FEMA’S NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM ENHANCES THE FLOOD CLAIMS PROCESS AND EXTENDS GRACE PERIOD FOR POLICY RENEWALS

WASHINGTON—To support the ongoing disaster recovery  in Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is enhancing the flood insurance claims process and extending the grace period for paying policy renewal premiums for insured survivors affected by Hurricane Harvey.Due to the wide-spread catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, FEMA implemented temporary changes to rush recovery money into the hands of NFIP policyholders, for repair and replacement of flood-damaged properties. FEMA also wants to ensure continuous flood insurance coverage for current NFIP policyholders affected by this storm, even...
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Monday, September 4, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, September 4, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, September 4, 2017 Significant Activity – Sep 3-4 Significant Events: Response to Harvey; Hurricane Irma Preparation Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Irma (CAT 3); Disturbance 1 – High (70%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe thunderstorms – Middle Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes Red Flag Warnings...
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 3, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, September 3, 2017 Significant Activity – Sep 2-3 Significant Events: Response to Harvey Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Irma (CAT 3); Disturbance 1 – Medium (60%) Eastern Pacific – Post-Tropical Cyclone Lidia Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Rain and thunderstorms – CA; FL, Upper Mississippi Valley to Northeast Red Flag Warnings – ND, SD, CA. OR, MT, NE, WY, WA &...
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President Donald J. Trump Amends Texas Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON. — President Donald J. Trump today made additional disaster assistance available to the state of Texas by authorizing an increase in federal funding for certain eligible costs.The President’s action today authorizes 90 percent Federal cost share for debris removal, including direct Federal assistance; and a 100 percent Federal cost share for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for 30 days from the start of the incident period, and then a 90 percent Federal cost share thereafter.Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the state of Texas on August...
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Multi-media Resources Available for Hurricane Harvey

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: daniel.kuhns
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Texans in 32 Counties Eligible to Apply for State, Federal Disaster Assistance

DENTON, Texas – If you sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey and live in one of 32 counties designated for federal aid, register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). You may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance.The presidential disaster declaration makes federal Individual Assistance available to eligible families, individuals and business owners in 32 Texas counties. They are:Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto,...
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The Road to Recovery: The federal family’s coordinated efforts to support survivors in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners’ personnel and resources are supporting state, local, and tribal efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana. More than 30,000 federal staff are deployed in support of the response to Hurricane Harvey.Hurricane Harvey made landfall at Rockport, Texas on Friday, August 25, at 10 p.m. CDT, the first major hurricane to make landfall on the Gulf Coast since 2005. Harvey's extremely slow movement for the next five days resulted in catastrophic flooding in southeast Texas and Louisiana.Rescue...
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 2, 2017 Significant Activity for September 1-2, 2017 Significant Events: Remnants of HarveyTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Hurricane Irma; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Lidia•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Elevated fire weather – MT, WY, ND, and SD•  Space weather:    ○  Past 24 hours: Minor; geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level occurred   ○  Next 24 hours: Minor; geomagnetic storms reaching G1...
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Friday, September 1, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, September 1, 2017 Significant Activity for August 31 - September 1, 2017 Significant Events: Tropical Depression HarveyTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Hurricane Irma; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Lidia•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Severe Thunderstorms – Tennessee Valley, Southern Appalachians, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic•  Flash Flooding – Tennessee Valley, Southern Appalachians, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic•  Elevated fire weather – MT, WY, ND, SD, and...
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FEMA Advises Disaster Applicants to Beware of Rumors, Misinformation, and Fraud

WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Harvey disaster survivors, and their friends and family, must be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the false rumors circulating on the internet and social media, FEMA created a dedicated website to address some of the most common themes. Remember, if it sounds too good to be...
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Unified Response Efforts Underway in Response to Storm

WASHINGTON – As remnants of Harvey continue to affect Texas and Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners continue to mobilize thousands of personnel and resources to support state, local and tribal efforts throughout the region.More than 230 shelters are open across the affected and surrounding areas and housed tens of thousands of people last night.  Emergency management officials caution that residents of Texas and Louisiana are still not out of harm’s way.  Download the FEMA mobile app (in English and Spanish)...
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Sheltering and Immediate Assistance Available after Hurricane Harvey

Washington –As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter eastern Texas and southwest Louisiana, life safety and access to safe shelters remain a priority of local responders, Texas officials, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the entire federal family.More than 230 shelters are currently open across the affected and surrounding areas. Download the FEMA mobile app (available in English and Spanish) to register for assistance, and for directions to open shelters, a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. The app also...
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 31, 2017 FEMA  Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 31, 2017 Significant Activity – August 30 – 31 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Harvey Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Depression Harvey; Tropical Storm Irma; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Lidia Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe thunderstorms possible – Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys to Southeast Flash flooding possible – Lower Mississippi and Ohio valleys...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, August 30, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, August 30, 2017Significant Activity – August 29 – 30Significant Events: Tropical Storm HarveyTropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Harvey; Disturbance 1 – High (near 100%) Eastern Pacific – Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen-E – High (near 100%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe thunderstorms possible – Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeast Flash flooding possible –Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys and Southeast Elevated...
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 29, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Significant Activity – August 28-29 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Harvey Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Harvey; Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten – Medium (40%); Disturbance 1 – High (90%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (90%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe thunderstorms possible – Lower Mississippi Valley Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi...
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Transitional Shelter Assistance

FEMA may provide Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) to applicants who are unable to return to their pre-disaster primary residence because their home is either unihabitaable or inaccessible due to a Presidentially-declared disaster. TSA is intended to reduce the number of disaster survivors in congregate shelters by transitioning survivors into short-term accomodations through direct payments to lodging providers. TSA does not count toward an applicant’s maximum amount of assistance available under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP).TSA is funded under Section 403 of the Stafford Act and is subject to a state...
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Critical Needs Assistance

FEMA may provide financial assistance to individuals and households who, as a result of the disaster, have immediate or critical needs because they are displaced from their primary dwelling. Immediate or critical needs are life-saving and life-sustaining items including, but not limited to: water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items, and fuel for transportation. Critical Needs Assistance (CNA) is awarded under the Other Needs Assistance provision of the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) and is subject to a state cost share....
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FEMA Shares Hurricane Harvey Resources for Texas Survivors, Volunteers

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Tropical Storm Harvey Continues Impacts Across Texas: Let family, friends, and loved ones know you are safe

WASHINGTON - The top priority of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners is to support the state and local communities in Texas to protect the life and safety of those in impacted areas.Tropical Storm Harvey remains a dangerous, long duration storm. This storm is hundreds of miles wide and is creating dangerous storm surge, flooding, sustained winds and tornadoes.All those in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey should continue to follow the instructions of state, local, and tribal officials, including...
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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana Emergency Declaration

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