New FEMA Major and Emergency Disaster Declarations
This page is updated regularly by HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling with the following disaster emergency information from FEMA:
- Individual Assistance for FEMA disaster declarations published in the past year
- COVID-19 pandemic FEMA state disaster declarations
- Other FEMA disaster declarations published in the past month
- Disaster and emergency preparedness reminders for housing counselors
2020 and 2021 FEMA Disaster Declarations with Individual Assistance Available
Not all disaster declarations include individual assistance. Please read all disaster declarations carefully to determine the types of assistance included in the declaration. Search Your Location on FEMA's website to find active and past disaster declarations and helpful resources specific to your state or territory.
COVID-19 Pandemic FEMA State Disaster Declarations
For a complete list of COVID-19 Disaster Declarations, visit the FEMA COVID-19 Disaster Declarations webpage.
FEMA Disaster Declarations - February 2021
- Louisiana Severe Winter Storm (EM-3556) - February 18, 2021
- Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm (EM-3555) - February 17, 2021
- Alaska Severe Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4585) - February 17, 2021
- Texas Severe Winter Storm (EM-3554) - February 14, 2021
- Washington Wildfires and Straight-line Winds (DR-4584) - February 4, 2021
- Maryland Tropical Storm Isaias (DR-4583) - February 4, 2021
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:
- Disaster and Emergency News and Resources for Housing Counselors
- Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness Resource Collection
- Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit
- How HUD Helps Communities Recover After a Disaster
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 Recovery (CDBG-DR) 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 email@example.com. 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.