100 Days Later: Signs of Recovery Multiplying as Work Continues

BATON ROUGE, La. – One hundred days have passed since torrential rains caused historic flooding in Louisiana. The August storms dumped an estimated seven trillion gallons of rainwater across southern Louisiana—more than four times the amount of water contained in Lake Pontchartrain.Even before the floodwaters subsided, members of federal, state, and voluntary agencies quickly responded to provide disaster assistance. Signs of recovery are increasingly visible as disaster assistance funds and other forms of relief continue to reach survivors.Assistance to IndividualsMore than 153,000 individuals and families registered for FEMA disaster assistance.Disaster Survivor...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 22, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 22, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Nov 21-22 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Otto Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Wednesday evening Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – portions of CA & OR, WA, Upper Mississippi Valley Freezing Rain – Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley & portions of the...

Monday, November 21, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 21, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 21, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 20-21 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Depression 16 Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday evening Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Heavy Snow –Great Lakes, portions of CO & WY Freezing Rain – Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley Snow – Central Appalachians to Great Lakes &...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 20, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 20, 2016 attached Significant Activity – Nov 19-20 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Medium (50%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Central California, Lower Great Lakes Snow – Great Lakes to Central Appalachians and Northeast Rain and Snow...

Saturday, November 19, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, November 19, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (near 0%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Monday morning •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: •Heavy Snow – Northern California •Snow – Northern Rockies & Great Lakes •Rain and Snow – Northern Intermountain to the Sierras, Southern Appalachians and Ohio Valley to interior New England •Rain – Pacific Northwest, northern California...

Friday, November 18, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 18, 2016   Significant Events: •Southeast Wildfires Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (20%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Sunday morning •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: •Heavy snow possible – Northern California, Northern/Central Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley •Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain •Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains, Tennessee Valley up to the Great Lakes •Rain – Pacific Northwest,...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 17, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 17, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 16 -17 Significant Events: Southeast Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (20%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Saturday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Snow – Northern Intermountain, Central Great Basin, Northern/Central Rockies, Northern/Central Plains, and Upper Mississippi Valley Heavy snow possible – Central/Northern...

New Flood Maps Become Final in Willacy County, Texas

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in Willacy County on April 5, 2017.  The maps include the cities of Lyford, Raymondville and San Perlita, and unincorporated areas of Willacy County. Residents are encouraged to examine them so they can determine their need to buy flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the effects of flooding. Anyone without flood insurance runs the risk of uninsured losses to their homes, personal property and businesses....

FEMA Brings Federal Partners in for Long-Term Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — The floods that forced so many Louisianans from their homes this year have receded, along with the immediate threats to health and safety. The focus is now beginning to turn toward the long-term recovery.Louisianans are rebuilding and repairing their homes, businesses, roads, bridges and schools. And they are supported by specialists from several federal agencies, all working to help build stronger and safer communities better prepared to face disasters.The agencies involved, led by FEMA, are working to:Get farms and businesses back up and running;Build stronger levees, roads...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Nov 15 -16 Significant Events: Wildfires -  North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (30%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Friday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Snow – Northern Intermountain, Northern Rockies and Central Great Basin Heavy snow...

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