Check out the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locator on the web and see where 99% of these centers are located. New Madrid?
on the topic...very interesting indeed! thing is...i can't find any map. can you provide a link please?
What is a Disaster Recovery Center and what services do they provide? A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to your case. NOTE: You can register for assistance at a DRC or use the Online Individual Assistance Center or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (hearing/speech impaired ONLY-Call TTY: 1-800-462-7585). Some of the services that a DRC may provide: * Guidance regarding disaster recovery * Clarification of any written correspondence received * Housing Assistance and Rental Resource information * Answers to questions, resolution to problems and referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance * Status of applications being processed by FEMA. * SBA program information if there is a SBA Representative at the Disaster Recovery Center site.
Corps of Engineers New Orleans District Deputy Commander Tom Holden told the state’s senior levee board that by the beginning of June, the corps will have used up all money available in its 2011 budget for dredging navigation channels in the Mississippi River and other rivers in the state. “We’re doing OK with maintaining the channel, working with industry, but as this river starts to drop down, we’re going to be challenged,” Holden said. “We have expended all our dredge funds for the lower Mississippi by June.”
The corps said high water on the Mississippi River also is disrupting efforts to build parts of the New Orleans area hurricane risk reduction system.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers has opened a 17th bay at the Morganza spillway to divert more water from the Mississippi River and ease pressure on the levee systems downriver.
In the area of Mississippi hardest-hit by river flooding, evacuees passed time in shelters Wednesday by reading books, praying or smoking cigarettes as officials warily watched waters inch toward the top of a nearby levee that protects thousands of acres of farmland. Cargo was slowly moving along the bloated Mississippi River after a costly daylong standstill.
Cargo was slowly moving along the bloated Mississippi River after a costly daylong standstill, while officials kept an eye on the lower Delta where thousands of acres of farmland could be swamped by water that is inching closer to the top of a levee.
That information collected by the capsule is then supplemented with data collected by streamgages. The USGS has more than 250 streamgages spread out across Louisiana, not just in the major rivers like the Atchafalaya and Mississippi, but also in the tributaries connected to them.
VICKSBURG, Miss. — A man died Thursday after being pulled from the floodwaters overflowing from the Mississippi River, becoming what is believed to be the first flood casualty since the river started spilling into Mississippi and Louisiana.
The Times-Picayune's John Pope gives the latest news about the continuing evacuations of those in the Mississippi River flood's pathway and the request by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for economic help for commercial fishers and others whose businesses are impacted by the flooding.
The oil-and-seafood hub of Morgan City has been hit by one disaster after another, from hurricanes to the BP oil spill. The latest trouble involves a deluge of water that was diverted from the Mississippi River and is headed toward the town of about 12,000 people.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- At least five barges struck the old Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge, and at least three of them have sunk, officials said.