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  • Making Your Personal Affairs Disaster & Recovery Ready

    Following a disaster, getting financial or in-kind assistance to start putting life back together will hinge on whether or not you have documents to prove who you are and what you actually owned. One of the things that FEMA has recommended is making a “Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (“EFFAK”). [1] The EFFAK is designed to help get you and your family onto the road towards disaster recovery. ...
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  • What is a Disaster Declaration?

    After a disaster strikes, the term “disaster declaration” is often on the news by reporters and public officials. But what is a disaster declaration and what does it do? What is a Disaster Declaration? A Disaster Declaration is a formal statement by the jurisdiction’s chief public official (i.e. Mayor, County Judge, or Governor) that a disaster or emergency situation exceeds their response ...
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  • Hurricane Matthew Presents Potential Recovery Headaches

    Hurricane Matthew was identified as a named tropical storm on September 28, 2016, and became a Category1 Hurricane on September 29, 2016. Matthew then grew in strength and blasted its way through the Caribbean, and along the United States’ Eastern seaboard impacting Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. This single hurricane prompted two Emergency Declarations (EM-337 & EM-3380) by ...
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  • North Texas Chiropractors Convicted in Million Dollar Fraud

    U.S. District Judge Reed O’Conner and a federal jury convicted Drs. Abbas Zahedi and James Sterns of health care fraud in January 2015 in the Northern District of Texas. Dr. Zahedi of Carrolton, Texas was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, five counts of health care fraud, and four counts of aggravated identity theft. Dr. Zahedi will serve 145 months in federal ...
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