October 21, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 21, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 20 - 21 Significant Events: •  Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – Tropical Depression (27W) Significant Weather:  •  Severe Weather possible – Southern Plains to Great Lakes•  Flash Flooding possible – OR, WA, TX, OK, AR, KS & MO •  Critical...

October 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 20, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 19 - 20 Significant Events: •  Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days •  Western Pacific – Tropical Depression 27W Significant Weather:  •  Elevated fire weather areas – CA, ND, SD, CO, NE, WY & MT•  Red Flag Warnings –  MT, WY, SD•  Space Weather: past...

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Nueces County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Robstown will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds 1213 Terry Shamsie Rd. Robstown, TX 78380 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done...

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Waller County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Brookshire will close permanently at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Brookshire Volunteer Fire Department910 Grisham Rd.Brookshire, TX 77423Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling...

Harvey Survivors Get More Time to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Austin, Texas – Texans in 41 designated counties who suffered damage and losses from Hurricane Harvey now have until Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, to register for disaster assistance.Registration is open to survivors in Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties.Survivors may register for assistance the following ways:FEMA grants do not have to...

October 19, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 19, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 19, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 18-19 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity threatening US interests Significant Weather:  Critical and elevated fire weather areas – WY & MT Red Flag Warnings –  MT, WY, SD &...

Hurricane Survivors Use Harvey Facebook Page for Recovery Information

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FEMA Job Fair for Hurricane Recovery October 28-29

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a job fair Oct. 28-29 to hire Texans to work on Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery.  The job fair will be held at 1309 Rutherford Lane in Austin from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More than 300 jobs are available, with pay ranging from $14 to $37 per hour, depending on the position. Some of the positions include American Sign Language interpreters, bookkeepers, accountants, auditing clerks, certified deaf interpreters, civil engineers, claims adjusters, examiners, couriers, messengers, customer support representatives (multiple languages),...

Disaster Recovery Center Update for Montgomery County

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the cities of New Caney and Magnolia beginning Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017. DRCs offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs...

October 18, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 18, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 18, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 17-18 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity threatening US interests Significant Weather:  Elevated fire weather areas – MT, ND, MN & WY Red Flag Warnings –  WY, ND & MN...

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