Louisiana Tornado Survivors Encouraged to Apply for Disaster Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — If you sustained property damage as a result of the Feb. 7 tornadoes and severe storms, register with FEMA. You may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance to help you recover.The presidential disaster declaration of Feb. 11 makes federal Individual Assistance available to eligible families and individuals in Livingston and Orleans parishes.If you had storm damage, you can register for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. You may also call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants...

Monday, February 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, February 13, 2017 Significant Events: • Oroville Dam Spillway Erosion – CA Significant Weather: • Heavy Snow – Southwest to Southern Plains; Northeast • Freezing Rain – Southern Plains • Flash Flooding – Southern Plains • Snow – Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Central Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast • Rain – Southwest to Southern Plains and Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys; Central Florida • Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none   Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests   Earthquake Activity: No significant...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Orleans Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Monday, Feb. 13, in Orleans Parish to assist Louisiana tornado survivors. The center will be open 1-6 p.m. Monday, then move to regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 14, until further notice.Orleans ParishLocation:  East New Orleans Public Library5641 Read Blvd.New Orleans, LA 70127Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SundaysTo register with FEMA, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov, call the FEMA Helpline, or download the FEMA mobile app. Help is available in most languages and the FEMA...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, February 12, 2017 Significant Activity for February 11-12   Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Central Appalachians and Northeast Freezing Rain – Mid-Atlantic Snow – Central/Southern Rockies; Great Lakes to Northeast Rain and Snow – Southern Rockies to Southern Plains; lower Great Lakes to Mid-Atlantic Rain – Southern CA to Southern Plains; Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeastern U.S. up through Mid-Atlantic Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests   Earthquake Activity: No...

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

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 Louisiana.  Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable.  Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters.  Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements.  (Source: FEMA funded and...

President Trump Approves Major Disaster for Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on February 7, 2017.The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Livingston and Orleans parishes.Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.  Federal...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, February 11, 2017 Significant Activity for February 10-11   Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Heavy snow – Central Rockies Snow – Pacific Northwest, CA, Northern Intermountain, Central Great Basin, Rockies, Northern/Central Plains, Great Lakes to Northeast Rain and snow – Southwest U.S.; lower Great Lakes to NY Rain – Pacific Northwest, southern CA and Southwest; Middle/Lower Mississippi Valley up though Mid-Atlantic Critical Fire Weather – Central/Southern Plains Red Flag Warnings – CO, NM, TX, OK, and KS Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next...

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, Tribal, 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, tribal and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis. (Source: FEMA funded, State administered.)Payment...

President Trump Approves Major Disaster for Oklahoma

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Oklahoma to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm from January 13-16, 2017.Federal funding is available to State, tribal, 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 the severe winter storm in Beaver, Beckham, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Woods, and...

Friday, February 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, February 10, 2017 Significant Activity for February 9-10 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Freezing rain possible – Upper Mississippi Valley Heavy snow – Pacific Northwest, CA, Northern Intermountain, Rockies to Central Great Basin; upper Great Lakes Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to Northern Plains, Central Great Basin and Rockies; Middle/Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes to Mid-Atlantic Snow – Great Lakes to Northeast Rain – Pacific Northwest, southern CA and Central Great Basin; Southern Plains to Tennessee Valley Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – Central/Southern Plains...

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