October 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 7, 2017 Significant Activity - October 6-7  Significant Events: • Response for Hurricane Maria • Preparations for Hurricane Nate Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Nate, Disturbance 1 – High (70%) • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash Flooding possible – NE, KS, IA, MO, & MN • Severe thunderstorms possible – TX, OK, & KS • Elevated/Critical...

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

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President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Louisiana

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Tropical Storm Nate beginning on October 5, 2017 and continuing.The President's action yesterday authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Jefferson County, in the city of Port Arthur.The DRC offers 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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The...

Fact Sheet: Five Reasons FEMA Might Say You Are Ineligible for Housing Assistance And Five Ways You Might Be Able to Change That Decision

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Free Repair, Rebuilding Advice at Ace Hardware Store in Harris County

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 an Ace Hardware store in Deer Park.These experts will be in the Harris County store for six days starting Monday, Oct. 9, 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:Deer Park Lumber Ace Hardware1600 Center St.Deer Park TX...

October 6, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 6, 2017 Significant Activity - October 5-6  Significant Events     • Response for Hurricane Maria, Preparations for Tropical Storm Nate Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Nate • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash Flooding possible – NE, KS, IA, MO, & MN • Severe thunderstorms possible – TX, OK, & KS • Elevated/Critical Fire weather –...

Nueces County Disaster Recovery Center to Resume Full Service Friday

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Jefferson County, in the city of Port Arthur.The DRC offers 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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The...

Fact Sheet: Harvey Survivors Should Stay in Touch with FEMA

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