Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents for Tornado Survivors

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Beware of Fraud, Scams When Seeking Disaster Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — Local, state and federal officials urge survivors of the Feb. 7 Louisiana tornadoes to watch for and immediately report any suspicious activity or potential fraud.Identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors while government agencies and charitable groups begin to provide disaster assistance. The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations and fake offers of state or federal aid.Local, state and federal officials advise all residents that they never request money for help...

NFIP Advance Payments Expedite Home Repairs for Policyholders

BATON ROUGE, La. — National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders received advanced flood insurance payments of more than $361 million to expedite home repairs following the August flood in Louisiana. Payments were dispersed in as little as five days.The average NFIP advance payment was $18,733. More than $2.3 billion was disbursed to policyholders. The NFIP received a total of 29,551 claims for this disaster with the average payment of $85,798.A conditional wavier of the Standard Food Insurance Policy (SFIP) granted policyholders the advance payment opportunity prior to an official inspection with...

FEMA’S Geospatial Information Unit Develops Tools for Flood Recovery and Mitigation

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Louisiana Tornado Survivors Encouraged to Apply for Disaster Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — If you sustained property damage as a result of the Feb. 7 tornadoes and severe storms, register with FEMA. You may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance to help you recover.The presidential disaster declaration of Feb. 11 makes federal Individual Assistance available to eligible families and individuals in Livingston and Orleans parishes.If you had storm damage, you can register for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. You may also call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants...

Monday, February 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, February 13, 2017 Significant Events: • Oroville Dam Spillway Erosion – CA Significant Weather: • Heavy Snow – Southwest to Southern Plains; Northeast • Freezing Rain – Southern Plains • Flash Flooding – Southern Plains • Snow – Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Central Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast • Rain – Southwest to Southern Plains and Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys; Central Florida • Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none   Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests   Earthquake Activity: No significant...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Orleans Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Monday, Feb. 13, in Orleans Parish to assist Louisiana tornado survivors. The center will be open 1-6 p.m. Monday, then move to regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 14, until further notice.Orleans ParishLocation:  East New Orleans Public Library5641 Read Blvd.New Orleans, LA 70127Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SundaysTo register with FEMA, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov, call the FEMA Helpline, or download the FEMA mobile app. Help is available in most languages and the FEMA...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, February 12, 2017 Significant Activity for February 11-12   Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Central Appalachians and Northeast Freezing Rain – Mid-Atlantic Snow – Central/Southern Rockies; Great Lakes to Northeast Rain and Snow – Southern Rockies to Southern Plains; lower Great Lakes to Mid-Atlantic Rain – Southern CA to Southern Plains; Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeastern U.S. up through Mid-Atlantic Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none; next 24 hours: none Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests   Earthquake Activity: No...

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Trump's disaster declaration issued for the State of Louisiana.  Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable.  Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters.  Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements.  (Source: FEMA funded and...

President Trump Approves Major Disaster for Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on February 7, 2017.The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Livingston and Orleans parishes.Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.  Federal...