Monday, August 29, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, August 29, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Hurricane Gaston; Tropical Depression Eight, Tropical Depression Nine • Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Lester; Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) • Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Madeline • Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Isolated, severe thunderstorms – Upper Mississippi Valley to upper Great Lakes • Flash flooding – NM, CO, TX, OK, LA, FL, WI, MI • Rain and thunderstorms – Southwest, Rockies, Central and Southern...
Continue reading
289 Hits

Take Extra Care with Hazardous Waste

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you are cleaning out your home and removing flood-damaged materials, be aware of potentially hazardous wastes and dispose of them properly.Hazardous waste should always be separated from non-hazardous materials. Types of hazardous waste includes:Cleaning products such as bleach, ammonia, and polishesPesticides and repellantsAutomotive fluidsPaints, varnishes, and solventsBatteries, fluorescent lightbulbs, and items containing mercuryFire starters, accelerants, and other flammable itemsMaterials contaminated with flammable products should be separated from all other waste and stored in a well-ventilated area. If stored outdoors, flammable materials should be placed in a...
Continue reading
301 Hits

Get Local Permits Before You Rebuild; Repair Safer & Stronger

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you have property affected by the recent severe storms and flooding in Louisiana, you’re encouraged to get the necessary permits before starting new construction or repairs.“The first step for any property owners in Louisiana who have damage to their homes or businesses should be to check with your local building official,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gerard M. Stolar. “That official can work with you or your contractor to ensure any permits are properly filed and necessary inspections are carried out.”Permits may be required for repairs to...
Continue reading
306 Hits

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Lafayette Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Sunday, August 28, in Lafayette Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Lafayette ParishLocation:  Lafayette Court (at University and Lee)                  301 West University Avenue                  Lafayette, LA 70506Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To...
Continue reading
267 Hits

Sunday, August 28, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, August 28, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, August 28, 2016 Significant Activity - August 27-28 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Gaston; Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near 0%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Lester; Disturbance 1 – Low (10%); Disturbance 2 – Low (near 0%) •Central Pacific – Tropical Storm Madeline; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding – TX, NM,...
Continue reading
297 Hits

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in East Baton Rouge Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center is opening Monday, August 29, in East Baton Rouge Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:East Baton Rouge Parish Location:Baker Council on Aging3334 Jefferson StreetBaker, LA 70714Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting fema.gov/disaster-recovery- centers, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app.To...
Continue reading
275 Hits

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Pointe Coupee Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A mobile disaster recovery center is opening today, Saturday, August 27, in Pointe Coupee Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The mobile disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Pointe Coupee ParishLocation:  False River Parking Lot                  1200 Major Parkway                  New Roads, LA 70760Hours:      8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Sunday)Survivors may locate other centers near them by visiting FEMA.gov/DRC, calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the...
Continue reading
266 Hits

Saturday, August 27, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 27, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, August 27, 2016 Significant Activity - August 26-27 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Storm Gaston; Disturbance 1 – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%); Disturbance 3 – Low (30%) •Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Lester; Tropical Storm Madeline; Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Central Pacific –  No tropical cyclones are expected through Monday morning •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash flooding – TX, LA, IL, MI,...
Continue reading
304 Hits

A Q&A with Chris Smith, Director of Individual Assistance

We’re here on the ground in Baton Rouge supporting those who have been impacted by the historic flooding here in Louisiana. We have been here since before the flooding began and we are doing as much as we can to help them get back on their feet and on the road to recovery. Chris Smith, who runs our Individual Assistance program, is also here making sure we are doing everything we can for the survivors. We have been getting a lot of questions about how to register with FEMA, how...
Continue reading
299 Hits

Behind the Scenes at the Democratic National Convention

A photo taken during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. All eyes were on Philly for the Democratic National Convention. Very few eyes were on the work being done behind the scenes by local, state, and federal agencies to prepare for a possible emergency.  And that’s exactly how it should be. As speeches and performances happened on stages, representatives from FEMA Region III, the Secret Service, Philadelphia police and fire departments, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, the FBI, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Office of Emergency Management, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Parks Service, and many more worked...
Continue reading
280 Hits

