FEMA grants more than $3.5 million to Port Arthur Housing Development

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.5 million to the Port Arthur Housing Development for mold removal and cleanout at the Southwood Crossing Apartment complex following Hurricane Harvey.  The complex, consisting of an office building and 20 apartments, was returned to its pre-disaster condition after hurricane damage repairs were completed. This included water mitigation, HVAC service calls, demolition, dehumidification and disinfection of units and structural mitigation.  The cost of the removal and cleanout is more than $3.9 million. The grant of more than $3.5...

Flood insurance saves Houston family’s home after Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas — Torrential rain from Hurricane Harvey flooded Cathy and Larry Pleasants’ home of 24 years in August 2017, damaging the ground floor structure and contents within. The event would have been devastating financially, the Pleasants said, if they hadn’t bought flood insurance a few years earlier. “Until you’ve experienced it, you don’t know what it does,” Larry Pleasants said. “It was just chaos. It was like a bomb went off.” When they bought their home, the Pleasants thought that it would never flood. But they purchased flood insurance in 2011 because...

October 16, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 16, 2018 Significant Activity – Oct 15-16 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael Response Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%)•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Tara; Disturbance 1 – Low (90%); Disturbance 2 – High (20%)•  Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next five days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, and flash flooding possible for portions of the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley•  Red Flag Warnings...

October 13, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 13, 2018 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael response Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Leslie (CAT 1) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 • Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding for portions of the Southern Plains Declaration Activity: • Request for Major Disaster Declaration - Georgia • Emergency Declaration Approved - Alabama • Amendment 5 to FEMA-4393-DR-NC • Amendment 1 to FEMA-4399-DR-FL   FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 10-13-2018.pdf Update Your...

October 12, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 12, 2018 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael response Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Leslie (CAT 1); Tropical Storm Michael; Tropical Storm Nadine; Disturbance 1 • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Sergio; Disturbance 1 • Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Heavy snow – Northern/Central Rockies • Heavy rain - Southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley Declaration Activity: • Expedited Major Disaster Declaration approved – Florida (Hurricane Michael) • Amendment 1 to FEMA-3401-EM-NC...

October 11, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 11, 2018 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Michael response Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie; Hurricane Michael (CAT 4); Tropical Storm Nadine; • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Sergio • Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Heavy snow –ND, MN • Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – WI, FL, AL, GA Declaration Activity: • Emergency Declaration request – Georgia (Hurricane Michael) • Expedited Major Disaster Declaration request – Florida...

FEMA grants more than $1.3 million to the City of Port Aransas

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.3 million to the City of Port Aransas for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.  The city removed more than 280,000 cubic yards of debris after the storm. This grant of more than $1.3 million is the federal share and requires a 10 percent nonfederal match by the applicant, or $154,919. This grant follows a previous award for $3.15 million with a nonfederal match of $350,000. The total cost of the debris removal, so far, is more than $5 million. These...

October 10, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 10, 2018 Significant Events: Hurricane Michael response Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie; Hurricane Michael (CAT 4); Tropical Storm Nadine; • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Sergio • Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Heavy snow –ND, MN • Heavy rain and flash flooding possible – WI, FL, AL, GA Declaration Activity: • Emergency Declaration approved – Florida (Hurricane Michael – debris removal and emergency protective measures) • Amendment...

October 7, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 7, 2018 Significant Activity for October 6-7, 2018 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie; Tropical Depression Fourteen; Disturbance 1 (Low: 30%)•  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Sergio (CAT 3)•  Central Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains•  Heavy rain & flash flooding possible – Southwest and Southern Plains through the Great Lakes•  Flash Flood Warning – Portions of southwest Arizona•  Critical fire weather –...

October 6, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 6, 2018 Significant Activity – October 5-6, 2018 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Leslie; Disturbance 1 (High: 90%)•  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Sergio (CAT 3); Disturbance 1 (Low: 10%)•  Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Walaka•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Strong to severe thunderstorms – Southern Plains & Ohio Valley to Lower Great Lakes •  Heavy rain & flash flooding possible – Southwest and Southern Plains to the Mid-Atlantic Declaration Activity: •  Major Disaster...