June 25-26, 2021 Rain Event: Information on Applying for FEMA Assistance & Filing an Appeal
Click here to file an application for FEMA assistance for the June 25-26, 2021 rain event. The registration deadline for FEMA has been extended to October 13, 2021.
If your FEMA claim has been denied, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to file an appeal with FEMA (scroll down to the “If You are Denied” section). The City is also encouraging residents who need assistance with their claim to visit either of its two Disaster Recovery Centers: Kemeny Recreation Center (2260 S. Fort Street) and The Salvation Army (3000 Conner Street).
You may also qualify for assistance provided by a group of local realtors. Please click here and scroll to the end of this news article for more details.
Severe Weather Alert: September 13, 2021
GLWA Chief Operating Officer, Water & Field Services, Cheryl Porter:
SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: GLWA is asking residents to be on high alert and prepared, especially those in low lying areas and those who have previously received flooding, that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting rain accumulation of 0.5 – 0.75 inches for next three days. Please see their forecast here.
According to the NOAA, “While widespread severe weather is currently not expected, the potential exists for isolated storms to approach severe limits, capable of producing hail up to 1 inch in diameter and wind gusts to 60 mph. The risk for severe weather is higher Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday night as a line of thunderstorms develops along a cold front.”
The regional system is working as designed and is in dry weather conditions, and currently has capacity to handle the predicted rainfall. In anticipation of the severe weather, GLWA has staffed accordingly.