Friday, July 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, July 7, 2017 Significant Activities for July 6-7, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Depression Four• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (90%)• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible from Ohio Valley to the Great Lakes• Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA, OR, & WA; Isolated dry thunderstorms in CA, Great Basin and Intermountain region• Red Flag Warnings for portions of OR, CA, NV,...

FEMA Approves $1.8 Million in Aid to Department of Public Safety

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Department of Public Safety (Louisiana State Police) will receive $1.8 million in federal assistance for emergency protective measures taken to ensure the public’s safety following the August 2016 floods. Eligible costs of disaster-related services, including search and rescue operations, emergency escorts, traffic control, evacuation and first responder operations, will be reimbursed with this grant. Funding is obligated through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program. The department has been awarded more than $5.7 million for this disaster for emergency protective measures.As of July 6, FEMA’s PA program has obligated...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, July 6, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, July 6, 2017 Significant Activity – July 5-6 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Depression Four Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (80%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms possible from Ohio Valley to Central Appalachians Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA and OR Isolated dry thunderstorms in CA, Great Basin and Intermountain region Red Flag...

FEMA Disaster Assistance Appeal Might Not Be Necessary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Wonder why FEMA turned you down for disaster assistance?Appealing a FEMA determination on a disaster assistance application is easy, but before acting, read your decision letter carefully and ask questions.Disaster survivors may believe FEMA made an incorrect decision or question the type of help FEMA provided. Sometimes, FEMA can’t move forward on an application because key information is missing, such as proof of ownership or contractor’s estimate for repairs not covered.Applicants with insurance may receive an initial denial, but reconnecting with FEMA after insurance settles may change...

East Baton Rouge Schools to Receive $6.4 Million More in Disaster Funds

BATON ROUGE, La. — The East Baton Rouge School Board will receive an additional $6.4 million in disaster recovery funding following the August 2016 floods. The aid will reimburse for emergency protective measures at 16 different educational facilities in East Baton Rouge Parish.Federal funding will pay for recovery efforts such as flood clean up, demolition of damaged structures, debris removal services and other construction costs.Area schools receiving assistance:Brookstown Magnet Middle School, Greenbrier Elementary School, Glen Oaks Park Elementary School, Glen Oaks High School, Howell Park Elementary School, Lanier Elementary School, Merrydale...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, July 5, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Significant Activity – July 4-5 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: High (70%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (80%); Disturbance 2: High (70%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible for portions of Southern Plains to the Mid-Atlantic Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA, OR, NV, MT, & ND Red Flag...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, July 4, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Significant Activity – July 3-4 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: High (80%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (70%); Disturbance 2: High (70%); Disturbance 3: Low (20%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible for portions of Southern Plains, and the Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA, OR,...

State/FEMA Disaster Center To Be in Harrison to Help Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A mobile State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will visit Harrison in Boone County from Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, July 7, to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19.The disaster center location and hours are as follows:Boone CountyWinkler Logistic Center805 Cottonwood RoadHarrison AR 72601Hours: Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Disaster Recovery Centers are staffed with representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration....

Monday, July 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, July 3, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, July 3, 2017 Significant Activity – June 30-July 3 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: High (70%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (50%); Disturbance 2: Medium (60%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible for portions of the Central and Southern Plains Flash flooding possible for portions of Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys Elevated...

State/FEMA Disaster Center Opens in Saline County to Help Flood Survivors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19. Location and hours are:Saline CountyIndian Springs Baptist Church23581 I-30Bryant AR 72022Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and July Fourth holiday: ClosedDisaster Recovery Centers are staffed with representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying...