Forging Ahead: One Family’s Path to Flood Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — Kim Aucoin moved to Baton Rouge from Charlotte, North Carolina, in March 2016. She was raised in Lafayette and was happy to once again live in her home state of Louisiana. Little did she know that just five months later the area would be devastated by historical flooding.“My landlord came to the house and said ‘Get out, we’re going to flood,’” said Aucoin. The home had never flooded before, even during a big flood event in 1989, but she said this time her landlord didn’t want to...

Fourth Extension Granted for NFIP Policyholders to Submit Proof of Loss

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, May 4, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, May 4, 2017 Significant Activity – May 3-4 Significant Events: Flooding – Southern/Central Plains Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible - Ohio valley Rain and thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest to Northern Intermountain and northern CA; Lower/Middle Mississippi valleys to Southeast and Great Lakes Space Weather: Past 24 hours: None observed; Next 24 hours: None predicted Tropical Activity: No activity threatening U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: Amendment No. 1 to FEMA-4305-DR-CA FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+05-04-2017.pdf Update Your...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, May 3, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, May 3, 2017 attached Significant Activity - May 2-3 Significant Events: •Flooding – Southern/Central Plains Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains to Southeast and Lower Mississippi Valley •Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Southeast, Middle Mississippi and Ohio valleys and Great Lakes •Rain and thunderstorms – Plains to Southeast and Great Lakes •Red Flag Warnings – FL •Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none observed; next 24 hours: none predicted Tropical Activity: No activity...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Significant Activity – May 1-2 Significant Events:  Severe weather – Southern Plains to Mid-Atlantic Significant Weather: Severe weather – Southern Plains to Mid-Atlantic Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern/Central Plains Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern to Northern Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley; Northeast Rain and snow – Northern Rockies/Northern Plains to Central Rockies Red Flag Warnings – TX, AK & FL Critical/Elevated Fire Weather areas – AZ, NM and TX Space Weather:Past...

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office to Receive $1.5 Million for Flood Recovery

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, April 29, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, April 29, 2017 (attached) Significant Activity – Apr 28-29 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding –Southern Plains/Lower Mississippi Valley to Ohio Valley Rain and thunderstorms –Southwest to Mid-Atlantic Heavy snow possible –Southern Rockies to Central Plains Rain and snow –Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies; Southwest to Northern Plains Critical/Elevated Fire Weather areas –CA, NV, AZ, NM, TX & FL Red Flag Warnings –AZ & NM Space Weather: Past 24 hours: None observed;...

$1.5 Million to Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections for Flood Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections (LDPSC) will receive $1.5 million through disaster funding for emergency protective measures following the August floods. Funds are obligated through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program.PA recovery funding will reimburse LDPSC for emergency activities implemented at nine facilities throughout the state for male, female and youth offenders. Reimbursement costs include evacuation and shelter costs of offenders, emergency supplies and the cost of labor for correctional staff. Urgent response funding also includes transportation services for offenders at the Louisiana Correctional Institute...

Application Period Extended for 100 FEMA Public Assistance Jobs

BATON ROUGE, La. — There is still time to apply for 100 FEMA reservist positions for Public Assistance (PA) Site Inspector Specialists.  FEMA has extended the application deadline by a week to 5/6/2017 and is looking for construction managers, building inspectors and disaster recovery specialists to work in various locations.This week the Baton Rouge Joint Field Office (JFO) also kicked off a national pilot program designed to convert FEMA’s local hires to reservist status.  A robust team of FEMA reservists need to be available and ready to respond to disasters at...

Friday, April 28, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, April 28, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, April 28, 2017 Significant Activity – Apr 27-28 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding – Southern Plains to Ohio Valley Rain and thunderstorms – Southwest to Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heavy snow possible – Northern Plains to Southern Rockies Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to Southwest and Upper Mississippi Valley Critical/Elevated Fire Weather areas – CA, NV, AZ, NM, TX & FL Red Flag Warnings – AZ & NV Space Weather: Past...