Thousands Volunteer to Rebuild Flood Damaged Homes in Acadiana

BATON ROUGE, La. — More than 2,000 volunteers from 41 states and three countries converged in Acadiana last week to help survivors still struggling to recover from the August 2016 flood.FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) and Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) helped faith-based organization, Eight Days of Hope, turn a dream into the reality of a massive rebuilding effort.  “We take a whole-community approach” says FEMA’s VAL Supervisor, Angele Rogers. “Our goal is to identify resources and find residents who have unmet needs.  We provide extra-handholding to make sure they...
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June 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 14, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 14, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (10%); Disturbance 2: Low (near 0%)• Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible – Plains to Great Lakes and Ohio Valley• Flashing Flooding possible – Middle Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley• Space Weather:   o Past...
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June 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 13, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 13, 2017 Significant Events: Severe Weather – Northern Plains to Great Lakes (FINAL) Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%) • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Calvin• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Plains to Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley• Flash flooding possible – Northern Rockies; Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley• Critical/Elevated fire weather areas – Central Great...
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June 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 12, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 12, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Three-E• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible – Northern Rockies, Northern/Central Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes• Critical/Elevated fire weather areas –Great Basin and Southwest into Southern/Central Rockies...
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June 11, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 11, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 11, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (70%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – western Central Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes • Critical/Elevated fire weather...
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June 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 10, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 10, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (10%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley and upper Great Lakes• Mixed rain and snow – Higher elevations of the Northwest and Northern Rockies• Critical/Elevated fire weather areas –  NV, UT, AZ,...
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June 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 9, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 9, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Northern Rockies and Northern Plains• Rain and thunderstorms – California, Pacific Northwest to Upper Mississippi Valley; Great Lakes to Northeast, and Southern Plains• Rain and snow...
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Voluntary Agency Liaisons: Building Bridges to Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — When disaster strikes, federal, state, and local emergency response agencies immediately mobilize resources to aid survivors. But volunteer and non-profit organizations also pitch in to support affected communities in response to and recovery from a disaster.Responsibility for coordinating volunteers and non-governmental agencies falls on the shoulders of the state. Louisiana is a member of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). This national association of voluntary and non-profit groups is dedicated to providing critical help to survivors and their communities in all phases of a disaster.  They play...
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains to the Northern Rockies across the Upper Mississippi Valley and Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic Flash Flooding...
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Monday, June 6, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, June 6, 2017 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains to the Northern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Atlantic & Great Lakes • Flash Flooding – Gulf Coast...
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Revised Flood Maps for Saline County, Arkansas

DENTON, Texas – Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate maps are ready for residents and business owners in four Saline County communities to review.  Those communities include Alexander, Bauxite, Benton and Bryant.Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to decide whether they need to buy flood insurance. Additionally, the flood maps allow residents and community leaders to make informed decisions about future building and development.A team of local and state government officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency worked together to develop the revised preliminary maps.The public can submit comments and appeals...
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Monday, June 5, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, June 5, 2017 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms – Southern Plains • Flash Flooding – Mid-Atlantic • Fire Weather – None • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observed...
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, June 4, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, June 4, 2017   Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms – Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies; Great Lakes to Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – NV,...
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, June 3, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, June 3, 2017   Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Remnant Low Beatriz (FINAL) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe Rain and Thunderstorms – Upper Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains Fire Weather: None Space Weather:    Past 24...
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Friday, June 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, June 2, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, June 2, 2017 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •  Strong to severe rain and thunderstorms – Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley•  Elevated Fire Weather – northeastern MT; Red Flag Warnings – Upper Kuskokwim Valley, AK•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24 hours: None predicted Tropical Activity: Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Beatriz Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: Major Disaster Declaration approved – New Hampshire FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+06-02-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address...
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June 1, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 1, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, June 1, 2017 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: • Rain and thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest, Rockies, Central/Southern Plains, Mississippi valleys to East Coast, and Northeast • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observed o Next 24 hours: None predicted   Tropical Activity: Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Two-E (no threat to US)   Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: •Major Disaster Declaration Request – New York •Major Disaster Declaration Request - Kansas FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+06-01-2017.pdf Update Your...
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Denham Springs to Receive $2.8 Million More for Debris Removal

BATON ROUGE, La. — The City of Denham Springs will receive nearly $2.8 million in disaster funding to assist with citywide debris removal efforts following the August 2016 floods.Eligible debris categories include household garbage, construction debris, household hazardous waste, appliances and electronics. This now represents about $8.5 million in federal reimbursements for debris removal in the city. Denham Springs is located in Livingston parish.To date, FEMA has awarded more than $83 million for debris removal statewide since the August flooding last year.The Public Assistance program has obligated more than $355 million...
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May 31, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for May 31, 2017 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains and New England • Rain and thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest, Central/Southern Rockies, Central/Southern Plains, Mississippi valleys to East Coast, and Northeast • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observed o Next 24 hours: None predicted   Tropical Activity: Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (70%)   Earthquake Activity: No significant activity   Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+05-31-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip...
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May 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for May 30, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible –NY and PA • Rain and thunderstorms –Pacific Northwest, Central/Southern Rockies, Central/Southern Plains, Mississippi valleys to east coast, Great Lakes • Space Weather:  o Past 24 hours: None observed  o Next 24 hours: None predicted Tropical Activity: Eastern Pacific –Disturbance 1: Medium (60%) Earthquake Activity: M5.3 –Kenai Peninsula, AK Declaration Activity: Major Disaster Declaration Approved –Oklahoma FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+05-30-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference...
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Monday, May 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, May 29, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, May 29, 2017 Significant Events: Memorial Day Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Southeastern U.S. to Mid-Atlantic •  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: Moderate; Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level occurred   ○  Next 24 hours: None predicted Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+05-29-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code | Unsubscribe Subscribe to receive alerts during disasters...
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