Registration Deadline for Disaster Assistance Now November 30

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey now have until November 30, 2017, to register for federal assistance.The deadline was November 24, however, an additional six days now gives survivors more time through the Thanksgiving holiday.Federal assistance includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and repair or replacement of damaged homes for eligible individuals and families who have suffered losses as a result of the storm.Additionally, grants may be available to help with other expenses such as medical and dental care, child care, funeral and burial costs, replacing essential household...

November 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 3, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 3, 2017 Significant Activity – Nov 2-3 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria 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 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Northern Rockies, Northern Intermountain, Pacific Northwest, & California Elevated Fire Weather – NM & TX Space Weather: Past...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 2, 2017 Significant Activity for November 1-2, 2017 Significant Events: •  Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria 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 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy Snow – Northern Intermountain•  Elevated Fire Weather – NM, TX, & AZ•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: None    ○ ...

Pasadena Convention Center Disaster Recovery Center to Close Early Thursday

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena will close two hours early at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.It will resume regular hours Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.It offers 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 FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the state and other agencies are at the center to talk about assistance and to...

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Fayette County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Fayette County in the city of La Grange, will close permanently at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The center is at the following location:Randolph Recreation Center 653 East Pearl St.La Grange TX 78945Opened: Sept. 4, 2017Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video...

About $15 Million Continues August 2016 Flood Recovery for Schools

Total $473 Million Has Reimbursed Louisiana Infrastructure Projects BATON ROUGE, La. — Approximately $15 million in recent federal disaster funding reimburses local schools affected by the August 2016 floods for repairs, replacing buses and temporary classrooms.                                                                                  Students and schools in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes benefit from the following projects reimbursed by FEMA:The Baker School System has been approved for about $1 million for temporary classroom facilities at Baker Heights Elementary School. The facilities accommodate students at Baker Heights as well as those displaced from Bakersfield Elementary.The East Baton Rouge Parish...

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Brazoria County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Oyster Creek will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Brazoria County Facility Warehouse1620 FM 523 RoadOyster Creek, TX 77541Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done so, in the following...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Significant Activity for October 31 to November 1, 2017 Significant Events: •  Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria 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 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy Snow – Northern Rockies•  Elevated/Critical Fire weather – WY, NE & CO•  Space Weather:  ...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Brazoria County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Brazoria County, in the city of Angleton.A DRC offers 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 center...

Stay in Touch with FEMA to Ensure a Timely Home Inspection

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