Understanding FEMA Verified Loss

BATON ROUGE, La. — Applicants without an insurance policy may be eligible for FEMA help to restore a home to a safe, sanitary and secure condition following a disaster.FEMA assistance is not the same as insurance. Assistance only provides the basic needs for a home to be habitable, including toilets, a roof, critical utilities and doors. Examples of ineligible items may include cabinets and garage doors.Home damage must be disaster-related. A home inspection is required to calculate the FEMA verified loss. Calculations are based on the general depreciation amount for items...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Significant Activity for January 23-24 Significant Events: Severe weather - Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast   Significant Weather: Freezing Rain – Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Heavy Snow – Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley; Northeast Snow – Central Great Basin; Northern Intermountain to Northeast, Southwest, and Southern Rockies Rain and Snow – southern CA, Southwest, Central Plains to Great Lakes, Southern Appalachians to Northeast Rain – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast Red Flag Warnings/Critical Fire Weather – Oklahoma and Texas Space...

Monday, January 23, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, January 23, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, January 23, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 20-23 Significant Events: Severe weather - Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – southern CA and Mid-Atlantic Freezing rain – Great Lakes to Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain to Southwest and Southern Rockies; Great Lakes to Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains, Central Great Basin, Southwest and Southern Rockies Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to southern...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, January 22, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, January 22, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 21-22 Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – central to southern CA and Southeast to Southern Appalachians Severe thunderstorms possible – Southeast to Tennessee Valley and Mid-Atlantic Rain and thunderstorms –  Pacific Northwest to CA; Southern/Central Plains to Lower Mississippi & Ohio Valleys, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain; northern CA to Northern Rockies, Central Great Basin and Southwest Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains, CA,...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, January 21, 2017 Significant Activity for January 20-21 Significant Events: Women’s March on Washington   Significant Weather: Flash Flooding – California, Lower Mississippi Valley, and Southeast Severe Thunderstorms – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys, and Southeast Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains, Lower/Middle Mississippi valleys to the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Heavy Snow – California, Southwest, Southern Rockies Snow – Pacific Northwest, California, Central Great Basin, Rockies, and the Plains Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none Tropical...

Friday, January 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, January 20, 2017 Significant Events: 58th Presidential Inauguration  Significant Weather: • Flash flooding possible – California, Lower Mississippi Valley • Severe Thunderstorms possible – Lower Mississippi Valley • Freezing rain – Northern Plains, Great Lakes, Northeast • Heavy snow – California, Central Great Basin/Four Corners area, and Southwest • Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern/Central Plains, Central Great Basin and Central Rockies • Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to CA, Central Great Basin to Southwest and Southern Rockies; Northern/Central Plains, Great Lakes and Northeast...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, January 19, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, January 19, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 18-19 Significant Events: 58th Presidential Inauguration Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi Valley Freezing rain possible – Northern Intermountain, Northern Plains, Great Lakes Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain, northern California, Central Great Basin, Southwest Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern/Central Plains, Central Great Basin and Central Rockies Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains, CA, Central Great Basin to Southwest and Southern Rockies; Northeast...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, January 18, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 17-18 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Freezing rain possible – Pacific Northwest to Northern Rockies and Central Great Basin; Northeast Flash flooding possible – northern CA; Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies; northern to central CA Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to Northern Rockies, central CA and Southwest; Central Appalachians to Northeast Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to...

New Flood Maps Become Final in Jackson County, Arkansas

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in Jackson County on June 7, 2017.  Residents are encouraged to examine them to determine their need to buy flood insurance. Knowing their risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the effects of flooding. Anyone without flood insurance runs the risk of 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...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, January 17, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Significant Activity – Jan 13-17 Significant Events: Winter storm – Central U.S. - FINAL Significant Weather: Freezing rain possible – Pacific Northwest to Northern Intermountain, Great Lakes and Northeast Flash flooding possible - WA Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies; Northeast Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies, Central Great Basin, and northern CA; Southwest to Southern Plains; Northeast Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi...