June 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 14, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 14, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (10%); Disturbance 2: Low (near 0%)• 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 – Plains to Great Lakes and Ohio Valley• Flashing Flooding possible – Middle Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley• Space Weather:   o Past...

June 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 13, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 13, 2017 Significant Events: Severe Weather – Northern Plains to Great Lakes (FINAL) Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%) • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Calvin• 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 – Plains to Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley• Flash flooding possible – Northern Rockies; Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley• Critical/Elevated fire weather areas – Central Great...

June 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 12, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 12, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Three-E• 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 and flash flooding possible – Northern Rockies, Northern/Central Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes• Critical/Elevated fire weather areas –Great Basin and Southwest into Southern/Central Rockies...

June 11, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 11, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 11, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (70%) • 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 – western Central Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes • Critical/Elevated fire weather...

June 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 10, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 10, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (10%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley and upper Great Lakes• Mixed rain and snow – Higher elevations of the Northwest and Northern Rockies• Critical/Elevated fire weather areas –  NV, UT, AZ,...

June 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 9, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 9, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours• 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 Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Northern Rockies and Northern Plains• Rain and thunderstorms – California, Pacific Northwest to Upper Mississippi Valley; Great Lakes to Northeast, and Southern Plains• Rain and snow...

Voluntary Agency Liaisons: Building Bridges to Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — When disaster strikes, federal, state, and local emergency response agencies immediately mobilize resources to aid survivors. But volunteer and non-profit organizations also pitch in to support affected communities in response to and recovery from a disaster.Responsibility for coordinating volunteers and non-governmental agencies falls on the shoulders of the state. Louisiana is a member of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). This national association of voluntary and non-profit groups is dedicated to providing critical help to survivors and their communities in all phases of a disaster.  They play...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours 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 Significant Weather: Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains to the Northern Rockies across the Upper Mississippi Valley and Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic Flash Flooding...

Monday, June 6, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, June 6, 2017 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours • 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   Significant Weather: • Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains to the Northern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Atlantic & Great Lakes • Flash Flooding – Gulf Coast...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Revised Flood Maps for Saline County, Arkansas

DENTON, Texas – Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate maps are ready for residents and business owners in four Saline County communities to review.  Those communities include Alexander, Bauxite, Benton and Bryant.Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to decide whether they need to buy flood insurance. Additionally, the flood maps allow residents and community leaders to make informed decisions about future building and development.A team of local and state government officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency worked together to develop the revised preliminary maps.The public can submit comments and appeals...