$1 Billion in Federal Disaster Assistance Helps Louisiana Disaster Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. –Federal assistance to help Louisiana disaster survivors and communities surpassed $1 billion less than four weeks after the Aug. 14 disaster declaration.These funds are a result of federal agencies working closely with their local, parish and state partners to identify and find solutions to help survivors and the state recover from the severe storms and floods that occurred Aug. 11-31.To date, more than 63,000 Louisiana families are  receiving assistance through one or more of the housing options available to them, including rental assistance, home repairs, hotel and motel...

Friday, September 9, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 9, 2016   Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%), Disturbance 2 - Low (10%), Disturbance 3 – Low (10%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%) • Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 10%)   Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms – Central Plains • Flash Flooding – Southern and Central Plains, Middle and Upper Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio valleys, and Great Lakes • Rain/Thunderstorms – Northern Rockies across the Plains to the...

How Louisiana Property Owners Can Help Disaster Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you own a multi-family dwelling that needs repairs and are willing to lease to eligible FEMA applicants, then you may be interested in the Multi-Family Lease and Repair Program (MLRP). This FEMA program provides funds to make rental units habitable again, and at the same time helps survivors of the severe August storms and floods.Here’s how it works: After you and FEMA agree on the work that needs to be done and the associated costs, you may choose your own contractor and start the repairs. The...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, September 8, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%), Disturbance 2 - Low (10%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) • Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 10%)   Significant Weather: • Flash flooding – Central Plains, Middle Mississippi and Ohio valleys • Rain/Thunderstorms – Southwest, Northern Rockies across the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes, Central and Southern Plains, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, Lower Mississippi Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast • Rain –...

Harris County, Texas, Flood Maps Become Final in January

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in Harris County on Jan. 6, 2017. Residents are encouraged to look at them so they can determine the need to buy flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and communities can make informed decisions about building and development.Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the effects of flooding. Anyone without flood insurance risks uninsured losses to their homes, personal property and businesses. Flood insurance is available either through a private policy, or through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The NFIP is...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Liberty and Chambers Counties in Texas

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Liberty and Chambers counties are now ready for residents to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.The public is invited to appeal and comment on the maps. There...

Child Care Service Available for Louisiana Survivors Visiting Celtic Studios Disaster Recovery Center

BATON ROUGE, La. – Child care service is now available for Louisiana survivors while they are visiting the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge.The child care service is provided during the hours of the Disaster Recovery Center:    East Baton Rouge ParishLocation:  Celtic Studios10000 Celtic DriveBaton Rouge, LA 70809Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Parents of children ages 3-12 may use the free child care service while they conduct business at the Disaster Recovery Center. The child care service is not a day care and children...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Newton, Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester, Disturbance 2 – Low (near 10%)  Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Northern Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley •Flash flooding – Southwest, Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley & Great Lakes •Rain/Thunderstorms – Southwest, the Plains across to the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic &  southern Florida •Rain – Pacific Northwest...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 link attached   Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Post Tropical Cyclone Hermine, Disturbance 1 – Low (0%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Newton, Disturbance 1 – Low (40%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester, Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Central Plains to Upper Great Lakes •Flash flooding – Southwest, Southern/Central Plains to Upper Great Lakes •Rain/Thunderstorms – Southwest, Rockies, Plains, Mississippi valleys to the Great Lakes &...

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Monday, Sept. 5, in Livingston Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Livingston ParishLocation:  Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park13470 Ball Park RoadWalker, LA 70785Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To...

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