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Affected by April Storms? Register by July 29. Damage from May-June Floods? Register by Aug. 10

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:48

AUSTIN, Texas—Two deadlines are fast approaching for Texans affected by the April storms and those who had damage from flooding that began around Memorial Day weekend and stretched into June.

The deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance for the April 17-30 storms is July 29.

That deadline is for these 16 affected counties: Anderson, Austin, Cherokee, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Smith, Waller, Wharton and Wood.

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Help Remains When DRCs Close

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:19

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Summers, Lincoln, Fayette and Pocahontas counties and one in Summersville in Nicholas County will close permanently Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. But, as a survivor of the June disaster, you will still be able to get the help you need with just a phone call.

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Help Remains When DRCs Close

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:19

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Summers, Lincoln, Fayette and Pocahontas counties and one in Summersville in Nicholas County will close permanently Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. But, as a survivor of the June disaster, you will still be able to get the help you need with just a phone call.

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DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation launches ‘Poké Park Adventure’ contest in Delaware State Parks

DNREC News - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:00
DOVER (July 18, 2015) – Riding the wave of the popularity of the summer’s hottest craze, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation today launched “Poké Park Adventure,” a contest for kids of all ages, in Delaware State Parks

Maryland man cited for OUI after boating accident near Fenwick Island

DNREC News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 15:19
FENWICK ISLAND (July 18, 2016) – A Maryland man was charged early Sunday morning by DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol (OUI) following a boating accident that left him clinging to his capsized 28-foot cabin cruiser for about two hours in the water off Cape Windsor, west of Fenwick Island.

FEMA Seeking to Hire Texans to Work on Flood Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:56

AUSTIN, Texas—FEMA is looking to hire Texas residents as temporary employees to help with the state’s recovery from the past year’s storms and flooding.

FEMA is hoping to hire as many as 14 people—mostly in Austin and Houston but with a few positions in Denton and Bon Wier—to fill a variety of temporary positions working on disaster recovery.

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Disaster Recovery Center Closing in July 18 in Cleveland

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:52

AUSTIN, Texas—The disaster recovery center in Cleveland in Liberty County will close July 18.

Liberty County

Location:
City of Cleveland Civic Center
210 Peach Ave.
Cleveland, TX 77327
Closing: 6 p.m. Monday, July 18

Disaster recovery centers are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. Visiting a disaster recovery center is not required to register for FEMA assistance.

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Text messages for West Virginians from FEMA

FEMA Region III News Releases - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:50

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – When you register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), you can choose to receive updates to your smartphone or other device via text. You will start receiving those updates soon after you complete the registration process.

The official FEMA number sending messages to your device is 43362 and all notifications will contain the last four digits of your FEMA registration number at the beginning of the message (for example, FEMA ID####).

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Text messages for West Virginians from FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:50

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – When you register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), you can choose to receive updates to your smartphone or other device via text. You will start receiving those updates soon after you complete the registration process.

The official FEMA number sending messages to your device is 43362 and all notifications will contain the last four digits of your FEMA registration number at the beginning of the message (for example, FEMA ID####).

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Oklahoma Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:50

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 State of Oklahoma.

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

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President Declares Disaster for Oklahoma

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:47

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 State of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of June 11-13, 2016.

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Public invited to an open house July 20 on draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan

DNREC News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:28
LEWES (July 15, 2016) –DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) invite ocean stakeholders and the interested public to attend an open house to consider a draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. The open house is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at The Virden Retreat Center, University of Delaware, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter June 27 thru July 3

DNREC News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:12
DOVER (July 8, 2016) – 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’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between June 27-July 3 made 2,920 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public. Officers issued 96 citations.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter July 4 thru 10

DNREC News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 16:12
DOVER (July 15, 2016) – 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’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between July 4-10 made 1,610 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public. Officers issued 57 citations.

DRCs close on Sundays; Trim hours

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:51

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Effective Sunday, July 17, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in West Virginia will be closed on Sundays and begin operating weekly under new hours.

The new operating hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All DRCs will be closed on Sundays, including this Sunday, July 17.

If you have questions outside the DRC business hours, you can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or video relay service), or 800-462-7585 for TTY users.  You can use the Helpline to:

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DRCs close on Sundays; Trim hours

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:51

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Effective Sunday, July 17, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in West Virginia will be closed on Sundays and begin operating weekly under new hours.

The new operating hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All DRCs will be closed on Sundays, including this Sunday, July 17.

If you have questions outside the DRC business hours, you can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or video relay service), or 800-462-7585 for TTY users.  You can use the Helpline to:

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Texans Have Two Weeks Left to Register for April Flood Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:44

AUSTIN, Texas—Texans who suffered damage or losses from the April storms and flooding have only two more weeks to register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance.

Residents of 16 counties who experienced damage or losses between April 17 and 30 have until July 29 to register for assistance after FEMA—at the request of the state—extended both the deadline to register as well as the period of time during which damage is eligible.

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Riverview Park Boating Access Area parking lot in Laurel to close for pavement restriping July 18

DNREC News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:21
DOVER (July 15, 2016) – The parking lot at the Riverview Boating Access Area in Laurel will be closed, weather permitting, on Monday morning, July 18 to allow contractors to re-stripe the parking lot, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

DNRECs DuPont Nature Center announces upcoming family friendly summer programs

DNREC News - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:19
SLAUGHTER BEACH (July 14, 2016) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will hold two Family Fish-n-Fun Days, as well as two other family-friendly special programs later this month in and near Slaughter Beach. The center is located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford, DE 19963.

FEMA App Helps You Prepare as Hurricane Season Heats Up

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:47

ATLANTA, Ga. -- With FEMA’s updated free app you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. You can receive alerts on severe weather happening anywhere in the country, even if your phone is not located in the area. That makes it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening your family and friends, especially now as the height of hurricane season approaches.

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