Monday, November 19, 2012
Residents who incurred damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy can obtain information about disaster assistance programs
On Friday, FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center in the community room at the Middletown Police Department. A Disaster Recovery Center is a facility where applicants may go for information about disaster assistance programs related to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. This center will be open: Monday through Saturday 8 am – 6 pm Sunday 1pm -5 pm Disaster assistance is financial or direct assistance to individuals and families whose property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally-declared disaster, and whose losses are not covered by insurance. Additional forms of assistance offered by the Federal government can be found on their website. http://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers
Thursday, November 15, 2012
How to register with FEMA to eligibility for assistance.
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) announces that Rhode Islanders who live in Newport or Washington Counties and sustained damages or losses from Hurricane Sandy can now register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine eligibility for assistance. “Many residents of Newport and Washington Counties suffered significant damage in Hurricane Sandy,” said Governor Lincoln Chafee. “Fortunately, the President has authorized federal assistance to help those most seriously affected by the storm. I urge all residents of these areas in need of assistance to contact FEMA or visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers to learn more about individual eligibility.” There are three ways to register with FEMA: …
Monday, August 29, 2011
A FEMA official visited with Middletown's emergency management officials on Monday to get the process of federal disaster aid moving.
A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worker was in Middletown Monday afternoon, making stops at the American Red Cross emergency shelter at the Gaudet Middle School and with Middletown’s Emergency Management team. FEMA worker Don Dau visited the Aquidneck Island regional shelter Monday afternoon and met with American Red Cross Shelter Manager Albert Nannini. President Obama had declared a federal emergency for Rhode Island, which entitles the state's municipalities and individual residents to receive federal reimbursements to help pay for natural disaster response and cleanup efforts, as well as other property damages. “FEMA is here right now just to gather information (from the American Red Cross) and to assist them in providing…