September 27, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 27, 2018 Significant Activity for September 26-27, 2018 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence Response / Recovery Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Kirk; Disturbance 1: High (90%)• Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Rosa; Disturbance 1: High (70%)• Central Pacific –Disturbance 1: High (70%)• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Strong to severe thunderstorms possible – Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast• Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – Southern plains north across the Appalachians • Elevated fire weather – ID & WY• Red Flag...

Fact Sheet: People with disabilities require additional disaster preparation

AUSTIN, Texas — Everyone should be prepared for a disaster with a pre-packed emergency kit, full family communication plan and carefully mapped evacuation routes. People who have access and functional needs or disabilities, however, need to take additional steps to ensure they are ready for the unexpected. Medical services and pharmacies may be unreachable or closed for several days after a disaster, so it’s crucial to consider the resources you use regularly and determine what to do if those resources are limited or unavailable. Follow the steps below to get started and...

September 26, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 26, 2018 Significant Activity for September 25-26, 2018 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence Response / Recovery Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Kirk; Disturbance 1: Low (20%); Disturbance 2: High (90%)• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Rosa; Disturbance 1: Low (30%)• Central Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (50%)• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Strong to severe thunderstorms possible – Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast• Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to the Tennessee Valley• Elevated fire weather –...

September 25, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 25, 2018 Significant Activity for September 24-25, 2018 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence Response / Recovery Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Subtropical Depression Leslie; Disturbance 1: Medium (50%); Disturbance 2: Medium (60%); Disturbance 3: High (70%)• Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: High (90%); Disturbance 2: Medium (40%)• Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi Valley to Tennessee & Ohio valleys• Critical & Elevated...

FEMA grants more than $5.8 million to Humble ISD

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.8 million to the Humble Independent School District for emergency protective measures taken before, during and following Hurricane Harvey.  The district secured the campus facilities, opened an Emergency Operations Center, placed barricades, directed traffic and pumped flood water from the facilities. The FEMA grant covers 100 percent of the project’s costs because the district completed their work within 30 days of the disaster declaration period. This grant comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program which reimburses communities for actions taken...

FEMA grant supports Corpus Christi beach restoration

AUSTIN, Texas — Areas of Corpus Christi North Beach that were affected by Hurricane Harvey-caused erosion will be restored through a Texas General Land Office (GLO) project funded largely by a grant from FEMA. During Hurricane Harvey storm surge caused erosion to about 7,000 feet of North Beach, an engineered beach between the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and Rincon Channel in Corpus Christi.  Beach-loss analysis performed by Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi determined the volume of beach loss was 8,300 cubic yards, including 1,400 cubic yards that were moved by the storm from...

September 24, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 24, 2018 Significant Activity for September 21-24, 2018 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence Response / Recovery Tropical Activity: • Atlantic –Subtropical Storm Leslie; Tropical Disturbance Kirk; Disturbances 1 / 2: Medium (40% / 50%) • Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: High (90%); Disturbance 2: Low (30%)• Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi Valley to Tennessee & Ohio valleys• Critical & Elevated fire...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 23, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 23, 2018 Significant Activity - September 22-23 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence response Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Depression Eleven; Tropical Storm Kirk; Disturbance 1: Low (30%); Disturbance 2: High (70%); Disturbance 3: Low (30%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (80%); Disturbance 2: Low (20%) •Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during next 48 hours •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi Valley...

Saturday, September 22, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 22, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 22, 2018 Significant Activity - September 21-22 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence response Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Depression Eleven; Disturbance 1: Medium (60%); Disturbance 2: Low (30%); Disturbance 3: High (70%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (60%) •Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during next 48 hours •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys •Critical and...

FEMA grants nearly $52 million to the Texas General Land Office for PREPS program reimbursement

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $51.9 million to the Texas General Land Office as a reimbursement for the management and execution of the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) program following Hurricane Harvey.  The PREPS program provided emergency repairs and power restoration to single-family, owner-occupied homes. These repairs made the homes safe, sanitary and secure so that the homeowners could return home, rather than shelter in hotels or rental properties, while they continued to work on their full recovery.  The measures taken during...

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

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Tampa Bay Search-And-Rescue Task Force Now Has Grim Duty - Patch.com

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

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Hurricane Relief Drive Going Strong - MyWabashValley.com

MyWabashValley.comHurricane Relief Drive Going StrongMyWabashValley.comTerre Haute - An item collection drive continues for victims of Hurricane Michael. There's a truck set up at 25th and Wabash, where two local men are collecting necessities to take down to the Florida Panhandle. They also did this last year for victims ...

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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - NORTHERN ALASKA on Saturday, 20...

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