Louisiana Flooding Survivors Receive FEMA Rebuilding Advice at Area Home Improvement Stores

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans repair and rebuild their homes damaged by August’s floods, FEMA and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes safer and stronger.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand at area home improvement stores from Sept. 12 through Sept. 24. They will be available to answer questions, offer tips and discuss proven methods for preventing and mitigating damage from future disasters. Most of the information is intended for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.FEMA advisors will be on...

Where to Bring Your Donations to Aid Louisiana Recovery Efforts: Multi-Agency Disaster Warehouse Available

BATON ROUGE, La.  — A multi-agency warehouse has recently opened where volunteers can sort and store much-needed donations and supplies to support recovery efforts across the state. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership between the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).Adventist Community Services, a national and Louisiana State VOAD partner, is managing the warehouse operations, supported by an AmeriCorps team.The warehouse will serve as a centralized intake point for donations from local community members as well as businesses across the country. Donations will be distributed to...

Where to Bring Your Donations to Aid Louisiana Recovery Efforts: Multi-Agency Disaster Warehouse Available

BATON ROUGE, La.  — A multi-agency warehouse has recently opened where volunteers can sort and store much-needed donations and supplies to support recovery efforts across the state. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership between the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).Adventist Community Services, a national and Louisiana State VOAD partner, is managing the warehouse operations, supported by an AmeriCorps team.The warehouse will serve as a centralized intake point for donations from local community members as well as businesses across the country. Donations will be distributed to...

Volunteer Organizations Aid Louisiana’s Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 11 marks the National Day of Service and Remembrance enacted by Congress in 2009 to inspire Americans to engage in charitable activities. The observance was started after 9-11 to create one of the largest days of charitable acts with citizens coming together the way they did after the attack.In Louisiana, voluntary agencies have been very active and will continue to provide a wide range of assistance to the many who have experienced damage, including flood debris clean-up, shelter, food, clothing, counseling, home repairs and reconstruction, and...

Volunteer Organizations Aid Louisiana’s Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 11 marks the National Day of Service and Remembrance enacted by Congress in 2009 to inspire Americans to engage in charitable activities. The observance was started after 9-11 to create one of the largest days of charitable acts with citizens coming together the way they did after the attack.In Louisiana, voluntary agencies have been very active and will continue to provide a wide range of assistance to the many who have experienced damage, including flood debris clean-up, shelter, food, clothing, counseling, home repairs and reconstruction, and...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in West Baton Rouge Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Saturday, Sept. 10, in West Baton Rouge 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:West Baton Rouge ParishLocation:  LSU Center at the 4-H Compound                  210 Turner Drive                  Port Allen, LA 70767Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading...

$1 Billion in Federal Disaster Assistance Helps Louisiana Disaster Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. –Federal assistance to help Louisiana disaster survivors and communities surpassed $1 billion less than four weeks after the Aug. 14 disaster declaration.These funds are a result of federal agencies working closely with their local, parish and state partners to identify and find solutions to help survivors and the state recover from the severe storms and floods that occurred Aug. 11-31.To date, more than 63,000 Louisiana families are  receiving assistance through one or more of the housing options available to them, including rental assistance, home repairs, hotel and motel...

Friday, September 9, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 9, 2016   Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%), Disturbance 2 - Low (10%), Disturbance 3 – Low (10%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%) • Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 10%)   Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms – Central Plains • Flash Flooding – Southern and Central Plains, Middle and Upper Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio valleys, and Great Lakes • Rain/Thunderstorms – Northern Rockies across the Plains to the...

How Louisiana Property Owners Can Help Disaster Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you own a multi-family dwelling that needs repairs and are willing to lease to eligible FEMA applicants, then you may be interested in the Multi-Family Lease and Repair Program (MLRP). This FEMA program provides funds to make rental units habitable again, and at the same time helps survivors of the severe August storms and floods.Here’s how it works: After you and FEMA agree on the work that needs to be done and the associated costs, you may choose your own contractor and start the repairs. The...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, September 8, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%), Disturbance 2 - Low (10%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) • Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 10%)   Significant Weather: • Flash flooding – Central Plains, Middle Mississippi and Ohio valleys • Rain/Thunderstorms – Southwest, Northern Rockies across the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes, Central and Southern Plains, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, Lower Mississippi Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast • Rain –...

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