FEMA registration deadline for disaster assistance October 31

first_imgWashington CountyWaterbury Fire Department 43 South Main StreetWaterbury, VT 05676Windsor CountyOkemo Market Place(Between Cool Moose & Dark Side Snowboard Shop)57 Pond Street, Suite #4Ludlow, VT 05149Rutland CountyRutland Heart Center1 Commons StreetRutland, VT  05701The DRC hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For the DRC nearest to your location: (LINK)  *Beginning Friday, Oct 7th, the hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sundays; Closed Monday, October 10th for Columbus Day.MOBILE DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TRAVELING THROUGH  ADDISON AND WINDSOR COUNTIES: The mobile vehicle will provide the phone and computer connectivity for a recovery center.  These centers are staffed with disaster recovery specialists from various federal, state and local agencies and organizations who can answer questions about disaster assistance programs.Addison CountyHancock Town Hall1097 Rt. 100, Hancock 05748Opening noon ‘ 6 p.m., Mon, Oct. 38 a.m. ‘ 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 48 a.m. ‘ 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5Windsor CountySouth Royalton Journey Church412 S. Windsor St., S Royalton 05068Opening noon ‘ 6 p.m., Thurs, Oct. 68 a.m. ‘ 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 78 a.m. ‘ 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 The FEMA registration deadline for disaster assistance for individuals and families, called Individual Assistance, is October 31, 2011. This may include housing repair grants or temporary rental assistance as well as reimbursement for personal property losses.  The designated counties eligible for Individual Assistance are: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Lamoille, Franklin, Orleans and Windsor.Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov(link is external), by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.  The only way to be eligible for FEMA assistance is to register with FEMA.Cities and towns must submit Requests for Public Assistance (RPA), which provide reimbursement to repair public infrastructure such as roads and bridges, by October 17, 2011.  The RPA form may be found at http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2690(link is external) and be submitted to Alec Partalupi at 802-828-3889 or email alec.partalupi@state.vermont.us(link sends e-mail). All counties in Vermont are eligible for Public Assistance.RECOVERY UPDATE AS OF: CLOSE OF BUSINESS OCTOBER 2, 2011Total Individual Assistance (IA)    Total Registrations:                                                          5,999Total Individual & Households Program  Dollars Approved:                                             $16,399,865Total Small Business Association (SBA)   Loan Amounts Approved:                                $5,936,700Current Deadline for SBA Disaster Economic Injury Loan:                                                June 1, 2012DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OVERVIEW·         Disaster Unemployment :  Available to those whose jobs were permanently or temporarily lost due to the disaster, including those who are self-employed. Anyone who lost work and lived, worked, or was scheduled to work in a county that has received a federal disaster designation may apply for benefits by calling the Vermont Department of Labor’s Claim Assistance Line at 1-877-214-3330. The filing deadline for assistance is October 7, 2011.·         Legal Services:  Those facing legal issues due to Tropical Storm Irene may call (800) 889-2047 for free legal advice. Those who qualify for assistance will be matched with Vermont lawyers volunteering their time. Legal assistance may include help with insurance claims, home repair contracts and contractors, replacement of wills and other legal documents destroyed in the disaster and counseling on mortgage-foreclosure problems and landlord/tenant problems.·         Insurance Information: For questions regarding insurance matters, contact the Consumer Services Division at the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration at 800-964-1784 in state or 802-828-3302.·         Making Recovery Affordable:  The U.S. Small Business Administration’s low-interest loan program was designed by Congress to enable those affected by unforeseen catastrophic events to recover with as little adverse impact as possible, whether they are renters, homeowners, businesses or non-profit organizations. Congress has given SBA powerful tools to make disaster loans affordable with low interest rates, repayment terms as long as 30 years, and, under very specific circumstances, refinancing of prior liens.  To ensure that disaster recovery is affordable for each borrower, SBA analyzes the borrower’s monthly budget, determines an affordable monthly payment, then writes the loan for the number of years needed.  