Friday, April 28, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, April 28, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, April 28, 2017 Significant Activity – Apr 27-28 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding – Southern Plains to Ohio Valley Rain and thunderstorms – Southwest to Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heavy snow possible – Northern Plains to Southern Rockies Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to Southwest and Upper Mississippi Valley Critical/Elevated Fire Weather areas – CA, NV, AZ, NM, TX & FL Red Flag Warnings – AZ & NV Space Weather: Past...

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Free Legal Service for Declared Disaster-Related Fraud

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FEMA Hiring 100 Public Assistance Site Inspector Specialists

BATON ROUGE, La. — Calling all construction managers, building inspectors and disaster recovery specialists!  FEMA is seeking applicants for 100 reservist positions for Public Assistance (PA) Site Inspector Specialists in various locations.FEMA provides help and support to people in the midst of an emergency situation and those dealing with the aftermath. Reservists are brought to the site to assist in federally declared disaster operations. PA specialists will conduct site inspections of claimed disaster-related damage.  Essential knowledge for these positions include: understanding and experience related to general engineering and construction practices for...

April 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for April 20, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for April 20, 2017 Significant Activity – Apr 19-20   Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains, Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, and Central Appalachians Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains, Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys, and Northeast Rain and Thunderstorms – Plains to Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. Heavy Snow – Northern/Central Rockies Elevated/Critical fire Weather – AZ, NM, CO, OK, and TX Space Weather: Past 24 hours: Moderate; G2 Geomagnetic occurred Next 24 hours: Moderate; G2 Geomagnetic expected Tropical Activity:...

NFIP New and Future Policyholders Have Multiple Ways to Stay Informed

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FEMA’s Public Assistance Program Obligates $10 Million to Area Schools

BATON ROUGE, La. — Four schools in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes have an additional $10 million to recover and rebuild following the August floods.FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program awarded more than $3.3 million to the East Baton Rouge School Board for remediation at Park Forest Middle School and Park Forest Elementary School. To assist with recovery efforts, the Ascension Parish School Board will receive $3.5 million for St. Amant High School. About $2.8 million will help the Central Community School System pay for permanent repairs to Tanglewood Elementary School. FEMA...

Crisis Counseling Still Available for Flood Survivors of All Ages

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana schools will soon close for summer and the elimination of a normal routine may increase the need for crisis counseling for both adult and child survivors of the August floods.  Free disaster crisis counseling is available through Louisiana Spirit, a program administered by the state and funded by a FEMA grant.  If you wish to speak with the counselors call 866-310-7977.Children should keep a routine and positive focus in the recovery process of disasters. Both are recommended by a number of children-focused organizations working on the...

Louisiana Flood Survivors Rebuild with $2.4 Billion in NFIP Payments

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana policyholders have received nearly $2.4 billion in insurance payments from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help with repairs and to rebuild homes following the August flood. The average claim for this disaster was $87,426.Policyholders received advanced flood insurance payments of approximately $361 million. The average NFIP advance payment was $18,733 and dispersed in as few as five days to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts.The NFIP has received more than 29,500 claims for this disaster, of which 98 percent are closed. Policyholders affected by...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, April 16, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, April 16, 2017 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms – Southern/Central Plains to the Middle/Upper Mississippi Valleys Freezing Rain Possible – Portions of the Northeast Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Northeast Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none observed Next 24 hours: none predicted Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+04-16-2017a.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code...

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