August 2, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 2, 2018 Significant Activity – Aug 1-2, 2018 Significant Events: Wildfires Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Hector; Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) ; Disturbance 2 – High (80%) •  Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Strong to severe thunderstorms – Mid-Atlantic, southern New England, and the Northern Rockies•  Heavy rainfall and flash flooding possible...

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available to Flood-Affected Workers

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Jim Wells County Added to Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas — Residents of Jim Wells County who suffered damage from the severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 19 - July 13, 2018 might now be eligible for programs that address certain needs. After conducting Preliminary Damage Assessments in the county, FEMA amended the Major Disaster Declaration of July 6 to include Jim Wells County for its Individuals and Households Program.  FEMA encourages survivors of the flooding to self-assess their situation. For homeowners and renters, first determine if your home is safe, sanitary and functional. If your dwelling fails...

August 1, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 1, 2018 Significant Activity for July 31 - August 1, 2018 Significant Events: Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Hector; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) • Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast• Flooding possible for portions of the Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic• Elevated/Critical...

Rebuild With Flood-Resistant Materials

Disaster survivors from Hidalgo and Cameron counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes after the severe storms and floods of June 18-July 13, 2018, are urged to rebuild safer and stronger. Mitigation experts say this is an opportunity to rebuild by taking steps to use more flood-resistant building materials.  By using more flood-resistant materials, survivors can reduce the damage caused by future flood waters and make cleanup easier. Building materials are considered flood-resistant if they can withstand direct contact with flood waters for up to 72 hours without being significantly...

FEMA Assistance: Myths vs Facts

MYTH: I have to wait for the inspector before I can throw things out and start cleaning out the mud or making repairs. FACT: No. Anything that absorbed water needs to be removed from the home as soon as possible. This includes wallboard and flooring materials where mold can grow. Be sure to take pictures of damage, keep all receipts and continue working on the home. MYTH: I can’t register with FEMA until my insurance claim has been completed. FACT: You can register with FEMA even if your claim is not completed. MYTH: Survivors can’t...

July 31, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 31, 2018 Significant Activity for July 30-31, 2018 Significant Events: Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (60%); Disturbance 2 – Low (near 0%) • Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Elevated/Critical Fire Weather – WA & OR• Isolated Dry Thunderstorms possible – ID, OR, & NV• Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains...

July 30, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 30, 2018 Significant Activity – July 27-30 Significant Events: Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) • Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern High Plains and from ARKLATEX region to the Upper Ohio Valley• Flash flooding possible – ARKLATEX region and coastal...

July 29, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 29, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 29, 2018 Significant Activity – July 28-29 Significant Events: Carr Fire, CA Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Gilma; Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 (remnants of former Depression Nine-E) – Low (near 0%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains Flash flooding possible – Central and Southern Plains; Middle...

July 28, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 28, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 28, 2018 Significant Activity – July 27-28 Significant Events: Carr Fire, CA Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Gilma; Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 (remnants of former Depression Nine-E) – Low (near 0%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains Flash flooding possible – Central and Southern Plains Critical...