Federal Help, Other Resources Remain To Assist Survivors with Unmet Needs, Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster assistance application deadline has passed but FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) remain in Louisiana to guide you through recovery.Visit a Louisiana Disaster Recovery Center to speak with recovery specialists who can identify sources of help for unmet needs, help appeal your determination letter and assist with SBA disaster loans. Locate your closest center by going online to fema.gov/drc or calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service, call 800-621-3362.FEMA can...
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Friday, November 25, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 25, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 25, 2016   Significant Events: Water Contamination Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Otto • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Sunday morning • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: • Heavy Snow – Pacific Northwest, Northern Intermountain, northern California, and the Northeast • Rain and Snow – Pacific Northwest, Northern Intermountain, Northern Rockies,...
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 24, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 24, 2016   Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Hurricane Otto (CAT 2) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Saturday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Pacific Northwest, Northern Intermountain, and northern California Freezing Rain – NY Snow – Central Rockies, Central/Northern Plains, and Upper/Middle Mississippi Valleys Rain and Snow...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 23, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 23, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Nov 22-23 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Otto Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Friday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – portions of WA, ID & Great Lakes Freezing Rain – portions of the Great Lakes & Northeast Snow – Northern/Central Rockies,...
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100 Days Later: Signs of Recovery Multiplying as Work Continues

BATON ROUGE, La. – One hundred days have passed since torrential rains caused historic flooding in Louisiana. The August storms dumped an estimated seven trillion gallons of rainwater across southern Louisiana—more than four times the amount of water contained in Lake Pontchartrain.Even before the floodwaters subsided, members of federal, state, and voluntary agencies quickly responded to provide disaster assistance. Signs of recovery are increasingly visible as disaster assistance funds and other forms of relief continue to reach survivors.Assistance to IndividualsMore than 153,000 individuals and families registered for FEMA disaster assistance.Disaster Survivor...
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 22, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 22, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Nov 21-22 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Storm Otto Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Wednesday evening Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – portions of CA & OR, WA, Upper Mississippi Valley Freezing Rain – Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley & portions of the...
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Monday, November 21, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 21, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 21, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 20-21 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Depression 16 Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday evening Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Heavy Snow –Great Lakes, portions of CO & WY Freezing Rain – Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley Snow – Central Appalachians to Great Lakes &...
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 20, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 20, 2016 attached Significant Activity – Nov 19-20 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Medium (50%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Central California, Lower Great Lakes Snow – Great Lakes to Central Appalachians and Northeast Rain and Snow...
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, November 19, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (near 0%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Monday morning •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: •Heavy Snow – Northern California •Snow – Northern Rockies & Great Lakes •Rain and Snow – Northern Intermountain to the Sierras, Southern Appalachians and Ohio Valley to interior New England •Rain – Pacific Northwest, northern California...
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Friday, November 18, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 18, 2016   Significant Events: •Southeast Wildfires Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (20%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Sunday morning •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: •Heavy snow possible – Northern California, Northern/Central Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley •Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain •Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains, Tennessee Valley up to the Great Lakes •Rain – Pacific Northwest,...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 17, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 17, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 16 -17 Significant Events: Southeast Wildfires Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (20%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Saturday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Snow – Northern Intermountain, Central Great Basin, Northern/Central Rockies, Northern/Central Plains, and Upper Mississippi Valley Heavy snow possible – Central/Northern...
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New Flood Maps Become Final in Willacy County, Texas

DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps become effective in Willacy County on April 5, 2017.  The maps include the cities of Lyford, Raymondville and San Perlita, and unincorporated areas of Willacy County. Residents are encouraged to examine them so they can determine their need to buy flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the effects of flooding. Anyone without flood insurance runs the risk of uninsured losses to their homes, personal property and businesses....
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FEMA Brings Federal Partners in for Long-Term Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — The floods that forced so many Louisianans from their homes this year have receded, along with the immediate threats to health and safety. The focus is now beginning to turn toward the long-term recovery.Louisianans are rebuilding and repairing their homes, businesses, roads, bridges and schools. And they are supported by specialists from several federal agencies, all working to help build stronger and safer communities better prepared to face disasters.The agencies involved, led by FEMA, are working to:Get farms and businesses back up and running;Build stronger levees, roads...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Nov 15 -16 Significant Events: Wildfires -  North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (30%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Friday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Snow – Northern Intermountain, Northern Rockies and Central Great Basin Heavy snow...
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Recovery Includes a Plan for Long-Term Housing

BATON ROUGE, La — For Louisiana flood survivors, recovery may include short-term FEMA assistance. Keep in mind that FEMA’s housing assistance comes with periodic checks on the need for continued help—and housing plans. Recovery is about planning.Applicants may qualify for continued assistance if they demonstrate their need and develop a longer-term or permanent housing plan or demonstrate progress in one. A contractor’s estimate on repairs or a report on repairs can point to progress. Applicants need to keep rental receipts, canceled checks or money orders showing proper use of previous rental...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 14 -15 Significant Events: Wildfires- North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours; Tropical Depression Tina - Dissipated Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Thursday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest; Lower Mississippi Valley/Southeast; New England...
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Crisis Counseling Can Help Louisianans Cope with Disaster-Related Distress

BATON ROUGE, La. — Recovery efforts in Louisiana continue following the historic August floods, and many survivors are still coping with the immediate effects of the disaster. While obvious problems such as home repair preoccupy some Louisianans, there is a quieter, more ominous issue that may threaten flood survivors.Disaster-related distress is a silent, serious threat to any individual affected by a major disaster. It can manifest in the form of depression, anxiety or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the National Center for PTSD, more than 50 percent of those...
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Monday, November 14, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 14, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 14, 2016 link attached Significant Events: •M7.8 – New Zealand •Wildfires North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours; Disturbance (5-Day outlook) •Eastern Pacific – TS Tina •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Wednesday evening •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: None Declaration Activity: •FMAG approved for Pinnacle Mountain Fire, Pickens County, SC •FMAG approved...
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 13, 2016 FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 11-13-2016.pdf   Significant Events: •M7.8 – New Zealand •Wildfires North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours; Disturbance (5-Day outlook) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1- Low (0%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Monday evening •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: •Red Flags Warnings/Critical Fire Weather areas – None •Space Weather – Past 24 hours: no space weather storms...
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, November 12, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, November 12, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 11 -12 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1- Low (10%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Monday morning Western Pacific – Tropical Depression 28W - FINAL Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains; Southeast Rain – Pacific Northwest/Northern Intermountain to northern CA Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to...
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