Sunday, January 15, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, January 15, 2017 Significant Events: •Winter Storm – central U.S. Significant Weather: •Severe Thunderstorms – TX •Flash Flooding – TX & OK •Freezing Rain – Rockies across the Plains to the Great Lakes and a portion of the Mid-Atlantic •Heavy Snow – Central/Southern Rockies and Central/Southern Plains •Rain and Snow – Southwest, Central Great Basin to the upper Mississippi Valley and across to the Mid-Atlantic •Snow – Central Rockies, Central Plains and Northeast •Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains •Space Weather – Past 24 hours...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, January 14, 2017 Significant Events: Winter Storm – central U.S. Significant Weather: Freezing Rain – Southern Rockies, Southern/Central Plains Middle Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Atlantic Rain and Snow – Central Great Basin, Southwest, Central/Southern Rockies, Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic Snow – Great Lakes, Appalachians to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Rain and Thunderstorms – Southwest, Southern/Central Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley Space Weather – Past 24 hours – None; Next 24 hours – None Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None Tropical Activity Western...

Friday, January 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, January 13, 2017 Significant Events: Heavy precipitation - western U.S. – FINAL Winter storm – central U.S. Significant Weather: Freezing rain possible – Southern Plains to Mid-Atlantic Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Ohio Valley Rain and snow – southern CA; Central Great Basin to Southern Plains; Middle Mississippi Valley to Mid-Atlantic Snow – Central Great Basin to Central Plains; Northern/Central Plains to Great Lakes; Northeast Rain – Lower Mississippi Valley to Tennessee Valley to Mid-Atlantic Space Weather – Past 24 hours – None;...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, January 12, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, January 12, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 11 – 12 Significant Events: Heavy precipitation - western U.S. Winter storm – central U.S.  Significant Weather: Freezing rain possible – Southern Plains to Great Lakes Rain and snow – CA to Central Great Basin and Southwest; Ohio Valley to Northeast Heavy snow possible – portions of CA, Central Great Basin, and Central Rockies Snow – Central Great Basin to Central Plains; Northern Plains; Great Lakes Rain and thunderstorms...

Flood Survivors Must Demonstrate Continuing Need for Rental Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — August flood survivors who have a continued need for temporary disaster rental assistance must submit paperwork that demonstrates a disaster-related and financial need.Survivors who receive the initial two months of rental assistance may use funds to reimburse expenses for an apartment, house, hotel or recreational vehicle while they work on long-term housing plans. The temporary assistance covers rental assistance for up to 18 months from the date of the declaration.FEMA mails Continued Temporary Housing Assistance (CTHA) applications to some survivors two weeks after they initially receive two...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, January 11, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 10-11 Significant Events:  Heavy precipitation - western U.S. Significant Weather: Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to southern CA and Central/Southern Rockies; Middle Mississippi Valley to Northeast Heavy snow possible – Sierras; Northern/Central Rockies Snow – Northern Intermountain to Great Lakes; Central Great Basin Freezing rain possible – Middle Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes Rain and thunderstorms – Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys to Great Lakes Rain – Southern...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 9-10 Significant Events: Heavy Precipitation forecast to impact the western U.S. Significant Weather: Flash Flooding – Coastal and mountain areas of California Freezing Rain –Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley Heavy Snow – Pacific Northwest, California, Central Great Basin, Rockies Snow – Pacific Northwest to Great Lakes Space Weather – Past 24 hours – None; Next 24 hours – None Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S....

Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) Not a Permanent Housing Option

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisianans are moving forward from the August 2016 floods. Their recovery includes rebuilding, repairing, finding new rentals or making plans to leave their manufactured housing units (MHUs).   Manufactured housing units, provided as a temporary housing solution by FEMA at the request of the state, are not intended to be a permanent housing option for flood survivors.MHUs are provided by FEMA as a last-resort temporary housing solution. If no other housing options are available, survivors who qualify may be eligible to stay in an MHU for up to 18...

NFIP Reaches New Heights Statewide Following 2016 Floods

BATON ROUGE, LA. — The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Louisiana has spiked to more than 480,000 active policies following the March and August floods. That’s an increase of more than 35,000 policies.NFIP had the largest monthly increase of more than 20,000 policies from August to September last year. Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes received the most damage from the 2016 floods and now account for more than 62,000 NFIP policies.In Louisiana, polices in 2015 dropped to approximately 454,000. In 2014, the number of active NFIP policyholders topped...

Monday, January 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, January 9, 2017 Significant Events: •Heavy Precipitation forecast to impact the western U.S.   Significant Weather: •Flash Flooding – northern/central California •Freezing Rain – Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley •Heavy Snow – Pacific Northwest, California, Central Great Basin, Rockies, and Great Lakes •Snow – Pacific Northwest to the Northeast •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...