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...

Recovery Includes a Plan for Long-Term Housing

BATON ROUGE, La — For Louisiana flood survivors, recovery may include short-term FEMA assistance. Keep in mind that FEMA’s housing assistance comes with periodic checks on the need for continued help—and housing plans. Recovery is about planning.Applicants may qualify for continued assistance if they demonstrate their need and develop a longer-term or permanent housing plan or demonstrate progress in one. A contractor’s estimate on repairs or a report on repairs can point to progress. Applicants need to keep rental receipts, canceled checks or money orders showing proper use of previous rental...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 14 -15 Significant Events: Wildfires- North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours; Tropical Depression Tina - Dissipated Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Thursday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest; Lower Mississippi Valley/Southeast; New England...

Crisis Counseling Can Help Louisianans Cope with Disaster-Related Distress

BATON ROUGE, La. — Recovery efforts in Louisiana continue following the historic August floods, and many survivors are still coping with the immediate effects of the disaster. While obvious problems such as home repair preoccupy some Louisianans, there is a quieter, more ominous issue that may threaten flood survivors.Disaster-related distress is a silent, serious threat to any individual affected by a major disaster. It can manifest in the form of depression, anxiety or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the National Center for PTSD, more than 50 percent of those...

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Tallahassee search and rescue crews on the ground in Mexico Beach -...

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Ohio Task Force 1 coming home after Florida deployment - WDTN.com

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Community hit by hurricane comes together for Friday night football - WTVY,...

WTVY, DothanCommunity hit by hurricane comes together for Friday night footballWTVY, DothanAfter Hurricane Michael damaged so much of the Wiregrass, he wasn't sure if they would still hold the game here. "Got to thinking about it on the way down here, it may be an opportunity for those who've been...

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