Tuesday, December 20, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: • Rain – Pacific Northwest to northern CA; southern FL; coastal Carolinas • Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest; Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies and Central Great Basin; Northern Plains • Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains, Central Great Basin, and Central Rockies; Upper Mississippi Valley  to Great Lakes • Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies • Freezing rain possible – Northern Intermountain, Central Great Basin, Northern Plains • Space Weather – Past...

Federal Disaster Assistance Helps Louisiana Students Return to Campuses

BATON ROUGE, La. —Several Louisiana school campuses damaged during the August flood can reopen for students with the help of recent federal disaster assistance grants.Approximately $35 million reimburses temporary facility and cleaning expenses for schools throughout flood-affected communities. The funds allow students to return to the school campuses they attended before the flood while lessening strains on other schools.Temporary closures of some flood-damaged schools awaiting repairs have forced other campuses to accommodate displaced students. These grants will relieve some of the stresses students, faculty and staff endure during the temporary arrangements,...

Monday, December 19, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, December 19, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, December 19, 2016 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Freezing Rain – Pacific Northwest, Tennessee Valley, Appalachians, and New England Snow – Pacific Northwest to the Northern Rockies, Northern Plains to the Great Lakes Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none predicted Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity affecting U.S. interests Declaration Activity: None   FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+12-19-2016.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery...

Sunday, December 18, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, December 18, 2016 Significant Activity for Dec 17-18 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •Freezing Rain – Pacific Northwest, Tennessee Valley, Appalachians, and New England •Snow – Pacific Northwest to the Northern Rockies, Northern Plains to the Great Lakes •Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none predicted Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity affecting U.S. interests Declaration Activity:  None   FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+12-18-2016.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State...

Saturday, December 17, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, December 17, 2016 Significant Activity for Dec 16-17   Significant Events: FEMA-4290-DR-MN and FEMA-4288-DR-WI have suspended operations due to extreme cold which could endanger employees and survivors seeking assistance.  Planned to resume operations at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on Monday. Significant Weather: •Heavy Snow – New England •Freezing Rain – Arkansas to New England •Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding – Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys •Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none predicted Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting...

Louisiana Communities Can Help Lower Flood Insurances Rates

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Friday, December 16, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, December 16, 2016 Significant Activity for Dec 15-16 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Snow, Sleet, and Freezing Rain – Middle Mississippi Valley to Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and New England Freezing Rain – Portions of Central Great Basin and Southwest Heavy Snow – Rockies to Great Lakes Strong to Severe Thunderstorms – Great Basin to Southwest; Central/Lower Mississippi Valley to Tennessee Valley Heavy Rain and Flooding/Flash Flooding possible – Southern CA Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – CO, KS, OK, TX, and NM Red Flag Warnings – CO...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Beauregard Parish, LA

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for communities in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, are now ready for review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce the new maps. The public is invited to appeal or comment on the Beauregard Parish flood maps by Feb. 13, 2017.Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help people make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help property owners decide whether to purchase flood insurance...

Thursday, December 15, 2016.

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, December 15, 2016. Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: • Rain – northern CA to Southwest; Southern Plains • Flash flooding possible – CA • Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to Central Great Basin and Central Rockies; Mid-Atlantic • Freezing rain possible – portions of Pacific Northwest, Northern Intermountain, Sierras • Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies; Great Lakes & northern NY • Snow – Northern Intermountain to Upper Mississippi Valley; Great Lakes to Central Appalachians and Northeast • Space Weather...

FEMA Works to Mitigate Damage to Natural, Cultural Resources

BATON ROUGE, La. – Natural beauty, history and culture don’t immediately come to mind when people think of FEMA, but the agency’s disaster recovery efforts may affect natural and cultural resources.Following August’s unprecedented flooding in Louisiana, FEMA’s Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation has been working to ensure the state’s rich natural and cultural resources are taken into consideration as it recovers. EHP routinely evaluates impacts to historic structures, archaeological resources, wetlands, floodplains, threatened or endangered species, and air/water quality.FEMA EHP provides the technical expertise to ensure legal compliance and...