Saturday, August 5, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 5, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 5, 2017 Significant Activity – August 4-5 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Eleven-E Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:   Severe Thunderstorms – Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley Flash Flooding – Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley Elevated Fire Weather –...

One Year Later: $5 Billion Assists Louisiana Flood Recovery

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August 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 3, 2017 Significant Activity for August 2-3, 2017 Significant Events: Train Derailment - PA Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Severe thunderstorms possible – Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys to Great Lakes and Ohio Valley • Flash flooding possible – Southern CA to Southwest; Southern Rockies to Southern Plains; Gulf Coast...

August 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 2, 2017 Significant Activity for August 1-2, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:•  Atlantic - Disturbance 1 - Low (10%); Disturbance 2 - Low (10%)•  Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 - Low (30%)•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains •  Flash flooding possible – northern CA; Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley; Southeast • Space weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24 hours: None predictedEarthquake Activity:...

Flood Recovery Tips after You File Insurance Claims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After registering with FEMA for disaster assistance, it’s important to follow up with any homeowners, renters or flood insurance company claims you have filed and keep FEMA posted on the progress.Even if you received an initial denial from FEMA due to insurance coverage, FEMA will review your application for assistance after insurance has paid. Sometimes, FEMA may be able to help where insurance did not. Keep in touch with the insurance company and your agent.Disaster survivors holding flood insurance policies can follow up on their flood insurance...

August 1, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 1, 2017 Significant Activity for July 31-August 1, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Emily•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Irwin; Disturbance 1 - Low (20%)•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Flash flooding possible – Southwest to Southern Plains •  Space weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24 hours: None predictedEarthquake Activity: No significant activityDeclaration Activity: Major Disaster Declaration request - NH FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+08-01-2017.pdf Update Your...

Key Steps to Recover Documents for FEMA Disaster Assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Many Arkansans lost important items in the severe storms between April 26 and May 19, including documents the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA need to process disaster assistance applications.If papers are gone – such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver’s licenses, tax records, insurance policies, etc.— many can be replaced by contacting sources of information, such as vital records offices, Social Security agencies, insurance offices and other organizations or agencies.Disaster survivors need to provide proof of citizenship, proof of property ownership or rental occupancy,...

July 31, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 31, 2017 Significant Activity for July 28-31, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Emily; Disturbance 1 - Low (10%)•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Irwin; Disturbance 1 - Medium (40%)•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Flash flooding possible – NM, OK, TX, & FL   •  Space weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24 hours: None predictedEarthquake Activity: No significant activityDeclaration Activity: FMAG Approved: Lodgepole Complex Fire -...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, July 30, 2017 Significant Activity for July 29-30, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Disturbance 1 - Low (near 0%); Disturbance 2 - Low (10%)•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Hilary; Tropical Storm Irwin; Disturbance 1 - Low (near 0%)•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Flash flooding possible – AZ, NM, CO, KS, OK, TX, & FL  •  Isolated dry thunderstorms – ID, MT, & WY  •  Elevated...

Saturday, July 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, July 29, 2017 Significant Activity for July 28-29, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%)•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Hilary; Tropical Storm Irwin; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%)•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next five days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Flash flooding possible – AZ, NM, CO, & KS •  Isolated dry thunderstorms – OR, ID, MT, CA, & NV •  Space weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: None...

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