December 11, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for December 11, 2017 Significant Activity – Dec 8-11 Significant Events: Wildfires - southern California Tropical Activity:• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Elevated Fire Weather conditions – southern CA, Central/Southern Plains, Middle and Lower Mississippi valleys • Red Flag Warnings – CA, KS, OK, MO, and AR• Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+12-11-2017.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of FEMA · U.S. Department of Homeland...

December 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for December 10, 2017 Significant Activity – Dec 9 – 10 Significant Events: Wildfires - southern California Tropical Activity:• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Critical/Elevated Fire Weather conditions and Red Flag Warnings – southern CA and Central/Southern Plains • Lake Effect Snow possible – NY • Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; Next 24 hours: none Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+12-10-2017.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of FEMA · U.S. Department of Homeland Security...

December 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for December 9, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for December 9, 2017 Significant Activity – Dec 8 – 9 Significant Events: Wildfires - southern California Tropical Activity: Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Critical/Elevated Fire Weather conditions and Red Flag Warnings – southern CA and Central Plains Heavy snow possible – Southern Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and lower Great Lakes Rain and thunderstorms possible – FL Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: Emergency...

December 8, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for December 8, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for December 8, 2017 Significant Activity – Dec 7 – 8 Significant Events: Wildfires Southern California Tropical Activity: Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Critical/Elevated Fire Weather conditions and Red Flag Warnings – CA and Central/Southern Plains Heavy Snow possible – Southern TX and Lower Mississippi Valley up through the Mid-Atlantic Severe Thunderstorms possible – FL Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: FMAG Approved...

Jasper Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center

AUSTIN, Texas – To meet the needs of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, the State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Jasper will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) starting Monday, Dec. 11.The center is at the following location:Jasper CountyJasper County Annex271 East Lamar StreetJasper TX 75951Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m to 6 p.m.; closed SundaysSBA representatives will continue to meet with business owners, homeowners and renters to help them with the disaster loan application process and close their approved loans...

A Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Victoria County

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Victoria County is relocating less than two miles away from its current location.The center closes at the following site:Pattie Dodson Public Health Center2805 N. NavarroVictoria TX 77901Closes: Friday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.A new DRC will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in the city of Victoria, at the following site:Wells Fargo Building1501 E. Mockingbird Ln., Suite 425Victoria, TX 77904Opens: Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Regular Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from...

Flood Recovery Reaches Another Milestone - More than Half of FEMA Manufactured Housing Occupants “Back Home”

BATON ROUGE, La. — About 2,250 households in FEMA-provided mobile homes—more than half of those who received them—have made strides in their recovery and returned to more permanent housing.As of Dec. 5, 2,238 households remain in mobile homes while they make repairs on their flood-damaged home or search for other permanent options. East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes account for a majority of households in mobile homes.FEMA teams meet regularly with all occupants to support their move back to a permanent home.The agency provided mobile homes as a temporary housing...

December 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for December 7, 2017 Significant Activity – Dec 6 - 7 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Extreme/Critical/Elevated Fire Weather conditions and Red Flag Warnings – CA and AZ •  Heavy Snow possible – Western and southern TX•  Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: •  Amendment No. 6 to FEMA-4339-DR-PR •  Amendment No. 2 to FEMA-3391-EM-PR FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+12-7-2017.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications...

SBA Loan Closing Center Merges with Disaster Recovery Center in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Closing Center (LCC) will merge its functions with a State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Harris County starting Wednesday, Dec. 6.The LCC at the following site closes at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6:Greenspoint MallSuite 25312300 N. FreewayHouston, TX 77060Closes: Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.The expanded DRC at the following site opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017:Greenspoint MallSuite 1112300 N. FreewayHouston, TX 77060Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m.Disaster recovery centers...

FEMA Mobile Homes, No Longer Needed Here, Head for Texas - Formerly Occupied Louisiana Units will Serve Temporary Housing Needs There

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