Livingston Parish Schools Clean Up and Reopen with Federal Help

BATON ROUGE, La. –Livingston Parish school campuses have reopened for students and teachers with the help of a $17.5 million FEMA grant.The grant paid for work to eliminate health and safety hazards so thousands of Livingston Parish students could return to school. Damage from August’s floods forced parish schools to close for a month. Work included removing wet floors, walls and contents and other mold elimination measures like drying and cleaning.                                                                                                      Students returned to the following 11 refurbished Livingston Parish school campuses: Doyle Elementary, Holden School, Springfield Elementary, Denham Springs Junior High,...

FEMA Local Hires Bring Skills, Insight to Louisiana Recovery

Baton Rouge Area Residents Join FEMA to Support Flood Recovery Efforts.BATON ROUGE, La. – They come from a variety of backgrounds and bring something a little extra to their new jobs with FEMA. Many local hires with the agency have been affected by the August flooding in Louisiana or know someone who has. All take a special interest in the area’s recovery.FEMA hires local workers for temporary, full-time jobs at disaster recovery offices. A local workforce, employed until the disaster recovery mission ends, helps free FEMA staff to move to the next disaster assignment. Local employees also bring knowledge about the...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 1, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 1, 2016 link attached Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Wednesday evening •Western Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90W) – Medium; Disturbance 2 (Invest 99W) – Medium; Disturbance 3 (Invest 91W) - Low Significant Weather: •Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain Northern/Central Rockies,...

Registration Deadline for Disaster Assistance Is Two Weeks Away

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana disaster survivors affected by August flooding have two weeks left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.The deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.Survivors may register with FEMA by going online with any computer, smartphone or tablet to DisasterAssistance.gov, calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app. Survivors who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register.Survivors can also register for assistance at any FEMA disaster recovery center. To find a disaster recovery center near you, call...

Monday, October 31, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, October 31, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday evening • Western Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90W) - Medium   Significant Weather: • Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains, central CA, and Central Rockies • Rain – Pacific Northwest to central CA; Northern Plains...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, October 30, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday morning • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Flash Flooding possible in parts of Northern California, Southern Oregon • Heavy snow possible over portions of the Sierras and Northern Rockies • Space Weather...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 29, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 29, 2016, link attached Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Sunday evening •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Heavy rain possible over parts of Northern/Central California •Space Weather – Past 24 hours: Minor, geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level observed; Next 24 hours: Minor,...

Louisiana Flood Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Four men around a FEMA display discussing mitigation implementation.BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA will provide free information at local home-improvement stores about repairing or rebuilding homes safer and stronger.They will answer questions and offer home-improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people who prefer “do-it-yourself” projects and general contractors.Mitigation specialists are in these home improvement stores 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Saturday from Oct. 31 through Nov. 12:Ascension ParishLowe’s - 12484 Airline Highway, Gonzales, La.East Baton Rouge Parish84 Lumber - 8675 S. Choctaw Drive, Baton...

Apply for Increased Cost of Compliance Within 60 Days of Substantial Damage Letter

BATON ROUGE, La. — Request funds to make your structure safer and stronger within 60 days after your community notifies you it is substantially damaged.If you’re rebuilding or repairing a substantially damaged home or business, your community may require you to elevate or make other changes. Substantial damage applies when the cost of restoring a structure equals or exceeds 50 percent of its pre-damage market value, but some communities have more restrictive regulations.Your National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy may provide up to $30,000 to update your structure so it meets...

Friday, October 28, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing forFriday, October 28, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Eastern Pacific – Post-Tropical Cyclone Seymour •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Sunday morning •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – central CA •Rain and thunderstorms – CA to Central Great Basin •Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern/Central Rockies; Great Lakes to Northeast •Rain – Pacific Northwest to northern CA and Central Great Basin; Northern/Central Plains •Elevated Fire Weather...