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Federal Aid Programs for the Territory of Guam Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:50

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the Territory of Guam.

Assistance for the Territory and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Guam

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 21:42

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Territory of Guam to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Typhoon Dolphin during the period of May 13-16, 2015. 

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STATE AND FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE TOPS $1.7 MILLION FOR RECENT OKLAHOMA STORMS

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 18:22

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, there are signs of recovery in Oklahoma following the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding occurring May 5 through June 4, the official “incident period.” In just a matter of days since the May 26 major disaster declaration, state and federal disaster assistance already tops $1.78 million for homeowners and renters affected by those storms.

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Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Van Zandt County

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 17:15

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Van, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Location and dates of operation:

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Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Wimberley

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 17:01

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Wimberley, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Location and dates of operation:

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Preventing Post-Flooding Mold at Home: Clean It, Dry It or Discard It

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 16:54

AUSTIN, Texas – Recovery specialists have some sound advice for Texans whose homes and property took on floodwaters: Protect your family’s health and your own by treating or discarding mold- and mildew-infected items.

Health experts urge those who find mold to act fast. Cleaning mold quickly and properly is essential for a healthy home, especially for people who suffer from allergies and asthma, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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16 Counties in Oklahoma Now Approved to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:27

Oklahoma City – A June 4 amendment to the major disaster declaration for Oklahoma following the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding now includes Public Assistance (PA) funding for 16 counties.

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE 10 MORE COUNTIES FOR RECENT OKLAHOMA STORMS

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:14

OKLAHOMA CITY – Homeowners, renters and business owners in 10 more Oklahoma counties affected by the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding starting on May 5 and continuing can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. Those counties include Atoka, Bryan, Comanche, Johnston, Kiowa, Le Flore, McClain, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pottawatomie.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN CLEVELAND, GRADY AND OKLAHOMA COUNTIES

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:10

OKLAHOMA CITY – People in Oklahoma affected by the recent flooding, severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes May 5 and continuing may now visit Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties to get information about disaster assistance that may be available.

The DRC in Cleveland County officially opens Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7 a.m. at this address:

Cleveland County
Noble High School
4601 E. Etowah Road
Noble, OK 73068
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN GRADY COUNTY AND OKLAHOMA CITY

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:06

OKLAHOMA CITY – People in Oklahoma affected by the recent flooding, severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes can soon visit a Disaster Recovery Center in Grady County to get information about disaster assistance. The center officially opens on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7 a.m. at this address:

Grady County
Bridge Creek School, Upper Grade Cafeteria
2209 E. Sooner Road
Blanchard, OK 73010
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice


A Disaster Recovery Center is also open in Oklahoma City at this address:

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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Visit Oklahoma Neighborhoods

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:02

Oklahoma City – People in Oklahoma who’ve been affected by the recent severe storms and flooding may soon see Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams in neighborhoods, knocking on doors.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are partnering to provide this mobile resource to help connect homeowners, business owners and faith-based and community organizations with the necessary resources to start the recovery process.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Individual Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 17:11

Who should apply for federal disaster assistance?

Texas homeowners, renters and business owners in disaster-designated counties who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, business or its inventory as a result of the ongoing severe storms and floods may apply for disaster assistance.

The three counties currently designated for Individual Assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are: Harris, Hays, and Van Zandt.

How do I apply?

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN OKLAHOMA COUNTY

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 17:09

OKLAHOMA CITY – People in Oklahoma affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding can soon visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Oklahoma City. The DRC officially opens tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 7 a.m.

While a visit to the DRC is not required for those applying for federal aid, it is a one-stop shop where survivors can go for one-on-one information about state, federal or other disaster assistance that may be available. The center is located at this address:

Oklahoma County

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Kentucky Storm Survivors Urged to Stay in Touch with FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:16

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky storm survivors who have registered for disaster assistance are urged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and keep their contact information current throughout the recovery process.

If survivors change their addresses, telephone numbers, bank accounts or insurance information, it is important that they share the new information with FEMA.

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Two Kentucky Counties Designated for Public Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 14:33

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe winter storms in February in order to make Ballard and Wayne counties eligible for its Public Assistance program.

Local governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations in Ballard and Wayne may apply for federal funds to pay 75 percent of the approved cost of emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. FEMA’s Public Assistance is a cost-share reimbursement program.

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USGS Ups Ease of Use for Landsat Data

USGS Newsroom Technical - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 16:38
Summary: Landsat satellite data have been produced, archived, and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey since 1972

Contact Information:

Jon Campbell ( Phone: 703-648-4180 ); Tom Holm ( Phone: 605-594-6127 );



Landsat satellite data have been produced, archived, and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey since 1972. Data users in many different fields depend on this basic Earth observation information to conduct broad investigations of historical land surface change that cross large regions of the globe and span many years. Accordingly, this community of users requires consistently calibrated radiometric data that are processed to the highest standards.

Recognizing the need, the USGS has begun production of higher-level (more highly processed) Landsat data products to help advance land surface change studies. One such product is Landsat surface reflectance data. 

Surface reflectance data products approximate what a sensor held just above the Earth’s surface would measure, if conditions were ideal without any intervening artifacts (interference or changing conditions) that may come from the Earth’s atmosphere, different levels of illumination, and the changing geometry of the view by the sensor from hundreds of miles above the Earth. The precise removal of atmospheric artifacts increases the consistency and comparability between images of the Earth’s surface taken at different times of the year and different times of the day. 

Surface reflectance and other high level data products can be requested through the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center by accessing the EROS Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) interface. Surface reflectance data are also available using the USGS EarthExplorer; select “Landsat CDR” under the tab for datasets.

More information on Landsat surface reflectance data is available at the USGS Landsat website and in an updated USGS Fact Sheet

Texans Have Three Ways to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:59

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who sustained property damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance.

The presidential disaster declaration of May 29 makes disaster aid available to eligible families, individuals and business owners in Hays, Harris and Van Zandt counties.  

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FEMA Reminds Residents to be Ready for the 2015 Hurricane Season

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:10

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents across the nation to prepare for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season, which begins today and runs through November 30. 

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FEMA Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 15:15

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing $180 million in funding available through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). These two grant programs assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in strengthening our nation’s ability to reduce the potential cost of natural disasters to communities and their citizens.

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Federal Aid Programs for State of Texas Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 05/30/2015 - 00:09

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Texas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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