October 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 2, 2017 Significant Events: • Response for Hurricane Maria • Mass Casualty – Las Vegas 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 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible – Central Plains • Flooding – Portions of NE & FL • Snow & Rain – Rockies • Elevated Fire Weather...

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Brazoria County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opened Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Brazoria County in the city of Pearland. 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 EmergencyManagement 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 who needs guidance in filing an application. The new...

October 1, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 1, 2017   Significant Events: Response for Hurricane Maria   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible – Central Plains • Elevated Fire Weather – CA • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observed o Next 24 hours: None predicted   Earthquake Activity: None   Declaration...

Partnerships and Progress: People Helping People

AUSTIN, Texas – More than one million hours of volunteer labor, millions in cash donations and countless charitable efforts form the backbone of recovery from Hurricane Harvey more than a month after the Category 4 storm struck Texas.To meet the immediate needs of survivors, volunteers from all over the country continue to muck and gut homes, provide emotional and spiritual care, repair and rebuild homes, and perform other much-needed disaster work. Hundreds of voluntary organizations, in coordination with the Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), have organized those efforts.The whole-community...

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Jefferson County in the city of Hamshire.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 who needs guidance in filing an application. The new...

Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Three Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017: one in Chambers County in the city of Anahuac, one in San Jacinto County in the city of Coldspring and another in Aransas County in the city of Rockport.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...

September 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 30, 2017 Significant Activity – Sep 29-30 Significant Events: Response for Hurricane Maria Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Maria; Post-Tropical Storm Lee; 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:  • Flash Flooding possible: FL• Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observedo Next 24 hours: None expected Earthquake Activity: None Declaration Activity: Amendment No. 2 to FEMA-3386-EM-SC FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+09-30-2017.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...

Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Liberty and Galveston Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Dayton (Liberty County) and Friendswood (Galveston County).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 anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new...

Free Repair, Rebuilding Advice at Ace Hardware Store in Houston

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas residents who experienced damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from hazard mitigation specialists at an Ace Hardware store in Houston.These experts will be in the store for six days starting Monday, Oct. 2, offering home-improvement suggestions and techniques to build disaster-resistant homes. Free reference booklets with information to protect a home from flood damage will be available.Residents may talk to hazard mitigation specialists at:Gateway Ace Hardware6860 Telephone Rd.Houston, TX 77061Monday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct....

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Closed on Sundays Starting Oct. 1

AUSTIN, Texas – State of Texas/FEMA mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will be closed on Sundays starting Oct. 1, 2017.Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) 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 anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. Here are the current mobile...

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