FEMA Speaks Your Language

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you or someone you know wants to apply for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency probably can provide a translator or interpreter who speaks your language.When you call the FEMA helpline, 800-621-3362, you will be asked in English to press “1” for English, or in Spanish, to press “2” for Spanish. If you do not press “1” or “2”, and do not hang up, an English-speaking registration assistant will answer and a language translator will be brought on line to assist the caller in...

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Evangeline Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Evangeline Parish for Louisiana SurvivorsBATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, Sept. 4, in Evangeline Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Evangeline ParishLocation:  North Side Civic Center                  704 N. Soileau Street                  Ville Platte, LA 70586Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers,...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Acadia Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, Sept. 4, in Acadia Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Acadia ParishLocation:  Old Wells Fargo Building10 N. Parkerson AvenueCrowley, LA 70526Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA, go...

Community, Volunteer, Faith-Based and Private Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for Recovery Funds

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Did You Receive HUD Rental Assistance Before the Flood? You May Still Get FEMA Help

BATON ROUGE, La. – You may be able to get FEMA help even if you were receiving U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rental assistance before you were displaced from your home by Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods.You can apply for FEMA help even if you were receiving any of the following types of rental assistance and your home is uninhabitable:Living in HUD-assisted public housing.Living in a privately-owned apartment that provides rental assistance from HUD.Living in a private home using a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher from a...

Discarding Your SBA Loan Packet Could be Like Throwing Away Money

BATON ROUGE, La. — Disaster recovery officials have a key message for homeowners, renters and business owners in the 20 Louisiana parishes approved for Individual Assistance as a result of the severe August storms and flooding. Complete your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application.Discarding it could be like throwing away money.After survivors register with the FEMA, they may receive an application for a low-interest disaster loan from the SBA. The number one mistake people make is assuming these loans are only for businesses or simply choosing to ignore the...

Friday, September 2, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 2, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 2, 2016 link attached Significant Events: See Tropical Activity Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Storm Gaston; Tropical Storm Hermine, Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific –Disturbance 1 Medium (70%), Disturbance 2 Low (10%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Depression Madeline; Hurricane Lester •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Slight Chance of Severe thunderstorms – Southeast & Mid-Atlantic •Heavy rain/possible flooding Southeast; flooding threat shifting to the Carolinas •Red Flag Warnings...

NHC Atlantic Outlook

ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 200 PM EDT THU SEP 1 2016 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Gaston, located west of the Azores, and on Tropical Storm Hermine, located over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. 1. A tropical wave over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean located about 800 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce only limited shower activity. Any development of this...

Want to Help Your Community Recover? Come Work for FEMA!

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana residents looking for temporary work have an opportunity to lead in their communities’ recovery process by working with the Federal Federal Emergency Management Agency.FEMA is advertising through the Louisiana Workforce Commission to fill open positions at its disaster recovery offices in Louisiana. These are full-time jobs, but of temporary duration, with benefits including health insurance, sick leave and holiday pay. Job duration varies, but some may last as long as FEMA is locally involved in the recovery.  Benefits end when the job ends.To apply, visit www.laworks.net,...

Survivors in St. James and West Baton Rouge Parishes May Receive FEMA Help, Urged to Register

BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors in 22 Louisiana parishes may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of the continuing severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11.St. James and West Baton Rouge parish disaster survivors may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance. They join Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana as parishes where survivors may receive FEMA help.Apply for FEMA help...