October 1, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 1, 2017   Significant Events: Response for Hurricane Maria   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Disturbance 1 • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible – Central Plains • Elevated Fire Weather – CA • Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observed o Next 24 hours: None predicted   Earthquake Activity: None   Declaration...
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Partnerships and Progress: People Helping People

AUSTIN, Texas – More than one million hours of volunteer labor, millions in cash donations and countless charitable efforts form the backbone of recovery from Hurricane Harvey more than a month after the Category 4 storm struck Texas.To meet the immediate needs of survivors, volunteers from all over the country continue to muck and gut homes, provide emotional and spiritual care, repair and rebuild homes, and perform other much-needed disaster work. Hundreds of voluntary organizations, in coordination with the Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), have organized those efforts.The whole-community...
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Jefferson County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Jefferson County in the city of Hamshire.Disaster recovery centers 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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new...
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Three Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017: one in Chambers County in the city of Anahuac, one in San Jacinto County in the city of Coldspring and another in Aransas County in the city of Rockport.Disaster recovery centers 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...
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September 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 30, 2017 Significant Activity – Sep 29-30 Significant Events: Response for Hurricane Maria Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Maria; Post-Tropical Storm Lee; Disturbance 1; Disturbance 2• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Flash Flooding possible: FL• Space Weather: o Past 24 hours: None observedo Next 24 hours: None expected Earthquake Activity: None Declaration Activity: Amendment No. 2 to FEMA-3386-EM-SC FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+09-30-2017.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...
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Liberty and Galveston Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Dayton (Liberty County) and Friendswood (Galveston County).Disaster recovery centers 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 guidance in filing an application. The new...
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Free Repair, Rebuilding Advice at Ace Hardware Store in Houston

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas residents who experienced damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding can get free advice on rebuilding stronger, more disaster-resistant structures from hazard mitigation specialists at an Ace Hardware store in Houston.These experts will be in the store for six days starting Monday, Oct. 2, offering home-improvement suggestions and techniques to build disaster-resistant homes. Free reference booklets with information to protect a home from flood damage will be available.Residents may talk to hazard mitigation specialists at:Gateway Ace Hardware6860 Telephone Rd.Houston, TX 77061Monday, Oct. 2, through Saturday, Oct....
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Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Closed on Sundays Starting Oct. 1

AUSTIN, Texas – State of Texas/FEMA mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will be closed on Sundays starting Oct. 1, 2017.Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) 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 guidance in filing an application. Here are the current mobile...
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September 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for September 29, 2017 Significant Activity – Sep 28-29 Significant Events: Response for Hurricane Maria Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Maria; Hurricane Lee (CAT 1); Disturbance 1; Disturbance 2• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 5 days • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  • Space Weather: Past 24 hours: Strong – Geomagnetic storms reaching G3 have occurred; Next 24 hours: Minor – Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 expected Earthquake Activity: None Declaration Activity: • Major Disaster Declaration Request for South Carolina...
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Orange County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Orange County in the city of Orange.Disaster recovery centers 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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new...
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Changes at Several Disaster Recovery Centers in Three Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Four State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule beginning Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Centers are in Huntsville (Walker County), Sealy (Austin County), Vidor and Orange (Orange County).Disaster recovery centers 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...
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Help Remains After Disaster Recovery Centers Close in 3 Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – Three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Edna (Jackson County), Goliad (Goliad County) and Spring (Harris County) will close permanently Friday, Sept. 29. The centers are:Edna High School Stadium1303 West Gayle StreetEdna,TX  77957Closes 6 p.m.Goliad Memorial Auditorium925 S. State Hwy 183Goliad,TX 77963Closes 7 p.m.Trinity Lutheran Church5201 Spring Cypress RdSpring, TX 77379Closes 6 p.m. 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 haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at...
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Faith-based, Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations May Be Eligible for FEMA Disaster Grants

AUSTIN, Texas – Faith-based organizations, in addition to other community, volunteer, and nonprofit organizations in areas eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program as part of a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration may apply for FEMA grants to help them get back to the business of helping others.As part of its mission, FEMA provides grants to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and certain private nonprofits through its Public Assistance program.  Community, volunteer, faith-based, and private nonprofit organizations conducting critical and essential services of a governmental nature that...
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Historic Problems Drain Away for Evangeline Parish Hospital

Editor’s note: Across Louisiana, residents are rebuilding from damaging floods or taking steps to protect themselves against the next time disaster strikes. FEMA takes an occasional look at ways residents have built back to create a more resilient Louisiana.BATON ROUGE, La. — An Evangeline Parish hospital overwhelmed by historic flooding in the past stayed dry during 2016’s floods with the help of recent drainage enhancements.The Town of Mamou—which owns the 180-bed Savoy Medical Center—received a FEMA grant to better divert rainwater from the hospital’s business office. Flood-related issues caused by an...
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Disaster Recovery Center Location Changes in Polk County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Livingston (Polk County), will close permanently Wednesday, Sept. 27, but another will open nearby.The center is closing at the following location:Livingston Municipal Library707 N Tyler AvenueLivingston TX 773551 The new DRC will open Thursday, Sept. 28, at:Dunbar Gym Facility 1103 Dunbar StreetLivingston TX 773551 Hours: Monday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help,...
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Fact Sheet: Disaster Unemployment Assistance Extended to Oct. 31 for Hurricane Survivors

Hurricane Harvey survivors have access to Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in 39 counties included in the presidential disaster declaration, and the time to apply has been extended to Oct. 31, 2017. DUA is available to survivors who:Would not be eligible for normal unemployment benefits, such as self-employed persons and farm workers.Worked or were self-employed or scheduled to begin work or self-employment in the disaster area.Can no longer work or perform service due to physical damage or destruction to the place of employment as a direct result of Hurricane Harvey.Establish that the work...
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Nueces County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Nueces County in the city of Robstown.Disaster recovery centers 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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new...
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Fact Sheet: Need Continued Rental Assistance? Simply Take Two Important Steps

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Fact Sheet: FEMA Grants Should Only Be Used for Disaster-Related Expenses

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will open Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Harris County in Jacinto City.Disaster recovery centers 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 center to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The new center is...
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