Wednesday, October 5, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Significant Activity for October 4-5, 2016 Significant Events: Hurricane Matthew Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Hurricane Matthew (Category 3); Tropical Storm Nicole; Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through Friday morning •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, Southeastern U.S. to the Mid-Atlantic •Rain and Snow – Northern Intermountain...

Local Regulations May Prompt Extra Flood Insurance Help

BATON ROUGE, La. — If your home or business is damaged by a flood, you may be required to meet certain building requirements in your community to reduce future flood damage before you repair or rebuild. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Standard Flood Insurance Policy provides Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage, which may be available to help cover the costs of meeting those requirements, subject to eligibility.If eligible, NFIP insurance policyholders may receive up to $30,000 of ICC coverage to help pay the costs to bring their building into...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 4, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Significant Events: Hurricane Matthew Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Hurricane Matthew (Category 4); Disturbance 1 – High (80%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through Thursday morning •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Northern/Central Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley •Rain and thunderstorms – Great Plains, Mississippi Valley, Gulf States, Southeastern U.S., Mid-Atlantic Lakes to Northeast •Rain and...

Disaster Recovery Center in St. Landry Parish Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Serve Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Thursday, Oct. 6, in St. Landry Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice. St. Landry ParishLocation:  Word Ministries                  1960 West Laurel Avenue                  Eunice, LA 70535Hours:      9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)The new disaster loan outreach center will be transitioning from the FEMA disaster recovery center at the same address that will cease operations at 6 p.m. on Wednesday,...

Louisiana Gets FEMA Money for Debris Cleanup, Home Repair Program, Public Safety

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has awarded the state approximately $146 million to reimburse local entities for expenses related to response and recovery efforts as a result of August’s severe storms and floods.Here is a breakdown of the funding: Nearly $40 million for debris removal expenses in East Baton Rouge Parish.More than $6 million for debris removal expenses in Livingston Parish.More than $5 million for expenses related to the National Guard’s public safety actions during the disaster response.Nearly $95 million for the state’s Shelter at Home program that provides emergency repairs to...

Monday, October 3, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, October 3, 2016 Significant Events: Hurricane Matthew Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Matthew (Category 4); Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%) •Western Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interest Significant Weather: •Heavy snow – Northern Rockies •Rain and thunderstorms – Great Plains, Southwest, Florida Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic & Lower Great Lakes to Northeast •Rain and snow - Pacific Northwest to Sierras, Northern Intermountain throughout...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, October 2, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Matthew (Category 4); Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) •Eastern Pacific – No activity •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Western Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Invest 99W) - Low Significant Weather: •Rain and thunderstorms – Rockies, Central Great Basin, Southwest, Southern High Plains, Great Lakes to New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida •Rain and snow - Pacific Northwest to Sierras, Northern Intermountain and Northern Rockies •Snow – Sierras •Rain – Northern CA to Pacific...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 1, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 1, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Hurricane Matthew (CAT4); Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Monday morning •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest, Northern CA, Northern Intermountain, Northern and Central Rockies,  Central/Southern Plains, Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys, Great Lakes and Southeast to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast •Rain and...

Louisiana Disaster Assistance Applicants: Understand FEMA Determination Letters and How to Appeal Them

What to do if you disagree with FEMA’s decision letter1. Read the letter carefully to find out why the decision was made.Do you need to provide additional information?• Insurance determination letter.• Proof of occupancy or ownership.• Proof of ID.• Applicant’s signature.Common reasons for the initial decision:• The damage was to a secondary home or a rental property, not a primary residence.• Someone else in the household applied and received assistance.• Disaster-related losses could not be verified.• Insurance covered all losses.2. Contact FEMA for help with filing an appeal or any questions.Call800-621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service available)800-462-7585 (TTY)VisitA Disaster Recovery Center3. File a written appeal.Explain why you think the decision was not correct.• Provide supporting information and documents.• Include your FEMA registration number on all documents.• Sign the letter.Mail or fax your appeal within 60 days of the decision letter date, or drop it off at a Disaster Recovery Center.BATON ROUGE, La.— A quick fix may change your decision if you applied for FEMA help following Louisiana’s August severe storms and floods and you disagree with your determination letter.                                                                                                  Everybody has a right to appeal. Read your determination letter carefully to understand FEMA’s decision and know exactly what you need to do for your appeal.                                                                                               Many times applicants just need to submit some extra documents for FEMA to process their application. FEMA can reconsider you in some cases if you:Submit insurance documents. Provide documents from your insurance company that detail your coverage...

Friday, September 30, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 30, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 30, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Hurricane Matthew •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Ulika •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash Flooding – Great Lakes & Mid-Atlantic •Rain and Thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest, Northern CA, Northern Intermountain/Northern Rockies,    Southwest/Southern Rockies; Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes and Southeast to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast •Elevated Fire Weather – CA, OR & NV •Red...