Sunday, August 28, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, August 28, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, August 28, 2016 Significant Activity - August 27-28 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Gaston; Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near 0%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Lester; Disturbance 1 – Low (10%); Disturbance 2 – Low (near 0%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Madeline; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding – TX, NM,...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in East Baton Rouge Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Monday, August 29, in East Baton Rouge 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 disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:East Baton Rouge Parish Location:Baker Council on Aging3334 Jefferson StreetBaker, LA 70714Hours: 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...

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Pointe Coupee Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening today, Saturday, August 27, in Pointe Coupee 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:Pointe Coupee ParishLocation:  False River Parking Lot                  1200 Major Parkway                  New Roads, LA 70760Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting FEMA.gov/DRC, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 27, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 27, 2016 Significant Activity - August 26-27 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Storm Gaston; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%); Disturbance 3 – Low (30%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Lester; Tropical Storm Madeline; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Central Pacific –  No tropical cyclones are expected through Monday morning •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding – TX, LA, IL, MI,...

A Q&A with Chris Smith, Director of Individual Assistance

We’re here on the ground in Baton Rouge supporting those who have been impacted by the historic flooding here in Louisiana. We have been here since before the flooding began and we are doing as much as we can to help them get back on their feet and on the road to recovery. Chris Smith, who runs our Individual Assistance program, is also here making sure we are doing everything we can for the survivors. We have been getting a lot of questions about how to register with FEMA, how...

Behind the Scenes at the Democratic National Convention

A photo taken during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. All eyes were on Philly for the Democratic National Convention. Very few eyes were on the work being done behind the scenes by local, state, and federal agencies to prepare for a possible emergency.  And that’s exactly how it should be. As speeches and performances happened on stages, representatives from FEMA Region III, the Secret Service, Philadelphia police and fire departments, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, the FBI, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Office of Emergency Management, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Parks Service, and many more worked...

What You Didn’t See During the RNC in the CLE

In the months leading up to the Republican National Convention, many people were concerned about the potential for violent demonstrations, protests or other types of emergencies overwhelming the Rock and Roll Capital of the World.    What you may not have known was that FEMA Region V staff, and personnel from across all levels of government, spent more than a year preparing to ensure the only rocking and rolling during convention week in Cleveland were old-time classic songs. With approximately 3,000 Department of Homeland Security employees on hand, along with...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open on Saturday, August 27, 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 disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Livingston ParishLocation:North Park Recreation Center (at the corner of Lockhart)30372 Eden Church RoadDenham Springs, LA 70726Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Survivors may locate other centers near them at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.To register with FEMA, go online to...

Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4278)

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Louisiana renters with flood damage may be eligible for federal help

Baton Rouge, La. – Louisiana renters who experienced losses due to the severe storms and flooding beginning on Aug. 11, 2016, may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from FEMA and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA). Renters may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with such disaster-related expenses as: Renting a new place to live when the renter’s previous home was lost due to the disaster.Disaster related medical and dental expenses.Replacement or repair of necessary personal property lost or damaged in the disaster, such as appliances and...

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