Monday, July 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, July 10, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, July 10, 2017 Significant Activity – July 7-10 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (near 20%) Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Eugene (Cat 2) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe thunderstorms flash flooding – Northern Rockies, Great Lakes, Middle Mississippi and Ohio valleys Flash flooding – Great Lakes, Middle Mississippi and Ohio valleys Critical and Elevated fire weather...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, July 8, 2017 Significant Activity for July 7-8, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Eugene•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Elevated Fire Weather conditions and Isolated dry thunderstorms over much western states•  Red Flag Warnings for portions of CA, NV, AZ, UT, and MT•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: None    ○  Next 24 hours: Minor;...

North Arkansas FEMA Applicants May Visit Missouri Disaster Centers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas residents living in counties near the Missouri border may visit a state/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Missouri to get help registering for disaster assistance for storm damage occurring between April 26 and May 19.Recovery centers are operating in Washington, Randolph and Lawrence counties in Arkansas, but residents of Benton, Carroll, Boone, Fulton, Randolph and Clay counties may live closer to Carter, Howell, Oregon, Ozark or Stone counties in Missouri.The schedule for the centers in both states is as follows:MissouriCarter CountyVan Buren Youth and Community Center1204 Hwy....

Flood Recovery Reaches Milestone: 1,001 Households Transition into Long-Term

BATON ROUGE, La. — More than 1,000 households have made strides in their recovery and moved out of FEMA Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) to more permanent housing. At the height of the housing program after the August 2016 flood, more than 4,600 eligible households were licensed into MHUs.East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes account for a majority of households in MHUs. At this time, about 3,500 households are living in MHUs while they work toward a permanent housing plan.MHUs were provided as a last-resort temporary housing solution by FEMA at...

State/FEMA Disaster Center Will Stop in Fulton County to Help Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A mobile State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will visit Mammoth Springs in Fulton County from Sunday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 11, to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19.The disaster center location and hours are as follows:Fulton CountyParking lot across from Wood’s Riverbend Restaurant80 Main St.Mammoth Springs AR 72554 Sunday-Tuesday, July 9-11Hours: Sunday, 1-5 p.m.Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Disaster Recovery Centers are staffed with representatives from the Arkansas Department...

Friday, July 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, July 7, 2017 Significant Activities for July 6-7, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Depression Four• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (90%)• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible from Ohio Valley to the Great Lakes• Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA, OR, & WA; Isolated dry thunderstorms in CA, Great Basin and Intermountain region• Red Flag Warnings for portions of OR, CA, NV,...

FEMA Approves $1.8 Million in Aid to Department of Public Safety

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Department of Public Safety (Louisiana State Police) will receive $1.8 million in federal assistance for emergency protective measures taken to ensure the public’s safety following the August 2016 floods. Eligible costs of disaster-related services, including search and rescue operations, emergency escorts, traffic control, evacuation and first responder operations, will be reimbursed with this grant. Funding is obligated through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program. The department has been awarded more than $5.7 million for this disaster for emergency protective measures.As of July 6, FEMA’s PA program has obligated...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, July 6, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, July 6, 2017 Significant Activity – July 5-6 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Depression Four Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (80%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms possible from Ohio Valley to Central Appalachians Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA and OR Isolated dry thunderstorms in CA, Great Basin and Intermountain region Red Flag...

FEMA Disaster Assistance Appeal Might Not Be Necessary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Wonder why FEMA turned you down for disaster assistance?Appealing a FEMA determination on a disaster assistance application is easy, but before acting, read your decision letter carefully and ask questions.Disaster survivors may believe FEMA made an incorrect decision or question the type of help FEMA provided. Sometimes, FEMA can’t move forward on an application because key information is missing, such as proof of ownership or contractor’s estimate for repairs not covered.Applicants with insurance may receive an initial denial, but reconnecting with FEMA after insurance settles may change...

East Baton Rouge Schools to Receive $6.4 Million More in Disaster Funds

BATON ROUGE, La. — The East Baton Rouge School Board will receive an additional $6.4 million in disaster recovery funding following the August 2016 floods. The aid will reimburse for emergency protective measures at 16 different educational facilities in East Baton Rouge Parish.Federal funding will pay for recovery efforts such as flood clean up, demolition of damaged structures, debris removal services and other construction costs.Area schools receiving assistance:Brookstown Magnet Middle School, Greenbrier Elementary School, Glen Oaks Park Elementary School, Glen Oaks High School, Howell Park Elementary School, Lanier Elementary School, Merrydale...