October 17, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 17, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 17, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 16-17 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity threatening US interests Significant Weather:  Critical and elevated fire weather areas – MT, WY & NE Red Flag Warnings –  MT, WY &...
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More Texas Counties Now Eligible for FEMA Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas – Individuals and households affected by Hurricane Harvey in Grimes and Caldwell counties are now eligible to register for disaster assistance from FEMA.At the request of the State of Texas, these counties were added to the August 25 disaster declaration, bringing the total number of Texas counties designated for Individual Assistance to 41.Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs, as well as other serious disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses. Texans who suffered damage or...
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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Louisiana.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health. Emergency protective measures assistance is available to state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis. In addition, repairing or replacing damaged...
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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey from August 27 to September 10, 2017.Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, St. Charles, and...
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October 16, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 16, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 15-16 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Post-Disturbance 1 (Medium - 40%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Medium – 50%); Disturbance 2 (Low - 10%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – Tropical Storm Lan (25W) Significant Weather:   Critical/elevated fire weather conditions – WY, CO, & NE Red Flag Warnings – WY Space Weather:    o   Past 24-hours: Minor; geomagnetic storms reaching G1...
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October 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 14, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 14, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 13-14 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Ophelia (CAT 2); Disturbance 1 (Medium - 40%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 (High – 80%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Critical and elevated fire weather conditions – CA, NV, AZ, UT, NM & CO Red Flag Warnings –...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Bastrop County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Smithville will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Old County Building (Bastrop County Justice of the Peace)404 Fawcett St.Smithville, TX 78957Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at...
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Fact Sheet: Revocation Process for Manufactured Housing Units

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: felicia.jordan
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Fact Sheet: FEMA Spells out Partner Responsibilities for MHU Occupants

Together, FEMA and Manufactured Housing Unit occupants continue to work towards finding permanent housing opportunities. MHUs serve as a temporary housing solution for eligible flood survivors. More than 3,300 households with over 10,000 survivors currently reside in MHUs. FEMA will support survivors in their continued need for temporary housing as long as they remain eligible. Eligibility requirements and regulations governing temporary housing assistance is stated in the Code of Federal Regulations.A revocable license was signed by an eligible occupant before they took occupancy.Survivors agreed to these terms prior to taking occupancy and...
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October 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. EDT

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. EDT FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. EDT Significant Activity – Oct 12-13 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Ophelia (CAT 1); Disturbance 1 (Low - 30%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Medium – 50%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Critical and elevated fire weather conditions – CA Red Flag Warnings –...
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Disaster Recovery Center Update for Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the Houston metro area beginning Friday, Oct.13, 2017. DRCs offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing...
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Disaster Recovery Center Update for Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the cities of Bevil Oaks, China, Hamshire and Nome beginning Friday, Oct.13, 2017. RCs offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone...
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FEMA Obligates an Additional $14 Million to Schools for Flood Recovery

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: felicia.jordan
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Free Repair and Rebuilding Advice Available in Harris, Jefferson, Matagorda, Nueces and Refugio Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas residents who experienced damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from hazard mitigation specialists at stores in Bay City, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Houston and Refugio between Oct. 12 and Oct. 22.These experts will be in stores offering home-improvement suggestions and techniques to build disaster-resistant homes. Free reference booklets with information to protect a home from flood damage will be available.Residents may talk to hazard mitigation specialists at:Harris CountyCentral Ace Hardware11676 Beamer Rd.Houston, TX 77089Monday, Oct. 16-Friday,...
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Fact Sheet: Beware of Identity Thieves, Scam Artists after a Disaster

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: daniel.green2
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For Texas Hurricane Harvey Survivors, Public Assistance Grants Available

AUSTIN, Texas – For Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey, the Public Assistance Program is giving eligible applicants access to a $XXX million grant to restore damages caused by the disaster. The deadline to apply has been set for Oct.31 and no extensions will be granted.Eligible applicant include states, federally recognized tribal governments (including Alaska Native villages and organizations so long as they are not privately owned), U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.Survivors should consider applying to the SBA even if they think they aren’t interested in a...
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October 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 12, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 12, 2017   Significant Events: •Hurricane Response & Recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires   Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Ophelia •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •Elevated Fire weather conditions – CA •Red Flag Warnings – CA •Space Weather: oPast 24-hours: Minor; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level occurred oNext 24-hours: Minor; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1...
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Nueces County Disaster Recovery Center to Resume Full Service Friday

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: zella.campbell
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For Texas Hurricane Harvey Survivors, Public Assistance Grants Available

AUSTIN, Texas – For Texas survivors of Hurricane Harvey, the Public Assistance Program is giving eligible applicants access to a $XXX million grant to restore damages caused by the disaster. The deadline to apply has been set for Oct.31 and no extensions will be granted.Eligible applicant include states, federally recognized tribal governments (including Alaska Native villages and organizations so long as they are not privately owned), U.S. territories, local governments, and certain private non-profit (PNP) organizations.Survivors should consider applying to the SBA even if they think they aren’t interested in a...
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Fact Sheet: Elevating Your Flood Damaged Home to Avoid Future Damage

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: Carmen.Castro
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