National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has granted an extension for Louisiana National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders affected by August’s severe storms and flooding to file proof-of-loss claims.You now have 120 days from the date of your loss to file a flood insurance claim if you’re a Louisiana NFIP policyholder. The extension doubles the 60-day deadline NFIP usually requires for policyholders to submit a fully documented, signed and sworn proof-of-loss claim.FEMA determined Louisiana policyholders need more time to file claims given the recent flooding’s magnitude.The proof-of-loss is included in the claims...
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Louisiana Disaster Survivors Should Expect to Be Contacted

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Louisiana Disaster Survivors Should Expect to Be Contacted

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Louisiana Flooding Survivors Receive FEMA Rebuilding Advice at Area Home Improvement Stores

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans repair and rebuild their homes damaged by August’s floods, FEMA and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes safer and stronger.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand at area home improvement stores from Sept. 12 through Sept. 24. They will be available to answer questions, offer tips and discuss proven methods for preventing and mitigating damage from future disasters. Most of the information is intended for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.FEMA advisors will be on...
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Louisiana Flooding Survivors Receive FEMA Rebuilding Advice at Area Home Improvement Stores

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Louisianans repair and rebuild their homes damaged by August’s floods, FEMA and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes safer and stronger.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand at area home improvement stores from Sept. 12 through Sept. 24. They will be available to answer questions, offer tips and discuss proven methods for preventing and mitigating damage from future disasters. Most of the information is intended for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.FEMA advisors will be on...
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Where to Bring Your Donations to Aid Louisiana Recovery Efforts: Multi-Agency Disaster Warehouse Available

BATON ROUGE, La.  — A multi-agency warehouse has recently opened where volunteers can sort and store much-needed donations and supplies to support recovery efforts across the state. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership between the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).Adventist Community Services, a national and Louisiana State VOAD partner, is managing the warehouse operations, supported by an AmeriCorps team.The warehouse will serve as a centralized intake point for donations from local community members as well as businesses across the country. Donations will be distributed to...
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Where to Bring Your Donations to Aid Louisiana Recovery Efforts: Multi-Agency Disaster Warehouse Available

BATON ROUGE, La.  — A multi-agency warehouse has recently opened where volunteers can sort and store much-needed donations and supplies to support recovery efforts across the state. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership between the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).Adventist Community Services, a national and Louisiana State VOAD partner, is managing the warehouse operations, supported by an AmeriCorps team.The warehouse will serve as a centralized intake point for donations from local community members as well as businesses across the country. Donations will be distributed to...
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Volunteer Organizations Aid Louisiana’s Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 11 marks the National Day of Service and Remembrance enacted by Congress in 2009 to inspire Americans to engage in charitable activities. The observance was started after 9-11 to create one of the largest days of charitable acts with citizens coming together the way they did after the attack.In Louisiana, voluntary agencies have been very active and will continue to provide a wide range of assistance to the many who have experienced damage, including flood debris clean-up, shelter, food, clothing, counseling, home repairs and reconstruction, and...
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Volunteer Organizations Aid Louisiana’s Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 11 marks the National Day of Service and Remembrance enacted by Congress in 2009 to inspire Americans to engage in charitable activities. The observance was started after 9-11 to create one of the largest days of charitable acts with citizens coming together the way they did after the attack.In Louisiana, voluntary agencies have been very active and will continue to provide a wide range of assistance to the many who have experienced damage, including flood debris clean-up, shelter, food, clothing, counseling, home repairs and reconstruction, and...
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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in West Baton Rouge Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Saturday, Sept. 10, in West Baton Rouge Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:West Baton Rouge ParishLocation:  LSU Center at the 4-H Compound                  210 Turner Drive                  Port Allen, LA 70767Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading...
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$1 Billion in Federal Disaster Assistance Helps Louisiana Disaster Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. –Federal assistance to help Louisiana disaster survivors and communities surpassed $1 billion less than four weeks after the Aug. 14 disaster declaration.These funds are a result of federal agencies working closely with their local, parish and state partners to identify and find solutions to help survivors and the state recover from the severe storms and floods that occurred Aug. 11-31.To date, more than 63,000 Louisiana families are  receiving assistance through one or more of the housing options available to them, including rental assistance, home repairs, hotel and motel...
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Friday, September 9, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 9, 2016   Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%), Disturbance 2 - Low (10%), Disturbance 3 – Low (10%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%) • Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 10%)   Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms – Central Plains • Flash Flooding – Southern and Central Plains, Middle and Upper Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio valleys, and Great Lakes • Rain/Thunderstorms – Northern Rockies across the Plains to the...
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How Louisiana Property Owners Can Help Disaster Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you own a multi-family dwelling that needs repairs and are willing to lease to eligible FEMA applicants, then you may be interested in the Multi-Family Lease and Repair Program (MLRP). This FEMA program provides funds to make rental units habitable again, and at the same time helps survivors of the severe August storms and floods.Here’s how it works: After you and FEMA agree on the work that needs to be done and the associated costs, you may choose your own contractor and start the repairs. The...
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, September 8, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%), Disturbance 2 - Low (10%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) • Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 10%)   Significant Weather: • Flash flooding – Central Plains, Middle Mississippi and Ohio valleys • Rain/Thunderstorms – Southwest, Northern Rockies across the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes, Central and Southern Plains, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, Lower Mississippi Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast • Rain –...
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Harris County, Texas, Flood Maps Become Final in January

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in Harris County on Jan. 6, 2017. Residents are encouraged to look at them so they can determine the need to buy flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and communities can make informed decisions about building and development.Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the effects of flooding. Anyone without flood insurance risks 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...
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Liberty and Chambers Counties in Texas

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Liberty and Chambers counties are now ready for residents to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.The public is invited to appeal and comment on the maps. There...
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Child Care Service Available for Louisiana Survivors Visiting Celtic Studios Disaster Recovery Center

BATON ROUGE, La. – Child care service is now available for Louisiana survivors while they are visiting the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge.The child care service is provided during the hours of the Disaster Recovery Center:    East Baton Rouge ParishLocation:  Celtic Studios10000 Celtic DriveBaton Rouge, LA 70809Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Parents of children ages 3-12 may use the free child care service while they conduct business at the Disaster Recovery Center. The child care service is not a day care and children...
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Newton, Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester, Disturbance 2 – Low (near 10%)  Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Northern Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley •Flash flooding – Southwest, Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley & Great Lakes •Rain/Thunderstorms – Southwest, the Plains across to the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic &  southern Florida •Rain – Pacific Northwest...
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, September 6, 2016 link attached   Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Post Tropical Cyclone Hermine, Disturbance 1 – Low (0%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Newton, Disturbance 1 – Low (40%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester, Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Central Plains to Upper Great Lakes •Flash flooding – Southwest, Southern/Central Plains to Upper Great Lakes •Rain/Thunderstorms – Southwest, Rockies, Plains, Mississippi valleys to the Great Lakes &...
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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening Monday, Sept. 5, in Livingston Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Livingston ParishLocation:  Recreation Center at Sidney Hutchinson Park13470 Ball Park RoadWalker, LA 70785Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To...
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