This is unlike conventional lenders, which generally set the maturity first and then calculate the payment.  If you are referred to SBA after you register with FEMA, you should fill out the paperwork to see whether the SBA can offer you a loan. If you do not fill out an SBA packet it may close the door to other FEMA grants. For more information, call 800-659-2955 or (800-877-8339) for people with speech or hearing disabilities). Applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov(link is external) or completed online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external).·         Economic Injury Disaster Loans: The SBA offers these loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small  businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private non-profit organizations. Economic Injury Disaster Loans are intended to help meet working capital needs if you’ve lost business income because of the disaster. The loans are available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.·         Renters and Homeowners:  may receive grants to replace lost property or if they were displaced from their homes, they may be eligible for funds to help them with temporary rental assistance. These funds are for a limited period until the renter’s previous home is habitable or another permanent rental is found. ·         Housing Hotline:  The state and FEMA have established a toll-free number and a fax number to receive calls from anyone who has housing available to rent or wishes to offer housing at no cost for Vermonters displaced by the flood. The toll-free # is 866-330-5286 and fax # is 540-686-4467.·         Flooded Basements: Homeowners who had basement flooding from Tropical Storm Irene are encouraged to register with FEMA because they may be eligible for grants to cover uninsured damage. In situations where families do not use their basements as an essential living space, the agency’s ability to assist may be limited. However, residents may be eligible for a low-interest disaster loan from SBA to cover what FEMA cannot. (Read More)·         National Flood Insurance Program: State and federal officials are encouraging Vermont residents to sign up for federally-backed flood insurance.  The National Flood Insurance Program offers federally-backed flood insurance to property owners and renters in communities that participate in the program.Ã   Vermont communities that have been ‘sanctioned,’ that is, they have not followed the guidelines of NFIP or have been identified as having a floodplain hazard but have not signed up, have until March 31, 2012 to file a ‘resolution of intent’ to join. Until the resolution is submitted, residents in these sanctioned communities may not be eligible for some FEMA assistance. Communities wishing to sign up can contact the Rivers Program at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation at: 802-241-1554 (Read More)LOCAL DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERSApplicants are not required to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). The DRC is staffed by FEMA, SBA, and other federal and nonprofit agencies. Locations of current Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are:                                        *Notates DRC closingsWindham CountyNelson Withington Skating Rink61 Memorial Park DriveBrattleboro, VT 05301*Closing Oct 4, Tues @ 6pmWindsor CountyThe Rock Church473 Woodstock RoadWoodstock, VT  05091*Closing Oct 4, Tues @ 6pmRutland CountyU.S. Post Office (Upstairs)2046 Route 4Killington, VT 05751*Closing Oct 5, Wed @ 6pmWashington CountyNorthfield Library (Community Room)83 South Main StreetNorthfield, VT  05663*Closing Oct 5, Wed @ 6pmWindsor CountyHartford Fire Department2nd Floor Training Room812 VA Cutoff RoadWhite River Junction, VT 05001*Closing Oct 6, Thurs @ 6pmBennington CountyBennington Fire Department130 River StreetBennington, VT  05201*Closing Oct 6, Thurs @ 6pmWindham CountyDover Town Hall120 Taft Brook RoadDover, VT 05341Caledonia CountyMunicipal Office Building119 Park AvenueLyndonville, VT 05851 Go to 511VT.com every morning and map out road conditions for the trip you will be taking.PRIVATE SECTOR TIP OF THE WEEKThe American Red Cross Ready Rating System helps you analyze your business’ disaster preparednesswww.readyrating.org/Businesses.aspx(link is external)             This E-News Update is created by FEMA’s Private Sector Division.  It includes information on Federal and State resources available to help Vermont business owners and employees recover from the floods caused by Tropical Storm Irene.  We welcome your comments, questions, helpful feedback, heroic stories and suggested topics. Please send emails to Kysa.George@dhs.gov(link sends e-mail) or Leslie.Moore@dhs.gov(link sends e-mail). You can also call the Private Sector Desk: 802-951-2849. See the last section for subscribe/un-subscribe instructions.last_img read more

