September 18, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 18, 2018 Significant Activity for September 17-18, 2018 Significant Events: Remnants of Hurricane Florence Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Remnants of Florence; Tropical Depression Joyce•  Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Medium (40%); Disturbance 2: Low (20%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclone are expected during next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy Rain / Flash Flooding possible – Middle Mississippi Valley, Mid-Atlantic, & Northeast•  Elevated / Critical Fire Weather – NV, UT, CO, & WY•  Red...

Federal assistance helping restore iconic Fulton convention center

AUSTIN, Texas — The Paws and Taws Convention Center hosted more than five decades of events in Fulton, Texas, before Hurricane Harvey tore through it in August. The beloved structure unfortunately could not be repaired, but its demolition didn’t end the Paws and Taws story or the memories created in the building. Rebuilding the 7,608-square-foot structure and its 1,488-square-foot deck was estimated to cost $2.8 million after winds lifted and damaged the walls, roof, floor and sub-flooring. Fulton received about $603,000 from its insurance settlement for the building.  Then in late April,...

Monday, September 17, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, September 17, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, September 17, 2018 Significant Activity -  September 16-17 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Florence Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Depression Florence; Tropical Depression Joyce; Disturbance 1: Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (70%) •Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclone are expected during next 48 hours •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible –Mid-Atlantic to Ohio Valley and Northeast •Elevated fire weather - NV, UT, CO, & WY •Red...

September 15, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 15, 2018 Significant Activity for September 14-15, 2018 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Florence Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Tropical Storm Helene; Tropical Storm Joyce; Remnants of Isaac; Disturbance 1: Low (10%)• Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: High (80%)• Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Strong to severe thunderstorms – southeast NC & extreme northeast SC• Heavy rain with flooding/flash flooding & storm surge possible – Southern TX & the...

September 14, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 14, 2018 Significant Activity for September 13-14, 2018 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Florence (CAT 1); Tropical Storm Helene; Tropical Depression Isaac; Subtropical Storm Joyce;  Disturbance 1: Low (20%); Disturbance 2: Low (10%)• Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Medium (60%)• Central Pacific – Tropical Depression Olivia • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Strong to severe thunderstorms with a few tornadoes possible across eastern NC• Heavy rain with flooding / flash flooding and storm surge possible – Southern...

Learn lifesaving skills during National Preparedness Month

AUSTIN, Texas — As a potential cyclone develops in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Preparedness Month campaign reminds us the most important thing to protect in a disaster is your life and the lives of those around you.  A trough of low pressure currently in the western Gulf of Mexico has a 50 percent chance of developing into a cyclone, the National Hurricane Center estimated today. The weather system is expected to reach the western Gulf coast tomorrow morning. Regardless of how the system develops, heavy rain and gusty winds...

Plan ahead during National Preparedness Month

AUSTIN, Texas — Disasters don't plan ahead, but you can. Get yourself and your family ready for the unexpected during National Preparedness Month this September. This year’s theme for National Preparedness Month is: “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” This message recognizes that community members often will be the first ones to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance. All Americans are encouraged to take time this month to learn lifesaving skills, such as CPR and first aid; check your insurance...

September 13, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 13, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 13, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 12-13 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence; Tropical Storm Olivia; Tropical Storm Isaac Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Florence (CAT 2); Tropical Storm Isaac; Hurricane Helene (CAT 1); Subtropical Storm Joyce; Disturbance 1: Medium (50%); Disturbance 2: Low (20%) Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Low (20%); Disturbance 2: Medium (40%) Central Pacific – Tropical Depression Olivia Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Heavy rain with flash flooding possible – Southern...

Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Iowa

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Iowa.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health.  Emergency protective measures assistance is available to state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered)Payment of not less than...

September 12, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 12, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 12, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 11-12 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence; Tropical Storm Olivia; Tropical Storm Isaac Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Florence (CAT 4); Tropical Storm Isaac; Hurricane Helene (CAT 1); Disturbance 1 (Invest 95L): Medium (60%); Disturbance 2: Medium (50%); Disturbance 3: Low (20%) Eastern Pacific – Post-Tropical Cyclone Paul - FINAL; Disturbance 1: Low (20%); Disturbance 2: Low (30%) Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Olivia Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:...