Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Kickapoo Tribe and Lincoln County, Oklahoma

DENTON, Texas– Residents and business owners in Lincoln County and the Kickapoo Tribe have new preliminary flood maps to review. The maps were produced by a team of state, tribal, local and FEMA floodplain officials.Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps to see if their property is at risk of flooding. This understanding will help residents and business owners make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.The public is invited to participate in appeal...

$12.5 Million in FEMA Grants Awarded to Support State Projects that Limit Disaster Impact

AUSTIN, Texas—FEMA announced today more than $12.5 million is being awarded to support state and local efforts that reduce the impact of future disasters.The funding—through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program—is provided in addition to the federal aid that supports the recovery following a major disaster declaration.  This year, disasters were declared following severe storms and flooding in March, April and June; the $12.5 million in grants is the total HMGP assistance for all three.HMGP grants to the state are typically 15 percent of the total FEMA assistance provided for recovery. While...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Significant Activity for October 11-12 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Hurricane Nicole •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Middle/Upper Mississippi valleys and Great Lakes region •Rain – Pacific NW, Northern Intermountain, Upper Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes •Rain and Snow – Northern Intermountain,...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Significant Activity for October 10-11 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Tropical Storm Nicole •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Middle/Upper Mississippi valleys and Great Lakes region •Rain – Pacific NW, Northern Intermountain, Upper Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes •Rain and Snow – Northern...

Louisiana: Request for Public Assistance Deadline Approaches

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana governments and certain private nonprofits affected by August’s severe storms and floods must submit their Request for Public Assistance (RPA) by Saturday, Oct. 15, for FEMA to consider them for Public Assistance (PA). FEMA's PA program may assist eligible applicants with disaster-related expenses such as debris removal, managing the immediate response, and repairing or rebuilding facilities, buildings, roads and bridges.City, parish and state government entities in the following parishes are eligible to submit RPAs: Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville,...

Monday, October 10, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, October 10, 2016 Significant Activity - October 8-10 Significant Events: Post-Tropical Cyclone Matthew (FINAL) Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Tropical Storm Nicole •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and thunderstorms – Central Great Basin and Central Rockies, Southwest, Southern/Central Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley •Rain – Portions of the Pacific Northwest, Upper Mississippi Valley &...

Sunday, October 9, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, October 9, 2016 FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 10-9-2016.pdf Significant Events: Post-Tropical Cyclone Matthew Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Post-Tropical Cyclone Matthew; Tropical Storm Nicole •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Southeast to Mid-Atlantic •Rain and thunderstorms – Southwest to Southern Plains; coastal Southeast to Mid-Atlantic •Rain – Pacific Northwest to Northern Rockies; Southeast to Northeast...

Saturday, October 8, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 8, 2016 Significant Events: Hurricane Matthew Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Matthew (Category ); Tropical Storm Nicole •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Southeast to Mid-Atlantic •Rain and thunderstorms – Southwest to Southern Plains •Rain – Pacific Northwest to Northern Rockies; Southeast to Northeast •Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – southern CA; Lower Mississippi to Tennessee valleys •Red Flag Warnings...

Contact Local Officials About Substantial Damage and Permits Before Starting Work

BATON ROUGE, La.— Move your recovery forward and get informed to make sure you invest resources properly and rebuild or repair wisely. Contact your community’s floodplain management or building officials to start the inspection process to determine if your home or business is substantially damaged. Also get the proper permits for things like plumbing, electrical system, foundation and structural repairs.Substantial damage exists in Special Flood Hazard Areas, or floodplains—areas that have increased flooding risks— when the cost of restoring a structure equals or exceeds 50 percent of the structure’s pre-damage market value....

Friday, October 7, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, October 7, 2016 Significant Events: Hurricane Matthew Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Matthew (Category 3); Hurricane Nicole (Category 2) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Southeast to Mid-Atlantic and Central Appalachians •Severe thunderstorms possible – coastal South Carolina •Rain and thunderstorms – Southwest to Southern Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley; Southeast to Mid-Atlantic and Appalachians; Middle...

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