Keep in Touch with FEMA: Update Contact Info to Avoid Delays

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Friday, January 6, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, January 6, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, January 6, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 5-6 Significant Events: Heavy Precipitation forecast to impact CA and NV Significant Weather: Freezing rain – Lower Mississippi Valley to Mid-Atlantic Rain - Lower Mississippi Valley to Mid-Atlantic Heavy snow – Tennessee Valley to Mid Atlantic Snow – Pacific Northwest, Southwest to Mid-Atlantic and New England Space Weather – Past 24 hours – None; Next 24 hours – Minor G1 likely Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity affecting U.S....

Survivors in Temporary Housing Can Minimize Severe Weather Risks

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, January 5, 2017 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Sierras, Central Great Plains, Central/Southern Rockies, Great Lakes, and Southern Appalachians Snow – Central Great Basin to Central/Southern Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Rain and Snow – Pacific Northwest, Lower Mississippi Valley, Southern Appalachians, and Mid-Atlantic Rain – California, Southwest, Southern Plains to Southeast Space Weather – Past 24 hours – None; Next 24 hours – Minor G1 likely Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None...

Federal Disaster Assistance Helps Students in Central Return to Campus

BATON ROUGE, La. — Two Central schools have received federal disaster assistance to return students to classrooms after the August flood damaged their campuses.About $4.2 million in FEMA assistance has reimbursed schools in Central:Central Private School has been awarded more than $3.7 million to place temporary facilities on its campus that students may attend during repairs to the permanent facility. The funds also lessen stresses on two campuses that have hosted Central Private School’s students since the flood.Tanglewood Elementary School has been awarded more than $500,000 for temporary facilities and supplies...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, January 4, 2017   Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: •Flash Flooding – central California coast •Heavy Snow – CA, Central Great Basin, Northern Intermountain, Rockies, Great Lakes, and Northeast •Freezing Rain – Northeast •Snow – CA and OR to the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes •Rain and Snow – CA, OR, Southern Rockies, Southern Appalachians to the Northeast •Rain and Thunderstorms – FL •Space Weather – Past 24 hours – None; Next 24 hours – Minor G1 likely   Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Freezing Rain – Great Lakes, Central Appalachians, northern Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast Heavy Snow – CA, OR, NV, CO, Great lakes, and Northeast Snow – CA to the Central Plains, Upper Mississippi Valleys, Great Lakes, and Northeast Rain and Thunderstorms – Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast Rain and Snow – Portions of CA, Great Lakes Space Weather – Past 24 hours – None; Next 24 hours – Minor G1 likely Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None...

Monday, January 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, January 2, 2017 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: •Flash Flooding – Gulf Coast & Southeastern U.S. •Snow – Cascades, Northern to Southern Rockies, northern CA, Upper Mississippi Valley, & Northeast •Heavy snow – Northern CA, Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley •Rain/snow – CA, Southwest •Freezing Rain possible – Middle and Upper Mississippi valleys, Northeast •Severe Thunderstorms – Southern Plains, Southeast •Rain – California, MidAtlantic •Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; Next 24 hours – none   Tropical Activity Western Pacific: No activity...

Flood Survivors Should be Cautious When Hiring Contractors

BATON ROUGE, La. —Louisiana flood recovery continues thanks to the work of committed citizens, businesses, government agencies and faith-based, community and volunteer organizations.Unfortunately, some contractors seeking to exploit survivors often appear in a disaster’s wake. Survivors who hire contractors to repair and rebuild homes should be cautious.Consumers working with contractors should keep the following tips in mind:Contractors must be licensed or registered to do work in Louisiana.Down payments for repair work should not exceed 10 percent of the total cost.Contractors should not be paid for work that is not complete. Survivors...

National Flood Insurance Program: for Structures and Belongings

BATON ROUGE, La. — Flood-related disasters occur about every six years in Louisiana, so make sure your home and personal belongings are protected from flood damage. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides content as well as structure coverage.Many who purchase flood insurance forget coverage for contents. Annual premiums for contents insurance in moderate- and low- risk areas range from $48 to $226 to assist with flood loss up to $100,000 for contents depending on the type and amount of coverage.Eligible items for contents coverage include personal items, like clothes and...