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...

Multi-Agency Effort Supporting Ongoing Recovery and Building Resiliency

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 15, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Significant Activity – August 14-15 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Gert; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near 0%); Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%); Disturbance 2 – Low (near 0%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near 0%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:   Severe...

Denham Springs Elementary Embraces Temporary Campus

BATON ROUGE, La. — Livingston Parish was one of the hardest hit areas by the historic flood event of August 2016 and Denham Springs Elementary was one of the schools most impacted.“When we saw the classrooms, we knew everything was lost. The rooms were just destroyed,” said Gail DeLee, Denham Springs Elementary School Principal.  The school is over 40 years old and the flood waters severely damaged the aging buildings and everything inside.“My first visit to our campus was with my husband and my 16 year old son.  It was very...

Monday, August 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, August 14, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, August 14, 2017 Significant Activity – August 11-14 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Gert; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) Eastern Pacific – Post-Tropical Cyclone Jova (Final); Disturbance 1 – Low (10%); Disturbance 2 – Low (near 0%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:   Severe Thunderstorms – Central Plains Flash flooding – Southern Plains to Ohio/Tennessee...

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