How FEMA Flood Maps Helped a Man Evacuate Safely

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA flood-insurance rate maps identify areas subject to flooding and establish various zones in a community on which to base premiums. But they can do something else: help first responders, government officials and others prepare for an oncoming deluge.It was these maps that kept an older gentleman from being trapped during the floods of August. William Wilson grew concerned as the rains fell heavily in the area around his southern Louisiana home, between the Amite River and Jones Creek. Wilson’s son, Houston landscape architect Kirk Wilson, routinely...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 10, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 Low (20%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Saturday morning •Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •Red Flags Warnings – CA •Space Weather – Past 24 hours: none observed; next 24 hours: none expected   Earthquake Activity: No significant activity   Declaration Activity: •FMAG Approved: FEMA-XXXX-FM-TN (Flipper Bend Fire) FEMA Daily...

Wednesday,, November 9, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday,, November 9, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 Low (10%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Thursday evening •Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley to the Southeastern U.S. •Rain – Pacific Northwest, California, Appalachians, Southern Plains, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast •Rain and Snow – Northeast •Red Flags Warnings – CA •Critical Fire Weather...

Help Is Just a Phone Call Away for Louisiana Flood Survivors

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 8, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 8, 2016 link attached   Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Thursday evening •Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley to the Southeastern U.S. •Rain – Pacific Northwest, California,...

SBA Loans Valuable for Recovery from Disaster

BATON ROUGE, La. — Submit your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan application now to prevent missing out on potential funding for your recovery.An SBA loan can help repair flood-related damage to your home or business and replace personal property. SBA representatives provide one-on-one assistance through the entire disaster loan process to assist in your recovery.Landlords and most private non-profits, including churches, are eligible for low-interest SBA disaster loans. State and federal recovery officials encourage them to apply.A loan offer provides the financial resources to pay for repairs if...

Registration Deadline for Disaster Assistance Is One Week Away

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana disaster survivors affected by August flooding have one week 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...

Disaster Recovery Center in Vermilion 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 Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Vermilion Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice. Vermilion ParishLocation:  Old Health Unit                  401 S. St. Charles St.                  Abbeville, LA 70510Hours:      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 Nov....

Disaster Unemployment Assistance to Louisiana Residents Tops

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Friday, November 4, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 4, 2016 Significant Events: None    Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Saturday morning • Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Flash Flooding possible – Southwest • Rain and Thunderstorms – Southwest, Central Great Basin, Southern Plains, Lower MS Valley, Southeast           Coastal • Red...