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DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR SBA LOAN APPLICATION

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:05

OKLAHOMA CITY – If you live in one of 20 Oklahoma counties designated for Individual Assistance as a result of the severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4, be sure to complete your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application. Discarding it could be like throwing away money.

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Water Infrastructure Advisory Council meeting set for June 17 in Dover

DNREC News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 11:27
DOVER (June 15, 2015) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, Conference Room 220.

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

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 10:23

OKLAHOMA CITY – Homeowners, renters and business owners in seven more Oklahoma counties affected by the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding starting on May 5 through June 4 can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. Those counties include Beckham, Caddo, Canadian, Marshall, McIntosh, Seminole and Wagoner, which now brings the total to 20.

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Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed

USGS Newsroom - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 09:30
Summary: A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 ft. The last survey was completed in 1953 Several agency partners plan to update the height of Mount McKinley this summer

Contact Information:

Sue Mitchell, UAF GI ( Phone: 907-474-5823 ); Vicki Childers, NOAA/NGS ( Phone: 301-713-3211 x161 ); Mark Newell, USGS ( Phone: 573-308-3850 );



A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 ft. The last survey was completed in 1953.

The USGS, along with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS), and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), are supporting a Global Positioning System (GPS) survey of the Mount McKinley apex. Surveying technology and processes have improved greatly since the last survey and the ability to establish a much more accurate height now exists. With the acquisition of new elevation (ifsar) data in Alaska as part of the 3D Elevation Program, there have been inquiries about the height of the summit. The survey party is being led by CompassData, a subcontractor for Dewberry on a task awarded under the USGS’ Geospatial Products and Services Contract (GPSC).

Using modern GPS survey equipment and techniques, along with better gravity data to improve the geoid model in Alaska, the partners will be able to report the summit elevation with a much higher level of confidence than has been possible in the past. It is anticipated the newly surveyed elevation will be published by the National Geodetic Survey in late August.

An experienced team of four climbers, one from UAF and three from CompassData, will start the precarious trek to the summit with the needed scientific instruments in tow, in the middle part of June. They plan to return on or before July 7 and begin work with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and NGS processing the data to arrive at the new summit elevation.

At 20, 320 feet, Mount McKinley is North America’s highest peak. (Photo courtesy of Todd Paris, UAF). (High resolution image) Climbing Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak, is a daunting task for even the most experienced mountaineers at Denali National Park in Alaska. (Photo courtesy of National Geographic). (High resolution image) The Mount McKinley survey team, and their equipment, are expected to face temperatures well below zero, high winds and frequent snow. Current forecast, courtesy of NOAA. (Photo courtesy of Todd Paris, UAF). (High resolution image)

DNREC Natural Resources Police, Delaware State Police seek witnesses to fatal motorcycle accident at Cape Henlopen State Park

DNREC News - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 16:38
LEWES (June 13, 2015) – DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police are asking anyone who might have witnessed a motorcycle accident Thursday evening at Cape Henlopen State Park to come forward with information

Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Williamson County for Texas Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:47

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Taylor, 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 Henderson County for Texas Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:45

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Athens, 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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What to Expect from a FEMA Inspection

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 09:53

After you register for assistance, an inspector from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will call you for an appointment to inspect your damaged property.
 

Q. Why is the inspector there?
A. Verifying disaster damage is part of the process to establish the amount and type of damage you suffered.  The inspectors have construction backgrounds and are fully qualified to do the job.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN ATOKA, CLEVELAND, COMANCHE, GRADY, KIOWA, OKLAHOMA, POTTAWATOMIE AND PITTSBURG COUNTIES

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:34

OKLAHOMA CITY – More Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

A DRC and a Mobile DRC officially open Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Kiowa and Pottawatomie counties at these addresses:

Kiowa County (Mobile DRC)

The James Blaine Field House

304 Tenth Street

Snyder, OK 73566

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Townsend area farmers receive Cooperator of the Year Award from New Castle Conservation District

DNREC News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:02
TOWNSEND (June 12, 2015) – Norman and Gwen Pierce, owners of Union Ridge Farms near Townsend, are the recipients of the New Castle Conservation District’s Cooperator of the Year Award, presented annually to a farmer in the district who has exhibited a high degree of interest in conservation for their farm operation.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces results from 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

DNREC News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:01
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – Warm breezes and sun after a light morning shower greeted 175 young anglers and their families who gathered Saturday, June 6 at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. All fish caught in the tournament were weighed and released, as young anglers got a first-hand lesson in conservation.

National Marine Fisheries Service enacts emergency action for blueline tilefish

DNREC News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:26
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has enacted emergency action to protect blueline tilefish while a long-term management plan is developed to reduce fishing mortality and help ensure the long-term sustainability of a species that is very susceptible to overfishing. DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, proposing a regulation in line with NMFS’s emergency action, will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 in the DNREC auditorium.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter June 1 to 7

DNREC News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:48
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between June 1-7 made 1,743 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 129 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 34 citations.

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

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:33

OKLAHOMA CITY – More Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will soon be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

A DRC and a Mobile DRC officially open Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Atoka and Comanche counties at these addresses:

Atoka County (Mobile DRC)

Kiamichi Technology Center, Business Center

1301 West Liberty Road

Atoka, OK 74525

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

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:25

Oklahoma City – Federal disaster assistance is now available to 15 more counties in Oklahoma as a result of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 5 to June 4.

Adair, Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Creek, Garvin, Jackson, Logan, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pushmataha, Sequoyah and Washita counties have been added to the May 26 major disaster declaration and are now eligible to receive Public Assistance. 

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Four Delaware artificial reefs in Atlantic Ocean to receive federal designation July 9 as Special Management Zones

DNREC News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:39
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has established Special Management Zones (SMZ) at four of Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean artificial reefs

Beware of Fraud in Wake of Disasters

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:44

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents whose properties were damaged in the recent storms and flooding are warned to be alert for, and urged to report, any potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The aftermath of a disaster can attract opportunists and confidence artists. Homeowners, renters and businesses can follow some simple steps to avoid being swindled.

Be suspicious if a contractor:

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Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup on June 13

DNREC News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:25
DOVER (June 11, 2015) – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 11th Annual Inland Bays Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.

Rumors versus Facts About Texas Flood Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:02
FEMA Registration

RUMOR: Survivors can’t register for FEMA assistance if they have insurance.
FACT: Survivors may be eligible for FEMA disaster aid for their uninsured and underinsured losses and damage.

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Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Caldwell County for Texas Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Martindale, 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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Categories: Federal News