Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures

Close up of water damaged photograph.BATON ROUGE, La. – When homes are flooded and lives are upended, treasured keepsakes such as photos, artwork, quilts and family heirlooms become more cherished. Although they may have been damaged in the flood, these treasures may be salvageable.For example, photographs can be rinsed gently in clean water and air-dried on a plastic screen or paper towel. They can also be hung with plastic clothespins. It is important the image not come in contact with other surfaces as it dries. Many items can be air-dried – preferably indoors. However, high direct...

Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures

Close up of water damaged photograph.BATON ROUGE, La. – When homes are flooded and lives are upended, treasured keepsakes such as photos, artwork, quilts and family heirlooms become more cherished. Although they may have been damaged in the flood, these treasures may be salvageable.For example, photographs can be rinsed gently in clean water and air-dried on a plastic screen or paper towel. They can also be hung with plastic clothespins. It is important the image not come in contact with other surfaces as it dries. Many items can be air-dried – preferably indoors. However, high direct...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, September 22, 2016 Significant Activity - Sept 20-21 Significant Events: Island-wide power outage – Puerto Rico Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Depression Karl, Tropical Storm Lisa •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1- High (70%), Disturbance 2 - Low (10%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 2 in Eastern Pacific moving into Central Pacific •Western Pacific – Invest 96W – High (no impact to US interests) Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Central Great Basin to Northern Intermountain and Northern/Central Rockies; Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys •Severe thunderstorms – Central Great...

FEMA Help Is Still Available

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FEMA Help Is Still Available

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Understand the Process for Continued Housing Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. –If you’re a disaster survivor who wants to extend temporary housing assistance from FEMA it’s important to provide the proper documents in order to make your request.                                If you’re eligible for an extension, you may use temporary housing assistance to pay for a place to live, such as a house, apartment, hotel or recreational vehicle. The assistance covers rent, security deposit and essential utilities like electricity and water.To continue receiving temporary housing assistance, you have to complete and submit the following paperwork to FEMA that demonstrates you have a...

Understand the Process for Continued Housing Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. –If you’re a disaster survivor who wants to extend temporary housing assistance from FEMA it’s important to provide the proper documents in order to make your request.                                If you’re eligible for an extension, you may use temporary housing assistance to pay for a place to live, such as a house, apartment, hotel or recreational vehicle. The assistance covers rent, security deposit and essential utilities like electricity and water.To continue receiving temporary housing assistance, you have to complete and submit the following paperwork to FEMA that demonstrates you have a...

Your Right of Appeal for FEMA Disaster Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — If your house flooded and you did not have flood insurance, you may have received some federal financial assistance for the August flooding. But if your home is in a floodplain and you hold a mortgage from a federally regulated or insured lender, you may be required to buy flood insurance.This requirement applies when a building has been damaged and is located in an area that is at high risk of flooding. These high-risk areas are called Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).In high-risk areas, there is at...

Your Right of Appeal for FEMA Disaster Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — If your house flooded and you did not have flood insurance, you may have received some federal financial assistance for the August flooding. But if your home is in a floodplain and you hold a mortgage from a federally regulated or insured lender, you may be required to buy flood insurance.This requirement applies when a building has been damaged and is located in an area that is at high risk of flooding. These high-risk areas are called Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).In high-risk areas, there is at...

Future Disaster Assistance? Keep Flood Insurance Current

BATON ROUGE, La. — If your house flooded and you did not have flood insurance, you may have received some federal financial assistance for the August flooding. But if your home is in a floodplain and you hold a mortgage from a federally regulated or insured lender, you may be required to buy flood insurance.This requirement applies when a building has been damaged and is located in an area that is at high risk of flooding. These high-risk areas are called Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).In high-risk areas, there is at...

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