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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Jasper County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:43

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Jasper County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Lowe’s: 900 W Gibson, Jasper, TX 75951

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19.  

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Gregg County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Gregg County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Lowe’s: 3313 N. Fourth Street, Longview, TX 75605

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 15; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19.  

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Help Remains After Quitman County Disaster Recovery Center Closes

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:57

RIDGELAND, Miss. –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that the Quitman County Disaster Recovery Center at the Marks Fire Department in Marks will close permanently Wednesday, April 27, at

6 p.m. However, disaster survivor assistance teams continue to canvass the area with information on available assistance, and survivors can still call the FEMA helpline.

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Federal disaster aid in Missouri tops $91 million

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 13:32

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than $91 million in federal assistance is helping Missourians rebuild and recover from floods and storms that struck in December and January. Rainfall brought historic flood levels along the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec rivers resulting in flooding along the rivers and their tributaries.

In January, President Obama declared residents in 33 counties were eligible to receive disaster assistance. Between February and March, he designated 41 counties eligible for reimbursements for infrastructure damage.

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Understanding the FEMA Eligibility Letter

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:41

RIDGELAND, Miss. – All applicants receive letters from FEMA explaining the status of their applications and whether or not they are eligible for assistance from FEMA. Some may receive text messages about their application.

Take the time to read the document thoroughly. Sometimes people do not immediately qualify for financial help and the reason may be fixed simply. The following are some common reasons for not qualifying:

  • The applicant did not sign the required documents;

  • Proof of ownership or occupancy was not supplied;

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FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Gregg County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:05

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at The Home Depot in Gregg County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

The Home Depot: 411 E Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605

 

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 25-26

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Winners Announced in Visualize Your Water High School Citizen Science Challenge

USGS Newsroom - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:00
Summary: In January 2016, U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenged high school students in 13 states to create compelling and innovative visualizations of nutrient data from open government data sources. 

Contact Information:

Jon Campbell ( Phone: 703-648-4180 ); Karl Haase ( Phone: 703-648-5818 );



In January 2016, U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenged high school students in 13 states to create compelling and innovative visualizations of nutrient data from open government data sources. 

Students from across the United States participated in the challenge, demonstrating their creativity and commitment to environmental stewardship. For the winning visualizations, students effectively used geographic information systems software (GIS) and water quality datasets to describe nutrient pollution in their local watersheds in innovative ways. 

Plant nutrients can be valuable in agricultural and urban settings, but too much at the wrong place or time will produce algal blooms, hypoxia, and other nutrient-related water quality issues that are particularly acute in the Great Lakes Basin and Chesapeake Bay Watershed. 

Today we are announcing the winners of the challenge. 

National Grand Prize
Understanding Eutrophication in the Chesapeake Bay
Washington-Lee High School; Arlington, Va.

Chesapeake Bay Regional Prize
Nutrient Pollution, the Bay’s Biggest Threat
Poolesville High School; Poolesville, Md.

Great Lakes Regional Prize
Algae Affliction of Lake Erie
Father Gabriel Richard High School; Ann Arbor, Mich.

National Geographic Prize
Eutrophication in the Chesapeake Bay: Fertilizer and Manure

Honorable Mention 
The Chesapeake Bay: A National Treasure in Trouble

Honorable Mention 
The Bonds of Water

The National Grand Prize winner is being awarded $2,500 and an opportunity to attend the Esri Education Conference in San Diego, CA in June. The Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes Regional Prize Winners are each being awarded $2,500. The National Geographic Prize winner is receiving a copy of the National Geographic Atlas of the World. All six winning visualizations will be published in Esri's 2017 Mapping the Nation book.

The Visualize Your Water Challenge is part of the broader work of the Challenging Nutrients Coalition. The coalition was formed in 2013 when the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy convened a group of federal agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations to seek innovative ways to address nutrient pollution. This challenge built on the activities of the Open Water Data Initiative, which works in conjunction with the President’s Climate Data Initiative, to further integrate existing water datasets and make them more accessible to innovation and decision making. 

Visualize Your Water involved students analyzing data and creating maps using online GIS software. In conjunction with President Obama's ConnectED Initiative supporting digital learning for every student in America, any US K-12 school can receive an ArcGIS Online school account for free from Esri.

The winners are being announced during National Environmental Education Week, a nationwide celebration of environmental education.

The GIS-based entry The Chesapeake Bay: A National Treasure in Trouble claims Honorable Mention in the Visualize Your Water high school citizen science challenge.

FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Orange County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage at The Home Depot in Orange County.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

The Home Depot: 603 Strickland Drive, Orange, TX 77630

Available: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24; and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 25-26

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Farmerville Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Center for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 07:50

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center at the Willie Davis Recreation Center in Farmerville will transition to a Small Business Association (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Friday, April 22, at 8 a.m.

The new DLOC will be located at the Union Parish Courthouse, 100 East Bayou St., Suite 107 Farmerville, La. The center will open for business at 8 a.m. Friday, April 22. Its hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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