NFIP New and Future Policyholders Have Multiple Ways to Stay Informed

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FEMA’s Public Assistance Program Obligates $10 Million to Area Schools

BATON ROUGE, La. — Four schools in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes have an additional $10 million to recover and rebuild following the August floods.FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program awarded more than $3.3 million to the East Baton Rouge School Board for remediation at Park Forest Middle School and Park Forest Elementary School. To assist with recovery efforts, the Ascension Parish School Board will receive $3.5 million for St. Amant High School. About $2.8 million will help the Central Community School System pay for permanent repairs to Tanglewood Elementary School. FEMA...
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Crisis Counseling Still Available for Flood Survivors of All Ages

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana schools will soon close for summer and the elimination of a normal routine may increase the need for crisis counseling for both adult and child survivors of the August floods.  Free disaster crisis counseling is available through Louisiana Spirit, a program administered by the state and funded by a FEMA grant.  If you wish to speak with the counselors call 866-310-7977.Children should keep a routine and positive focus in the recovery process of disasters. Both are recommended by a number of children-focused organizations working on the...
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Louisiana Flood Survivors Rebuild with $2.4 Billion in NFIP Payments

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana policyholders have received nearly $2.4 billion in insurance payments from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help with repairs and to rebuild homes following the August flood. The average claim for this disaster was $87,426.Policyholders received advanced flood insurance payments of approximately $361 million. The average NFIP advance payment was $18,733 and dispersed in as few as five days to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts.The NFIP has received more than 29,500 claims for this disaster, of which 98 percent are closed. Policyholders affected by...
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, April 16, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, April 16, 2017 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms – Southern/Central Plains to the Middle/Upper Mississippi Valleys Freezing Rain Possible – Portions of the Northeast Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Northeast Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none observed Next 24 hours: none predicted Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: None Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+04-16-2017a.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code...
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Friday, April 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, April 14, 2017 FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+04-14-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code | Unsubscribe Subscribe to receive alerts during disasters in your state. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please contact subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com. This service is provided to you at no charge by FEMA. Privacy Policy | GovDelivery is providing this information on behalf of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and may not use the information for any other purposes. This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....
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Friday, April 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, April 14, 2017 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains • Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain • Rain and thunderstorms – Plains to Middle Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes; Southern/Central   Appalachians • Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to Northern Plains • Critical/Elevated Fire Weather areas  – AZ, NM, TX, OK, KS, CO & UT • Red Flag Warnings – NM, CO & KS • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: none observed o Next 24 hours: none predicted...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, April 13, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, April 13, 2017. Significant Events: None Significant Weather: • Marginal Risk for Severe Thunderstorms – Southern Plains • Flash flooding possible – Southern to Central Plains • Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain and Northern Rockies • Elevated Fire Weather conditions – NV, AZ, NM, UT & CO • Red Flag warnings – WY & CO • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: none observed o Next 24 hours: none predicted   Tropical Activity: No activity...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, April 12, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains •Flash flooding possible – west TX •Space Weather: oPast 24 hours: none observed oNext 24 hours: none predicted   Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: •Amendment No. 1 to FEMA-4307-DR-NV •Amendment No. 1 to FEMA-4303-DR-NV   FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+04-12-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code | Unsubscribe Subscribe...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, April 11, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Significant Events: None Significant Weather: • Flash flooding possible – south TX • Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Southeast and Northeast; Central Plains • Elevated Fire Weather – Southwest and Mid-Atlantic • Space Weather:    o Past 24 hours: none observed    o Next 24 hours: none predicted Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: No activity   FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+04-11-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change...
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Monday, April 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, April 10, 2017 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley & Middle Mississippi Valley to Great   Lakes • Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley • Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain • Freezing rain possible – northern Michigan • Elevated Fire Weather – KY, OH, WV & VA • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: none observed o Next 24 hours: none predicted Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests  ...
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Disaster Recovery Funding Tops $3 Billion

