Thursday, December 15, 2016.

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, December 15, 2016. Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: • Rain – northern CA to Southwest; Southern Plains • Flash flooding possible – CA • Rain and snow – Pacific Northwest to Central Great Basin and Central Rockies; Mid-Atlantic • Freezing rain possible – portions of Pacific Northwest, Northern Intermountain, Sierras • Heavy snow possible – Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies; Great Lakes & northern NY • Snow – Northern Intermountain to Upper Mississippi Valley; Great Lakes to Central Appalachians and Northeast • Space Weather...
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FEMA Works to Mitigate Damage to Natural, Cultural Resources

BATON ROUGE, La. – Natural beauty, history and culture don’t immediately come to mind when people think of FEMA, but the agency’s disaster recovery efforts may affect natural and cultural resources.Following August’s unprecedented flooding in Louisiana, FEMA’s Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation has been working to ensure the state’s rich natural and cultural resources are taken into consideration as it recovers. EHP routinely evaluates impacts to historic structures, archaeological resources, wetlands, floodplains, threatened or endangered species, and air/water quality.FEMA EHP provides the technical expertise to ensure legal compliance and...
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More Than $2 Billion Helps Louisiana Flood Insurance Policyholders

BATON ROUGE, La. — The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has now paid Louisiana policyholders more than $2 billion following the August flood.Flood insurance payments have helped policyholders repair or rebuild disaster-damaged homes and businesses and replace contents. Some policyholders have also received additional payments to enhance their structure’s ability to withstand future storms and floods.NFIP policies—which average about $700 a year—provide flood coverage that is unavailable in federal disaster assistance and most insurance policies. Depending on the policy, homeowners may receive up to $250,000 for structural damage and $100,000 for...
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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close; FEMA Help Remains

BATON ROUGE, La. – The remaining Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the state of Louisiana and FEMA will close soon.While the DRCs were open, more than 92,000 people were able to get information and guidance in face-to-face meetings at 29 DRCs in 18 parishes with representatives from the state, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies and organizations.FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial help or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet the needs through other means.Many...
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Group Flood Insurance: How It Works

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, December 8, 2016 Significant Activity for Dec 7-8   Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Freezing Rain – northern California, Oregon, and Washington Heavy Snow – Washington, Oregon, and Great Lakes Rain and Snow – Pacific Northwest, Central Great Basin, and portions of the Southern Plains Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – Minor, Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level likely Earthquake Activity:  No significant activity affecting U.S. interests   Declaration Activity:  None   FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+12-08-2016.pdf Update Your E-mail Address |...
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Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Receives $1.4 Million from FEMA

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has been able to continue its feeding mission with the help of a nearly $1.4 million FEMA grant.The grant reimburses expenses to dispose of debris, clean and disinfect property and equipment and restore refrigeration and freezing at the Choctaw Drive distribution facility damaged in the August flooding event. It also provides the food bank with a temporary facility to support its essential community service.The nonprofit stores food at the distribution facility that faith-based and community groups then distribute to pantries, meal sites, homes, shelters and...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, December 7, 2016 FEMA  Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Significant Activity - Dec 6-7 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Freezing Rain – northern California and western Oregon/Washington Heavy Snow – northern California/Sierras and the Upper Great Lakes Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – Minor, Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level likely Earthquake Activity: No significant activity affecting U.S. interests Declaration Activity: None FEMA+Daily+Ops+Briefing+12-07-2016.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference | Update State and Zip...
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Significant Activity for Dec 5-6 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms – GA and FL Freezing Rain – Mid-Atlantic and Appalachians Heavy Snow – ND, MN and a portion of PA and NY Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests     Earthquake Activity:  No significant activity affecting U.S. interests   Declaration Activity:  None FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 12-06-2016.pdf Update Your E-mail Address | Change Delivery Preference...
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Monday, December 5, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, December 5, 2016 Significant Activity for Dec 2-5 Significant Events: None   Significant Weather: Flash Flooding possible – Southern Plains to the Tennessee Valley/Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast Severe Thunderstorms possible – Lower Mississippi Valley to Southeast Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Heavy Snow possible – Pacific Northwest, Northern Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. interests   Earthquake Activity:  No significant activity...
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, December 4, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, December 4, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Dec 3 – 4 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Southeast and Southern Appalachians Flash Flood Watch - all Hawaiian Islands Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Southeast Rain – Pacific Northwest to northern CA; Lower Mississippi Valley to Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain; Ohio Valley to Mid-Atlantic Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains, Central Great...
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, December 3, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, December 3, 2016 Significant Activity – Dec 2-3 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley Flash Flood Watch - all Hawaiian Islands Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley Rain – Pacific Northwest; Southwest to Middle Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley and Southeast Rain and snow – Southwest to Upper Mississippi Valley Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Rockies; Northern Plains; Great Lakes to Central Appalachians...
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Friday, December 2, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, December 2, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, December 2, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Dec 1-2 Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible – southeast TX Rain – Pacific Northwest, Southwest to Lower Mississippi Valley, southern FL Rain and snow – Great Lakes to Central Appalachians and Northeast Snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern/Central Rockies and Central Great Basin; Southwest to Southern/Central Plains Red Flag Warnings – CA Critical/Elevated Fire Weather areas – southern CA Space Weather – Past 24 hours –...
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Thursday, December 01, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, December 01, 2016 Significant Activity for Nov 30 - Dec 1   Significant Events: None Significant Weather: Rain and Thunderstorms – Southeastern U.S. Heavy Snow/freezing rain – Northern MN and ME Snow – Sierras, Rockies, Great Basin, Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley Rain and Snow – Great Lakes to Northeast Red Flag Warnings – none Space Weather – Past 24 hours – none; next 24 hours – none Tropical Activity: No activity affecting U.S. territories Earthquake Activity:  No significant activity Declaration Activity: None FEMA Daily...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Significant Activity for Nov 29-30 Significant Events: Severe weather – Region IV Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Friday morning •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: •Severe Thunderstorms – Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast •Flash Flooding – Southeast to Tennessee Valley & Southern Appalachians •Rain and Thunderstorms – Southeast to Ohio Valley, and...
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How to Help Children Cope with Holiday Stress After a Disaster

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Significant Activity for Nov 28-29 Significant Events: None  Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Thursday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms possible – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, to the Ohio and Tennessee valleys Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains, to the Southeastern U.S., Southern Appalachians and the Mid-Atlantic Heavy...
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Flood Statistics Prove Importance of Flood Insurance

BATON ROUGE, La. — Every home is vulnerable to flooding. Just an inch of water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.More than half of the dwellings damaged by Louisiana’s August floods were located in moderate- and low-risk areas.Floods can happen anywhere and anytime. A National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy protects valuable assets and helps pay for recovery.Properties in moderate- and low-risk areas account for more than 20 percent of the country’s NFIP claims and receive a third of flood-related federal disaster assistance.Flood-related events have historically affected Louisiana but...
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Monday, November 28, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 28, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 28, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 26-28 Significant Events: Water Contamination (Post Chemical Plant Fire) – FINAL Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday evening Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains to Southeast, Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes Severe...
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 27, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 27, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 26-27 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity not expected during the next 48 hours 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: Snow/heavy snow – Pacific Northwest to central California, Great Basin & Rockies Rain and snow – northern California...
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