Disaster Recovery Centers in Two Counties Change Hours of Operation

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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Montgomery County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Montgomery County in the city of Magnolia will close permanently at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The center is at the following location:Friendship Center/Community Center31355 Friendship Dr.Magnolia, TX 77355Individuals 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 still haven’t done so, in the following ways: Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators...
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November 5, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 5, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 5, 2017 Significant Activity – Nov 4-5 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 - Low (40%) Eastern Pacific –No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe Weather – Ohio Valley Elevated fire weather – NM, TX, OK, KS, NE, CO & WY Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none observed;...
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November 4, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 4, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 4, 2017 Significant Activity – Nov 3-4 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 - Low (30%) Eastern Pacific –No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Elevated fire weather – NM, TX, OK, KS, NE, CO & WY Space Weather: Past 24 hours: none observed; next 24 hours: none predicted...
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2,000 FEMA Manufactured Housing Occupants “Back Home”

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2,000 FEMA Manufactured Housing Occupants “Back Home”

Flood Recovery Reaches Milestone BATON ROUGE, La. — More than 2,000 households have made strides in their recovery and moved out of FEMA Manufactured Housing Units to more permanent housing. About 4,500 eligible households were licensed into MHUs after the August 2016 floods.Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes account for a majority of households in MHUs. At this time, about 2,500 households are living in MHUs while they make repairs on their flood-damaged home or search for other permanent options.MHUs were provided as a last-resort temporary housing solution by FEMA at...
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Registration Deadline for Disaster Assistance Now November 30

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey now have until November 30, 2017, to register for federal assistance.The deadline was November 24, however, an additional six days now gives survivors more time through the Thanksgiving holiday.Federal assistance includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and repair or replacement of damaged homes for eligible individuals and families who have suffered losses as a result of the storm.Additionally, grants may be available to help with other expenses such as medical and dental care, child care, funeral and burial costs, replacing essential household...
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November 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 3, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for November 3, 2017 Significant Activity – Nov 2-3 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Heavy Snow – Northern Rockies, Northern Intermountain, Pacific Northwest, & California Elevated Fire Weather – NM & TX Space Weather: Past...
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 2, 2017 Significant Activity for November 1-2, 2017 Significant Events: •  Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy Snow – Northern Intermountain•  Elevated Fire Weather – NM, TX, & AZ•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: None    ○ ...
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Pasadena Convention Center Disaster Recovery Center to Close Early Thursday

AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena will close two hours early at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.It will resume regular hours Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.It offers 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 FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the state and other agencies are at the center to talk about assistance and to...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Fayette County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Fayette County in the city of La Grange, will close permanently at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The center is at the following location:Randolph Recreation Center 653 East Pearl St.La Grange TX 78945Opened: Sept. 4, 2017Individuals 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 still haven’t done so, in the following ways:Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video...
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About $15 Million Continues August 2016 Flood Recovery for Schools

Total $473 Million Has Reimbursed Louisiana Infrastructure Projects BATON ROUGE, La. — Approximately $15 million in recent federal disaster funding reimburses local schools affected by the August 2016 floods for repairs, replacing buses and temporary classrooms.                                                                                  Students and schools in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes benefit from the following projects reimbursed by FEMA:The Baker School System has been approved for about $1 million for temporary classroom facilities at Baker Heights Elementary School. The facilities accommodate students at Baker Heights as well as those displaced from Bakersfield Elementary.The East Baton Rouge Parish...
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Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Brazoria County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in the city of Oyster Creek will close permanently at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.The center is at the following location:Brazoria County Facility Warehouse1620 FM 523 RoadOyster Creek, TX 77541Individuals 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 still haven’t done so, in the following...
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Significant Activity for October 31 to November 1, 2017 Significant Events: •  Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy Snow – Northern Rockies•  Elevated/Critical Fire weather – WY, NE & CO•  Space Weather:  ...
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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Brazoria County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Brazoria County, in the city of Angleton.A DRC offers 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...
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Stay in Touch with FEMA to Ensure a Timely Home Inspection

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Certain Non-Profit Organizations May Qualify for FEMA Disaster Assistance

Austin, Texas – Nonprofit organizations that experienced damage or losses from Hurricane Harvey may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance to help them get back to the business of helping others.The FEMA Public Assistance program may reimburse for eligible expenses incurred before, during and after Hurricane Harvey on a cost-share basis.Federal cost-share for all categories of Public Assistance (PA) is 90 percent of total eligible costs, except for assistance previously approved at 100 percent.Only certain nonprofit organizations (PNPs) are eligible. If they provide critical services, such as education, utility,...
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Significant Activity for October 30-31, 2017 Significant Events: •  Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria•  Severe Weather – Northeast – Final Tropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)•  Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours •  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •  Heavy Snow – Northern Rockies•  Space Weather:   ○  Past 24 hours: None observed   ○  Next 24...
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Hotel Stays Extended to Nov. 27 for Eligible Harvey Survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended to Nov. 27. However, there is a mid-term eligibility review on Nov. 7 where survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call, email, and/or text message advising them if they have continued eligibility for assistance through a TSA participating hotel. Hurricane Harvey survivors who recently applied for assistance...
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October 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 30, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for October 30, 2017 Significant Activity – Oct 28-30 Significant Events: Response and Recovery – Tropical Cyclones Harvey, Irma, and Maria Severe Weather – Northeast – Final Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (20%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash Flooding Possible – New England High Wind Warnings - ME Space Weather: Past 24 hours: None...
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