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FEMA grants $2.68 million to Aransas County Navigation District

AUSTIN, Texas — FEMA has awarded more than $2.68 million to the Aransas County Navigation District for two pavilions damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The Rockport Beachfront Pavilion and the Saltwater Pavilion in Rockport, as well as their annexes, sustained significant damage to their roofs, walls, floors, stairways and air-conditioning systems. FEMA provided more than $2.68 million to replace the buildings or restore them to their pre-disaster condition.  The total cost of the projects exceeds $2.98 million, and the FEMA grant requires a 10 percent nonfederal contribution by the applicant, or $298,425 The funding...
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December 2, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for December 2, 2018 Significant Activity for December 1-2, 2018 Significant Events: • Earthquake – Alaska Tropical Activity: • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:• Winter Storm Warning – Central Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley• Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms – Southeastern U.S. to Mid-Atlantic• Flash Flooding possible – FL Panhandle• Freezing Rain and Heavy Snow possible – Northeast Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 12-2-2018.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code | Unsubscribe...
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December 1, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for December 1, 2018 Significant Activity for Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2018 Significant Events: • Earthquake – Alaska• Passing of President George H.W. Bush Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Eastern Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:• Blizzard conditions – Central Plains and Upper Mississippi...
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FEMA temporary housing units authorized for sale to eligible occupants

AUSTIN, Texas — At the request of the State of Texas, certain Hurricane Harvey survivors living in FEMA temporary housing units (THUs) administered by the Texas General Land Office will be offered the opportunity to purchase their current unit. To be eligible to purchase a THU, which includes manufactured housing units and travel-trailers, the survivor must lack a permanent housing solution, through no fault of their own. Applicants may only purchase a THU in which they currently reside.  Applicants must be in compliance with the conditions of the Revocable License they signed...
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Hurricane Harvey temporary housing program extended until August 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — A recent extension to the temporary housing program provided by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide Hurricane Harvey survivors a manufactured housing unit, travel-trailer or direct-lease apartment until Aug. 25, 2019. The program was originally set to end Feb. 25, 2019.  Currently more than 1,500 homeowners and renters live in GLO/FEMA temporary housing units. More than 60 percent of these survivors were not expected to finish repairs or find new housing by the Feb. 25, 2019, deadline. The magnitude...
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November 30, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 30, 2018 Significant Activity for Nov 29-30, 2018 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Eastern Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:• Blizzard conditions – Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley• Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms – Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley Declaration Activity:...
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Thursday November 29, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday November 29, 2018 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days Eastern Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Parts of New England Heavy Precipitation with possible flash flooding – Southern CA  Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 11-29-2018.pdf Update...
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FEMA grants $1.28 million for power-system repair in four Texas counties

AUSTIN, Texas — FEMA has awarded more than $1.28 million to the Jackson Electric Cooperative for repairs to power distribution systems damaged by Hurricane Harvey’s winds in four Texas counties.   The grant covers repairs to 94 poles, 12 transformers and a variety of other equipment in Brazoria, Calhoun, Jackson and Matagorda counties. Jackson Electric Cooperative is a consumer-owned nonprofit that also serves Lavaca County.  The cost of the repairs exceeded $1.42 million. FEMA’s grant of $1.28 million requires a nonfederal contribution from the applicant totaling 10 percent of the project cost,...
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November 26, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 26, 2018 Significant Activity for November 23-26, 2018 Significant Events: • CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (30%); Disturbance 2: Low (10%)• Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:• Heavy Snow – Mississippi Valley to parts of New England• Heavy Rain – Pacific Northwest, Northern Mid-Atlantic• Freezing Rain – Northeast...
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November 25, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 25, 2018 Significant Activity for 24-25, 2018 Significant Events: • CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (near 0%)• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (near 0%); Disturbance 2: Low (10%)• Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:• Heavy Snow and Blizzard conditions – Portions of Central Plains into the Great Lakes• Freezing Rain – Northeast Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 11-25-2018.pdf Update...
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November 24, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 24, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing   Significant Activity Nov 23-24   Significant Events: CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (20%) Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Freezing rain possible – portions of Central Appalachians, Northeast; Middle Mississippi Valley Heavy snow possible – portions of Central Great Basin, Central Rockies; Northern/Central Plains Elevated fire weather – New...
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November 23, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 23, 2018 Significant Events: • CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (30%) • Eastern Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days • Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Winter Storm Warning & Flash Flood Watch – Northern CA and Pacific Northwest • Debris Flow possible – Northern CA and Pacific Northwest • Air Quality and...
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November 22, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 22, 2018 Significant Activity for November 21-22, 2018 Significant Events: • CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Eastern Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Western Pacific – Typhoon Man-Yi Significant Weather:• Winter Storm Warning & Flash Flood Watch – Northern CA and Pacific Northwest • Debris Flow possible – Northern CA and...
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FEMA awards more than $11.6 million for Phase 1 of the City of Pasadena drainage project

OIG Hotline Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: abigail.barrientez
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Flood insurance helps Rockport family cruise into recovery

AUSTIN, Texas — When Salty Cruser learned her husband, Charlie, had purchased flood insurance for their home in Rockport, Texas, before Hurricane Harvey, she was shocked. And extremely grateful. “I couldn’t believe he did it, because he lived [near our current home] when he was born, and he’s one of those who’s like, ‘It’s never flooded out here; we’re not going to do that,’” she said. “If we hadn’t had the flood insurance, we would have been in very bad shape.” “Flood insurance saved us … and I know we’ll continue to have...
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November 21, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 21, 2018 Significant Activity for November 20-21, 2018 Significant Events: • CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Eastern Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Central Pacific – No new tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days• Western Pacific – Tropical Storm Man-Yi Significant Weather:• Air Quality and Air Stagnation Alerts continue over portions of CA, WA, and ID• Heavy Snow possible – Sierra and...
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Nearly $6 Million in Mitigation Grants Help Communities across LA

OIG Hotline Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: earl.armstrong
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in El Reno, Oklahoma

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and an updated Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) are available for review by residents and business owners in El Reno. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps. The new flood hazard information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been generated in coordination with local community, state, and...
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Hill County, Texas

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Hill County. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps. The new flood hazard information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been generated in coordination with local community, state, and FEMA...
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Preliminary Flood Maps for Johnson County Arkansas Ready for Public View

DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood maps for residents of Johnson County are ready for residents to review. Communities affected by the maps include Clarksville, Coal Hill, Hartman, and unincorporated areas of Johnson County. These maps help homeowners and businesses decide about purchasing flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.      “This critical information is the result of coordination between FEMA and our state and local partners. We hope that everyone reviews the maps to understand the flood risks involved,” said FEMA Region...
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