Disaster Recovery Resource Fair for Tornado and Flood Survivors will be Held in New Orleans East Saturday, April 8

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Disaster Recovery Center in Orleans Parish Closing in Two Weeks

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Orleans Parish will close in two weeks, Friday, April 14. The DRC address and operating hours are:East New Orleans Public Library  Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.5641 Read Blvd.    Saturday, April 8: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.New Orleans, LA 70127   Closed on Sundays.The last Saturday the DRC will operate is April 8. DRC visitors on that day may also attend a one-day Disaster Recovery Resource Fair across the street at the New Orleans East Hospital from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The...

Registration Deadline for Tornado Survivors is April 12, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tornado survivors in Livingston and Orleans parishes have two weeks to register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 12, 2017.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 are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register.FEMA assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants for...

Monday, April 03, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, April 03, 2017 Significant Activity for April 2-3Significant Events: Severe Weather – Southern Plains to SoutheastSignificant Weather: •  Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding – Lower Mississippi Valley, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic•  Rain and Thunderstorms – Southwest, Central Plains through the Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast•  Heavy Snow – Central Rockies •  Space Weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: Moderate – Radio blackouts reaching R2 level occurred   ○  Next 24 hours: Minor – Radio blackouts reaching R1 level expectedTropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interestsEarthquake Activity: No significant activityDeclaration...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, April 2, 2017 Significant Activity for April 1-2Significant Events: Severe Weather – Gulf Coast; no significant impacts reportedSignificant Weather: •  Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley•  Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Ohio Valley and Southeast•  Space Weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: Moderate – Radio blackouts reaching R2 level occurred   ○  Next 24 hours: Minor – Radio blackouts reaching R1 level expectedTropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interestsEarthquake Activity: No significant activityDeclaration Activity: •  Major Disaster Declaration...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, March 30, 2017 Significant Activity for March 29-30Significant Events: NoneSignificant Weather: •  Severe Thunderstorms – Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys, Ohio/Tennessee valleys, Central/Southern Appalachians & Southeast•  Flash Flooding – Ohio/Tennessee valleys, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic•  Freezing Rain – Great Lakes & Northeast•  Heavy Snow – Northern Intermountain, Central Great Basin, Northern Rockies & Northern Plains•  Rain and Thunderstorms –  Mississippi Valley to Eastern U.S. & Mid-Atlantic•  Critical/Elevated Fire Weather –  CA, AZ, NM & TXSpace Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: Minor – Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level occurred  ...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Significant Activity – Mar 28-29 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •  Severe Thunderstorms – Central/Southern Plains through the Ohio/Tennessee valleys•  Flash Flooding – Central Plains and Upper to Lower Mississippi valleys•  Freezing Rain – Northern Rockies•  Heavy Snow – Northern Intermountain•  Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern/Central Plains, Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Ohio/Tennessee valleys & Southeast •  Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – AZ, CA, & TX•  Red Flag Warnings – AZ, CO, FL, KS, NM, OK, TX, & WY•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Significant Activity for March 27-28 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •  Severe Thunderstorms – TX & OK•  Flash Flooding – TX & OK•  Freezing Rain – Northeast•  Heavy Snow – Pacific Northwest & Central Rockies•  Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern/Central Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Southeast, Appalachians to Mid-Atlantic•  Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – CA, AZ, NM & T•  Red Flag Warnings – CA, AZ, NM & TX•  Space Weather:  o Past 24 hours: Moderate – Geomagnetic storms reached G2 level  o Next...

Louisiana Flood Recovery Continues with $8.7 Million in FEMA Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — More than $8.7 million has been obligated to the state for building repairs and reimbursements for emergency protective measures following the August floods.The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals will receive reimbursements for emergency protective measures associated with the disaster. In addition, funding was awarded to the State’s Office of Risk Management for repairs of flood-related damage to the Governor's Mansion.FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program will pay for emergency services such as shelter operations, temporary facilities,...

Monday, March 27, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, March 27, 2017 Significant Activity for March 24-27 Significant Events: NoneSignificant Weather: ●  Severe Thunderstorms – Lower Mississippi Valley, Tennessee/Ohio valleys, and Southeastern U.S.●  Freezing Rain – Northeast●  Heavy Snow – Northern Maine●  Rain and Thunderstorms – Plains to Lower/Middle Mississippi Valley; Southeast to Great Lakes, and Mid-Atlantic●  Elevated Fire Weather – AZ, NM & TX●  Space Weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: Moderate – Geomagnetic storms reached G2 level     ○  Next 24 hours: Moderate – Geomagnetic storms reaching G2 level likelyTropical Activity: No activity...