Community, Volunteer, Faith-Based and Private Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for Recovery Funds

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Did You Receive HUD Rental Assistance Before the Flood? You May Still Get FEMA Help

BATON ROUGE, La. – You may be able to get FEMA help even if you were receiving U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rental assistance before you were displaced from your home by Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods.You can apply for FEMA help even if you were receiving any of the following types of rental assistance and your home is uninhabitable:Living in HUD-assisted public housing.Living in a privately-owned apartment that provides rental assistance from HUD.Living in a private home using a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher from a...

Discarding Your SBA Loan Packet Could be Like Throwing Away Money

BATON ROUGE, La. — Disaster recovery officials have a key message for homeowners, renters and business owners in the 20 Louisiana parishes approved for Individual Assistance as a result of the severe August storms and flooding. Complete your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application.Discarding it could be like throwing away money.After survivors register with the FEMA, they may receive an application for a low-interest disaster loan from the SBA. The number one mistake people make is assuming these loans are only for businesses or simply choosing to ignore the...

Friday, September 2, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 2, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 2, 2016 link attached Significant Events: See Tropical Activity Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Storm Gaston; Tropical Storm Hermine, Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific –Disturbance 1 Medium (70%), Disturbance 2 Low (10%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Depression Madeline; Hurricane Lester •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Slight Chance of Severe thunderstorms – Southeast & Mid-Atlantic •Heavy rain/possible flooding Southeast; flooding threat shifting to the Carolinas •Red Flag Warnings...

NHC Atlantic Outlook

ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 200 PM EDT THU SEP 1 2016 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Gaston, located west of the Azores, and on Tropical Storm Hermine, located over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. 1. A tropical wave over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean located about 800 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce only limited shower activity. Any development of this...

Want to Help Your Community Recover? Come Work for FEMA!

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana residents looking for temporary work have an opportunity to lead in their communities’ recovery process by working with the Federal Federal Emergency Management Agency.FEMA is advertising through the Louisiana Workforce Commission to fill open positions at its disaster recovery offices in Louisiana. These are full-time jobs, but of temporary duration, with benefits including health insurance, sick leave and holiday pay. Job duration varies, but some may last as long as FEMA is locally involved in the recovery.  Benefits end when the job ends.To apply, visit www.laworks.net,...

Survivors in St. James and West Baton Rouge Parishes May Receive FEMA Help, Urged to Register

BATON ROUGE, La. – Survivors in 22 Louisiana parishes may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of the continuing severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11.St. James and West Baton Rouge parish disaster survivors may now be eligible for federal disaster assistance. They join Acadia, Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana as parishes where survivors may receive FEMA help.Apply for FEMA help...

Thursday September 1, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday September 1, 2016 Significant Events: See Tropical Activity   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Gaston; Tropical Depression Eight (remnant), Tropical Storm Hermine, Disturbance 1 – Low (0%) • Eastern Pacific –Disturbance 1 Low (30%), Disturbance 2 Low (10%) • Central Pacific – Tropical storm Madeline; Hurricane Lester, Disturbance 3 – Low (20%) • Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Isolated thunderstorms – Northern Rockies • Flash flooding – NM, TX, OK, KS, MO, AR & FL •...

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

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Friday, Sept. 2, 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:  Bass Pro Shops175 Bass Pro BoulevardDenham Springs, LA 70726Hours: 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...

Make Smart Decisions with Louisiana Flood Recovery Funds

BATON ROUGE, La. – With more than $202 million in Individual Assistance already in the hands of Louisiana flood survivors, state and federal officials have some advice: Resist the urge to splurge.State and federal disaster assistance is meant to help people pay for necessities and start to get back on their feet.Disaster assistance may include grants and loans to help pay for emergency repairs to damaged homes, temporary housing, or other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other sources.A letter explaining a payment’s purpose will arrive within a day...