Private Sector Partners Move Recovery Forward

BATON ROUGE, La. — Following Louisiana’s August flood, more than 625,000 people have received information to help their recovery as a result of collaboration between nearly 300 private sector entities and FEMA.The private sector is essential to move recovery forward because of its ability to connect with communities efficiently to provide helpful recovery information. Louisiana private entities that have helped survivors after the August flood included businesses, chambers of commerce, business and trade associations, universities, nonprofits and utility companies.During the recovery missions for both the March and August Louisiana floods, the...

Monday January 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday January 30, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday January 30, 2017 see attached Significant Events: None  Significant Weather: •Heavy snow possible – Upper Mississippi Valley •Lake effect snow possible – Lower Great Lakes •Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest; Northern Intermountain; Upper Mississippi Valley; Mid-Atlantic •Red Flag Warnings – Portions of northern Kansas •Space Weather – past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – Minor G1; Geomagnetic Storms  Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S. interests  Earthquake Activity: No significant activity  Declaration...

Sunday, January 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, January 29, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, January 29, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 28-29 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Heavy lake effect snow possible – Lower Great Lakes Snow – Northern Intermountain; Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley; Great Lakes to Ohio Valley, Southern Appalachians to Northeast Rain and snow – Middle Mississippi Valley to Ohio/Tennessee valleys and Southern Appalachians Rain – Pacific Northwest, southern Florida Space Weather – past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none Tropical Activity Western...

Saturday, January 28, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, January 28, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, January 28, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 27-28 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Heavy snow possible –  Lower Great Lakes Snow – Northern Plains, Great Lakes to Southern Appalachians and Northeast Rain – southern Texas and Florida Space Weather – past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+01-28-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference...

Disaster Assistance Housing Programs: What You Need to Know Now

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans move forward from the August 2016 floods, their recovery includes rebuilding, repairing, finding new rentals or making plans to leave their temporary housing.Manufactured housing units (MHUs), rental assistance and the transitional sheltering program (TSA) are temporary housing solutions provided by FEMA at the request of the state, are not intended to be permanent housing options for flood survivors.FEMA routinely contacts survivors who participate in all forms of temporary disaster assistance housing programs. Survivors who wish to continue receiving housing assistance need to keep their contact...

Friday, January 27, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, January 27, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, January 27, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 26-27 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Heavy snow possible – Great Lakes and Northeast Snow – Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes; Southern Appalachians to Northeast Rain – Southern Plains Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – Minor (G1 expected) Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: Major Disaster Declaration Request – Lake Traverse Reservation...

Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program Helps Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. — As the recovery from August flooding in Louisiana continues, survivors can receive free disaster crisis counseling. To date, 23,000 survivors have met with counselors from Louisiana Spirit, a program administered by the state and funded by a FEMA grant.Survivors who wish to speak to Louisiana Spirit counselors may call 866-310-7977. A counselor can provide an ear for listening, a symbolic shoulder to lean on and guidance for establishing normalcy.More than 100 Louisiana Spirit counselors are working in parishes affected by the flood. Although they’re not mental-health professionals,...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, January 26, 2017 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: None o  Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none   Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S. interests   Earthquake Activity: No significant activity   Declaration Activity: o  Major Disaster Declarations – Mississippi, Georgia, and Oregon FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+01-26-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code | Unsubscribe Subscribe to receive alerts during disasters in your state. If you have questions or problems with...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Significant Activity for January 24-25   Significant Events: Severe Weather – Southeast   Significant Weather: Freezing rain possible – Northeast Heavy snow possible – WI and Great Lakes Red Flag Warnings / Critical Fire Weather – Texas Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S. interests     Earthquake Activity: No significant activity   Declaration Activity: Major Disaster Declaration Request – Mississippi & Georgia FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+01-25-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address...

Understanding FEMA Verified Loss

BATON ROUGE, La. — Applicants without an insurance policy may be eligible for FEMA help to restore a home to a safe, sanitary and secure condition following a disaster.FEMA assistance is not the same as insurance. Assistance only provides the basic needs for a home to be habitable, including toilets, a roof, critical utilities and doors. Examples of ineligible items may include cabinets and garage doors.Home damage must be disaster-related. A home inspection is required to calculate the FEMA verified loss. Calculations are based on the general depreciation amount for items...