BATON ROUGE, La. — Federal help for Louisiana flood survivors now tops $3 billion eight months after the Aug. 14 disaster declaration. This disaster recovery assistance has been disbursed or obligated by FEMA, so far, to eligible Louisianans and public entities through the Individuals and Household Program (IHP) and the Public Assistance Program (PA). Funding was also issued through U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.More than 73,000 Louisiana families received FEMA help through the IHP. The program provides housing assistance, including rental assistance, home repairs and other eligible disaster-related needs. More...
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, April 9, 2017 Significant Activity for April 8-9 Significant Events: NoneSignificant Weather: •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley•  Heavy snow possible – Northern Plains•  Freezing rain – Northern Plains•  Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – AZ to NE, and FL•  Red Flag Warning – NM, TX, CO, KS, NE, and FL•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: Minor, G1 Geomagnetic storms occurred   ○  Next 24 hours: Minor, G1 Geomagnetic storms expectedTropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interestsEarthquake Activity: No significant activityDeclaration Activity:...
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, April 8, 2017 Significant Activity – Apr 7-8 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •  Heavy snow possible – Portions of the Bitterroots in ID and the Rockies in WY•  Red Flag Warning – AZ, NM, and FL•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: none observed   ○  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+04-08-2017.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip Code | Unsubscribe Subscribe to...
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Friday, April 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, April 7, 2017 Significant Activity – Apr 6-7 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: •  Heavy snow possible – Northern CA and Sierras; portions of Northern Intermountain and Northern Rockies•  Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to Northern Plains and Central Great Basin; Southern Appalachians to Great Lakes and Northeast•  Rain and thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest to central CA and Central Great Basin•  Critical/Elevated Fire Weather –  AZ, CO, FL, NE, NM, TX, SD, and WY •  Red Flag Warning – FL, NE, NM, SD, and...
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Registration Deadline for Tornado Survivors is in One Week

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana survivors of February’s tornadoes have one week left to register with FEMA for disaster recovery assistance.The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 12, 2017.Survivors may register with FEMA by going online with any computer, smartphone or tablet to DisasterAssistance.gov, calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 (10a.m. - 7 p.m.), or downloading the FEMA mobile app. Survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register.FEMA assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants for...
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April 5, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for April 5, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, Wednesday, April 5, 2017   Significant Events: Severe Weather – Southern Plains to Southeast   Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms & Flash flooding possible – Southeast to Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic Heavy snow possible – MI Space Weather: Past 24 hours: Minor – Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level occurred Next 24 hours: None predicted Tropical Activity:  Western Pacific - Invest 93P: High chance of development Earthquake Activity: No significant activity Declaration Activity: Major Disaster Declaration Request - Resighini Rancheria Tribe...
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Preliminary Flood Map for Newton County, Texas, Ready for Public View

DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood maps for Newton County are ready for review.Residents are encouraged to examine these maps to decide whether they need to buy flood insurance. Additionally, residents and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.A team consisting of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state and local officials cooperated to produce them.“We’ve worked with our state and local partners to bring this critical information to the area. We hope that everyone reviews the maps to understand the flood risks involved,” said FEMA Region 6...
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SPRING BRANCH RESIDENTS CAN NOW PURCHASE FLOOD INSURANCE

DENTON, Texas –Spring Branch, Texas, located in Comal County, is now a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and that means those living and working in the town can purchase flood insurance.Homes or businesses do not have to be in a designated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) to experience flooding. Anyone can be financially vulnerable to floods. In fact, people outside of high-risk areas file more than 20 percent of NFIP claims and receive one-third of disaster assistance payments for flooding.Since joining NFIP on Mar. 21, 2017, the...
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SAN ELIZARIO RESIDENTS CAN NOW PURCHASE FLOOD INSURANCE

DENTON, Texas –The city of San Elizario, Texas, located in El Paso County, is now a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and that means residents can purchase flood insurance.Homes or businesses do not have to be in a designated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) to experience flooding. Anyone can be financially vulnerable to floods. In fact, people outside of high-risk areas file more than 20 percent of NFIP claims and receive one-third of disaster assistance payments for flooding.Since joining NFIP on Feb. 27, 2017, the city of...
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