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FEMA Region VII News

27 September 2022

  • Announcement of Initial Public Notice for DR-4665-MO
    Announcement of Initial Public Notice for DR-4665-MO

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to provide financial assistance to the State of Missouri, local governments in the state, and private nonprofit organizations as a result of damage caused by July 2022 storms and flooding.

    FEMA is also giving public notice that, in some cases, it may provide financial assistance for activities that may affect historic properties, may be located in or affect wetland areas or the 100-year floodplain, and/or may involve critical actions within the 500-year floodplain.

    This notice applies to the Individual Assistance (IA), Public Assistance (PA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended.

    The public notice for the Missouri recovery mission is posted on the following websites: https://sema.dps.mo.gov/programs/documents/dr-4665-fema-public-notice.pdf https://www.fema.gov/disaster-federal-register-notice/initial-public-notice-fema-4665-dr-mo

    tiana.suber Thu, 09/22/2022 - 20:02
  • Two Disaster Recovery Centers Close Next Week, and Four Recovery Centers Remain Open
    Two Disaster Recovery Centers Close Next Week, and Four Recovery Centers Remain Open

    Two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will close permanently next week. The four other recovery centers will remain open to help people directly affected by the July 25-28 flooding and severe storms.

    Recovery centers closing next week:

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY

    O’Fallon Municipal Centre

    100 N. Main St.

    O’Fallon, MO 63366

    Closes permanently at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28

    ST. LOUIS CITY

    Salvation Army Temple Center

    2740 Arsenal St.

    St. Louis, MO 63118

    (Near the corner of Arsenal and California)

    Closes permanently at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 1

    Four recovery centers will remain open:  

    ST. LOUIS CITY

    Ranken Technical College

    Mary Ann Lee Technology Center

    1313 N. Newstead Ave.

    St. Louis, MO 63113

    (Near the corner of Newstead and Page)

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY

    Urban League Empowerment Center

    9420 W. Florissant Ave.

    Ferguson, MO 63136

    (Closed September 21—22 for a previously-scheduled event) University City Recreation Division

    Centennial Commons

    7210 Olive Blvd.

    University City, MO 63130

    Hazelwood Civic Center

    8969 Dunn Road

    Hazelwood, MO 63042

    Recovery center hours are:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.– 6 p.m.

    Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Closed on Sundays

    At the recovery centers, specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are providing information on available services, explaining assistance programs and helping survivors complete or check the status of their applications.  

    • The FEMA application deadline is October 7.
    • If you need help applying, FEMA can assist you at a Disaster Recovery Center.  
    • No appointment is necessary to visit a Disaster Recovery Center. Walk-ins are welcome.  
    • People directly affected by flooding in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County may visit any recovery center for one-on-one help.

    FEMA may be able to provide Individual Assistance grant money that does not have to be repaid for:

    • Rental Assistance if you need to relocate because of flood damage
    • Personal Property that was damaged or destroyed by flooding
    • Lodging Reimbursement if you had to stay in a hotel temporarily
    • Basic Home Repairs for homeowners whose primary residence was damaged by flooding
    • Other Serious Needs caused by recent flooding

    In addition to the assistance listed, please note the following:

    • Only one application per household.
    • FEMA does not pay for lost or spoiled food.
    • By law, FEMA is not allowed to duplicate insurance payments or assistance provided by other sources.

    Homeowners and Renters:After applying with FEMA, ifyou have been referred to SBA for a disaster loan, please complete and submit the application. Submitting the SBA application makes it possible for you to be considered for additional grants if you are turned down for an SBA loan.

    If you qualify for a loan, you will have that resource available if you choose to accept it.

    Help with your SBA application is available at any of the Disaster Recovery Centers.   

    For updates, follow us on Twitter @MOSEMA and @FEMARegion7.

    Get the latest information at Recovery.MO.gov and FEMA.gov/disaster/4665.

    Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.

    tiana.suber Wed, 09/21/2022 - 21:46
  • FEMA Offers Free Repair and Rebuilding Advice at Local Stores
    FEMA Offers Free Repair and Rebuilding Advice at Local Stores

    FEMA is providing free information about how to make your home stronger and safer – whether it was damaged by this summer’s flooding or not.

    You can speak directly with FEMA specialists at local home improvement stores.

    Do-it-yourselfers and professionals can get answers to questions and discuss:

    • Proven methods for preventing damage from future disasters
    • Techniques for rebuilding homes
    • Tips for reducing your disaster risk – whether you own or rent your home

    Locations:

    The Home Depot

    11215 St. Charles Rock Road

    Bridgeton, MO 63044

    The Home Depot

    1603 S. Hanley Road

    Brentwood, MO 63144

    The Home Depot

    3202 S. Kingshighway Blvd.

    St. Louis, MO 63139                                                  

    Dates: Monday, September 19, through Saturday, October 1

    Hours: Monday—Saturday, 8 a.m.--7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.--3 p.m.

    For updates, follow us on Twitter @MOSEMA and @FEMARegion7.

    Get the latest information at Recovery.MO.gov and FEMA.gov/disaster/4665.

    Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.

    tiana.suber Fri, 09/16/2022 - 14:17
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