New FEMA Major and Emergency Disaster Declarations
2019 FEMA Disaster Declarations with Individual Assistance Available
|Disaster||Incident Period||Declaration Date|
|Iowa Severe Winter Storm and Flooding
|March 12, 2019||March 23, 2019|
|Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
|March 9, 2019||March 21, 2019|
|Alabama Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Tornadoes
|March 3, 2019||March 5, 2019|
|November 30, 2018||January 31, 2019|
FEMA Disaster Declarations - March 2019
- Washington Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides, Tornado (DR-4418) - March 4, 2019
- Alabama Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes (DR-4419) - March 5, 2019
- New Mexico Ironworks Fire (FM-5281) - March 8, 2019
- Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4420) - March 21, 2019
- Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4421) - March 23, 2019
- La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4422) - March 26, 2019
- Cahuilla Band of Indians Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4423) - March 28, 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:
- Disaster and Emergency News and Resources for Housing Counselors
- Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness Resource Collection
- Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit
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 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.