Harris County, Texas, Flood Maps Become Final in January

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in Harris County on Jan. 6, 2017. Residents are encouraged to look at them so they can determine the need to buy flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and communities can make informed decisions about building and development.Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the effects of flooding. Anyone without flood insurance risks uninsured losses to their homes, personal property and businesses. Flood insurance is available either through a private policy, or through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The NFIP is...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Liberty and Chambers Counties in Texas

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Liberty and Chambers counties are now ready for residents to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.The public is invited to appeal and comment on the maps. There...

Child Care Service Available for Louisiana Survivors Visiting Celtic Studios Disaster Recovery Center

BATON ROUGE, La. – Child care service is now available for Louisiana survivors while they are visiting the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge.The child care service is provided during the hours of the Disaster Recovery Center:    East Baton Rouge ParishLocation:  Celtic Studios10000 Celtic DriveBaton Rouge, LA 70809Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Parents of children ages 3-12 may use the free child care service while they conduct business at the Disaster Recovery Center. The child care service is not a day care and children...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Newton, Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester, Disturbance 2 – Low (near 10%)  Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Northern Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley •Flash flooding – Southwest, Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley & Great Lakes •Rain/Thunderstorms – Southwest, the Plains across to the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic &  southern Florida •Rain – Pacific Northwest...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 link attached   Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Post Tropical Cyclone Hermine, Disturbance 1 – Low (0%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Newton, Disturbance 1 – Low (40%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester, Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Central Plains to Upper Great Lakes •Flash flooding – Southwest, Southern/Central Plains to Upper Great Lakes •Rain/Thunderstorms – Southwest, Rockies, Plains, Mississippi valleys to the Great Lakes &...

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Monday, Sept. 5, in Livingston Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Livingston ParishLocation:  Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park13470 Ball Park RoadWalker, LA 70785Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To...

Your FEMA Registration is Important – Remember to Keep it Updated

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following August storms and flooding are encouraged to stay in touch as the application is processed. The deadline for applying is Oct. 13.Housing help, home repairs, and various other types of aid may be available to individuals who qualify with damage or loss from severe storms and flooding beginning August 11, 2016, and ending August 31, 2016. Federal funding may be available to affected individuals in Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline,...

FEMA Speaks Your Language

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you or someone you know wants to apply for federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency probably can provide a translator or interpreter who speaks your language.When you call the FEMA helpline, 800-621-3362, you will be asked in English to press “1” for English, or in Spanish, to press “2” for Spanish. If you do not press “1” or “2”, and do not hang up, an English-speaking registration assistant will answer and a language translator will be brought on line to assist the caller in...

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Evangeline Parish for Louisiana Survivors

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Evangeline Parish for Louisiana SurvivorsBATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, Sept. 4, in Evangeline Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Evangeline ParishLocation:  North Side Civic Center                  704 N. Soileau Street                  Ville Platte, LA 70586Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers,...

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Acadia Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, Sept. 4, in Acadia Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Acadia ParishLocation:  Old Wells Fargo Building10 N. Parkerson AvenueCrowley, LA 70526Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To register with FEMA, go...