What You Didn’t See During the RNC in the CLE

In the months leading up to the Republican National Convention, many people were concerned about the potential for violent demonstrations, protests or other types of emergencies overwhelming the Rock and Roll Capital of the World.    What you may not have known was that FEMA Region V staff, and personnel from across all levels of government, spent more than a year preparing to ensure the only rocking and rolling during convention week in Cleveland were old-time classic songs. With approximately 3,000 Department of Homeland Security employees on hand, along with...
Continue reading
1056 Hits

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Livingston Parish for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open on Saturday, August 27, in Livingston Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.The disaster recovery center is operating at the following address and hours:Livingston ParishLocation:North Park Recreation Center (at the corner of Lockhart)30372 Eden Church RoadDenham Springs, LA 70726Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Survivors may locate other centers near them at fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.To register with FEMA, go online to...
Continue reading
261 Hits

Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4278)

Was this page useful? YesNo Would you like to leave additional feedback? Submit Original linkOriginal author: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Continue reading
302 Hits

Louisiana renters with flood damage may be eligible for federal help

Baton Rouge, La. – Louisiana renters who experienced losses due to the severe storms and flooding beginning on Aug. 11, 2016, may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from FEMA and the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA). Renters may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with such disaster-related expenses as: Renting a new place to live when the renter’s previous home was lost due to the disaster.Disaster related medical and dental expenses.Replacement or repair of necessary personal property lost or damaged in the disaster, such as appliances and...
Continue reading
308 Hits

Friday, August 26, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, August 26, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, August 26, 2016 Significant Activity - August 25-26 Significant Events: •Gulf Coast Flooding - FINAL Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical Storm Gaston; Disturbance 1 (Invest 99L) – Low (20%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester; Disturbance 1 (Invest 98E) – High (80%) •Central Pacific – Disturbance 2 – Low (near 0%) •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Central Plains •Flash flooding – Central...
Continue reading
337 Hits

Disaster Recovery Centers Open in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston and St. Landry Parishes

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Thursday, Aug. 25, in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston and St. Landry parishes to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday until further notice.The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:St. Louis King of France Catholic Church2121 N. Sherwood Forest Dr.Baton Rouge, La. 70815Early Learning Center Gym9414 Plank Rd.Clinton, La. 70772Word Ministries1960 W. Laurel Ave.Eunice, La. 70535There also are two mobile disaster recovery centers:St. Joseph Catholic Church15710 Highway 16French Settlement,...
Continue reading
230 Hits

Flood Insurance Workshop for residents to be hosted by FEMA and City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA.— The City of New Orleans and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are set to host a flood insurance workshop for the public in September. Residents and other property owners are encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of how recent flood map changes will affect their flood insurance. The Sept.15 workshop is free, but seating is limited, so attendees must register in advance. For more information and to register, visit www.OrleansParishFloodWorkshop.eventbrite.com.The proposed Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Orleans Parish are finalized and will become the...
Continue reading
245 Hits

Louisiana, FEMA Provide Manufactured Housing Units to Some Survivors

US flag signifying that this is a United States Federal Government website Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: daniel.kuhns
Continue reading
265 Hits

Thursday, August 25, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 25, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, August 25, 2016 Significant Events: •Severe Weather and Tornadoes in ID and OH •Gulf Coast Flooding  Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Hurricane Gaston; Disturbance 1 (Invest 99L) – Medium (50%) •Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Lester; Disturbance 1 (Invest 98E) – Medium (50%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones are expected through Friday evening •Western Pacific – No significant activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Severe thunderstorms – Southern/Central Plains to Middle Mississippi Valley & Ohio Valley...
Continue reading
296 Hits

Louisiana Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Baton Rouge, La. — As Louisianans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by August floods, FEMA and local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information at area Home Depots from  Aug. 25 through Sept. 10. They will be available to answer questions and offer home improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared for do-it-yourself work and...
Continue reading
265 Hits

Latest Videos

View all videos