Thursday, March 16, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, March 16, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, March 16, 2017   Significant Events: Nor’easter Northeastern U.S. – March 13-15 - FINAL   Significant Weather: •Freezing rain possible – Upper Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes •Snow – Central Appalachians to Great Lakes and Northeast •Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains; Upper Mississippi Valley to Ohio Valley and Great Lakes •Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Ohio Valley •Rain – Pacific Northwest; northern CA; Northern Plains •Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – NM,...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, March 15, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Significant Activity – Mar 14-15 Significant Events: Nor’easter Northeastern U.S. – March 13-15 Significant Weather: Heavy snow possible – Great Lakes to Northeast; portions of Northern Intermountain Snow – Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley; Great Lakes; Central Appalachians to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to northern CA and Northern Plains Rain – Pacific Northwest to northern CA; south TX Space Weather – Past 24 hours: none ; next...

After 2016’s Spring Rains, A Flood of Assistance in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. — In the 12 months since the March severe storms pummeled and flooded much of Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has helped thousands of people begin to recover.Along with its federal and state partners, the agency has disbursed millions of dollars so people could start repairing their homes, cover disaster-related costs and stay in dry, safe lodgings as they did so.FEMA’s Individual Assistance program has approved nearly $94 million in housing and other needs assistance. Its Public Assistance program has obligated more than $47 million to...

Flood Maps Become Final in July for Grant County, Arkansas

DENTON, Texas ––New flood maps for Grant County will become effective July 18, 2017. County residents are encouraged to view the maps before the effective date to understand their flood risk.  Most property insurance policies do not cover the effects of flooding. Anyone without flood insurance risks uninsured losses to their homes, personal property and businesses. Flooding is the most frequent natural disaster in the U.S. and only flood insurance covers these events.Grant County residents are encouraged to contact their local floodplain administrator to learn if their community participates in the National...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Significant Activity – Mar 13-14 Significant Events: Nor’easter Northeastern U.S. – March 13-14 Significant Weather: Heavy snow possible – Mid-Atlantic to Great Lakes and Northeast Freezing rain possible – Northern/Central Plains, New England coast Snow –Great Lakes to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Rain and snow –Northern Intermountain to Central Plains; Tennessee Valley to Mid-Atlantic Rain – Pacific Northwest to northern CA and Northern Intermountain Space Weather – Past 24 hours: none ; next 24...

Monday, March 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, March 13, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, March 13, 2017 Significant Activity – Mar 10-13 Significant Events: Nor’easter Northeastern U.S. – March 13-14 Significant Weather: Heavy snow possible – Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley Snow – Northern Plains to Great Lakes and Middle Mississippi Valley Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to Northern Intermountain; Northern/Central Rockies; Northern/Central Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Southeast to Mid-Atlantic Rain and thunderstorms – Lower Mississippi Valley Rain – Pacific Northwest; Southern/Central Plains; Southeast Space Weather –...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, March 9, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, March 9, 2017 Significant Activity – Mar 8-9 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains to Middle/Lower Mississippi Valley Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain, Northern Plains, Great Lakes to Central Appalachians Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to Northern Plains; Great Lakes to New England Rain and thunderstorms – Southern/Central Plains to Southeast and Central Appalachians Rain – Pacific Northwest to Northern Intermountain and northern CA Snow – Northern Intermountain to...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Significant Activity – Mar 7-8 Significant Events: Wildfires – Kansas and Oklahoma Significant Weather: Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain; Northern Rockies Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to Northern Plains, northern CA, Central Rockies; Northeast Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley Rain – Pacific Northwest to northern CA; Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains, Central Rockies, Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes Critical/Elevated Fire...

Build Safer and Stronger with NFIP’s Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage

imageBATON ROUGE, La. — If your home or business was substantially damaged in the August flooding, you may qualify for additional assistance, Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC), to elevate a structure to meet local floodplain-management regulations. Your National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy may provide up to $30,000.Substantial damage applies when the cost of restoring a structure equals or exceeds 50 percent of its pre-damage market value. Some communities have more restrictive regulations.For mitigation purposes, homes and businesses may require changes. Structures that comply with floodplain management regulations have an enhanced...

Louisianans Urged to Buy Flood Insurance

BATON ROUGE, La. — As the spring rainy season approaches, Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners are urged to purchase a policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP provides affordable flood insurance to homeowners, condo owners, business owners and renters. A few inches of floodwater can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. Flood insurance is recommended even when properties aren’t in flood plains or high-risk zones. Properties located in high-risk areas have at least a one-in-four chance of flooding during a 30-year mortgage.The average annual flood insurance policy costs...