Tyson Fury sets retirement date

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury has revealed he could retire from boxing by the end of the year. The former heavyweight world champion has said he will fight three more times – including against Deontay Wilder next month – before hanging up his gloves. Fury will bid to become a two-weight ruler on February 22 when he challenges Wilder for a second time following their controversial draw in 2018. He could then face Wilder for a third time this summer – leaving just one more fight before he retires. Responding to promoter Lou Di Bella and WBO president Paco Valcarcel’s suggestion he fights Bakhodir Djalolov, the Briton said: “You think I’m going to wait around for a six-fight novice to build up, haha; I got three fights left I’m out.” Fury was dropped twice by Wilder in their first fight but had still done enough to win before the ringside judges scored the bout a draw. The giant Traveller has fought twice since, beating Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, while Wilder has knocked out Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz. The loser of the rematch will have the right to call for a third fight – and earn 40 per cent of the purse. Should Fury win both fights, he could sign off his career with a clash with Anthony Joshua who regained his three heavyweight titles by outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch last month. Joshua may first have to face mandatory challengers Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk before any unification clash with either Fury or Wilder. Fury and Wilder will not face the press before fight week in Las Vegas with the former claiming his rival is running scared. He said: “This is Tyson Fury AKA the Gypsy King this is a message to Deontay the Bronze Bomber the big p***y Wilder. “He’s not turned up to any of the media events today, blagging he’s got the flu because he doesn’t want to be in the same room as me because I’ll take him to school. “His management team and his full team are afraid to put Deontay Wilder in the same room as Tyson Fury, facts. “Keep him away Al, keep him away Shelly, keep him away his wife. “Deontay, what a little bitch you’ve become. You can’t even come and see me and be face-to-face with me as you know you’ll be taken to school… p***y.”Tags: Lou Di BellaPaco ValcarcelRetirementTyson Furylast_img read more

Former Bosnia international Footballer positive for COVID-19

first_imgFormer Bosnia international footballer Avdija Vrsajevic announced on social media on Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.“I am currently in isolation as I have tested positive for COVID-19. Everything is under control, I’m feeling good, I haven’t had any serious symptoms and I hope to recover quickly,” said the defender, who plays for Turkish side Akhisarspor, Sportske.ba writes.“Dear media, friends, sympathizers… I want to write here the correct information with the aim of stopping misinformation about the current situation regarding Covid-19. The situation is such that I am currently in isolation, due to a positive test for Covid-19. Everything is under control, I feel good, without any more intense symptoms, and I hope for a quick recovery, so that I can be with my family and my team. I want to express my full support for my team, and to say that I am sorry that I am not with them, but I have no doubt that they will achieve the desired success through the upcoming matches,” Vrsajevic wrote.last_img read more

Vijender Singh knocks out Hungary’s Alexander Horvath to continue winning spree

first_imgStar Indian boxer Vijender Singh continued his winning spree in the professional arena with an easy win over Alexander Horvath of Hungary at the Liverpool Echo Arena here on Saturday evening.As with his previous professional bouts, the Indian dominated the fight. The Hungarian forced to retire around one minute into the third round after a powerful punch from Vijender hit his left shoulder.This was Vijender’s fourth win in a row in professional boxing in the middleweight (75kg) category – all of them by knockout or technical knockout.In his debut bout, Vijender defeated English boxer Sonny Whiting by technical knockout in the third round. In his second bout, Dean Gillen, also of England, did not even last for one full round as the Haryana boxer knocked him out in the last minute of the opening period.Bulgaria’s Samet Hyuseinov went down in the second round of the third fight as Vijender registered another technical knockout.Saturday’s bout was important as it is the last before Vijender appears in his first pro bout in India in July. The bout was scheduled around a month earlier, but it was postponed due to some technical reasons.I dedicate this victory to the Martyrs of the Indian Armed Forces during terrorist attacks in Jammu and Pathankot ???? pic.twitter.com/rvuX0zFUy9 Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) March 12, 2016Horvath was the more aggressive boxer to start with, while Vijender was a bit tentative. As the opening round wore on, the Indian seemed to get the measure of his opponent’s strategy, easily ducking the punches while landing some powerful blows of his own.Although Horvath showed more urgency, he was unable to pierce Vijender’s defence and in his efforts to force the pace, often walked into the Indian’s counter punches.advertisementIn the closing stages of the first round, the Indian landed a power-packed shot which knocked out the Hungarian’s gumshield.Surprisingly, Horvath seemed a bit exhausted in the second round. Vijender also adopted a cautious approach as the bout became a bit of a slow affair, much to the displeasure of the extremely vocal Indian supporters in the arena.Most of Horvath’s punches were a bit aimless while Vijender was more composed and better with his accuracy.Both boxers came out swinging at the start of the third round. But a right from Vijender caught Horvath on the left shoulder, forcing the Hungarian onto his knees.With the referee giving the count, Horvath refused to carry on with the fight, as Vijender and the sizeable Indian contingent among the crowd erupted with joy.”I got an extra month of training. He was a more experienced boxer (than the previous opponents) so I am happy. I don’t know what happened to his arm. Maybe he is making excuses,” Vijender said after the fight.”This is my fourth professional win, so I am doing good.”last_img read more