October 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 10, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 9-10 Significant Events: • Response for Hurricane Maria; California Wildfires Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Ophelia • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Elevated Fire weather conditions – CA• Red Flag Warnings – CA• Space Weather: None observed; Next 24 hours: None predicted Earthquake Activity: None Declaration Activity:• FMAG Approved – Atlas Fire – C A• FMAG Approved – Tubbs Fire...

FEMA Seeking Applicants to Join Hurricane Recovery Team

WASHINGTON – With 85 percent of the FEMA workforce in the field supporting 28 disasters nationwide, the agency continues to grow its workforce to bolster recovery activities underway in the states and U.S. territories affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate. FEMA is hiring dedicated people to join our recovery team, comprised of locally-hired workers. Through its hiring of temporary local employees and Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employees (CORE), FEMA diversifies its workforce while affording opportunities for survivors to help fellow survivors.The types of jobs that are available include (but are...

October 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 9, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 8-9 Significant Events: • Response for Hurricane Maria Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Depression Seventeen • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash Flooding possible – GA, NC, & SC • Severe thunderstorms possible – KS & OK • Elevated/Critical Fire weather conditions – CA• Red Flag Warnings – CA• Space Weather: None observed; Next 24 hours: None predicted Earthquake Activity: None...

Harvey Survivors Needing Hotel Stays Get Extension to Oct. 24

AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey survivors who need more time to find housing are getting an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. The Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which pays for short-term hotel stays, has been extended by 14 days. The new checkout date is Oct. 24. Participants eligible to continue in the program will receive a phone call telling them what they need to do to remain at their current hotel or find a new hotel. Applicants must meet certain requirements to...

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Port Arthur will close permanently at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or FEMA app away.The center that is closing is located at:Christus Saint Mary Hospital3535 Gates Boulevard Port Arthur TX 77642Another DRC is operating in Port Arthur at:Central Mall3100 E. FM 365Port Arthur TX 77642Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the...

Deadline for Governmental Jurisdictions and Private Nonprofits to Request Reimbursement for Public Infrastructure Repair Is Oct. 31

AUSTIN, Texas – Local, state and nonprofit agencies and organizations in Texas seeking reimbursement for Hurricane Harvey expenses have until 5 p.m. Oct. 31, 2017 to submit their requests to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM). Eligible applicants are reimbursed for disaster-related costs for emergency response, debris removal and permanent work such as repairs or replacement of schools, roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. The federal cost-share for all categories of Public Assistance is 90 percent.  To download the RPA form, go online to https://grants.dps.texas.gov/site/PA.cfm and click on Forms, or contact...

October 8, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 8, 2017 Significant Activity - October 7-8  Significant Events: • Response for Hurricane Maria • Preparations/Response for Hurricane Nate Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Nate, Disturbance 1 – High (70%) • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash Flooding possible – AL to PA • Severe thunderstorms possible – AL & GA • Elevated/Critical Fire weather conditions...

October 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 7, 2017 Significant Activity - October 6-7  Significant Events: • Response for Hurricane Maria • Preparations for Hurricane Nate Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Nate, Disturbance 1 – High (70%) • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash Flooding possible – NE, KS, IA, MO, & MN • Severe thunderstorms possible – TX, OK, & KS • Elevated/Critical...

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

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President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Louisiana

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Tropical Storm Nate beginning on October 5, 2017 and continuing.The President's action yesterday authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required...

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