Thursday, September 29, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, September 29, 2016 Significant Events: Midwest Flooding  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Storm Matthew •Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Ulika; Tropical Depression Roslyn; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Friday evening •Western Pacific – Tropical Storm 21W (Chaba) Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Mid-Atlantic to Great Lakes •Rain and thunderstorms – central & southern CA; Northern Intermountain/Northern Rockies to Southwest/Southern Rockies; Northern Plains; Middle Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes and Southeast to Mid-Atlantic •Rain and snow...

Deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance Approaching

BATON ROUGE, La. – You have until Friday, Oct. 14 to apply for disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) if you lost work as a result of Louisiana’s August severe storms and floods.DUA may be available if the disaster affected your employment—even if you’re self-employed, a farmer or a farm worker—and you fall under one of the following categories:Your workplace was damaged or destroyed.Transportation to work was unavailable.You could not get to your job because you had to travel through an affected area.The disaster prevented you from starting a new job.Your business suffered...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Significant Activity - September 27-28 Significant Events: Iowa Flooding Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 97L) – High (90%); Disturbance 2 – Low ( 10%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Ulika; Tropical Storm Roslyn; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Friday morning •Western Pacific – Tropical Depression Chaba Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Mid-Atlantic •Rain and thunderstorms – Central Great Basin/Central Rockies to Southwest/Southern Rockies; Southeast to Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic •Elevated...

Louisiana Flood Survivors Can Still Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

FEMA Mitigation representatives speaking to two women inside a home improvement store. A table with FEMA Mitigations information is available for the shoppers to take.BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local hardware and home-improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists are still on hand to provide information at the following area Home Depot and Lowe’s stores through Oct. 15. They are available to answer questions and offer home-improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people who prefer...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Significant Events: Iowa Flooding  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1/Invest 97L – High (90%); Disturbance 2 – Low ( 10%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Roslyn •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Ulika •Western Pacific – Invest 98W - Medium Significant Weather: •Rain and thunderstorms – Southwest, Gulf Coast, Southeast to New England •Rain – Upper Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes and Northeast •Elevated Fire Weather – southern CA •Red Flag Warnings – none •Space Weather – Minor space weather with G1 geomagnetic...

Debris Removal Continues; Now More than 50 Percent Complete

BATON ROUGE, La. – Recovery officials estimate that recent flooding left 4.8 million cubic yards or 80,000 truckloads of debris in its wake. Removal of that debris is an important sign of progress in disaster recovery, but it takes time. On Sept. 25, debris removal hit the 55-percent completion mark.For the August flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance program will reimburse eligible Louisiana jurisdictions 90 percent of reasonable costs involved in debris removal. To receive reimbursement for debris removal, a local jurisdiction must be eligible for the program and...

Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Iberville, Livingston and Vermilion Parishes for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open on Friday, August 26, in Iberville, Livingston and Vermilion parishes to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.These disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:Iberville Parish East Iberville Gym 3285 Highway 75St. Gabriel, LA 70776Livingston Parish American Legion Hall 26200 Highway 43Springfield, LA 70462Vermilion Parish Old Health Unit401 S. St. Charles St. Abbeville, LA 70510Survivors may locate other centers near them at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 25, 2016 Significant Activity - Sept 24 – 25   Significant Events: No significant activity   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – High: 80% (5-day forecast) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (90%), Disturbance 2 – Low (50%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 2 from Eastern Pacific expected to move into region today Western Pacific – No Significant Activity   Significant Weather: Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains Critical/Elevated Fire Weather & Red Flag Warnings – OR & CA Space Weather – No...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 24, 2016   Significant Activity - Sept 23 – 24   Significant Events: No significant activity   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Karl, Tropical Storm Lisa, Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (90%), Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%) Central Pacific – No Significant Activity Western Pacific – No Significant Activity   Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Central/Southern Plains Rain and snow – Northern/Central Rockies Critical/Elevated Fire Weather & Red Flag Warnings – CA Space Weather –...

Louisiana Flood Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice at Home Improvement Stores

FEMA representative speaks with a senior management home depot representative across a table with brochures.BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information at area Lowe’s stores from Sept. 26 through Oct. 15. They will be available to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people...

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