PRELIMINARY FLOOD MAPS IN HARRIS (SIMS BAYOU) COUNTY, TX READY FOR PUBLIC VIEW

DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood maps will soon be available for residents and business owners near Sims Bayou.To learn more about the proposed map changes, Harris County and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials will host an Open House on Tuesday, May 16, 2 -7 p.m. It will be held at the Houston Community College, Central South Campus at 1990 Airport Blvd, Houston.Viewing these maps can help residents and business owners make informed decisions about buying flood insurance. Community leaders can use them to make decisions about future developments.Additional information...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Significant Activity – June 26-27 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (near 0%) Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Dora, Disturbance 1: Low (near 0%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Northern and Central Plains Elevated/Critical Fire Weather – CA, NV, AZ, NM, UT, CO, WY, NE and SD Isolated dry thunderstorms –...

FEMA Teams Canvassing Neighborhoods to Help Arkansas Flood Survivors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Federal disaster survivor assistance teams are working in storm–stricken neighborhoods, helping Arkansans register for FEMA disaster assistance, providing application updates and making referrals to additional resources when needed.Additionally, housing inspectors contracted by FEMA are reviewing residential damages onsite. Applicants must have suffered storm damage during the period from April 26 to May 19, be head of household and be a legal resident of the U.S.FEMA teams will be in all 13 designated disaster counties—initially in Boone, Carroll, Clay, Fulton, Pulaski and Washington. They will also visit neighborhoods...

Arkansas Flood Survivors Urged to Register for FEMA Assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A June 15 major disaster declaration for Arkansas has opened the door for flood-stricken residents of 13 counties—Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington and Yell—to apply for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the U.S. Small Business Administration.Residents should be aware that FEMA disaster assistance is for specific purposes centered on getting a disaster survivor into a functioning home that is safe for occupancy and secure. FEMA grants don’t cover all damage, especially to insured property, but...

Arkansas Flood Survivors Urged to Register for FEMA Assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A June 15 major disaster declaration for Arkansas has opened the door for flood-stricken residents of 13 counties—Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington and Yell—to apply for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the U.S. Small Business Administration.Residents should be aware that FEMA disaster assistance is for specific purposes centered on getting a disaster survivor into a functioning home that is safe for occupancy and secure. FEMA grants don’t cover all damage, especially to insured property, but...

June 26, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 26, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 26, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Dora• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Elevated/Critical Fire Weather – CA, OR, ID, NV, UT, AZ, and MT• Isolated dry thunderstorms – CA, OR, WA, ID, NV, and UT• Red Flag Warnings: CA, OR, NV, UT, AZ, and MT...

June 25, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 25, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 25, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Dora• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – NM• Flash flooding possible –  NM and parts of TX; Southeastern U.S. • Rain and thunderstorms – Plains; Southwest to Southeastern U.S. and Mid-Atlantic; Northern Plains to North...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, June 24, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, June 24, 2017 Significant Activity – June 23-24 Significant Events: Post-Tropical Cyclone Cindy - FINAL Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (90%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible –  Southern Plains to Mid-Atlantic Isolated dry thunderstorms - CA Space...

Friday, June 23, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, June 23, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, June 23, 2017 Significant Activity – June 22-23 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Cindy Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (50%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Tennessee and Ohio valleys to Southern/Central Appalachians Flash flooding possible – Lower...

June 22, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 22, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 22, 2017 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclone Cindy Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Cyclone Cindy• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible – Gulf Coast; Central/Southern Rockies; Upper Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes• Flash Flooding possible –  Gulf Coast to Ohio Valley and Appalachians; Upper Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes• Fire Weather: Isolated dry...