that your home is substantially damaged, you may be able to receive funds to make your structure safer and stronger.

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