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New FEMA Major and Emergency Disaster Declarations

April 05, 2019 Print ShareThis

2019 FEMA Disaster Declarations with Individual Assistance Available

Disaster Incident Period Declaration Date
Iowa Severe Winter Storm and Flooding
(DR-4421)
March 12, 2019 March 23, 2019
Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
(DR-4420)
March 9, 2019 March 21, 2019
Alabama Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Tornadoes
(DR-4419)
March 3, 2019 March 5, 2019
Alaska Earthquake
(DR-4413)
November 30, 2018 January 31, 2019

FEMA Disaster Declarations - March 2019

For a complete list of FEMA Declarations, visit the FEMA webpage.

Reminders for Housing Counselors

All HUD participating housing counseling agencies impacted by recent disasters are encouraged to review the following Housing Counseling disaster resources on the HUD Exchange:

Please also visit HUD's Disaster Recovery Resource Webpage for more information, as well as the Federal Register Notice on Allocations, Common Application, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for 2017 Disaster Community Development Block Grant Disaster (CDBG-DR) Recovery Grantees. This notice has important information for housing counseling agencies and participation in CDBG-DR related activities.

Working with HUD on Disaster Needs:

  • Housing Counseling Handbook 7610.1, Chapter 5-11, B. 3-d, requires when any aspect an agency's purpose is impaired and can no longer comply with programmatic requirements, regulations or grant agreement (e.g., not functioning due to a disaster or emergency) the agency must notify their HUD Point of Contact (POC) within 15 days.
  • If your agency needs assistance on reports, grant documents, deadlines and similar issues in the aftermath of the recent disasters, please contact your HUD POC for help.
  • Please send your questions to housing.counseling@hud.gov. Please type "Disaster Assistance" in the subject line.

If your agency's operational status is impacted by a disaster, it is important to let your clients and partners know of changes in operating hours, locations and services. Please place appropriate messages on your agency voicemail(s), email(s) and social media. In areas experiencing a loss of power and communications please also consider posting signage with contact and status information at your office or other appropriate emergency service centers within your community.

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