After the Disaster Assistance Registration Deadline

The date for registering for federal disaster assistance has passed, but that doesn’t mean FEMA and its partners are done helping. There is still a lot of work to be done. Survivors still have resources they can rely on to continue rebuilding their homes and lives. The steps survivors take to stay on the road to recovery are very important.   Survivors can: Stay in Touch with FEMA — If you registered for disaster assistance following the severe storms and flooding, stay in touch with FEMA. The easiest way to update your application,...

Survival of the littlest

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey showed how strong Texans can be. Thousands overcame the disaster through perseverance and the sheer will to survive, and perhaps none of them exemplify our fighting spirit more than Meg and Paty. Left behind when the Morrow family fled their Plum Grove farm, Meg and Paty had to do whatever they could to stay above steadily rising floodwaters, and they found ingenious ways to do it. “Meg [is] my little Nigerian dwarf goat. I’ve witnessed it 100 times [and] I have pictures and video proof that Meg, as...

September 6, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 6, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 6, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 5 -6 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Gordon Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Depression Gordon; Hurricane Florence (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: High (90%); Disturbance 2: Medium (50%) Eastern Pacific –Hurricane Olivia (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: High (70%) Central Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 3) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains; Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys; Middle Mississippi Valley to Ohio Valley; Mid-Atlantic to...

September 5, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 5, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 5, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 4 -5 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Gordon Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Florence (CAT 2); Tropical Depression Gordon; Disturbance 1: High (90%); Disturbance 2: Low (30%) Eastern Pacific –Hurricane Olivia (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) Central Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 1) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Middle Mississippi Valley; Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeast; Upper Great Lakes Elevated...

Increased Cost of Compliance: What it means and Eligibility Criteria

AUSTIN, TX. – Insured survivors of the June 19 to July 13, 2018 severe storms and flooding may be eligible for extra flood insurance benefits from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP includes a provision called Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) for all eligible properties insured under the Standard Flood Insurance Policy. ICC can help with costs to rebuild, elevate, demolish or relocate structures damaged by the severe storms and floods. ICC also helps policyholders with the costs incurred if they are required by the community building department to meet rebuilding...

Interim city manager passes disaster-recovery test

AUSTIN, Texas — Interim City Manager Fernando Quintanilla juggled many duties as Hurricane Harvey ripped through Aransas Pass, Texas, but perhaps the most difficult was keeping up morale among his team. About 30 city workers waited out Harvey in Aransas Pass so they could begin recovery efforts as soon as the storm passed. Quintanilla was one of 10 who initially holed up in the Municipal Court, but they were forced to evacuate and shelter in jail cells when Harvey showed its force. “In the courtroom, the ceiling started falling on us, and we...

September 4, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 4, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 4, 2018 Significant Activity – Aug 31- Sep 4 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Gordon Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Tropical Storm Gordon; Disturbance 1: High (70%) Eastern Pacific –Hurricane Olivia (CAT 1); Disturbance 1: Low (30%) Central Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 1) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Middle/Upper Mississippi Valley; Central Gulf Coast Flash flooding possible – Central Plains to Great Lakes; Southern Plains to...

September 3, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 3, 2018 Significant Activity – September 2-3 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Gordon Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Tropical Storm Gordon; Disturbance 1: Low (30%)•  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 3); Tropical Storm Olivia; Disturbance 1: Low (10%) •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 5 days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Isolated severe thunderstorms expected across western/central North Dakota & portions of the Central Plains•  Heavy rain/flash flooding possible across west/southeast...

September 2, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 2, 2018 Significant Activity – Sep 1-2 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Disturbance 1: High (80%)•  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 2); Tropical Storm Olivia; Disturbance 1: Low (30%) •  Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Miriam •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Elevated fire weather  - CA & OR•  Red Flag Warnings – CA & OR Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+09-02-2018.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...

Saturday, September 1, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 1, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 1, 2018 Significant Activity - August 31 to September 1 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic - Tropical Storm Florence; Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific - Hurricane Norman (CAT 2); Tropical Depression Seventeen-E; Disturbance 1: Low (20%) Central Pacific - Hurricane Miriam (CAT 1) Western Pacific - No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible - Central Plains to Great Lakes Declaration Activity: Major Disaster Declaration approved - Havasupai Tribe Major Disaster...

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Community hit by hurricane comes together for Friday night football - WTVY,...

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