How FEMA Flood Maps Helped a Man Evacuate Safely

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA flood-insurance rate maps identify areas subject to flooding and establish various zones in a community on which to base premiums. But they can do something else: help first responders, government officials and others prepare for an oncoming deluge.It was these maps that kept an older gentleman from being trapped during the floods of August. William Wilson grew concerned as the rains fell heavily in the area around his southern Louisiana home, between the Amite River and Jones Creek. Wilson’s son, Houston landscape architect Kirk Wilson, routinely...
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, November 10, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 Low (20%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Saturday morning •Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests   Significant Weather: •Red Flags Warnings – CA •Space Weather – Past 24 hours: none observed; next 24 hours: none expected   Earthquake Activity: No significant activity   Declaration Activity: •FMAG Approved: FEMA-XXXX-FM-TN (Flipper Bend Fire) FEMA Daily...
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Wednesday,, November 9, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday,, November 9, 2016 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 Thursday evening •Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley to the Southeastern U.S. •Rain – Pacific Northwest, California, Appalachians, Southern Plains, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast •Rain and Snow – Northeast •Red Flags Warnings – CA •Critical Fire Weather...
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Help Is Just a Phone Call Away for Louisiana Flood Survivors

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 8, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 8, 2016 link attached   Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Thursday evening •Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Rain and Thunderstorms – Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley to the Southeastern U.S. •Rain – Pacific Northwest, California,...
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SBA Loans Valuable for Recovery from Disaster

BATON ROUGE, La. — Submit your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan application now to prevent missing out on potential funding for your recovery.An SBA loan can help repair flood-related damage to your home or business and replace personal property. SBA representatives provide one-on-one assistance through the entire disaster loan process to assist in your recovery.Landlords and most private non-profits, including churches, are eligible for low-interest SBA disaster loans. State and federal recovery officials encourage them to apply.A loan offer provides the financial resources to pay for repairs if...
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Registration Deadline for Disaster Assistance Is One Week Away

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana disaster survivors affected by August flooding have one week left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.Survivors may register with FEMA by going online with any computer, smartphone or tablet to DisasterAssistance.gov, calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app. Survivors who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register. Survivors can also register for assistance at any FEMA disaster recovery center. To find a disaster recovery center near...
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Disaster Recovery Center in Vermilion Parish Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Serve Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. — The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a disaster loan outreach center on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Vermilion Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice. Vermilion ParishLocation:  Old Health Unit                  401 S. St. Charles St.                  Abbeville, LA 70510Hours:      9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)The new disaster loan outreach center will be transitioning from the FEMA disaster recovery center at the same address that will cease operations at 6 p.m. on Nov....
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Disaster Unemployment Assistance to Louisiana Residents Tops

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Friday, November 4, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 4, 2016 Significant Events: None    Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Saturday morning • Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Flash Flooding possible – Southwest • Rain and Thunderstorms – Southwest, Central Great Basin, Southern Plains, Lower MS Valley, Southeast           Coastal • Red...
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefingfor Thursday, November 3, 2016 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Friday evening •Western Pacific – No activity threatening U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Flash Flooding possible – Central Texas •Rain and Thunderstorms – Southwest, Central Great Basin, Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, Tennessee and Ohio valleys, Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic •Red Flags Warnings – None •Critical/Elevated Fire Weather – None •Space Weather – Past...
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Livingston Parish Schools Clean Up and Reopen with Federal Help

BATON ROUGE, La. –Livingston Parish school campuses have reopened for students and teachers with the help of a $17.5 million FEMA grant.The grant paid for work to eliminate health and safety hazards so thousands of Livingston Parish students could return to school. Damage from August’s floods forced parish schools to close for a month. Work included removing wet floors, walls and contents and other mold elimination measures like drying and cleaning.Students returned to the following 11 refurbished Livingston Parish school campuses: Doyle Elementary, Holden School, Springfield Elementary, Denham Springs Junior High,...
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Livingston Parish Schools Clean Up and Reopen with Federal Help

BATON ROUGE, La. –Livingston Parish school campuses have reopened for students and teachers with the help of a $17.5 million FEMA grant.The grant paid for work to eliminate health and safety hazards so thousands of Livingston Parish students could return to school. Damage from August’s floods forced parish schools to close for a month. Work included removing wet floors, walls and contents and other mold elimination measures like drying and cleaning.                                                                                                      Students returned to the following 11 refurbished Livingston Parish school campuses: Doyle Elementary, Holden School, Springfield Elementary, Denham Springs Junior High,...
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FEMA Local Hires Bring Skills, Insight to Louisiana Recovery

Baton Rouge Area Residents Join FEMA to Support Flood Recovery Efforts.BATON ROUGE, La. – They come from a variety of backgrounds and bring something a little extra to their new jobs with FEMA. Many local hires with the agency have been affected by the August flooding in Louisiana or know someone who has. All take a special interest in the area’s recovery.FEMA hires local workers for temporary, full-time jobs at disaster recovery offices. A local workforce, employed until the disaster recovery mission ends, helps free FEMA staff to move to the next disaster assignment. Local employees also bring knowledge about the...
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 1, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 1, 2016 link attached Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours •Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Wednesday evening •Western Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90W) – Medium; Disturbance 2 (Invest 99W) – Medium; Disturbance 3 (Invest 91W) - Low Significant Weather: •Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain Northern/Central Rockies,...
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Registration Deadline for Disaster Assistance Is Two Weeks Away

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana disaster survivors affected by August flooding have two weeks left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.The deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.Survivors may register with FEMA by going online with any computer, smartphone or tablet to DisasterAssistance.gov, calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA mobile app. Survivors who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register.Survivors can also register for assistance at any FEMA disaster recovery center. To find a disaster recovery center near you, call...
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Monday, October 31, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, October 31, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday evening • Western Pacific – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90W) - Medium   Significant Weather: • Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to Northern Plains, central CA, and Central Rockies • Rain – Pacific Northwest to central CA; Northern Plains...
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, October 30, 2016 Significant Events: None   Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Tuesday morning • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests   Significant Weather: • Flash Flooding possible in parts of Northern California, Southern Oregon • Heavy snow possible over portions of the Sierras and Northern Rockies • Space Weather...
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 29, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, October 29, 2016, link attached Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) •Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclone activity expected for the next 48 hours •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Sunday evening •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: •Heavy rain possible over parts of Northern/Central California •Space Weather – Past 24 hours: Minor, geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level observed; Next 24 hours: Minor,...
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Louisiana Flood Survivors Can Get FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Four men around a FEMA display discussing mitigation implementation.BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA will provide free information at local home-improvement stores about repairing or rebuilding homes safer and stronger.They will answer questions and offer home-improvement tips and proven methods to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. Most of the information is aimed at people who prefer “do-it-yourself” projects and general contractors.Mitigation specialists are in these home improvement stores 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Saturday from Oct. 31 through Nov. 12:Ascension ParishLowe’s - 12484 Airline Highway, Gonzales, La.East Baton Rouge Parish84 Lumber - 8675 S. Choctaw Drive, Baton...
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