Harris County Disaster Recovery Center to Operate Sundays

AUSTIN, Texas – Starting on Oct. 22, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3015 N MacGregor Way, Houston TX 77486, will extend its operating hours to include Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the State, the Small Business Administration and other agencies will be located at the center to answer disaster related questions and can help survivors apply for assistance.When: Starting Oct. 22Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Individuals and businesses in counties included in the...
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FEMA to Host Houston Job Fair for Hurricane Recovery Efforts on Oct. 21

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a job fair Oct. 21 to recruit Texans for positions assisting with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.The job fair will be held at 3015 N. MacGregor Way in Houston from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FEMA needs to fill more than 300 available positions, with pay ranging from $14 to $37 per hour.The positions will be located within the Houston area and include American Sign Language interpreters, bookkeepers, accountants, auditing clerks, certified deaf interpreters, civil engineers, claims adjusters, examiners, couriers, messengers,...
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October 21, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 21, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 20 - 21 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 Weather possible – Southern Plains to Great Lakes•  Flash Flooding possible – OR, WA, TX, OK, AR, KS & MO •  Critical...
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October 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 20, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 19 - 20 Significant Events: •  Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days •  Western Pacific – Tropical Depression 27W Significant Weather:  •  Elevated fire weather areas – CA, ND, SD, CO, NE, WY & MT•  Red Flag Warnings –  MT, WY, SD•  Space Weather: past...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Nueces County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Robstown will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds 1213 Terry Shamsie Rd. Robstown, TX 78380 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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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Waller County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Brookshire will close permanently at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Brookshire Volunteer Fire Department910 Grisham Rd.Brookshire, TX 77423Individuals 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...
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Harvey Survivors Get More Time to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Austin, Texas – Texans in 41 designated counties who suffered damage and losses from Hurricane Harvey now have until Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, to register for disaster assistance.Registration is open to survivors in Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties.Survivors may register for assistance the following ways:FEMA grants do not have to...
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October 19, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 19, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 19, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 18-19 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity threatening US interests Significant Weather:  Critical and elevated fire weather areas – WY & MT Red Flag Warnings –  MT, WY, SD &...
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Hurricane Survivors Use Harvey Facebook Page for Recovery Information

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: Carmen.Castro
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FEMA Job Fair for Hurricane Recovery October 28-29

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a job fair Oct. 28-29 to hire Texans to work on Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery.  The job fair will be held at 1309 Rutherford Lane in Austin from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More than 300 jobs are available, with pay ranging from $14 to $37 per hour, depending on the position. Some of the positions include American Sign Language interpreters, bookkeepers, accountants, auditing clerks, certified deaf interpreters, civil engineers, claims adjusters, examiners, couriers, messengers, customer support representatives (multiple languages),...
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Disaster Recovery Center Update for Montgomery County

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the cities of New Caney and Magnolia beginning Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017. 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 centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs...
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October 18, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 18, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 18, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 17-18 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity threatening US interests Significant Weather:  Elevated fire weather areas – MT, ND, MN & WY Red Flag Warnings –  WY, ND & MN...
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October 17, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 17, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 17, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 16-17 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity threatening US interests Significant Weather:  Critical and elevated fire weather areas – MT, WY & NE Red Flag Warnings –  MT, WY &...
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More Texas Counties Now Eligible for FEMA Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas – Individuals and households affected by Hurricane Harvey in Grimes and Caldwell counties are now eligible to register for disaster assistance from FEMA.At the request of the State of Texas, these counties were added to the August 25 disaster declaration, bringing the total number of Texas counties designated for Individual Assistance to 41.Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs, as well as other serious disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses. Texans who suffered damage or...
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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the state of Louisiana.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures taken to save lives and protect property and public health. Emergency protective measures assistance is available to state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis. In addition, repairing or replacing damaged...
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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey from August 27 to September 10, 2017.Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, St. Charles, and...
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October 16, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 16, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 15-16 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Post-Disturbance 1 (Medium - 40%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Medium – 50%); Disturbance 2 (Low - 10%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – Tropical Storm Lan (25W) Significant Weather:   Critical/elevated fire weather conditions – WY, CO, & NE Red Flag Warnings – WY Space Weather:    o   Past 24-hours: Minor; geomagnetic storms reaching G1...
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October 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 14, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 14, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 13-14 Significant Events: Response and recovery – Harvey, Irma, Maria; CA Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Ophelia (CAT 2); Disturbance 1 (Medium - 40%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 (High – 80%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Critical and elevated fire weather conditions – CA, NV, AZ, UT, NM & CO Red Flag Warnings –...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Bastrop County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Smithville will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Old County Building (Bastrop County Justice of the Peace)404 Fawcett St.Smithville, TX 78957Individuals 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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Fact Sheet: Revocation Process for Manufactured Housing Units

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