Sunday, September 25, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 25, 2016 Significant Activity - Sept 24 – 25   Significant Events: No significant activity   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – High: 80% (5-day forecast) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (90%), Disturbance 2 – Low (50%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 2 from Eastern Pacific expected to move into region today Western Pacific – No Significant Activity   Significant Weather: Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains Critical/Elevated Fire Weather & Red Flag Warnings – OR & CA Space Weather – No...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 24, 2016   Significant Activity - Sept 23 – 24   Significant Events: No significant activity   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Karl, Tropical Storm Lisa, Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (90%), Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%) Central Pacific – No Significant Activity Western Pacific – No Significant Activity   Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Central/Southern Plains Rain and snow – Northern/Central Rockies Critical/Elevated Fire Weather & Red Flag Warnings – CA Space Weather –...

Louisiana Flood Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice at Home Improvement Stores

FEMA representative speaks with a senior management home depot representative across a table with brochures.BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information at area Lowe’s stores from Sept. 26 through Oct. 15. They will be available to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people...

Friday, September 23, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 23, 2016  Significant Activity - Sept 22 – 23  Significant Events: Significant power outage – Puerto Rico Upper Midwest Flooding Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Karl, Tropical Storm Lisa, Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (90%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (0%) Western Pacific – No Significant Activity Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys Severe thunderstorms – Northern/central Plains Rain and snow – Central Great Basin & Northern/Central Rockies Critical/Elevated Fire Weather...

Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures

Close up of water damaged photograph.BATON ROUGE, La. – When homes are flooded and lives are upended, treasured keepsakes such as photos, artwork, quilts and family heirlooms become more cherished. Although they may have been damaged in the flood, these treasures may be salvageable.For example, photographs can be rinsed gently in clean water and air-dried on a plastic screen or paper towel. They can also be hung with plastic clothespins. It is important the image not come in contact with other surfaces as it dries. Many items can be air-dried – preferably indoors. However, high direct...

Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures

Close up of water damaged photograph.BATON ROUGE, La. – When homes are flooded and lives are upended, treasured keepsakes such as photos, artwork, quilts and family heirlooms become more cherished. Although they may have been damaged in the flood, these treasures may be salvageable.For example, photographs can be rinsed gently in clean water and air-dried on a plastic screen or paper towel. They can also be hung with plastic clothespins. It is important the image not come in contact with other surfaces as it dries. Many items can be air-dried – preferably indoors. However, high direct...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, September 22, 2016 Significant Activity - Sept 20-21 Significant Events: Island-wide power outage – Puerto Rico Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Depression Karl, Tropical Storm Lisa •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1- High (70%), Disturbance 2 - Low (10%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 2 in Eastern Pacific moving into Central Pacific •Western Pacific – Invest 96W – High (no impact to US interests) Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Central Great Basin to Northern Intermountain and Northern/Central Rockies; Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys •Severe thunderstorms – Central Great...

FEMA Help Is Still Available

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FEMA Help Is Still Available

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Understand the Process for Continued Housing Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. –If you’re a disaster survivor who wants to extend temporary housing assistance from FEMA it’s important to provide the proper documents in order to make your request.                                If you’re eligible for an extension, you may use temporary housing assistance to pay for a place to live, such as a house, apartment, hotel or recreational vehicle. The assistance covers rent, security deposit and essential utilities like electricity and water.To continue receiving temporary housing assistance, you have to complete and submit the following paperwork to FEMA that demonstrates you have a...