Harris County Disaster Recovery Center Change Hours Saturday

AUSTIN, Texas – The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center located at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Harris County will change their hours of operation beginning Saturday, Oct. 28.The center will be closed on Oct. 28 and reopen Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.  The center will then close Nov. 2 and reopen Nov. 7.Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and...
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October 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 29, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 29, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 28-29 Significant Events: Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Philippe; Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash Flooding Possible – Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Space Weather: Past 24 hours: None observed: Next 24 hours:...
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October 28, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 28, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 27-28 Significant Events: •  Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Potential Tropical Cyclone Eighteen •  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Selma; Disturbance 1 •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Flash Flooding Possible – FL •  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24 hours: None predicted Earthquake Activity: No significant activity...
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Friday, October 27, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, October 27, 2017 Significant Activity for October 26-27, 2017 Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Invest 93L: Medium (60%)•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Selma•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Elevated Fire Weather – CO, NE & KS•  Heavy Snow possible – Great Lakes•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24 hours: None predicted Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: •  Amendment No. 1 to...
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Fact Sheet:FEMA Determination Letters: How to File an Appeal

If your application for disaster assistance following Hurricane Harvey was denied or you feel the award amount is insufficient, you have the right to an appeal. The determination letter is intended to explain which category of assistance was processed, the decision made including amount, what action can be taken, and if any additional information should be provided.Applicant needs are assessed based on a number of factors, including eligibility requirements. In addition to missing information, applications may be turned down because:Damage is not to the primary residenceAnother household claim is already in existenceDisaster-related...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Polk County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Livingston will close permanently at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Dunbar Gym Facility1103 Dunbar StreetLivingston, TX 77351Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the...
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Applicants May Appeal an Initial FEMA Determination Letter

AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance have the right to appeal the agency’s decision in the determination letter.The initial FEMA determination letter is intended to explain which category of assistance was processed and the decision made, including amount. The letter will also explain what action can be taken if the amount is insufficient or the decision is ineligible, and if any additional information should be provided for the decision to be reconsidered. It is imperative that all applicants carefully read their determination letter. Should...
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October 26, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 26, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 26, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 25-26 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma and Maria Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Invest 93L: Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (60%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Critical and elevated fire weather – AZ, NM & TX Flash flooding possible – Northeast Space Weather - Past 24 hours: minor -...
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Partnerships and Progress: A Unity of Effort to Clean Up Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey left a giant mess with a giant price tag. The whole community continues to pull together to perform a giant cleanup from one of the costliest disasters in state history.Texans can see the progress made by local, state and federal partners—from the pace of curbside pickups to the number of cleaned up neighborhoods. While it takes time to round up a massive amount of storm debris spread across 300 miles of Texas, a significant amount has already been collected.The scope of debris covers a wide range,...
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Free Repair Advice Available in Bee, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson Counties

Austin, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Bee, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement tips along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes. Most of the information and the free publications provided are geared...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Houston will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Northshore Community Fellowship of Faith444 Maxey Rd.Houston, TX 77013Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at...
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Local Governments, Nonprofits in Louisiana Receive more than $9.1 Million

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: felicia.jordan
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October 25, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 25, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 25, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 24-25 Significant Events:  Response and recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma and Maria Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (30%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Critical and elevated fire weather – CA, CO, MT, ND, SD & NE Red Flag Warnings –  CA, MT, CO, ND, SD &...
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October 24, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 24, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 24, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 23-24 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, Maria Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Medium (50%) Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – Tropical Storm 27W FINAL Significant Weather: Critical and elevated fire weather – CA, NV, AZ, CO, NE & KS Red Flag Warnings –  CA, NV, AZ, NE &...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Walker County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Huntsville will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: Walker Storm Shelter (parking lot) 455 Hwy 75 N. Huntsville, TX 77340 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help, and register if they still haven’t done...
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Brazoria, Caldwell Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open Tuesday, Oct. 24, one in Brazoria County, in the city of West Columbia, and one in Caldwell County, in the city of Lockhart.DRCs offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods.Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other agencies will be at the center to talk about assistance and to help...
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FEMA to Host Hardin County Job Fair for Harvey Recovery Efforts on Oct. 25

AUSTIN, Texas – Exciting opportunities await talented and hard-working Texans who are eager to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts!Job seekers should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to be interviewed at the Hardin County Courthouse, 300 W. Monroe St. in Kountze, Texas on Oct. 25 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. FEMA representatives will be on-site to meet with potential candidates and discuss the more than 300 available positions helping fellow Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey.The jobs will be located in the Hardin County area with pay ranging...
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October 23, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 23, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 23, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 22-23 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, Maria Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – Tropical Depression 27W Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Carolinas and VA Flash flooding possible – MI and Southern/Central Appalachians Critical and elevated Fire Weather – CA, NV,...
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Hotel Stays for Harvey Survivors Extended; New Checkout Date is Nov. 7

AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey survivors who need more time to find housing are getting an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. The Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, which pays for short-term hotel stays, has been extended. The new checkout date is two weeks away on Nov. 7. Participants eligible to continue in the program will receive a phone call telling them what they need to do to remain at their current hotel or find a new hotel. Applicants must meet certain requirements...
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October 22, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 22, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 21 - 22 Significant Events: •  Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – Tropical Depression (27W) Significant Weather:  •  Severe Thunderstorms possible – Central Gulf Coast•  Flash Flooding possible – Central Gulf Coast, Southeast and Tennessee Valley•  Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – CA• ...
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