Wednesday, August 23, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Significant Activity – August 22-23 Significant Events: Tropical Weather Threat – Gulf Coast Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – High (near 100%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Kenneth Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of MT Isolated to...

FEMA Obligates an Additional $5 Million for Flood Recovery

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 22, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Significant Activity – August 21-22 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – High (90%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Kenneth Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe Thunderstorms possible – Tennessee Valley to the Northeast Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley to the Northeast Isolated Dry Thunderstorms...

August 21, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 21, 2017 Significant Events: Solar Eclipse Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – High (80%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near 0%)• Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Kenneth• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Severe thunderstorms possible – Missouri Valley into the Middle/Upper Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes • Flash Flooding possible – Portions of the Southern Plains and Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys• Elevated Fire Weather – None• Space weather:    o Past 24 hours:...

August 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 20, 2017 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%); Disturbance 3 – Low (10%)• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Kenneth• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash Flooding possible – Portions of CA, Southwest, and Middle Mississippi Valley • Elevated Fire Weather – ID and WY • Space weather:    o Past 24 hours: Minor G1   o Next 24 hours: Minor G1 Earthquake Activity: No significant...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 19, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 19, 2017 Significant Activity – August 18-19 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Harvey; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Kenneth Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe Thunderstorms possible – Central Plains Flash Flooding possible – Southwest Elevated Fire Weather – CA; OR; ID; MT; WY; ND; SD...

Friday, August 18, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, August 18, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, August 18, 2017 Significant Activity – August 17-18 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Post-Tropical Cyclone Gert (FINAL); Tropical Storm Harvey; Disturbance 1 – High (70%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (90%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe Thunderstorms – Mid-Atlantic Flash Flooding possible – Central/Southern Plains, Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast...

Tuesday, August 17, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 17, 2017 Significant Events: No significant activity   Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Hurricane Gert; Disturbance 1 – High (80%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near  0%); •  Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%) •  Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%) •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •  Severe Thunderstorms possible – Central/Southern High Plains, Ohio Valley to Great Lakes •  Space weather: o Past 24 hours: Minor G1 o...

NFIP Policyholders Have Two Weeks to Submit Proof of Loss Forms

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Tuesday, August 16, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 16, 2017   Significant Events: No significant activity   Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Hurricane Gert; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near 0%); •  Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •  Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (60%) •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms/flash flooding – Mississippi River Valley and Great Lakes •  Space weather: o Past 24 hours: None o Next...

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