October 10, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 10, 2018 Significant Events: Hurricane Michael response Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie; Hurricane Michael (CAT 4); Tropical Storm Nadine; • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Sergio • Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Heavy snow –ND, MN • Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – WI, FL, AL, GA Declaration Activity: • Emergency Declaration approved – Florida (Hurricane Michael – debris removal and emergency protective measures) • Amendment...

October 7, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 7, 2018 Significant Activity for October 6-7, 2018 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie; Tropical Depression Fourteen; Disturbance 1 (Low: 30%)•  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Sergio (CAT 3)•  Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains•  Heavy rain & flash flooding possible – Southwest and Southern Plains through the Great Lakes•  Flash Flood Warning – Portions of southwest Arizona•  Critical fire weather –...

October 6, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 6, 2018 Significant Activity – October 5-6, 2018 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie; Disturbance 1 (High: 90%)•  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Sergio (CAT 3); Disturbance 1 (Low: 10%)•  Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Walaka•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Strong to severe thunderstorms – Southern Plains & Ohio Valley to Lower Great Lakes •  Heavy rain & flash flooding possible – Southwest and Southern Plains to the Mid-Atlantic Declaration Activity: •  Major Disaster...

October 5, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 5, 2018 Significant Activity – October 4-5, 2018 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie; Disturbance 1: Medium (60%)• Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Sergio (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: Low (30%)• Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Walaka• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Strong to severe thunderstorms – Southern Plains through Midwest and Great Lakes• Heavy rain and possible flash flooding – Southern Plains to Great Lakes• Heavy rain and high-elevation snow – Northern Rockies and Northern...

FEMA grants nearly $3.9 million to the City of Orange for debris removal

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.9 million to the City of Orange for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The city removed 225,000 cubic yards of debris from public rights of way.  The cost of the debris removal in Orange is nearly $4.3 million. The grant of nearly $3.9 million is the federal share of the cost and requires a 10 percent nonfederal match by the applicant, or $389,939. This grant comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program which reimburses communities for actions taken in...

October 3, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 3, 2018 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Leslie; Disturbance 1 • Eastern Pacific – Remnants of Rosa; Hurricane Sergio • Central Pacific – Hurricane Walaka • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Heavy rain/possible flash flooding– Desert Southwest into Great Basin, Upper Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes • Severe Thunderstorms – Southwest to Great Basin, Middle Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes Declaration Activity: • Major Disaster Declaration approved – New York • Amendment No. 4 to FEMA-4394-DR-SC:...

FEMA Public Assistance awards top $1 billion

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 billion to Texas cities, counties and certain nonprofits affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The Public Assistance grant program has reimbursed eligible applicants for more than 2,100 projects since Hurricane Harvey made landfall last year. A recent grant of more than $45 million to the Humble Independent School District pushed the obligations over the $1 billion mark.  The grant to Humble ISD paid for mold remediation, contaminated water removal and repairs to the Kingwood High School campus. The main...

October 1, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 1, 2018 Significant Activity for September 28 – October 1, 2018 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:  • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Rosa; Tropical Storm Sergio • Central Pacific – Hurricane Walaka • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Severe thunderstorms – Middle Mississippi Valley to Lower Great Lakes; southwest AZ • Heavy rain & flash flooding possible – Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys to Lower Great Lakes; Desert Southwest into Great Basin • Elevated fire weather – NV, UT, ID,...

Sunday, September 30, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 30, 2018 Significant Activity for September 29-30, 2018 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie• Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Rosa (CAT 1); Tropical Storm Sergio• Central Pacific –Tropical Storm Walaka• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains; Central Plains to Great Lakes• Critical and elevated fire weather – CA, NV, AZ, UT, CO, WY, & ID• Red Flag Warnings –UT & WY Declaration Activity: • Major Disaster...

Plan ahead to avert financial disaster

AUSTIN, Texas — Every disaster is different and brings unique challenges, but one thing you know it may bring is a need for money. Whether you have to pay for food, a few nights away from home, or a complete home rebuild, you’ll feel better if you’ve planned ahead.  During the final week of National Preparedness month, make sure your transition from disaster to recovery is as smooth as possible by following the steps below. Put some money — and some cash — aside: Consider saving money in an emergency savings account...