Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Calcasieu Parish In Louisiana

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps in Calcasieu Parish within the Lower Sabine Watershed are now ready for residents and business owners to review. The maps were produced by a team of local, state and FEMA floodplain officials.Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps to see if their property is at risk of flooding. This understanding will help residents and business owners make informed decisions about building plans. Flood Insurance is recommended for all areas of risk, even low risk areas.The public is invited to participate in appeal...

Some Nonprofits May Qualify for FEMA Disaster Grants

BATON ROUGE, La. – Nonprofit organizations that experienced damage or losses from the August floods may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance grants to help them get back to the business of helping others.As part of its mission, FEMA provides grants to state, tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofits through its Public Assistance program. For the August floods, these grants reimburse 90 percent of eligible costs for emergency protective measures, and repair and restoration of public facilities and infrastructure to pre-disaster condition.Only certain nonprofit organizations (PNPs) are...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Significant Activity for October 4-5, 2016 Significant Events: Hurricane Matthew Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Hurricane Matthew (Category 3); Tropical Storm Nicole; Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through Friday morning •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, Southeastern U.S. to the Mid-Atlantic •Rain and Snow – Northern Intermountain...

Local Regulations May Prompt Extra Flood Insurance Help

BATON ROUGE, La. — If your home or business is damaged by a flood, you may be required to meet certain building requirements in your community to reduce future flood damage before you repair or rebuild. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Standard Flood Insurance Policy provides Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage, which may be available to help cover the costs of meeting those requirements, subject to eligibility.If eligible, NFIP insurance policyholders may receive up to $30,000 of ICC coverage to help pay the costs to bring their building into...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 4, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Significant Events: Hurricane Matthew Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Hurricane Matthew (Category 4); Disturbance 1 – High (80%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through Thursday morning •Western Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Northern/Central Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley •Rain and thunderstorms – Great Plains, Mississippi Valley, Gulf States, Southeastern U.S., Mid-Atlantic Lakes to Northeast •Rain and...

Disaster Recovery Center in St. Landry Parish Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Serve Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Thursday, Oct. 6, in St. Landry Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice. St. Landry ParishLocation:  Word Ministries                  1960 West Laurel Avenue                  Eunice, LA 70535Hours:      9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)The new disaster loan outreach center will be transitioning from the FEMA disaster recovery center at the same address that will cease operations at 6 p.m. on Wednesday,...

Louisiana Gets FEMA Money for Debris Cleanup, Home Repair Program, Public Safety

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has awarded the state approximately $146 million to reimburse local entities for expenses related to response and recovery efforts as a result of August’s severe storms and floods.Here is a breakdown of the funding: Nearly $40 million for debris removal expenses in East Baton Rouge Parish.More than $6 million for debris removal expenses in Livingston Parish.More than $5 million for expenses related to the National Guard’s public safety actions during the disaster response.Nearly $95 million for the state’s Shelter at Home program that provides emergency repairs to...

Monday, October 3, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, October 3, 2016 Significant Events: Hurricane Matthew Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Matthew (Category 4); Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%) •Western Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity affecting U.S. interest Significant Weather: •Heavy snow – Northern Rockies •Rain and thunderstorms – Great Plains, Southwest, Florida Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic & Lower Great Lakes to Northeast •Rain and snow - Pacific Northwest to Sierras, Northern Intermountain throughout...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, October 2, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Matthew (Category 4); Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) •Eastern Pacific – No activity •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Western Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Invest 99W) - Low Significant Weather: •Rain and thunderstorms – Rockies, Central Great Basin, Southwest, Southern High Plains, Great Lakes to New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida •Rain and snow - Pacific Northwest to Sierras, Northern Intermountain and Northern Rockies •Snow – Sierras •Rain – Northern CA to Pacific...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 1, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 1, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic –  Hurricane Matthew (CAT4); Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Monday morning •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest, Northern CA, Northern Intermountain, Northern and Central Rockies,  Central/Southern Plains, Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys, Great Lakes and Southeast to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast •Rain and...