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New FEMA Major and Emergency Disaster Declarations

August 31, 2021 Print ShareThis

This page is updated regularly by HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling with the following disaster emergency information from FEMA:

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.

Disaster Incident Period Declaration Date
Louisiana Hurricane Ida
(DR-4611)
August 26, 2021 and continuing August 29, 2021
California Wildfires
(DR-4610)
July 14, 2021 and continuing August 24, 2021
Tennessee Severe Storm and Flooding
(DR-4609)
August 21, 2021 August 23, 2021
Michigan Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes
(DR-4607)
June 25, 2021 - June 26, 2021 July 15, 2021
Louisiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
(DR-4606)
May 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021 June 2, 2021
West Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding
(DR-4605)
February 27, 2021 - March 4, 2021 May 20, 2021
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
(DR-4601)
March 25, 2021 - April 3, 2021 May 8, 2021
Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes
(DR-4596)
March 25, 2021 - March 26, 2021 April 26, 2021
Kentucky Severe, Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides
(DR-4595)
February 27, 2021 - March 14, 2021 April 23, 2021
Oklahoma Severe Winter Storms
(DR-4587)
February 8, 2021 - February 20, 2021 February 24, 2021
Texas Severe Winter Storms
(DR-4586)
February 11, 2021 - February 21, 2021 February 19, 2021
Alabama Hurricane Zeta
(DR-4573)
October 28, 2020 - October 29, 2020 December 10, 2020
Puerto Rico Severe Storm and Flooding
(DR-4571)
September 13, 2020 November 5, 2020
Louisiana Hurricane Delta
(DR-4570)
October 6, 2020 - October 10, 2020 October 16, 2020
California Wildfires
(DR-4569)
September 14, 2020 and continuing October 16, 2020
Florida Hurricane Sally
(DR-4564)
September 14, 2020 and continuing September 23, 2020
Oregon Wildfires and Straight-line Winds
(DR-4562)
September 7, 2020 and continuing September 15, 2020
Puerto Rico Hurricane Isaias
(DR-4560)
July 29-31, 2020 September 9, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic FEMA State Disaster Declarations

For a complete list of COVID-19 Disaster Declarations, visit the FEMA COVID-19 Disaster Declarations webpage.

Disaster Declaration Date
Poarch Band of Creek Indians (DR-4591) March 28, 2021
Navajo Nation (DR-4582) February 2, 2021

FEMA Disaster Declarations - July and August 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:

Please also visit HUD's Disaster Recovery Resource Webpage for more information.

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.

Tags: COVID-19 Housing Counseling Program