August 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 13, 2017 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Depression Eight; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Jova; Disturbance 1 – Medium (60%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Severe Thunderstorms – Central/Southern Plains • Flash flooding – Southwest, Southern Rockies, Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, & the Mid-Atlantic • Red Flag Warning –...

August 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 12, 2017 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: • Atlantic Disturbance 1 – High (70%) • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Jova; Disturbance 1 – High (70%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Severe Thunderstorms – Central/Southern Plains • Flash flooding – Southwest, Southern Rockies, Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, & the Mid-Atlantic • Red Flag Warning – WA, OR, ID, & MT • Isolated/Scattered dry thunderstorms...

August 11, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 11, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 11, 2017 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: • Atlantic Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (90%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash flooding – Southwest, Southern Rockies, Southern Plains, & Lower Mississippi Valley • Red Flag Warning – OR •...

Randolph County Forges Ahead with Disaster Recovery Committee

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Randolph County is a sparsely populated area with a little more than 17,000 people living within its 656 square miles. But after the severe storms between April 26 and May 19, residents and officials adopted a proactive stance toward disaster recovery.County officials and residents received help from the State and FEMA during formation of the Randolph County Recovery Committee (RCRC). The committee is formed according to a model developed by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).The committee is able to combine the resources of the...

August 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 10, 2017 Significant Activity – August 9-10 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Franklin; Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%)• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%)• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash flooding – Central/Southern Plains & Lower Mississippi Valley• Severe thunderstorms – Central/Southern Plains • Red Flag Warnings – OR & CA• Isolated dry thunderstorms – WA, OR, CA,...

FEMA RPA Deadline for Municipalities in Fulton, Searcy Counties is Aug. 18

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Disaster recovery officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA urge disaster-impacted Arkansas municipalities in Fulton and Searcy counties to get Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) to ADEM no later than Aug. 18.The request is an official, required notification to FEMA that a municipality will seek FEMA’s 75 percent reimbursement for eligible disaster-related infrastructure repairs (roads, bridges, parks, public utilities, etc.); disaster debris removal and emergency protective measures caused by the disaster, such as police overtime.Municipalities in Fulton and Searcy counties may fax the one-page...

Flood Insurance: Good Investment and a Chance to Weather a Disaster

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Would you invest $400 for a chance to get back up to $250,000? How about $1,000 or $2,000? Still sound like a good deal?Putting it another way, would you risk losing your $250,000 home in a flood because you didn’t buy a preferred or standard risk National Flood Insurance Program policy usually costing from $400-$2,000 a year? Just a few inches of water can cause thousands of dollars in damage to walls, floors, furniture, carpets and appliances.Everyone lives in a potential flood zone. You do not have...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, August 9, 2017   Significant Events: No significant activity   Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Storm Franklin; Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •Flash flooding – Central/Southern Plains, Middle/Upper Mississippi Valleys, & Southeastern U.S. to Mid-Atlantic •Red Flag Warnings – OR & CA •Isolated dry thunderstorms – WA, OR, CA, NV, ID,...

Monday, Aug. 14, is Last Chance to Apply for FEMA, SBA Assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – If you had damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19, Monday, Aug. 14, is your last chance to apply for FEMA disaster assistance grants and/or U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans.Online applications may be submitted at DisasterAssistance.gov until midnight and the FEMA Helpline is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT daily. Helpline operators are trained to help individuals needing assistance in registering to get their information into the system.Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home...

FEMA and SBA Disaster Assistance Deadline Only 12 Days Away

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas residents still needing assistance in recovering from the  severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19 have only 12 days left to apply for FEMA disaster assistance grants and/or U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans.The last day to apply is Monday, Aug. 14. Online applications may be submitted until midnight and the FEMA Helpline is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT daily. Helpline operators are trained to help individuals needing assistance in registering to get their information into the system.To...

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