Louisiana Flood Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Two female FEMA employees handing mitigation information to a resident at local hardware store.BATON ROUGE, La. —Local home-improvement stores and FEMA have teamed up to provide free information to survivors repairing or rebuilding their homes safer and stronger following Louisiana’s August severe storms and floods.FEMA mitigation specialists will provide information at the following area Doug Ashy Building Materials, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Stine Lumber stores Monday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 29. They will be available to answer questions and offer home-improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people who prefer...

Flood Survivors May Be Eligible for Lodging Expense Reimbursement

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Lubbock County Texas Flood Maps Become Final

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective for portions of Lubbock County on Friday Feb. 3, 2017. Residents are encouraged to examine them so they can determine their need to buy flood insurance. When the risks are known, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the effects of flooding. Anyone without flood insurance runs the risk of uninsured losses to their homes, personal property and businesses. Flood insurance is available either through a private policy, or through the National...

Understand the Flood Insurance Claim Process

BATON ROUGE, La.—If you had damage following Louisiana’s historic severe storms and floods, state and federal officials encourage you to monitor the insurance claims process after reporting your loss. You have 120 days from the date of your loss to file a claim if you’re a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholder in Louisiana. Here are some tips to guide you through the process to ensure you receive all eligible insurance funds for your recovery.What to Do Before an Adjuster Visit• Take pictures of the damage.• Write down a list of your damaged contents.• Immediately...

Louisiana Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended to November 14

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisianans in parishes affected by August flooding now have until Monday, Nov.14, 2016, to register for federal disaster assistance. The State of Louisiana and FEMA advise that the deadline to apply for disaster assistance has been extended, so that all eligible residents have enough time to apply for assistance.Federal officials hope this additional time will ensure that everyone affected by the August severe storms and flooding has an opportunity to register for FEMA assistance. The goal is to reach all flood survivors who still need help.  Registration is...

Sixty Days Later: Signs of Recovery as Work Continues

BATON ROUGE, La. – Sixty days have passed since torrential rains caused historic flooding in Louisiana. The August storms dumped an estimated seven trillion gallons of rainwater across southern Louisiana—more than four times the amount of water contained in Lake Pontchartrain.Even before the flood waters subsided, members of federal, state, and voluntary agencies quickly responded to provide disaster assistance. Signs of recovery are visible as disaster assistance funds and other forms of relief continue to reach survivors.Assistance to IndividualsTo date, more than 150,000 individuals and families have registered for FEMA disaster...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Kickapoo Tribe and Lincoln County, Oklahoma

DENTON, Texas– Residents and business owners in Lincoln County and the Kickapoo Tribe have new preliminary flood maps to review. The maps were produced by a team of state, tribal, local and FEMA floodplain officials.Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps to see if their property is at risk of flooding. This understanding will help residents and business owners make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.The public is invited to participate in appeal...

$12.5 Million in FEMA Grants Awarded to Support State Projects that Limit Disaster Impact

AUSTIN, Texas—FEMA announced today more than $12.5 million is being awarded to support state and local efforts that reduce the impact of future disasters.The funding—through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program—is provided in addition to the federal aid that supports the recovery following a major disaster declaration.  This year, disasters were declared following severe storms and flooding in March, April and June; the $12.5 million in grants is the total HMGP assistance for all three.HMGP grants to the state are typically 15 percent of the total FEMA assistance provided for recovery. While...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Significant Activity for October 11-12 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Hurricane Nicole •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Middle/Upper Mississippi valleys and Great Lakes region •Rain – Pacific NW, Northern Intermountain, Upper Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes •Rain and Snow – Northern Intermountain,...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Significant Activity for October 10-11 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Tropical Storm Nicole •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Middle/Upper Mississippi valleys and Great Lakes region •Rain – Pacific NW, Northern Intermountain, Upper Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes •Rain and Snow – Northern...