November 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 20, 2017 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Heavy snow/freezing rain possible – Pacific Northwest, Northern Intermountain, and Northern Rockies • Flash flooding possible – Northern CA and OR • Elevated/critical fire weather – Central and Southern Plains • Space Weather:...

GLO and FEMA Working Through the Holiday Season to Continue Rollout of Direct Housing for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that housing assistance response team members will be proudly working through the holiday season – weekdays and weekends - in continuation of an effort to get eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors into homes. “Home for the Christmas holidays has much greater meaning for those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Commissioner Bush. “Coastal Texans have endured the largest, most damaging natural disaster in our nation’s history and the members of the joint FEMA/GLO short-term direct housing...

Hotel Stays for Harvey Survivors Extended to Jan. 16, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended toJan. 16, 2018. However, there is a mid-term eligibility review on Dec. 12 where survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call, email, and/or text message advising them if they have continued eligibility for assistance through a participating hotel. Hurricane Harvey survivors who recently applied for assistance will...

November 19, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 19, 2017 Significant Activity – Nov 18-19 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy snow possible – WA •  Elevated fire weather – Central and Southern Plains  •  Space Weather:    ○  Past 24 hours – None    ○  Next 24 hours –...

November 18, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 18, 2017 Significant Activity – Nov 17-18 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%)•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Flash flooding possible – Great Lakes and Ohio Valley •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Ohio and Tennessee valleys •  Elevated fire weather – CA •  Space Weather:    ○  Past 24 hours...

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Matagorda County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bay City will close permanently at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Matagorda CountyBay City Civic Center201 Seventh StreetBay City, TX 77414Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling...

Disaster Recovery Center Changes in Montgomery County

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) located at the R.B. Tullis Branch Library in the city of New Caney has closed permanently.However, a new Disaster Recovery Center will open in New Caney at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at the following location:East Montgomery County Annex (Old Courthouse)21130 U.S. Highway 59New Caney, TX  77357Hours: Opening day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Then Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals...

Help Remains after Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in the city of Hamshire will close permanently at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Jefferson CountyFirst Baptist Church25304 Hwy 124Hamshire, TX 77622Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at...

November 17, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 17, 2017 Significant Activity – Nov 16-17 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%)•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy snow possible – Central Rockies•  Freezing rain possible – Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes •  Space Weather:    ○  Past 24 hours – None    ○  Next 24 hours – None...

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Pasadena will close permanently at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Pasadena Convention Center7902 Fairmont ParkwayPasadena, TX 77507Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the...

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