Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Brazoria County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Oyster Creek will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Brazoria County Facility Warehouse1620 FM 523 RoadOyster Creek, TX 77541Individuals 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...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Significant Activity for October 31 to November 1, 2017 Significant Events: •  Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  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: •  Heavy Snow – Northern Rockies•  Elevated/Critical Fire weather – WY, NE & CO•  Space Weather:  ...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Brazoria County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Brazoria County, in the city of Angleton.A 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 new center...

Stay in Touch with FEMA to Ensure a Timely Home Inspection

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Certain Non-Profit Organizations May Qualify for FEMA Disaster Assistance

Austin, Texas – Nonprofit organizations that experienced damage or losses from Hurricane Harvey may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance to help them get back to the business of helping others.The FEMA Public Assistance program may reimburse for eligible expenses incurred before, during and after Hurricane Harvey on a cost-share basis.Federal cost-share for all categories of Public Assistance (PA) is 90 percent of total eligible costs, except for assistance previously approved at 100 percent.Only certain nonprofit organizations (PNPs) are eligible. If they provide critical services, such as education, utility,...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Significant Activity for October 30-31, 2017 Significant Events: •  Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria•  Severe Weather – Northeast – Final Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)•  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: •  Heavy Snow – Northern Rockies•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24...

Hotel Stays Extended to Nov. 27 for Eligible Harvey Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended to Nov. 27. However, there is a mid-term eligibility review on Nov. 7 where survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call, email, and/or text message advising them if they have continued eligibility for assistance through a TSA participating hotel. Hurricane Harvey survivors who recently applied for assistance...

October 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 30, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 30, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 28-30 Significant Events: Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Severe Weather – Northeast – Final Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (20%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash Flooding Possible – New England High Wind Warnings - ME Space Weather: Past 24 hours: None...

Harris County Disaster Recovery Center Change Hours Saturday

AUSTIN, Texas – The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center located at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Harris County will change their hours of operation beginning Saturday, Oct. 28.The center will be closed on Oct. 28 and reopen Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.  The center will then close Nov. 2 and reopen Nov. 7.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 FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and...

October 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 29, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 29, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 28-29 Significant Events: Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Philippe; Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) 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: Flash Flooding Possible – Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Space Weather: Past 24 hours: None observed: Next 24 hours:...