June 25, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 25, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 25, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Dora• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – NM• Flash flooding possible –  NM and parts of TX; Southeastern U.S. • Rain and thunderstorms – Plains; Southwest to Southeastern U.S. and Mid-Atlantic; Northern Plains to North...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, June 24, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, June 24, 2017 Significant Activity – June 23-24 Significant Events: Post-Tropical Cyclone Cindy - FINAL Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (90%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible –  Southern Plains to Mid-Atlantic Isolated dry thunderstorms - CA Space...

Friday, June 23, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, June 23, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, June 23, 2017 Significant Activity – June 22-23 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Cindy Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (50%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Tennessee and Ohio valleys to Southern/Central Appalachians Flash flooding possible – Lower...

June 22, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 22, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 22, 2017 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclone Cindy Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Cyclone Cindy• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible – Gulf Coast; Central/Southern Rockies; Upper Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes• Flash Flooding possible –  Gulf Coast to Ohio Valley and Appalachians; Upper Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes• Fire Weather: Isolated dry...

June 21, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 21, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 21, 2017 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclone Cindy Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Cyclone Cindy• Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible – TX, OK, CO, NE, KS, IA, SD, ND, and MN• Flash Flooding possible – LA, MS, AL, FL, GA • Rain and Thunderstorms – Southwest to...

June 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 20, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 20, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Bret; Potential Tropical Cyclone Three: High (80%)• Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible – CO, KS, and OK• Flash Flooding possible – LA, MS, AL, FL, GA, SC, and NC• Rain and Thunderstorms – Southwest to...

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Arkansas

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump’s disaster declaration issued for the State of Arkansas.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable.  Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters.  Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements.  (Source: FEMA funded...

President Donald J. Trump Approves Arkansas Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on April 26, 2017 through May 19, 2017.The president's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington, and Yell counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured or...

Denham Springs Residents Invited to Community Recovery Event

BATON ROUGE, La. — Citizens of Denham Springs are invited to an open house where they will have the unique opportunity to express their own visions for their community’s future. Their ideas will be incorporated into the town’s plan for long-term recovery from last year’s flooding disaster. This event will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 15, in the gym at Denham Springs Junior High, 401 Hatchell Lane.At the open house, people will visit several stations that represent different areas of community planning. Each station will have a...

Thousands Volunteer to Rebuild Flood Damaged Homes in Acadiana

BATON ROUGE, La. — More than 2,000 volunteers from 41 states and three countries converged in Acadiana last week to help survivors still struggling to recover from the August 2016 flood.FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) and Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) helped faith-based organization, Eight Days of Hope, turn a dream into the reality of a massive rebuilding effort.  “We take a whole-community approach” says FEMA’s VAL Supervisor, Angele Rogers. “Our goal is to identify resources and find residents who have unmet needs.  We provide extra-handholding to make sure they...