Fact Sheet: Housing resources available for Hurricane Harvey survivors

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February, 6 2019

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for February, 6 2019 Significant Activity – Feb 5-6 Significant Events: SOTUA Significant Weather:•  Freezing rain possible – Central Plains to Northeast•  Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains to Tennessee Valley•  Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi Valley to Central Appalachians•  Critical and elevated fire weather – Southern /Central Plains Tropical Activity: Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 2-6-2019.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of FEMA · U.S....

Don't Get Caught Without Flood Insurance

AUSTIN, Texas — Disaster can strike unexpectedly, as it did for many Hurricane Harvey survivors who never expected their homes to flood. Sign up for flood insurance today and help protect yourself against the cost of catastrophic water damage. Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, and it can occur almost anywhere — not just in high-risk areas. A single inch of water in an average home can cause more than $26,000 in damage. But homeowners and renters insurance typically do not cover flood damage. If your community...

February, 5 2019

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for February, 5 2019 Significant Activity – Feb 4-5 Significant Events: SOTUA Significant Weather:•  Freezing rain and ice accumulations up to ½ inch – Middle Mississippi Valley to the lower Great Lakes and Northeast•  Heavy snow and high winds – Sierras into the NV and CA Mountains, Northern/Central Rockies, and Upper Midwest•  Heavy rain, flash flooding and burn-scar debris flows possible – southern CA coast•  Wintry mix of rain, freezing rain, and snow – Midwest, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and New England Tropical Activity: Western Pacific –...

FEMA grants $8 million to the Texas Department of State Health Services

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $8 million to the Texas Department of State Health Services for mosquito control efforts following Hurricane Harvey.  The Department of State Health Services sprayed insecticide to control mosquitos in over 3.9 million acres across Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Lavaca, Newton, Nueces, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Walker, Waller and Wharton counties.  One FEMA grant covered the majority of the vector control. FEMA funded 100 percent of the projects’ costs, or...

Are you more impactful than a 5th grader?

Math Career Carnival shows Nacogdoches students they can make a differenceAUSTIN, Texas — Getting 5th graders interested in math can be hard. At the recent Central Heights Elementary School Math Career Carnival, student-teachers from Stephen F. Austin State University tried games, art, prizes and other techniques. But it was the thrill of helping their community that captured kids’ imaginations. “The [other booths] had all these really clever ways of making learning fun, so I just knew those were going to be the fun booths. But no,” said FEMA’s Elizabeth Redfearn, who helped...

Temporary housing unit occupants should make a plan to rent or buy

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey survivors living in temporary housing units (THUs) provided by FEMA and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) need to solidify their housing plans leading into Feb. 25.  Those who continue to meet FEMA eligibility requirements may be approved to remain in their current THU through Aug. 25 by paying rent. Others may be eligible to purchase their unit. However, these programs must be approved by local officials and may not be available in all areas. The THU and direct-lease-apartment program was originally planned to run through Feb....

January 28, 2019

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for January 28, 2019 Significant Activity – Jan 27-28   Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Heavy snow possible - Lower Mississippi/Tennessee Valleys Freezing rain possible - Central Appalachians Heavy rain possible - southern FL  Tropical Activity: Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 1-28-2019.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code | Unsubscribe Subscribe to receive alerts during disasters in your state. If you have questions or problems with the...

Saturday, January 26, 2019

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, January 26, 2019 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, January 26, 2019 Significant Activity - January 25-26 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •Heavy lake effect snow – Great Lakes •Winter Storm Warnings – Upper Michigan and portions of NY Tropical Activity: Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 1-26-2019.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of FEMA · U.S. Department of Homeland Security · Washington, DC 20472

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Significant Events: None Significant Weather  •  Freezing rain possible – Northern Intermountain, Tennessee Valley, Great Lakes, and Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast •  Blizzard conditions and wind chill temperatures of 40 degrees below zero – the Dakotas and MN •  Heavy snow possible – Northern/Central Rockies, Northern Plains, and Middle Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and      Northeast •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Southeast •  Elevated fire weather – Southern TX Tropical Activity: Western Pacific – No activity...