August 23, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 23, 2018 Significant Activity – Aug 22-23 Significant Events: Hurricane Lane, Western wildfires Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)•  Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (near 0%); Disturbance 2: Low (20%)•  Central Pacific – Hurricane Lane (CAT 4)•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Elevated fire weather – NV & ID•  Red Flag Warnings –  WA & ID Declaration Activity: •  Emergency Declaration Approved – HI FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+08-23-2018.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud...

August 22, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 22, 2018 Significant Activity – Aug 21-22 Significant Events: Hurricane Lane, Western wildfires Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected in next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone expected in next 48 hours•  Central Pacific – Hurricane Lane (CAT 5)•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Elevated fire weather – NV & UT•  Red Flag Warnings – CA & NV Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+08-22-2018.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf...

One year later, Harvey survivors recover, rebuild, inspire

AUSTIN, Texas – In 2017, Aug. 25 was a tragic day. Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, bringing destructive winds and floodwaters that claimed 88 lives and caused immeasurable damage. In 2018, as that date approaches again, Texans mourn the loss of those who were taken too soon and reflect on the struggles hundreds of thousands have faced in Harvey’s aftermath. Texans, however, also take pride in the triumphs of so many survivors who have overcome difficulties and destruction Harvey dumped into their lives. “Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented natural disaster that devastated...

If You Haven’t Heard from Your Insurance Carrier, Best to Register with FEMA

AUSTIN, Texas — Residents of Cameron, Hidalgo and Jim Wells counties whose dwellings were damaged from the recent floods should have made appropriate insurance claims by now. But sometimes insurance carriers take weeks to dispatch an adjuster and to settle claims. Survivors have two weeks left to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.  So, if things with your insurance are still up in the air, then you might want to register with FEMA before the deadline of September 4. Then, if your insurance claim falls short of covering damages or...

August 21, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 21, 2018 Significant Activity – Aug 20-21 Significant Events: Hurricane Lane, Western wildfires Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected in next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone expected in next 48 hours•  Central Pacific – Hurricane Lane (CAT 4)•  Western Pacific – Typhoon Cimaron (23W) - FINAL Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic to Great Lakes•  Flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi/Tennessee valleys to Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes•  Elevated fire weather – NV...

UPDATED Dates for Rebuilding Tips from Local Home Improvement Stores

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors from Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes can visit local home improvement stores to get free hazard mitigation consultations from FEMA mitigation representatives. Mitigation advisors will be on-hand to answer questions about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster related damage. Topics include flood insurance and elevating of utilities. Most of the information provided is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. FEMA Mitigation Specialists will be available at these stores: CountyLocationsDatesHoursCameronLowe’s 525 East Ruben Torres BlvdBrownsville, TX 78520Monday, Aug. 27Tues. Aug....

SBA, Volunteer Groups and FEMA Come to the Aid of Flood Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – When disaster strikes, many people think they have only FEMA to help them recover. But in fact FEMA is only one of myriad agencies and organizations ready to provide assistance to those affected by calamities, both natural and manmade.  Since the severe storms and flooding engulfed Hidalgo, Cameron and Jim Wells counties in June and July, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), volunteer groups, and FEMA have all worked together to help survivors get back on their feet. Through federal low-interest disaster loans, SBA assists businesses of all sizes...

Proper Emergency Kit Essential to Hurricane Preparedness

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FEMA provides Liverpool man bridge to recovery

A survivor’s story: One year after Hurricane Harvey  AUSTIN, Texas — Greg Norman and his dog, Jake, live in a nice, comfortable home that has largely been rebuilt since Hurricane Harvey. Norman knows, however, things could have turned out very differently if it weren’t for the help of charitable organizations and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  “I wanted to be the guy who told FEMA how much I appreciated them,” Norman said in June, “because without their assistance, without any exaggeration, Jake and I could be living under a bridge somewhere.”...

76-year-old rides out Hurricane Harvey, 4-state road to recovery

A survivor’s story: One year after Hurricane Harvey AUSTIN, Texas — Lying on her bed in Port Aransas the night after Hurricane Harvey tore through, Sandra Maynard was startled when her lap dog, Fritz, began to bark.  “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, the looters are here.’”   The 76-year-old had just inventoried her home and was making plans for her second night alone since her one-story townhome flooded with rainwater and sewage. She had a flashlight, but all her candles were gone.  “I did have sheets and stuff in a closet,” she said,...