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Simmons Recovery Converts FEMA NO to YES!

The Town of Conewango, in western New York, was working with FEMA to document their losses from a May, 2014 flood. Many roads were damaged by the flooding. Unfortunately, the Town’s representative was being told by FEMA that many of these road sites were not eligible for repair. So they called on Simmons Recovery to examine the roads and provide assistance. Continue Reading

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FEMA Grants Request for Larger – Code Compliant Fire House

After Irene destroyed the existing fire house in the Village of Schoharie, NY, FEMA granted a relocation project to a safer site – outside of the floodplain after Simmons Recovery demonstrated the facility was a perfect fit for a relocation project. Continue Reading

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SRC Wins Appeal - $3 million becomes $37 million relocation

Simmons Recovery demonstrated that FEMA had incorrectly capped the project and failed to conduct the 8-step process required by Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management. Continue Reading

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Simmons Recovery increases FEMA funding from $600k to $24 million

Simmons Recovery increases FEMA funding from $600k to $24 million for Owego Apalachin Central School District Buildings Continue Reading

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Flood Recovery of Schoharie’s Fire Department

Simmons Disaster Recovery Consultants help advance the flood recovery of Schoharie’s Fire Department Continue Reading

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Schoharie County Appeal Granted!

FEMA funds Temporary Costs for Flood Damaged Jail Continue Reading

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New State-of-the-art Health Care Building

FEMA originally denied funding for flooded facility because of confusion over the causation of damage. Simmons Recovery Consulting was able to establish eligibility within the Public Assistance Program by presenting all the facts for FEMA’s review. Continue Reading

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Owego Apalachin Builds New Elementary School

FEMA has committed to replacing the elementary school. Continue Reading

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SRC to help volunteer fire department with FEMA

All-volunteer fire department chooses Simmons Recovery Consulting to help navigate the complex FEMA Public Assistance Program. Continue Reading

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SRC Advocates for Health Care.

Rendered unusable as a result of massive flooding, the Gowanda Medical Services Building recovery project presented a unique problem. Continue Reading

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Simmons to assist with Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

Schoharie County, New York, selects Simmons Recovery Consulting (SRC) to assist with Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Continue Reading

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Assisting Prattsville NY with Disaster Recovery

The clean-up, the clearing of roads so emergency vehicles can pass, establishing basic government services and ensuring the community has food and shelter are just the immediate priorities. Restoring services to pre-disaster levels, including the rebuilding of homes, businesses and government can take much longer. Continue Reading

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Gowanda Urgent Care & Medical Center Opens

TLC Health Network opens the Gowanda Urgent Care & Medical Center. This project restores healthcare services to the community of Gowanda, NY. A flood destroyed the Tri-County Memorial Hospital leaving the community without an emergency room and many health related services. Continue Reading

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Simmons Consults Regarding FEMA Debris Issues

Ron Simmons provides guidance to victims of a flooding disaster. An excerpt from FEMA’s website follows: Continue Reading

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100% funding for Hurricane Katrina

In Louisiana, debris removal from a Natural Resources Conservation Service program is funded at 100% rather than the 75% initially proposed. Continue Reading

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Mississippi School District received over $7 Million

A School District in Mississippi received over $7 Million in disputed emergency contract costs. Continue Reading

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Experienced Disaster Consultants Make A Difference

FEMA disaster 1335 was declared in New York based upon an appeal written by Simmons. The declaration was initially denied by FEMA due to an unusually long incident period of greater than 30 days. Continue Reading

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Louisiana Recovered Funds for Emergency Work

Sewerage and Water Board located in Louisiana recovered $1.7 Million in disputed wages for emergency work and $2.1 Million associated with inspections of their damaged systems. Continue Reading

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Missouri High School is Being Replaced by FEMA

In Missouri, a High School is being replaced by FEMA, rather than repaired. Continue Reading

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FEMA Commits In Mississippi Court House Recovery

In Mississippi, a Court House and symbol of the recovery effort, was not able to be occupied and was awaiting needed repairs. Although a contract had been procured, the uncertainty of FEMA funding paralyzed the rebuilding effort. By resolving the disputed contract issues, FEMA committed to the project and work proceeded quickly. Continue Reading

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Preliminary Damage Assessment Makes Millions in Federal Funding

A Commonwealth received a disaster declaration after a procedure dispute is corrected regarding the accounting for uninsured losses when conducting a Preliminary Damage Assessment. By counting ALL the eligible damages, the federal indicator was met and disaster was declared making millions in federal funding available to many counties. Continue Reading

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