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ALERT (Updated 8/16/16)

August 2016 Storms – Louisiana

FEMA Federal Declaration No. DR-4277. Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced on Sunday, Aug. 14 that the federal government declared a major disaster for the state of Louisiana for the following parishes: Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge and Livingston. Additional parish declarations will be made as further damage assessments are conducted.

Anyone who has been impacted by this storm should register damages sustained, even if they do not live in these four initial parishes. All registered damage claims in parishes added at a later time will be processed as those parishes are added.

Individuals can register damage on the web or by phone as follows :

Federal Declarations and Types of Assistance available for the following four parishes Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge and Livingston:

  1. Individual Assistance – Assistance to individuals and households
  2. Public Assistance – Assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities
  3. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program – Assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards

Need Assistance?

Crisis Cleanup Intake Line

Louisiana & Mississippi homeowners can now call 800-451-1954 to have their information entered directly into Crisis Cleanup.

Organizations – doing cleanup – are strongly encouraged to register with Crisis Cleanup.

  • For those of you who may not be familiar with Crisis Cleanup, it is an open-source, web-based application where homeowner cleanup jobs are posted and then vetted organizations – who have access to the database – can access the job orders to complete them. Crisis Cleanup is an effort to reduce duplication, track jobs that need to get completed and map/track the work that is being done. It can also be helpful for planning long-term efforts and a way to ensure disaster survivors don’t fall through the cracks.

How to Register an Organization as a New User:

1)      Visit www.crisiscleanup.org/

2)      Click on Sign-Up (top right hand corner of the screen)

3)      Click on Register Here (under New Organization)

4)      Choose LA-MS Flood Aug 2016 as the Disaster

5)      Complete the rest of the form and select Sign-Up to submit your application

How to Re-Deploy* an Organization for this LA-MS Flood Aug 2016 event:
(* if your organization has already used Crisis Cleanup for a prior response)

1)      Visit www.crisiscleanup.org/

2)      Click on Sign-Up (top right hand corner of the screen)

3)      Click on Redeploy Now (under Redeploy Your Organization)

To learn more about debris removal, donations, volunteering, case management, emotional/spiritual care and more, please refer to this helpful document.

March 2016 Storms – Texas and Louisiana

In March, thousands of individuals and families were impacted by severe storms and flooding in Louisiana and Texas.

Louisiana. 36 parishes received FEMA Federal Declaration No. DR-4269 and 39,670 individuals have registered to date. The deadline to file is Monday, June 13, 2016.

Texas. 13 counties received FEMA Federal Declaration No. DR-4266 and 10,377 individuals registered before the deadline passed.

Need Assistance?

Anyone impacted by the storms should register for FEMA assistance as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline for assistance.

Download this document to learn more about how to apply for aid through FEMA in Texas and Louisiana.

Houston Shelters

Search for open Red Cross shelters by address, city, state, and/or zip code. Information is updated every 30 minutes from the National Shelter System.

Disaster Recovery Centers for DR-4272 May 2016 storms – Texas

  • Montgomery County
    Lone Star College (* Rooms G123 & G124) | 3200 College Park Drive Conroe | 77384
    M-F 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sun – Closed
  • Fort Bend County
    Huggins Elementary School | 1 Huggins Drive Fulshear | 77471
    M-F 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sun – Closed

Case Management Resource Center – 16800 Imperial Valley | Houston 77060

Members of the public can now visit the case management center – while not an assistance center where goods are distributed – to meet with a Disaster Case Manager who can help you through the recovery process for the following issues:

  • struggles with recovery from flood impacts
  • assistance with housing, clothing, food, transportation and durable medical equipment (ie … wheelchair, walker, canes, etc.) or other flood disaster-related needs
  • reconnection to services that may have been interrupted due to the disaster
  • develop a personal disaster recovery plan
  • register for FEMA assistance
  • FEMA appeals process
  • assistance with determining eligibility for Small Business Association (SBA) low-interest residential and/or small business loans and support

Please note: First-time walk-in clients are seen on a first come, first served basis.

Crisis Cleanup Intake Line

Texas homeowners can now call 800-451-1954 to have their information entered directly into Crisis Cleanup.

Organizations – doing cleanup – are strongly encouraged to register with Crisis Cleanup.

  • For those of you who may not be familiar with Crisis Cleanup, it is an open-source, web-based application where homeowner cleanup jobs are posted and then vetted organizations – who have access to the database – can access the job orders to complete them. Crisis Cleanup is an effort to reduce duplication, track jobs that need to get completed and map/track the work that is being done. It can also be helpful for planning long-term efforts and a way to ensure disaster survivors don’t fall through the cracks.

To learn more about debris removal, donations, volunteering, case management, emotional/spiritual care and more, please refer to this helpful document.

 

We help put communities and lives back together

Upbring Disaster Response is prepared to step in to help families and communities in the aftermath of natural disasters – tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or wildfires – in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Individuals and families are offered financial assistance for basic needs in the short term and case management and spiritual care over the longer term. Disaster Response works continually to ensure the program is ready to meet the needs if and when disaster strikes.

Disaster Reponse

Every disaster is different – the needs of each community, along with resource availability, guide Upbring’s response. Through coordinated partnerships with other nonprofit agencies and groups, service gaps are filled and no response efforts are duplicated. Our long-term roles historically include:

  • Preparedness
  • Emergency Hardship Grants
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care
  • Disaster Case Management
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Repair & Rebuild Assistance

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