Friday, September 21, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 21, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 21, 2018 Significant Activity - September 20-21 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence response Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Medium (60%); Disturbance 2: Low (10%); Disturbance 3: Low (20%); Disturbance 4: High (70%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (10%); Disturbance 2: Medium (40%) •Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during next 48 hours •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi...

September 20, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 20, 2018 Significant Activity for September 19-20, 2018 Significant Events: Remnants of Hurricane Florence Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%); Disturbance 2: Low (near 0%)•  Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Low (10%); Disturbance 2: Low (near0%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones expected during next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible – Upper Midwest•  Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – Southern Plains•  Elevated / Critical Fire Weather...

Check your coverage before disaster strikes

AUSTIN, Texas — The first two weeks of National Preparedness Month focused on helping Americans survive a disaster by encouraging everyone to make and practice their disaster plan and learn lifesaving skills. Week 3 turns attention to the post-disaster phase, when proper insurance can mean the difference between full recovery and financial devastation. No one should rely on federal disaster assistance to make them whole after a catastrophic weather event. Federal assistance is only available if the president declares a disaster, and even then, assistance is likely to be provided in the...

September 19, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 19, 2018 Significant Activity – September 18-19, 2018 Significant Events: Remnants of Hurricane Florence Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)•  Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Low (30%); Disturbance 2: Medium (40%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclone are expected during next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy Rain possible – Southwest, Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley, & Great Lakes•  Elevated / Critical Fire Weather – NV, UT, AZ, CO, ID, & WY•  Red...

September 18, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 18, 2018 Significant Activity for September 17-18, 2018 Significant Events: Remnants of Hurricane Florence Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Remnants of Florence; Tropical Depression Joyce•  Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Medium (40%); Disturbance 2: Low (20%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclone are expected during next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy Rain / Flash Flooding possible – Middle Mississippi Valley, Mid-Atlantic, & Northeast•  Elevated / Critical Fire Weather – NV, UT, CO, & WY•  Red...

Federal assistance helping restore iconic Fulton convention center

AUSTIN, Texas — The Paws and Taws Convention Center hosted more than five decades of events in Fulton, Texas, before Hurricane Harvey tore through it in August. The beloved structure unfortunately could not be repaired, but its demolition didn’t end the Paws and Taws story or the memories created in the building. Rebuilding the 7,608-square-foot structure and its 1,488-square-foot deck was estimated to cost $2.8 million after winds lifted and damaged the walls, roof, floor and sub-flooring. Fulton received about $603,000 from its insurance settlement for the building.  Then in late April,...

Monday, September 17, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, September 17, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, September 17, 2018 Significant Activity -  September 16-17 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Florence Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Depression Florence; Tropical Depression Joyce; Disturbance 1: Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (70%) •Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclone are expected during next 48 hours •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding possible –Mid-Atlantic to Ohio Valley and Northeast •Elevated fire weather - NV, UT, CO, & WY •Red...

September 15, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 15, 2018 Significant Activity for September 14-15, 2018 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Florence Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Tropical Storm Helene; Tropical Storm Joyce; Remnants of Isaac; Disturbance 1: Low (10%)• Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: High (80%)• Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Strong to severe thunderstorms – southeast NC & extreme northeast SC• Heavy rain with flooding/flash flooding & storm surge possible – Southern TX & the...

September 14, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 14, 2018 Significant Activity for September 13-14, 2018 Significant Events: Hurricane Florence Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Florence (CAT 1); Tropical Storm Helene; Tropical Depression Isaac; Subtropical Storm Joyce;  Disturbance 1: Low (20%); Disturbance 2: Low (10%)• Eastern Pacific –  Disturbance 1: Medium (60%)• Central Pacific – Tropical Depression Olivia • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Strong to severe thunderstorms with a few tornadoes possible across eastern NC• Heavy rain with flooding / flash flooding and storm surge possible – Southern...

Learn lifesaving skills during National Preparedness Month

AUSTIN, Texas — As a potential cyclone develops in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Preparedness Month campaign reminds us the most important thing to protect in a disaster is your life and the lives of those around you.  A trough of low pressure currently in the western Gulf of Mexico has a 50 percent chance of developing into a cyclone, the National Hurricane Center estimated today. The weather system is expected to reach the western Gulf coast tomorrow morning. Regardless of how the system develops, heavy rain and gusty winds...