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October 4, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 4, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 3-4 Significant Events: • Response for Hurricane Maria Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1; Disturbance 2• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Ramon• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash Flooding possible – NM, TX, & OK • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observedo Next 24 hours: None predicted Earthquake Activity: None Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+10-04-2017.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of FEMA ·...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Revised Flood Maps for Portions of Newton County, Texas

DENTON, Texas – Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate maps are ready for review by residents and business owners in the city of Newton and unincorporated areas of Newton County. The maps were developed by a team of local, state and federal government officials, and they will help residents decide whether they need to buy flood insurance. Additionally, the flood maps allow residents and community leaders to make informed decisions about future building and development.The public has an opportunity to submit comments and appeals on the new rate maps until December 12, 2017....

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Colorado County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Colorado County in the city of Columbus will close permanently on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Colorado County Services Facility305 Radio LaneColumbus, TX 78934Individuals 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 still haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the FEMA Helpline...

Smithsonian Experts Available to Help Survivors Restore Family Treasures

AUSTIN, Texas – Survivors of Hurricane Harvey can learn how to salvage household treasures damaged by the storm from Smithsonian Institution preservation experts visiting three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) this week.Among the heirlooms that might be salvageable are photos, artwork, quilts, important documents and other keepsakes. The experts will discuss how to handle, dry and clean these items, as well as personal safety during the salvage process, setting priorities and treatment options.Part of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, the Smithsonian experts are visiting these locations:Tuesday, Oct. 3Katy...

Fact Sheet: Do You Live in a Floodplain? Get Required Permits Before Rebuilding

Before considering new construction and repairs on property located in flood-hazard areas, Hurricane Harvey survivors are urged to consult local building officials to obtain floodplain development permits.Obtaining building permits is especially important for those with homes or businesses located within the 100-year floodplain. Floodplain development permits cannot be waived, and local governments cannot reduce or ignore the floodplain requirement. Permits are required for work on removing or replacing the roof, walls, siding, wallboard, plaster, insulation, paneling, cabinets, flooring, electrical system, plumbing, heating or air conditioning. Repair projects must meet community building...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Revised Flood Maps for Portions of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

DENTON, Texas – Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate maps are ready for review by residents and business owners in the cities of Broussard, Youngsville, and unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish. The maps were developed by a team of local, state and federal government officials,and they will help residents decide whether they need to buy flood insurance. Additionally, the flood maps allow residents and community leaders to make informed decisions about future building and development.The public has an opportunity to submit comments and appeals on the new rate maps until December 12, 2017....

October 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 3, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 2-Oct 3 Significant Events: • Response for Hurricane Maria Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1; Disturbance 2• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Snow & Rain – Northern Rockies • Elevated Fire Weather – CA• Space Weather:    o Past 24 hours: None observed   o Next 24 hours: None predicted Earthquake Activity: None Declaration Activity: • Amendment No. 2 to FEMA-4339-DR-PR FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+10-03-2017.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery...

Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Nueces and Orange Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Nueces County in the city of Corpus Christi and in Orange County in the city of Vidor.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help...

Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Harris, DeWitt Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Harris County in the city of Houston and in DeWitt County in the city of Cuero.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the center to talk about assistance and to help anyone...

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