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Fema at Lowe’s Tuesday Through Saturday

FEMA will have Mitigation Specialists at Lowe’s in Aransas Pass on Tuesday, March 13th through Saturday, March 17th.  More details below.

Hurricane Harvey Fact Sheet

Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) deadline extended as efforts continue to help Texans move to permanent housing.
·         Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels beyond March 12 as they continue working toward a permanent housing solution. Key dates:
o   March 12 – Last day of eligibility under current extension period
o   April 2 – Eligibility review of all survivors remaining in TSA
o   April 23 – End of approved extension period for those approved beyond April 2
·         TSA participants will receive a phone call, email and/or text message advising them if they have continued eligibility for assistance through a participating hotel.
Survivors in hotels who are unsure of their continued TSA eligibility can:
·         Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY).
·         Log into their account on disasterassistance.gov/.
·         Visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC); for DRC locations and hours go to fema.gov/DRC.
·         Ask the hotel to look in the lodging web portal to see whether they have eligibility beyond the current checkout date of March 13.
Hazard mitigation specialists available in five counties March 12-17.
·         FEMA mitigation specialists are visiting hardware and home improvement stores to offer information and tips on repairing and rebuilding stronger and safer. Help is available at home improvement stores in Aransas, Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties.
·         Recovery topics covered include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes.
Direct Housing
The housing mission is state-administered and locally managed. The State of Texas and local officials are leading the way in finding new solutions to help Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The federal government is providing technical assistance and financial support.
As of March 8:
·         2,299 housed through the direct housing program
·         Direct Housing Maintenance Hotline: Survivors living in mobile homes and travel trailers provided by the GLO/FEMA Direct Housing program may call 877-503-6053 for assistance
The Partial Repair and Essential Power Program (PREPS) provides temporary repairs, such as water and power restoration, allowing homeowners to remain in their homes as they complete permanent repairs to their homes. To learn more, call: 888-610-1622, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.
Individuals & Households Program (IHP)
Individuals and families in 41 counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance through IHP.
As of March 11:
·         Survivors have received more than $13.3 billion in state and federal disaster assistance
·         Individuals and Households Program (IHP) approved: $1.57 billion (+ $1.2 million from previous day)
·         Housing Assistance (HA) approved: $1.19 billion  (+  $946,536 from previous day)
·         Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved: $387 million (+ $326,614 from previous day)
·         Total applications approved: 371,379, an eligibility rate of 50 percent (+ 70 from previous day)
·         FEMA inspections completed: 604,216 (+343 from previous day)
  • Total DRC visits: 271,669 (+ 712 from previous day)
Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA)
As of March 12:
·         Total TSA applicants checked in: 7,090 (-159 from previous day)
·         Total TSA rooms occupied: 8,261 (-179 from previous day)
  • Total hotels utilized: 1,011 (-10 from previous day)
Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs)
DRCs are one-stop shops for survivors seeking face-to-face help from state and federal agencies. Reasonable accommodations are made for survivors with disabilities or access and functional needs. Need help? Just ask.
To find the nearest DRC visit: fema.gov/drc, or text DRC along with a zip code to 43362 (4FEMA).
As of March 12, there are 14 DRCs open in the following nine counties to help survivors: Aransas (1), Brazoria (2), Galveston (1), Harris (4), Jefferson (2), Montgomery (1), Nueces (1), Orange (1) and San Patricio (1).
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA low-interest long-term disaster loans are the number one federal resource for recovery funding and offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to rebuild and recover.
As of March 7:
·         Total SBA applications received: 109,584 (+26 from previous day)
·         Total SBA loans approved for businesses and homeowners: $3.2 billion (+$658,000 from previous day)
National Flood Insurance Program
As of March 8:
·         91,301 policyholders have filed flood insurance claims in Texas
·         NFIP has paid $8.5 billion for Harvey claims in Texas
Find information on repairing and rebuilding at fema.gov/Texas-disaster-mitigation.   
Hazard Mitigation Outreach
FEMA mitigation specialists are visiting hardware and home improvement stores to offer information and tips on repairing and rebuilding stronger and safer.
Aransas Pass Lowe’s (Store #2506)
150 S. FM 1069, Aransas Pass, 78336
Mon. March 12
Tues. March 13-Sat. March 17
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
McCoy’s Building Supply
675 FM 517, Alvin, 77511
Mon. March 12
Tues. March 13-Fri. March 16
Sat. March 17
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
League City Lowe’s (Store #2821)
1655 W. FM 646, League City, 77573
Mon. March 12-Sat. March 17
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Katy Lowe’s (Store #0098)
19935 Katy Freeway, Houston, 77094
Mon. March 12
Tues. March 13-Sat. March 17
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Beaumont Home Depot (Store #501)
3910 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, 77703
Mon. March 12-Sat. March 17
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
For more information, visit the FEMA Mitigation website at fema.gov/texas-disaster-mitigation.
Public Assistance (PA)
The FEMA PA program reimburses state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations, in disaster declared counties, for eligible expenses related to disaster response and recovery.
·         More than $626 million in PA funding has been obligated to the state of Texas, as of March 9.
·         The Texas Division of Emergency Management has received 1,214 Requests for Public Assistance.
For more information about PA funding, visit: fema.gov/public-assistance-policy-and-guidance.