Friday, July 28, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, July 28, 2017 Significant Activity for July 27-28, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%)•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Hilary; Tropical Storm Irwin•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next five days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Flash Flooding possible – Southwest to Central Plains; Southern Appalachians to Mid-Atlantic•  Elevated fire weather – MT•  Isolated dry thunderstorms – WA, OR, ID, MT & WY•  Space weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: None...

Common Sense May Avoid Problems with Repair Contractors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Home repair complaints last year were number 5 on the Arkansas Attorney General’s top 10 list of consumer complaints. Natural disasters attract fly-by-night contractors, including those from other states, who prey on the vulnerability of disaster survivors.By and large, building industry representatives are honest. But any time large amounts of money are involved, it makes sense to take precautions in signing contracts to avoid misunderstandings with the contractor.Some scam artists claim to be FEMA certified. FEMA neither certifies nor endorses any private-sector contractor, except those FEMA hires...

July 27, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 27, 2017 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) • Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Hilary (CAT 1); Tropical Storm Irwin; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) • Central Pacific – Post-Tropical Cyclone Greg - FINAL • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Flash flooding possible – Southwest to Central Rockies, Southern Plains; Lower/Middle Mississippi  valleys to Tennessee and Ohio valleys and Central Appalachians • Elevated fire weather – WA & OR •...

Take Charge of Your Disaster Recovery with These Steps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Applying for federal disaster assistance for this spring’s severe storms in Arkansas is a two-step process. Taking both steps ensures disaster survivors will be considered for all FEMA grants and the U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan.Step 1: Register with FEMA.Step 2: Complete and submit a no-obligation SBA loan application.Grant assistance from FEMA can help jump-start the recovery, but may not cover all damage or property loss. Completing the SBA loan application may make additional FEMA assistance available to replace essential household items, replace or repair...

July 26, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 26, 2017 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Greg; Hurricane Hilary (CAT 2); Hurricane Irwin (CAT 1); Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) • Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests  Significant Weather:  • Severe thunderstorms possible – Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys to Great Lakes • Flash flooding possible – Central Plains to Great Lakes • Isolated dry thunderstorms – CA, OR,...

Help Remains for Washington County Residents after Disaster Center Closes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Faulkner, Randolph and Washington Counties close Friday at 6 p.m., survivors of the 2017 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding will still be able to get help with just a phone call.In coordination with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Disaster Recovery Center in Washington County at the Fayetteville Executive Airport Main Terminal Building on Drake Field, 4500 S. School Ave., will close Friday, July 28. Hours until then are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Many of the services...

Help Remains for Randolph County Residents after Disaster Center Closes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Faulkner, Randolph and Washington Counties close Friday at 6 p.m., survivors of the 2017 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding will still be able to get help with just a phone call.In coordination with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Disaster Recovery Center at the Old Randolph County Nursing Center, 1405 Hospital Drive, in Pocahontas, will close Friday, July 28. Hours until then are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Many of the services available at recovery centers are available...

Help Remains for Faulkner County Residents after Disaster Center Closes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Faulkner, Randolph and Washington Counties close Friday at 6 p.m., survivors of the 2017 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding will still be able to get help with just a phone call.In coordination with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Disaster Recovery Center in Faulkner County at the McGee Center, 3800 College Ave., Conway, will close Friday, July 28. Hours until then are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Many of the services available at recovery centers are available on...

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Oklahoma

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Oklahoma.Assistance for State, Tribal, and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health.  Emergency protective measures assistance is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis. (Source: FEMA funded, state...

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Oklahoma

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding from May 16, 2017 to May 20, 2017.Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work, and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding in...

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