What You Didn’t See During the RNC in the CLE

In the months leading up to the Republican National Convention, many people were concerned about the potential for violent demonstrations, protests or other types of emergencies overwhelming the Rock and Roll Capital of the World.    What you may not have known was that FEMA Region V staff, and personnel from across all levels of government, spent more than a year preparing to ensure the only rocking and rolling during convention week in Cleveland were old-time classic songs. With approximately 3,000 Department of Homeland Security employees on hand, along with...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open on Saturday, August 27, in Livingston Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Livingston ParishLocation:North Park Recreation Center (at the corner of Lockhart)30372 Eden Church RoadDenham Springs, LA 70726Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Survivors may locate other centers near them at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.To register with FEMA, go online to...

Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4278)

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Louisiana renters with flood damage may be eligible for federal help

Baton Rouge, La. – Louisiana renters who experienced losses due to the severe storms and flooding beginning on Aug. 11, 2016, may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from FEMA and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA). Renters may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with such disaster-related expenses as: Renting a new place to live when the renter’s previous home was lost due to the disaster.Disaster related medical and dental expenses.Replacement or repair of necessary personal property lost or damaged in the disaster, such as appliances and...

Friday, August 26, 2016

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston and St. Landry Parishes

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Thursday, Aug. 25, in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston and St. Landry parishes to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:St. Louis King of France Catholic Church2121 N. Sherwood Forest Dr.Baton Rouge, La. 70815Early Learning Center Gym9414 Plank Rd.Clinton, La. 70772Word Ministries1960 W. Laurel Ave.Eunice, La. 70535There also are two mobile disaster recovery centers:St. Joseph Catholic Church15710 Highway 16French Settlement,...

Flood Insurance Workshop for residents to be hosted by FEMA and City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA.— The City of New Orleans and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are set to host a flood insurance workshop for the public in September. Residents and other property owners are encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of how recent flood map changes will affect their flood insurance. The Sept.15 workshop is free, but seating is limited, so attendees must register in advance. For more information and to register, visit www.OrleansParishFloodWorkshop.eventbrite.com.The proposed Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Orleans Parish are finalized and will become the...

Louisiana, FEMA Provide Manufactured Housing Units to Some Survivors

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 25, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 25, 2016 Significant Events: •Severe Weather and Tornadoes in ID and OH •Gulf Coast Flooding  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Gaston; Disturbance 1 (Invest 99L) – Medium (50%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester; Disturbance 1 (Invest 98E) – Medium (50%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through Friday evening •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Southern/Central Plains to Middle Mississippi Valley & Ohio Valley...

Louisiana Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Baton Rouge, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, FEMA and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information at area Home Depots from  Aug. 25 through Sept. 10. 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 geared for do-it-yourself work and...

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