July 23, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 23, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 23, 2018 Significant Activity – July 20-23 Significant Events: Wildfire activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – coastal LA & MS Flash flooding possible – Southern Rockies to Central Plains; Mid-Atlantic Isolated dry...

Voluntary agency liaisons provide crucial support to nonprofits, recovery groups

AUSTIN, Texas — The outpouring of support for Hurricane Harvey survivors has been inspiring. So many people have sent donations or traveled to the disaster area to volunteer, it would have been overwhelming if not guided by expert, experienced disaster specialists.  FEMA’s voluntary agency liaisons (VALs) have helped ensure those contributions would not be lost in the commotion of disaster response and helped maximize their value throughout the recovery process. By building relationships between volunteer organizations and government agencies, VALs helped coordinate a comprehensive emergency management effort. Among other duties, VALs shared...

July 22, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 22, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 22, 2018 Significant Activity – July 20-21 Significant Events:  Wildfire activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 moving into Central Pacific basin – Low (10%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 3 – Medium (40%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%); Disturbance 2 – still in Eastern Pacific (as Disturbance 1) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:...

July 21, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 21, 2018 Significant Activity for July 20-21, 2018 Significant Events: •  Wildfire activity Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (60%); Disturbance 3 – Medium (40%)•  Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%) •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Elevated fire weather – OR, CA, NV, ID, MT, NM, TX & OK•  Red Flag Warnings –...

FEMA awards $1.4 million to Bay City for generators

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.4 million to Bay City, Texas, to purchase four fixed and two portable generators. The generators will provide the backup electrical supply at critical facilities in the city. The fixed units will be used by several city departments including the waste water treatment plant, water plant, sewer lift station and the municipal airport.  The portable units will be used at 27 lift stations across the city.  The generator purchase is a part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)....

Heat warnings issued; Texans urged to seek air-conditioned spaces

Texans in FEMA housing units should call maintenance immediately if their cooling unit fails  AUSTIN, Texas – Extreme heat is expected in several parts of Texas today and may continue through Sunday in some areas, the National Weather Service has warned. The extreme weather creates conditions in which heat-related illnesses are possible. Texans in affected areas are being asked to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, check up on relatives and neighbors (particularly those who are elderly or have a disability), and stay in air-conditioned rooms. Hurricane Harvey survivors living...

July 20, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 20, 2018 Significant Activity for July 19-20, 2018 Significant Events: •  Wildfire activity•  Severe Weather – Iowa Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – No new tropical cyclones expected next five days•  Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (60%); Disturbance 3 – Low (40%)•  Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains, Middle & Upper Mississippi Valley•  Flash flooding possible – Tennessee and...

July 19, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 19, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 19, 2018 Significant Activity – July 18-19 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – no new tropical cyclones expected next five days Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 3 – Low (30%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Upper and Middle Mississippi valleys Flash flooding possible – Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley...

FEMA grants more than $6.2 million to the Texas Department of Transportation for emergency response and protective measures during Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $6.2 million for the Texas Department of Transportation support activities following Hurricane Harvey.  The department set up temporary base camps in seven locations, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Sugarland, Beaumont, Refugio, Yoakum and Liberty, to provide lodging and meals to first responders and emergency officials after Harvey’s landfall. The camps provided needed lodging and food services that were not available in the area after the hurricane.  The $6.2 million federal grant funds the entire scope of the camp operations....

July 18, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 18, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 18, 2018 Significant Activity – July 17-18 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – no new tropical cyclones expected next five days Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 - Low (10%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%); Disturbance 3 – Low (30%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Northern and Central Plains Flash flooding possible – Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley Isolated...