August 2, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 2, 2018 Significant Activity – Aug 1-2, 2018 Significant Events: Wildfires Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Hector; Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) ; Disturbance 2 – High (80%) •  Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Strong to severe thunderstorms – Mid-Atlantic, southern New England, and the Northern Rockies•  Heavy rainfall and flash flooding possible...
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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available to Flood-Affected Workers

OIG Hotline Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: daniel.green2
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Jim Wells County Added to Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas — Residents of Jim Wells County who suffered damage from the severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 19 - July 13, 2018 might now be eligible for programs that address certain needs. After conducting Preliminary Damage Assessments in the county, FEMA amended the Major Disaster Declaration of July 6 to include Jim Wells County for its Individuals and Households Program.  FEMA encourages survivors of the flooding to self-assess their situation. For homeowners and renters, first determine if your home is safe, sanitary and functional. If your dwelling fails...
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August 1, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for August 1, 2018 Significant Activity for July 31 - August 1, 2018 Significant Events: Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Hector; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) • Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast• Flooding possible for portions of the Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic• Elevated/Critical...
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Rebuild With Flood-Resistant Materials

Disaster survivors from Hidalgo and Cameron counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes after the severe storms and floods of June 18-July 13, 2018, are urged to rebuild safer and stronger. Mitigation experts say this is an opportunity to rebuild by taking steps to use more flood-resistant building materials.  By using more flood-resistant materials, survivors can reduce the damage caused by future flood waters and make cleanup easier. Building materials are considered flood-resistant if they can withstand direct contact with flood waters for up to 72 hours without being significantly...
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FEMA Assistance: Myths vs Facts

MYTH: I have to wait for the inspector before I can throw things out and start cleaning out the mud or making repairs. FACT: No. Anything that absorbed water needs to be removed from the home as soon as possible. This includes wallboard and flooring materials where mold can grow. Be sure to take pictures of damage, keep all receipts and continue working on the home. MYTH: I can’t register with FEMA until my insurance claim has been completed. FACT: You can register with FEMA even if your claim is not completed. MYTH: Survivors can’t...
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July 31, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 31, 2018 Significant Activity for July 30-31, 2018 Significant Events: Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (60%); Disturbance 2 – Low (near 0%) • Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Elevated/Critical Fire Weather – WA & OR• Isolated Dry Thunderstorms possible – ID, OR, & NV• Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains...
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July 30, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 30, 2018 Significant Activity – July 27-30 Significant Events: Wildfires Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) • Central Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Southern High Plains and from ARKLATEX region to the Upper Ohio Valley• Flash flooding possible – ARKLATEX region and coastal...
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July 29, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 29, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 29, 2018 Significant Activity – July 28-29 Significant Events: Carr Fire, CA Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Gilma; Disturbance 1 – Medium (50%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 (remnants of former Depression Nine-E) – Low (near 0%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains Flash flooding possible – Central and Southern Plains; Middle...
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July 28, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 28, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 28, 2018 Significant Activity – July 27-28 Significant Events: Carr Fire, CA Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Gilma; Disturbance 1 – Low (30%) Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 (remnants of former Depression Nine-E) – Low (near 0%) Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains Flash flooding possible – Central and Southern Plains Critical...
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Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips from Local Home Improvement Stores

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors from Hidalgo and Cameron counties who are rebuilding and repairing their homes after the severe storms and floods of June 18-July 13, 2018, can visit Lowe’s or Home Depot stores to get free hazard mitigation consultations from FEMA mitigation representatives. Mitigation advisors will be on-hand to answer questions about rebuilding and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage. Topics include flood insurance and elevating of utilities. Most of the information provided is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. FEMA Mitigation Specialists will be available at these stores: CountyLocationsDatesHoursHidalgoLowe’s Store707...
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July 27, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 27, 2018 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 27, 2018 Significant Activity – July 26-27 Significant Events: Wildfire activity Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Gilma; Tropical Depression Nine-E; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%) Central Pacific – Tropical Depression Nine-E still in Eastern Pacific but will move into Central Pacific late today Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Central and Southern Plains; Mid-Atlantic Flash...
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FEMA Might Help with Storm-Related Vehicle Damage

AUSTIN, TX – If you have damage to a vehicle as a result of the severe storms and flooding of June 21- July 13, 2018, in Hidalgo and Cameron counties, auto insurance and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are the primary resources available to help you with your repairs or replacement.  First, file a claim with your insurance company if you have comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive policies usually pay for storm-related damage to a car. Federal disaster assistance may help fill the gaps for those whose coverage does not pay for...
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The Time to Buy Flood Insurance is Now

AUSTIN, Texas – The most common, and most expensive, natural disaster facing Americans is flooding. In the devastating hurricanes that have recently hit the nation, like Sandy and Harvey, it was water, not wind that caused the gravest havoc and loss of life. Flooding is by no means limited to floodplains. Twenty-five to 30 percent of flood claims paid are for properties outside high-risk flood areas, or Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). And as recently reported after the severe flooding in Houston after Hurricane Harvey struck, just 15 percent of the 1.6 million...
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How to Set Up an Online Disaster Assistance Account

AUSTIN, Texas – After you have registered with FEMA to receive assistance, you will need to provide important documents such as an insurance denial, insurance settlement letter, proof of ownership of damaged property and proof that the damaged property was your primary residence at the time of the disaster.  An easy way to do this is by setting up an account and uploading your documents from there. Applicants with online accounts can: Check the status of the application and inspection.Update personal information, such as current mailing address and phone numberSecurely view messages...
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Fact Sheet: Third-Party Written Consent

OIG Hotline Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: daniel.green2
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If FEMA Turned You Down, You Have a Right to Appeal

OIG Hotline Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: daniel.green2
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Ascension Parish School Board Receives $6M More in Disaster Aid

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Ascension Parish School Board will receive nearly $6.1 million for permanent school repairs following the August 2016 floods. The recently approved funding will help with campus-wide repair efforts at St. Amant High School.To date, FEMA has reimbursed Louisiana schools more than $185 million for disaster-related projects through its Public Assistance program to assist with recovery following the August 2016 floods. This includes more than $51.6 million for the Ascension Parish School Board.  FEMA has provided funding to Ascension Parish School Board for costs associated with remediating...
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July 26, 2018

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 26, 2018 Significant Activity - July 25-26, 2018 Significant Events: Wildfire activity Tropical Activity: •  Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Medium (60%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (50%)•  Central Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%)•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Severe Thunderstorms possible – Central/Southern Rockies and High Plains; Ohio Valley to lower Great Lakes•  Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding possible – Central/Southern Rockies and Northeast•  Elevated...
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$13 Million in Mitigation Grants Will Help Protect 68 Louisiana Properties

OIG Hotline Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: earl.armstrong
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