Help Remains after Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Harris, Jefferson and Refugio Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/Federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) in the cities of Houston, Nome and Refugio will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The centers are at the following locations:Harris CountySagemont Community Center Parking Lot11507 Hughes RoadHouston, TX 77089Jefferson CountyNome City Hall1586 2nd StreetNome, TX 77629Refugio CountyRefugio Fair Ground (Refugio County)254 Fairground RoadRefugio, TX 78377Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane...

Help Remains after Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Harris and Jefferson Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/Federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) in Harris and Jefferson counties will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2017:Harris CountyWeekley Community Center8440 Green House Rd.,Cypress, TX 77433Jefferson CountyParking Lot across the street from Jefferson County Municipal Building717 N. BroadwayChina, TX 77622Individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey can still register for disaster assistance in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).Via the FEMA app, available for...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Significant Activity for November 7-8, 2017 Significant Events: •  Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Rina•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Snow and Freezing Rain – Northern Intermountain and Rockies•  Heavy Snow – Great Lakes•  Winter Storm Warning – Great Lakes •  Space Weather:    ○  Past 24...

Disaster Recovery Center in Newton County to Close Temporarily for Elections

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Newton County is closed temporarily for Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017. The center reopens 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at its original location:Newton CountyDeweyville Senior Citizen Center43435 State Hwy 87 SOrange, TX 77614Individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey can still register for disaster assistance in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android...

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers will be in DeWitt and Jefferson Counties

AUSTIN, Texas –Two State of Texas/Federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) will be in DeWitt and Jefferson counties the week of Nov. 6. The locations and hours of operation are:DeWitt CountyDewitt County Annex (parking lot)200 E. Church St.Cuero, TX  77954Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Jefferson CountyBevil Oaks (parking lot)7390 Sweetgum Rd.Bevil Oaks, TX  77713Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.These mobile disaster recovery centers 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...

November 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 7, 2017 Significant Activity – Nov 6-7 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Rina•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Space Weather:   ○   Past 24 hours: None observed  ○   Next 24 hours: Minor; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 likely Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+11-07-2017.pdf This email...

Free Repair Advice Available in Brazoria, Galveston, Nueces and Victoria Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Brazoria, Galveston, Nueces and Victoria counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared to do-it-yourself work and general contractors.Recovery...

Monday, November 6, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 6, 2017 Significant Activity for November 5-6, 2017 Significant Events: •  Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria•  Tornadoes – Ohio Valley Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Tropical Depression 19•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Elevated fire weather conditions – TX, NM & CO •  Space Weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24 hours:...

Disaster Recovery Centers in Two Counties Change Hours of Operation

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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Montgomery County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Montgomery County in the city of Magnolia will close permanently at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The center is at the following location:Friendship Center/Community Center31355 Friendship Dr.Magnolia, TX 77355Individuals 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 DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators...