Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, November 16, 2016 attached. Significant Activity – Nov 15 -16 Significant Events: Wildfires -  North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 (Invest 90L) – Low (30%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Friday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Snow – Northern Intermountain, Northern Rockies and Central Great Basin Heavy snow...
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Recovery Includes a Plan for Long-Term Housing

BATON ROUGE, La — For Louisiana flood survivors, recovery may include short-term FEMA assistance. Keep in mind that FEMA’s housing assistance comes with periodic checks on the need for continued help—and housing plans. Recovery is about planning.Applicants may qualify for continued assistance if they demonstrate their need and develop a longer-term or permanent housing plan or demonstrate progress in one. A contractor’s estimate on repairs or a report on repairs can point to progress. Applicants need to keep rental receipts, canceled checks or money orders showing proper use of previous rental...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 14 -15 Significant Events: Wildfires- North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Low (10%) Eastern Pacific – Tropical cyclone activity not expected next 48 hours; Tropical Depression Tina - Dissipated Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through early Thursday morning Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Pacific Northwest; Lower Mississippi Valley/Southeast; New England...
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Crisis Counseling Can Help Louisianans Cope with Disaster-Related Distress

BATON ROUGE, La. — Recovery efforts in Louisiana continue following the historic August floods, and many survivors are still coping with the immediate effects of the disaster. While obvious problems such as home repair preoccupy some Louisianans, there is a quieter, more ominous issue that may threaten flood survivors.Disaster-related distress is a silent, serious threat to any individual affected by a major disaster. It can manifest in the form of depression, anxiety or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the National Center for PTSD, more than 50 percent of those...
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Monday, November 14, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 14, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, November 14, 2016 link attached Significant Events: •M7.8 – New Zealand •Wildfires North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours; Disturbance (5-Day outlook) •Eastern Pacific – TS Tina •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Wednesday evening •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: None Declaration Activity: •FMAG approved for Pinnacle Mountain Fire, Pickens County, SC •FMAG approved...
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, November 13, 2016 FEMA Daily Ops Briefing 11-13-2016.pdf   Significant Events: •M7.8 – New Zealand •Wildfires North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee Tropical Activity: •Atlantic – Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours; Disturbance (5-Day outlook) •Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1- Low (0%) •Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected through Monday evening •Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. territories Significant Weather: •Red Flags Warnings/Critical Fire Weather areas – None •Space Weather – Past 24 hours: no space weather storms...
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, November 12, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, November 12, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 11 -12 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 Monday morning Western Pacific – Tropical Depression 28W - FINAL Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains; Southeast Rain – Pacific Northwest/Northern Intermountain to northern CA Rain and snow – Northern Intermountain to...
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Friday, November 11, 2016

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 11, 2016 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, November 11, 2016 Significant Activity – Nov 10 -11 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 Sunday morning Western Pacific – Tropical Depression 28W Significant Weather: Rain and thunderstorms – Southern Plains Rain – Pacific Northwest/Northern Intermountain to northern CA; Ohio Valley to Central Appalachians Rain and snow – Northern...
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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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