Many Services Still Available for Survivors at Disaster Recovery Centers

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Seymour (CAT 3) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Thursday Morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Rain and Thunderstorms – CA, NV, UT, and NM Red Flag Warnings – FL, CA, and NV Elevated Fire Weather areas – CO, WY, NE, and SD Space...

Disaster Recovery Center in Acadia Parish Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Serve Louisiana Survivors

SBA representative talking to a man and a woman at a desk with paperwork.BATON ROUGE, La. — The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Acadia Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice. Acadia ParishLocation: Old Wells Fargo Building10 N. Parkerson Ave.Crowley, LA 70526Hours:  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)The new disaster loan outreach center will be transitioning from the FEMA disaster recovery center at the same address that ceased operations on Saturday, Oct. 15.With the community continuing to repair...

Monday, October 24, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, October 24, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, October 24, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Seymour Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday Morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Rain and Thunderstorms – CA, NV, UT, and NM Red Flag Warnings – FL, CA, and NV Elevated Fire Weather areas – CO, WY, NE, and SD Space Weather...

More Than $1 Billion Helps Louisiana Flood Insurance Policyholders

BATON ROUGE, La. — In less than three months following the August severe storms and floods, more than $1 billion has been paid to National Flood Insurance Program policyholders in Louisiana.These payments have helped Louisiana policyholders repair or rebuild their disaster-damaged homes and businesses. Some have received additional payments to enhance their structure’s ability to better withstand future storms and floods.Those who have questions about flood insurance can call the FEMA helpline and select Option 2, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call center staff are available to...

Sunday, October 23, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, October 23, 2016 Significant Activity for October 22-23 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Twenty-E Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through Tuesday Morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Rain and Thunderstorms – CA, NV, UT, and NM Red Flag Warnings – FL, CA, and NV Elevated Fire Weather areas – CO, WY, NE, and SD Space Weather – Past...

Saturday, October 22, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 22, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (70%); Disturbance 2 – High (80%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •Heavy snow possible in northern NY •Red Flag Warnings – NV, CO, WY, NE, SD, and FL •Elevated Fire Weather areas – CO, WY, NE, and SD •Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none;...

Friday, October 21, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, October 21, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, October 21, 2016   Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 99L) – Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90E) – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Invest 99E) – Low (near 0%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Heavy rain/flash flooding possible – Central Appalachians to Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and northern New England Rain and thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest;...

Damaged Wells and Septic Systems May Be Eligible for FEMA Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana residents in disaster-declared parishes whose wells or septic systems were damaged by the August flooding could be eligible for financial help from the state and FEMA under the Individuals and Households Program.You might be eligible to get money to pay for cleaning out septic tanks and repairing or replacing the system, as needed. Damaged private wells that are the sole source of water for your home might qualify as well.If you have applied for FEMA assistance already, you should let the FEMA inspector know you have...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Bowie County, Texas

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for communities in Bowie County, Texas, are now ready for 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 people make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help property owners decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program. Flood Insurance is recommended for all areas of risk, even low risk areas.The public...