FEMA grants more than $5.8 million to Humble ISD

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.8 million to the Humble Independent School District for emergency protective measures taken before, during and following Hurricane Harvey.  The district secured the campus facilities, opened an Emergency Operations Center, placed barricades, directed traffic and pumped flood water from the facilities. The FEMA grant covers 100 percent of the project’s costs because the district completed their work within 30 days of the disaster declaration period. This grant comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program which reimburses communities for actions taken...

FEMA grant supports Corpus Christi beach restoration

AUSTIN, Texas — Areas of Corpus Christi North Beach that were affected by Hurricane Harvey-caused erosion will be restored through a Texas General Land Office (GLO) project funded largely by a grant from FEMA. During Hurricane Harvey storm surge caused erosion to about 7,000 feet of North Beach, an engineered beach between the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and Rincon Channel in Corpus Christi.  Beach-loss analysis performed by Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi determined the volume of beach loss was 8,300 cubic yards, including 1,400 cubic yards that were moved by the storm from...

September 24, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 24, 2018 Significant Activity for September 21-24, 2018 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence Response / Recovery Tropical Activity: • Atlantic –Subtropical Storm Leslie; Tropical Disturbance Kirk; Disturbances 1 / 2: Medium (40% / 50%) • Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: High (90%); Disturbance 2: Low (30%)• Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi Valley to Tennessee & Ohio valleys• Critical & Elevated fire...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 23, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 23, 2018 Significant Activity - September 22-23 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence response Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Depression Eleven; Tropical Storm Kirk; Disturbance 1: Low (30%); Disturbance 2: High (70%); Disturbance 3: Low (30%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (80%); Disturbance 2: Low (20%) •Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during next 48 hours •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi Valley...

Saturday, September 22, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 22, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 22, 2018 Significant Activity - September 21-22 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence response Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Depression Eleven; Disturbance 1: Medium (60%); Disturbance 2: Low (30%); Disturbance 3: High (70%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (60%) •Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during next 48 hours •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys •Critical and...

FEMA grants nearly $52 million to the Texas General Land Office for PREPS program reimbursement

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $51.9 million to the Texas General Land Office as a reimbursement for the management and execution of the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) program following Hurricane Harvey.  The PREPS program provided emergency repairs and power restoration to single-family, owner-occupied homes. These repairs made the homes safe, sanitary and secure so that the homeowners could return home, rather than shelter in hotels or rental properties, while they continued to work on their full recovery.  The measures taken during...

Friday, September 21, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 21, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 21, 2018 Significant Activity - September 20-21 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence response Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Medium (60%); Disturbance 2: Low (10%); Disturbance 3: Low (20%); Disturbance 4: High (70%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (10%); Disturbance 2: Medium (40%) •Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during next 48 hours •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi...

September 20, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 20, 2018 Significant Activity for September 19-20, 2018 Significant Events: Remnants of Hurricane Florence Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%); Disturbance 2: Low (near 0%)•  Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Low (10%); Disturbance 2: Low (near0%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones expected during next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible – Upper Midwest•  Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – Southern Plains•  Elevated / Critical Fire Weather...

Check your coverage before disaster strikes

AUSTIN, Texas — The first two weeks of National Preparedness Month focused on helping Americans survive a disaster by encouraging everyone to make and practice their disaster plan and learn lifesaving skills. Week 3 turns attention to the post-disaster phase, when proper insurance can mean the difference between full recovery and financial devastation. No one should rely on federal disaster assistance to make them whole after a catastrophic weather event. Federal assistance is only available if the president declares a disaster, and even then, assistance is likely to be provided in the...

September 19, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 19, 2018 Significant Activity – September 18-19, 2018 Significant Events: Remnants of Hurricane Florence Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)•  Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Low (30%); Disturbance 2: Medium (40%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclone are expected during next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy Rain possible – Southwest, Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley, & Great Lakes•  Elevated / Critical Fire Weather – NV, UT, AZ, CO, ID, & WY•  Red...