September 8, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 8, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, September 8, 2018 Significant Activity – Sep 7 - 8 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Florence; Hurricane Olivia; Tropical Storm Mangkhut Tropical Activity:   •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Tropical Depression Nine; Tropical Storm Helene; Disturbance 1: Low (10%)  •  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Olivia (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: High (100%)  •  Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Norman   •  Western Pacific – Tropical Storm Mangkhut Significant Weather:   •  Flash flooding possible - Southern Plains; Lower Mississippi and...
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September 7, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 7, 2018 Significant Activity – Sep 6 - 7 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Gordon; Tropical Depression 26W Tropical Activity:   •  Atlantic – Topical Depression Gordon; Tropical Storm Florence; Disturbance 1: High (90%); Disturbance 2: Medium 50%  •  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Olivia (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: Medium (50%)  •  Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Norman (CAT 1)  •  Western Pacific – Tropical Storm Jebi 26W Significant Weather:   •  Flash flooding possible - Southern Plains; Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys; Middle Mississippi Valley to...
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After the Disaster Assistance Registration Deadline

The date for registering for federal disaster assistance has passed, but that doesn’t mean FEMA and its partners are done helping. There is still a lot of work to be done. Survivors still have resources they can rely on to continue rebuilding their homes and lives. The steps survivors take to stay on the road to recovery are very important.   Survivors can: Stay in Touch with FEMA — If you registered for disaster assistance following the severe storms and flooding, stay in touch with FEMA. The easiest way to update your application,...
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Survival of the littlest

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane Harvey showed how strong Texans can be. Thousands overcame the disaster through perseverance and the sheer will to survive, and perhaps none of them exemplify our fighting spirit more than Meg and Paty. Left behind when the Morrow family fled their Plum Grove farm, Meg and Paty had to do whatever they could to stay above steadily rising floodwaters, and they found ingenious ways to do it. “Meg [is] my little Nigerian dwarf goat. I’ve witnessed it 100 times [and] I have pictures and video proof that Meg, as...
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September 6, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 6, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 6, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 5 -6 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Gordon Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Depression Gordon; Hurricane Florence (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: High (90%); Disturbance 2: Medium (50%) Eastern Pacific –Hurricane Olivia (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: High (70%) Central Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 3) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains; Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys; Middle Mississippi Valley to Ohio Valley; Mid-Atlantic to...
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September 5, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 5, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 5, 2018 Significant Activity –Sep 4 -5 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Gordon Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Florence (CAT 2); Tropical Depression Gordon; Disturbance 1: High (90%); Disturbance 2: Low (30%) Eastern Pacific –Hurricane Olivia (CAT 3); Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) Central Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 1) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Middle Mississippi Valley; Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeast; Upper Great Lakes Elevated...
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Increased Cost of Compliance: What it means and Eligibility Criteria

AUSTIN, TX. – Insured survivors of the June 19 to July 13, 2018 severe storms and flooding may be eligible for extra flood insurance benefits from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). NFIP includes a provision called Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) for all eligible properties insured under the Standard Flood Insurance Policy. ICC can help with costs to rebuild, elevate, demolish or relocate structures damaged by the severe storms and floods. ICC also helps policyholders with the costs incurred if they are required by the community building department to meet rebuilding...
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Interim city manager passes disaster-recovery test

AUSTIN, Texas — Interim City Manager Fernando Quintanilla juggled many duties as Hurricane Harvey ripped through Aransas Pass, Texas, but perhaps the most difficult was keeping up morale among his team. About 30 city workers waited out Harvey in Aransas Pass so they could begin recovery efforts as soon as the storm passed. Quintanilla was one of 10 who initially holed up in the Municipal Court, but they were forced to evacuate and shelter in jail cells when Harvey showed its force. “In the courtroom, the ceiling started falling on us, and we...
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September 4, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 4, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 4, 2018 Significant Activity – Aug 31- Sep 4 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Gordon Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Tropical Storm Gordon; Disturbance 1: High (70%) Eastern Pacific –Hurricane Olivia (CAT 1); Disturbance 1: Low (30%) Central Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 1) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Middle/Upper Mississippi Valley; Central Gulf Coast Flash flooding possible – Central Plains to Great Lakes; Southern Plains to...
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September 3, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 3, 2018 Significant Activity – September 2-3 Significant Events: Tropical Storm Gordon Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Tropical Storm Gordon; Disturbance 1: Low (30%)•  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 3); Tropical Storm Olivia; Disturbance 1: Low (10%) •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 5 days•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Isolated severe thunderstorms expected across western/central North Dakota & portions of the Central Plains•  Heavy rain/flash flooding possible across west/southeast...
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September 2, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 2, 2018 Significant Activity – Sep 1-2 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical Storm Florence; Disturbance 1: High (80%)•  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 2); Tropical Storm Olivia; Disturbance 1: Low (30%) •  Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Miriam •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Elevated fire weather  - CA & OR•  Red Flag Warnings – CA & OR Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+09-02-2018.pdf This email was sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf...
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Saturday, September 1, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 1, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, September 1, 2018 Significant Activity - August 31 to September 1 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic - Tropical Storm Florence; Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific - Hurricane Norman (CAT 2); Tropical Depression Seventeen-E; Disturbance 1: Low (20%) Central Pacific - Hurricane Miriam (CAT 1) Western Pacific - No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible - Central Plains to Great Lakes Declaration Activity: Major Disaster Declaration approved - Havasupai Tribe Major Disaster...
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FEMA awards more than $81 million for Harris County property acquisition

