Flood Insurance Workshop for residents to be hosted by FEMA and City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA.— The City of New Orleans and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are set to host a flood insurance workshop for the public in September. Residents and other property owners are encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of how recent flood map changes will affect their flood insurance. The Sept.15 workshop is free, but seating is limited, so attendees must register in advance. For more information and to register, visit www.OrleansParishFloodWorkshop.eventbrite.com.The proposed Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Orleans Parish are finalized and will become the...

Louisiana, FEMA Provide Manufactured Housing Units to Some Survivors

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 25, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 25, 2016 Significant Events: •Severe Weather and Tornadoes in ID and OH •Gulf Coast Flooding  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Gaston; Disturbance 1 (Invest 99L) – Medium (50%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester; Disturbance 1 (Invest 98E) – Medium (50%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through Friday evening •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Southern/Central Plains to Middle Mississippi Valley & Ohio Valley...

Louisiana Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Baton Rouge, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, FEMA and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information at area Home Depots from  Aug. 25 through Sept. 10. They will be available to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared for do-it-yourself work and...

Replacing Lost or Damaged Documents in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. - Disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Louisiana residents have ways to replace them. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers:SNAP Cards:(Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578Website: www.dcfs.la.gov/DSNAPGreen Cards: Phone: 800-375-5283Website: https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-green-card-granted/replace-green-cardBirth and Death Certificates: Phone: 225-342-9500Website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/635Louisiana Driver’s Licenses: Phone: 888-214-5367Website: http://omv.dps.state.la.us/Bank Checks, ATM/Debit Cards or Safe Deposit Boxes: Phone: 877-275-3342Website: https://www.fdic.gov/Credit Cards – Contact the appropriate issuing institution:American Express: 800-327-1267https://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/help/lost-stolen-card.htmlDiscover: 800-347-2683https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/help-center/MasterCard: 800-627-8372https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/get-support.htmlVisa: 800-847-2911https://usa.visa.com/support/consumer/lost-stolen-card.htmlCredit Reports: Equifax, Experian or TransUnionPhone: 877-322-8228Website: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.actionSocial Security Cards:Phone: 800-772-1213Website: https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/Fraud...

Federal Aid to Rebuild Infrastructure Following Three Texas Disasters Nears Quarter Billion Dollars

AUSTIN, Texas—Three major disaster declarations affecting dozens of Texas counties—some on multiple occasions—will result in nearly one quarter-billion dollars in federal assistance to repair or replace damaged infrastructure.FEMA said today that combined federal aid for severe weather disasters in May-June 2015; October 2015, and January 2016 will help fund recovery efforts for 3,087 individual projects among 569 applicants for Public Assistance.Public Assistance is an element of FEMA’s disaster response that benefits everyone—neighborhoods, cities and states, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations—by reimbursing eligible work on damaged publicly-owned infrastructure.PA dollars:clean up...

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes

BATON ROUGE, La. Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish and in New Iberia in Iberia Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.The disaster recovery centers are at the following addresses:Veterans Home 800 Veterans Dr. Breaux Bridge, La. 70517Iberia Parish Fire Protection District Training Center 2417 Darnall Road New Iberia, La. 70560Survivors may locate other centers near them at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.To register,...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Across the Pelican State

Community volunteers come together to assist the flood survivors at the St. Amant Church in Ascension Parish, La on Saturday, August 20, 2016. One of the things we see most often after disasters is the concept of "neighbors helping neighbors"—where communities come together to help each other through. This round of flooding in Louisiana has shown us nearly countless instances of this; from children helping to supply lunches for first responders and survivors, to athletes from colleges and professional teams volunteering around their adopted communities. It's been a truly wide-spread humanitarian effort, and one that we've been astounded, humbled, and inspired by. Here's a quick breakdown of just some of the great things...

Begin Flood Cleanup as Soon as Possible

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Louisiana: Keep in Touch and Update Info with FEMA to Avoid Delays

BATON ROUGE, La. –You may find yourself frequently moving if you’re a survivor of Louisiana’s recent severe storms and floods.If you’ve had any changes to your contact information it’s important to let FEMA know so the disaster assistance process stays on track.FEMA may need to contact you to schedule an inspection or to get additional information to help process your application. That’s why it’s important to let them know as soon as possible if you’ve moved or have a new phone number.You may update contact information two ways:If you had storm...