Monday, May 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, May 29, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, May 29, 2017 Significant Events: Memorial Day Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Southeastern U.S. to Mid-Atlantic •  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: Moderate; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level occurred   ○  Next 24 hours: None predicted Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+05-29-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code | Unsubscribe Subscribe to receive alerts during disasters...

Sunday, May 28, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, May 28, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, May 28, 2017 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains to Tennessee Valley; Great Lakes to Mid-Atlantic •  Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Central Appalachians to Great Lakes•  Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic•  Critical Fire Weather / Red Flag Warnings – MT / MT and FL•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: Strong; Geomagnetic storms reaching G3 level occurred  ...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, May 27, 2017 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Central/Southern Plains to Mid-Atlantic • Flash flooding possible – Central/Southern Plains to Ohio and Tennessee valleys • Rain and thunderstorms – Plains to Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic • Rain and snow – Northern/Central Rockies • Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – AZ, NM, TX & OK • Red Flag Warnings – NM, TX & FL • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observed o Next 24 hours: None predicted   Tropical Activity:...

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Oklahoma

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Oklahoma.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health.  Emergency protective measures assistance is available to state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered.)Payment of not less...

President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for State of Oklahoma

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from April 28 to May 2, 2017.Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in the Adair, Beaver, Caddo, Cherokee, Cimarron, Craig,...

Friday, May 26, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, May 26, 2017 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms – Central Plains • Rain and Thunderstorms – Northern Intermountain, Central Great Basin, Northern/Central Rockies, Northern/Central Plains, Great Lakes, Mississippi and Ohio valleys • Rain and Snow – Northern Intermountain, Northern/Central Rockies • Critical and Elevated Fire Weather – AZ, CO, NM, TX, and UT • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observed o Next 24 hours: None predicted   Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity...

State and FEMA Agree on MHU Sales Program

BATON ROUGE, La. — The State of Louisiana and FEMA recently agreed to initiate direct sales of manufactured housing units (MHUs) to occupant-survivors of the August 2016 floods who lack permanent housing.In making the decision to launch the sales program, FEMA considers, among other variables, the anticipated return of available rental resources and the applicant’s ability or means to repair their pre-disaster dwelling.Eligible applicants who owned their home prior to the disaster and now occupy a MHU may be eligible to purchase the unit as soon as FEMA determines they are...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, May 25, 2017 Significant Activity – May 24-25 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •  Severe Thunderstorms – Across parts of the Northern/Central High Plains and Mid-Atlantic•  Rain and thunderstorms – Far Northern High Plains and Northern Upper Midwest to the Northern Great Lakes•  Elevated Fire Weather – AZ, CO, NM, TX, and UT•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24 hours: None predicted Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: •  Major Disaster Declaration...

Recovery Funds Continue to Flow to East Baton Rouge Schools

BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA has approved an additional $1.1 million for flood recovery efforts of schools in East Baton Rouge.Disaster funding will help the Runnels School with reimbursements for damaged equipment and contents. Runnels is the oldest private school in Baton Rouge. Items eligible for replacement include: desks, bookshelves, supplies, musical instruments and electronic and athletic equipment.During the August floods, 16 school campuses throughout the parish flooded. Schools in East Baton Rouge have received more than $6 million. FEMA has awarded more than $80 million for schools for this disaster.The...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Significant Activity for May 23-24 Significant Events: NoneSignificant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms – Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S • Rain and Thunderstorms – Central Great Basin through Central Plains; Mississippi valleys through the east coast• Space Weather:  ○ Past 24 hours: None observed  ○ Next 24 hours: None predictedTropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interestsEarthquake Activity: No significant activityDeclaration Activity: FMAG approved – Spromberg Fire, WA FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+05-24-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code | Unsubscribe...

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Near to Slightly Below Average 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected, According to...

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