Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Nov 15 -16 Significant Events: Wildfires -  North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (30%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Friday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Snow – Northern Intermountain, Northern Rockies and Central Great Basin Heavy snow...

Recovery Includes a Plan for Long-Term Housing

BATON ROUGE, La — For Louisiana flood survivors, recovery may include short-term FEMA assistance. Keep in mind that FEMA’s housing assistance comes with periodic checks on the need for continued help—and housing plans. Recovery is about planning.Applicants may qualify for continued assistance if they demonstrate their need and develop a longer-term or permanent housing plan or demonstrate progress in one. A contractor’s estimate on repairs or a report on repairs can point to progress. Applicants need to keep rental receipts, canceled checks or money orders showing proper use of previous rental...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 14 -15 Significant Events: Wildfires- North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours; Tropical Depression Tina - Dissipated Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Thursday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest; Lower Mississippi Valley/Southeast; New England...

Crisis Counseling Can Help Louisianans Cope with Disaster-Related Distress

BATON ROUGE, La. — Recovery efforts in Louisiana continue following the historic August floods, and many survivors are still coping with the immediate effects of the disaster. While obvious problems such as home repair preoccupy some Louisianans, there is a quieter, more ominous issue that may threaten flood survivors.Disaster-related distress is a silent, serious threat to any individual affected by a major disaster. It can manifest in the form of depression, anxiety or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the National Center for PTSD, more than 50 percent of those...

Monday, November 14, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 14, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 14, 2016 link attached Significant Events: •M7.8 – New Zealand •Wildfires North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours; Disturbance (5-Day outlook) •Eastern Pacific – TS Tina •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Wednesday evening •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: None Declaration Activity: •FMAG approved for Pinnacle Mountain Fire, Pickens County, SC •FMAG approved...

Sunday, November 13, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 13, 2016 FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 11-13-2016.pdf   Significant Events: •M7.8 – New Zealand •Wildfires North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours; Disturbance (5-Day outlook) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1- Low (0%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Monday evening •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: •Red Flags Warnings/Critical Fire Weather areas – None •Space Weather – Past 24 hours: no space weather storms...

Saturday, November 12, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, November 12, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, November 12, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 11 -12 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1- Low (10%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Monday morning Western Pacific – Tropical Depression 28W - FINAL Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains; Southeast Rain – Pacific Northwest/Northern Intermountain to northern CA Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to...

Friday, November 11, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 11, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 11, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 10 -11 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 Low (10%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Sunday morning Western Pacific – Tropical Depression 28W Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains Rain – Pacific Northwest/Northern Intermountain to northern CA; Ohio Valley to Central Appalachians Rain and snow – Northern...

How FEMA Flood Maps Helped a Man Evacuate Safely

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA flood-insurance rate maps identify areas subject to flooding and establish various zones in a community on which to base premiums. But they can do something else: help first responders, government officials and others prepare for an oncoming deluge.It was these maps that kept an older gentleman from being trapped during the floods of August. William Wilson grew concerned as the rains fell heavily in the area around his southern Louisiana home, between the Amite River and Jones Creek. Wilson’s son, Houston landscape architect Kirk Wilson, routinely...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 10, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 Low (20%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Saturday morning •Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •Red Flags Warnings – CA •Space Weather – Past 24 hours: none observed; next 24 hours: none expected   Earthquake Activity: No significant activity   Declaration Activity: •FMAG Approved: FEMA-XXXX-FM-TN (Flipper Bend Fire) FEMA Daily...