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $81 million to the Harris County Flood Control District for the acquisition of 502 flood-prone homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Once the structures are removed, the land will be dedicated and maintained as open space to conserve natural floodplain functions.  Previously, the Harris County Flood Control District was awarded more than $77 million to acquire and remove 463 residential structures. These awards are part of a larger project to acquire and remove 985 flood-prone properties in Harris County....
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Friday, August 31, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, August 31, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, August 31, 2018 Significant Activity - August 30-31 Significant Events: Flooding – Wisconsin Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Potential Tropical Cyclone Six – High (90%); Disturbance 1: Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Norman (CAT 4); Disturbance 1: High (90%) •Central Pacific – Hurricane Miriam (CAT 1) •Western Pacific – Super Typhoon Jebi (25W) (CAT 5) Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains to Middle/Upper Mississippi valleys and Great Lakes •Flash flooding possible – Middle/Upper Mississippi...
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Corpus Christi Hooks pitch in for recovery

AUSTIN, Texas — When 20 members of the Corpus Christi Hooks front office staff showed up to help restore Doug Fitzgerald’s home two weeks after Hurricane Harvey, it reminded him of him of a different baseball team he used to watch growing up.  “I’m from Pittsburgh. … The Pirates’ slogan is ‘We are family,’ and that’s what it felt like,” said Fitzgerald, who works as an usher for the Houston Astros’ minor league affiliate in south Texas. “My wife cried when she saw all those people coming up to help us.” The...
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August 30, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 30, 2018 Significant Activity – Aug 29-30 Significant Events: Flooding - WI Tropical Activity:   •  Atlantic – Topical cyclone activity is not expected next 48 hours  •  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Norman; Disturbance 1: Low (20%)  •  Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Miriam   •  Western Pacific – Tropical Storm Jebi 25W Significant Weather:   •  Heavy rain with Flash flooding possible - Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley   •  Critical Fire Weather conditions - WY & CO  •  Elevated Fire Weather...
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Flood protections keep Texas Children’s Hospital running through Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas — The United States’ largest children’s hospital was fully prepared when record-breaking rainfall stemming from Hurricane Harvey caused historic, catastrophic flooding across southeast Texas last year. Texas Children’s Hospital kept its doors open and kept saving lives as Houston flooded during the five-day storm. The hospital’s main facility canceled elective and most outpatient services, but it never turned away any patients. The hospital was able to deliver uninterrupted inpatient care because of mitigation measures such as floodgates that prevented its main facility from flooding, even as 3-foot-high water rushed through streets...
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August 29, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 29, 2018 Significant Activity – Aug 28-29 Significant Events: Flooding - WI Tropical Activity:   •  Atlantic – Topical cyclone activity is not expected next 48 hours  •  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Miriam; Tropical Storm Norman; Disturbance 1: Low (near 40%)  •  Central Pacific – Tropical Depression Lane   •  Western Pacific – Tropical Storm Jebi 25W Significant Weather:   •  Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains, Middle/Upper Mississippi valleys to Great Lakes  •  Heavy rain with Flash flooding possible - Central Plains, Middle/Upper...
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Flood Aid Recipients: Get Insurance to Stay Eligible for Repeat Assistance

AUSTIN, TX – If disaster strikes once, it can strike again. Make sure you remain eligible for assistance from the federal government by buying and maintaining flood insurance. Some residents in high-risk areas must maintain flood coverage or risk missing out on future federal aid. If your community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program and your property is in a high-risk zone known as a Special Flood Hazard area (SFHA), you are required by law to purchase and maintain flood insurance if you have received federal disaster assistance for flood damage....
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Deadline to Register One Week Away and DRCs Closing, but Help Still Available

AUSTIN, TX– The deadline for registering for federal disaster assistance is one week away, and disaster recovery centers will be closing. But the assistance doesn’t stop when FEMA leaves. After the centers close, survivors whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms and flooding can still get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process or check the status of their claim the following ways: Or, visit fema.gov/mobile-app to download the app.Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and...
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