Disaster Recovery Center in West Baton Rouge Closing Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at noon on Friday, Sept. 16:West Baton Rouge ParishLocation:  LSU Center at the 4-H Compound210 Turner DrivePort Allen, LA 70767With survivors returning home to repair and rebuild, the number of visits to this disaster recovery center has declined, leading to the facility’s closure.Survivors can still visit any disaster recovery center and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA,...

Disaster Recovery Center in Iberville Parish Closing Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16:Iberville ParishLocation: East Iberville Gym3285 Highway 75St.Gabriel, LA 70776With survivors returning home to repair and rebuild, the number of visits to this disaster recovery center has declined, leading to the facility’s closure.  Survivors can still visit any disaster recovery center and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA, go online with any computer,...

Disaster Recovery Center in Iberville Parish Closing Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the following address is closing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16:Iberville ParishLocation: East Iberville Gym3285 Highway 75St.Gabriel, LA 70776With survivors returning home to repair and rebuild, the number of visits to this disaster recovery center has declined, leading to the facility’s closure.  Survivors can still visit any disaster recovery center and may locate other centers near them by going online to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA, go online with any computer,...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Storm Ian, Disturbance 1 (93L): Low (0%), Disturbance 2 (95L): Low (30%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Orlene (CAT 2) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through early Thursday morning Significant Weather: •Rain/Snow – CA, Northern and Central Rockies •Rain/Thunderstorms – CA and Central Great Basin; Southwest to Great Lakes; Southern Plains to Southeast •Elevated/Critical Fire Weather – AZ, NV, & UT •Red Flag...

National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has granted an extension for Louisiana National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders affected by August’s severe storms and flooding to file proof-of-loss claims.You now have 120 days from the date of your loss to file a flood insurance claim if you’re a Louisiana NFIP policyholder. The extension doubles the 60-day deadline NFIP usually requires for policyholders to submit a fully documented, signed and sworn proof-of-loss claim.FEMA determined Louisiana policyholders need more time to file claims given the recent flooding’s magnitude.The proof-of-loss is included in the claims...

National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has granted an extension for Louisiana National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders affected by August’s severe storms and flooding to file proof-of-loss claims.You now have 120 days from the date of your loss to file a flood insurance claim if you’re a Louisiana NFIP policyholder. The extension doubles the 60-day deadline NFIP usually requires for policyholders to submit a fully documented, signed and sworn proof-of-loss claim.FEMA determined Louisiana policyholders need more time to file claims given the recent flooding’s magnitude.The proof-of-loss is included in the claims...

Louisiana Disaster Survivors Should Expect to Be Contacted

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Louisiana Disaster Survivors Should Expect to Be Contacted

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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...

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...

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