Sunday, December 4, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, December 4, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, December 4, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Dec 3 – 4 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Southeast and Southern Appalachians Flash Flood Watch - all Hawaiian Islands Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Southeast Rain – Pacific Northwest to northern CA; Lower Mississippi Valley to Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain; Ohio Valley to Mid-Atlantic Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains, Central Great...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, December 3, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, December 3, 2016 Significant Activity – Dec 2-3 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley Flash Flood Watch - all Hawaiian Islands Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley Rain – Pacific Northwest; Southwest to Middle Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley and Southeast Rain and snow – Southwest to Upper Mississippi Valley Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies; Northern Plains; Great Lakes to Central Appalachians...

Friday, December 2, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, December 2, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, December 2, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Dec 1-2 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – southeast TX Rain – Pacific Northwest, Southwest to Lower Mississippi Valley, southern FL Rain and snow – Great Lakes to Central Appalachians and Northeast Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern/Central Rockies and Central Great Basin; Southwest to Southern/Central Plains Red Flag Warnings – CA Critical/Elevated Fire Weather areas – southern CA Space Weather – Past 24 hours –...

Thursday, December 01, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, December 01, 2016 Significant Activity for Nov 30 - Dec 1   Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Rain and Thunderstorms – Southeastern U.S. Heavy Snow/freezing rain – Northern MN and ME Snow – Sierras, Rockies, Great Basin, Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley Rain and Snow – Great Lakes to Northeast Red Flag Warnings – none Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. territories Earthquake Activity:  No significant activity Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Significant Activity for Nov 29-30 Significant Events: Severe weather – Region IV Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Friday morning •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: •Severe Thunderstorms – Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast •Flash Flooding – Southeast to Tennessee Valley & Southern Appalachians •Rain and Thunderstorms – Southeast to Ohio Valley, and...

How to Help Children Cope with Holiday Stress After a Disaster

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Significant Activity for Nov 28-29 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Thursday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, to the Ohio and Tennessee valleys Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains, to the Southeastern U.S., Southern Appalachians and the Mid-Atlantic Heavy...

Flood Statistics Prove Importance of Flood Insurance

BATON ROUGE, La. — Every home is vulnerable to flooding. Just an inch of water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.More than half of the dwellings damaged by Louisiana’s August floods were located in moderate- and low-risk areas.Floods can happen anywhere and anytime. A National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy protects valuable assets and helps pay for recovery.Properties in moderate- and low-risk areas account for more than 20 percent of the country’s NFIP claims and receive a third of flood-related federal disaster assistance.Flood-related events have historically affected Louisiana but...

Monday, November 28, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 28, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 28, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 26-28 Significant Events: Water Contamination (Post Chemical Plant Fire) – FINAL Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday evening Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Southeast, Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes Severe...

Sunday, November 27, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 27, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 27, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 26-27 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Snow/heavy snow – Pacific Northwest to central California, Great Basin & Rockies Rain and snow – northern California...

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