Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Tornado Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. — A mobile disaster recovery center will open Thursday, Feb. 16, in Livingston Parish for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the Feb. 7 tornadoes.Specialists from the state of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about assistance available to survivors.The disaster recovery center’s location and hours of operation are:Livingston ParishLocation:  Livingston Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness20399 Government Blvd.Livingston,...

Tornado Survivors in Livingston and Orleans Parishes May Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — If you lost work as a result of the tornadoes that struck Livingston and Orleans parishes on Feb. 7, you have until March 15, to apply for disaster unemployment assistance (DUA).DUA may be available if the disaster affected your employment — even if you’re self-employed, a farmer or a farm worker — and you fall under one of the following categories:You worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment.Your workplace was damaged or destroyed.Can establish that the work or self-employment that can no...

Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents for Tornado Survivors

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Beware of Fraud, Scams When Seeking Disaster Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — Local, state and federal officials urge survivors of the Feb. 7 Louisiana tornadoes to watch for and immediately report any suspicious activity or potential fraud.Identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors while government agencies and charitable groups begin to provide disaster assistance. The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations and fake offers of state or federal aid.Local, state and federal officials advise all residents that they never request money for help...

NFIP Advance Payments Expedite Home Repairs for Policyholders

BATON ROUGE, La. — National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders received advanced flood insurance payments of more than $361 million to expedite home repairs following the August flood in Louisiana. Payments were dispersed in as little as five days.The average NFIP advance payment was $18,733. More than $2.3 billion was disbursed to policyholders. The NFIP received a total of 29,551 claims for this disaster with the average payment of $85,798.A conditional wavier of the Standard Food Insurance Policy (SFIP) granted policyholders the advance payment opportunity prior to an official inspection with...

FEMA’S Geospatial Information Unit Develops Tools for Flood Recovery and Mitigation

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Louisiana Tornado Survivors Encouraged to Apply for Disaster Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — If you sustained property damage as a result of the Feb. 7 tornadoes and severe storms, register with FEMA. You may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance to help you recover.The presidential disaster declaration of Feb. 11 makes federal Individual Assistance available to eligible families and individuals in Livingston and Orleans parishes.If you had storm damage, you can register for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. You may also call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants...

Monday, February 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, February 13, 2017 Significant Events: • Oroville Dam Spillway Erosion – CA Significant Weather: • Heavy Snow – Southwest to Southern Plains; Northeast • Freezing Rain – Southern Plains • Flash Flooding – Southern Plains • Snow – Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Central Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast • Rain – Southwest to Southern Plains and Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys; Central Florida • Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none   Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests   Earthquake Activity: No significant...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Orleans Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Monday, Feb. 13, in Orleans Parish to assist Louisiana tornado survivors. The center will be open 1-6 p.m. Monday, then move to regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 14, until further notice.Orleans ParishLocation:  East New Orleans Public Library5641 Read Blvd.New Orleans, LA 70127Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SundaysTo register with FEMA, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov, call the FEMA Helpline, or download the FEMA mobile app. Help is available in most languages and the FEMA...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, February 12, 2017 Significant Activity for February 11-12   Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Central Appalachians and Northeast Freezing Rain – Mid-Atlantic Snow – Central/Southern Rockies; Great Lakes to Northeast Rain and Snow – Southern Rockies to Southern Plains; lower Great Lakes to Mid-Atlantic Rain – Southern CA to Southern Plains; Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeastern U.S. up through Mid-Atlantic Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests   Earthquake Activity: No...