FEMA website consolidates resources for governments, nonprofits, survivors

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal highlights information about grants, housing and training AUSTIN, Texas — Texas communities will find a wide range of support at FEMA’s centralized online resource for governments, nonprofits and Hurricane Harvey survivors working on their long-term recovery.  With a new look, expanded resources and greater accessibility, the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal provides round-the-clock access to valuable materials for nonprofits and local, state, federal and tribal governments.  “We want to make it easy for recovery organizations to find out about funding opportunities and philanthropic resources,” said Mark Emmert, FEMA federal...

October 18, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 18, 2018 Significant Activity – Oct 17-18 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael Response; Central Texas Flooding Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – No new tropical cyclones expected during the next five days•  Eastern Pacific – Remnants of Tara; Disturbance 1 – High (90%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones expected during the next five days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – TX Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily Ops...

October 17, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 17, 2018 Significant Activity – Oct 16-17 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael Response; Central Texas Flooding Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next five days•  Eastern Pacific – Remnants of Tara; Disturbance 1 – High (90%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next five days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Flash Flooding across portions of  TX•  Critical Fire Weather conditions – CA...

FEMA grants more than $3.5 million to Port Arthur Housing Development

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.5 million to the Port Arthur Housing Development for mold removal and cleanout at the Southwood Crossing Apartment complex following Hurricane Harvey.  The complex, consisting of an office building and 20 apartments, was returned to its pre-disaster condition after hurricane damage repairs were completed. This included water mitigation, HVAC service calls, demolition, dehumidification and disinfection of units and structural mitigation.  The cost of the removal and cleanout is more than $3.9 million. The grant of more than $3.5...

Flood insurance saves Houston family’s home after Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas — Torrential rain from Hurricane Harvey flooded Cathy and Larry Pleasants’ home of 24 years in August 2017, damaging the ground floor structure and contents within. The event would have been devastating financially, the Pleasants said, if they hadn’t bought flood insurance a few years earlier. “Until you’ve experienced it, you don’t know what it does,” Larry Pleasants said. “It was just chaos. It was like a bomb went off.” When they bought their home, the Pleasants thought that it would never flood. But they purchased flood insurance in 2011 because...

October 16, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 16, 2018 Significant Activity – Oct 15-16 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael Response Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%)•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Tara; Disturbance 1 – Low (90%); Disturbance 2 – High (20%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next five days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, and flash flooding possible for portions of the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley•  Red Flag Warnings...

October 13, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 13, 2018 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael response Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Leslie (CAT 1) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 • Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding for portions of the Southern Plains Declaration Activity: • Request for Major Disaster Declaration - Georgia • Emergency Declaration Approved - Alabama • Amendment 5 to FEMA-4393-DR-NC • Amendment 1 to FEMA-4399-DR-FL   FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 10-13-2018.pdf Update Your...

October 12, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 12, 2018 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael response Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Leslie (CAT 1); Tropical Storm Michael; Tropical Storm Nadine; Disturbance 1 • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Sergio; Disturbance 1 • Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Heavy snow – Northern/Central Rockies • Heavy rain - Southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley Declaration Activity: • Expedited Major Disaster Declaration approved – Florida (Hurricane Michael) • Amendment 1 to FEMA-3401-EM-NC...

October 11, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 11, 2018 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael response Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie; Hurricane Michael (CAT 4); Tropical Storm Nadine; • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Sergio • Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Heavy snow –ND, MN • Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – WI, FL, AL, GA Declaration Activity: • Emergency Declaration request – Georgia (Hurricane Michael) • Expedited Major Disaster Declaration request – Florida...

FEMA grants more than $1.3 million to the City of Port Aransas

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.3 million to the City of Port Aransas for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The city removed more than 280,000 cubic yards of debris after the storm. This grant of more than $1.3 million is the federal share and requires a 10 percent nonfederal match by the applicant, or $154,919. This grant follows a previous award for $3.15 million with a nonfederal match of $350,000. The total cost of the debris removal, so far, is more than $5 million. These...

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