President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Louisiana to supplement state, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Tropical Storm Harvey beginning on August 27, 2017 and continuing.The President's action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency...
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Monday, August 28, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, August 28, 2017 FEMA  Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, August 28, 2017 Significant Activity – August 27-28 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Harvey Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Harvey; Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten – High (90%); Disturbance 1 – High (70%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (80%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe thunderstorms possible – TX & LA  Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi...
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August 27, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 27, 2017 Significant Events: Tropical Weather Threat – Gulf Coast Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Harvey; Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 2 – Low (20%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (80%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Severe Thunderstorms possible – TX & LA  • Flash Flooding possible – TX & LA• Space weather:    o Past 24 hours: None   o Next 24 hours: None Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity:...
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Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall in Texas: Remains a significant disaster as rain and dangerous storm surge continue

WASHINGTON – Late Friday, Hurricane Harvey intensified to a major Category 4 hurricane just before making landfall near Rockport, Texas and remains a dangerous storm.“The priorities right now are supporting states with: search and rescue, mass care, disaster medical services, temporary power, and life sustaining commodities” says FEMA Administrator Brock Long.  “Those in the path of the storm need to prepare for significant, ongoing impacts and disruptions to daily activities.”Friday, President Donald J. Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of Texas, making federal funding available for emergency work...
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August 26, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 26, 2017 Significant Events: Tropical Weather Threat – Gulf Coast Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Hurricane Harvey; Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%) • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (40%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Severe Thunderstorms possible – TX, KS, NE, SD, ND & IA• Flash Flooding and River Flooding ongoing – TX & FL• Flash Flooding possible –  FL• Space weather: o Past 24 hours: Noneo Next 24 hours: None Earthquake Activity: No significant activity...
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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas

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 TexasAssistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable.  Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters.  Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements.  (Source: FEMA funded...
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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Texas

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state  and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey from August 23, 2017 and continuing. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Bee, Goliad, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, and Refugio counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the...
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August 25, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 25, 2017 Significant Events: Tropical Weather Threat – Gulf Coast Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Cyclone Harvey; 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:  • Severe Thunderstorms possible – TX & SD• Flash Flooding possible – TX & FL• Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of ID• Isolated Dry Thunderstorms increasing fire weather threat for portions of ID, WY and MT• Space weather:...
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FEMA Encourages Residents to Follow Directions from State, Local, and Tribal Officials and Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Harvey heads toward Texas and Louisiana, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remains in close coordination with state, local and tribal officials, and is encouraging residents and visitors in the storm’s path to follow directions from those officials.FEMA, through its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., regional office in Denton, Texas, and liaisons at the National Hurricane Center in Florida, is monitoring the track of the storm, and anticipated changes to its severity.According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey brings the potential for prolonged heavy rains, flooding...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 24, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 24, 2017 Significant Activity – August 23-24 Significant Events: Tropical Weather Threat – Gulf Coast Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Harvey; Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) 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 – Southwest, Southern Plains, Southeast & Mid-Atlantic Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of WA,...
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Significant Activity – August 22-23 Significant Events: Tropical Weather Threat – Gulf Coast Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – High (near 100%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Kenneth Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of MT Isolated to...
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FEMA Obligates an Additional $5 Million for Flood Recovery

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: felicia.jordan
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 22, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Significant Activity – August 21-22 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – High (90%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Kenneth Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe Thunderstorms possible – Tennessee Valley to the Northeast Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley to the Northeast Isolated Dry Thunderstorms...
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August 21, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 21, 2017 Significant Events: Solar Eclipse Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – High (80%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near 0%)• Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Kenneth• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Severe thunderstorms possible – Missouri Valley into the Middle/Upper Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes • Flash Flooding possible – Portions of the Southern Plains and Upper/Middle Mississippi valleys• Elevated Fire Weather – None• Space weather:    o Past 24 hours:...
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August 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 20, 2017 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%); Disturbance 3 – Low (10%)• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Kenneth• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash Flooding possible – Portions of CA, Southwest, and Middle Mississippi Valley • Elevated Fire Weather – ID and WY • Space weather:    o Past 24 hours: Minor G1   o Next 24 hours: Minor G1 Earthquake Activity: No significant...
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 19, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 19, 2017 Significant Activity – August 18-19 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Harvey; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Kenneth Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe Thunderstorms possible – Central Plains Flash Flooding possible – Southwest Elevated Fire Weather – CA; OR; ID; MT; WY; ND; SD...
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Friday, August 18, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, August 18, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, August 18, 2017 Significant Activity – August 17-18 Significant Events: No significant activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Post-Tropical Cyclone Gert (FINAL); Tropical Storm Harvey; Disturbance 1 – High (70%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – High (90%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe Thunderstorms – Mid-Atlantic Flash Flooding possible – Central/Southern Plains, Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast...
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Tuesday, August 17, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 17, 2017 Significant Events: No significant activity   Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Hurricane Gert; Disturbance 1 – High (80%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near  0%); •  Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%) •  Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%) •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •  Severe Thunderstorms possible – Central/Southern High Plains, Ohio Valley to Great Lakes •  Space weather: o Past 24 hours: Minor G1 o...
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NFIP Policyholders Have Two Weeks to Submit Proof of Loss Forms

OIG Hotline to report waste and abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: felicia.jordan
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Tuesday, August 16, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, August 16, 2017   Significant Events: No significant activity   Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Hurricane Gert; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near 0%); •  Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •  Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (60%) •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms/flash flooding – Mississippi River Valley and Great Lakes •  Space weather: o Past 24 hours: None o Next...
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