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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Tangipahoa Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 14:15

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Hammond (Tangipahoa Parish) will close on Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

 

Parish Planning Center

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond, La.

 

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

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 13:58

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center in Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will close on Friday, June 10 at 2 p.m., and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Monday, June 13, at 8 a.m.

The DLOC will be in the same location as the disaster recovery center:

 

Richwood Multi-Purpose Center

2710 Martin Luther King Drive

Richwood, La.

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Texans Have 14 Days Left to Register for Disaster Assistance for April Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:33

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the April storms and flooding in 12 counties have only until Friday, June 24, to register for FEMA disaster assistance.

Assistance can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property loss and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

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Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter May 30 thru June 5

DNREC News - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:47
DOVER (June 10, 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 May 30-June 5 made 2,677 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public. Officers issued 321 citations.

Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNRECs Mosquito Control Section for 2016 West Nile virus monitoring

DNREC News - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:46
DOVER (June 10, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is again asking for the public’s help in monitoring West Nile virus in Delaware by reporting the discovery of sick or dead wild birds that may have contracted the virus. West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne disease of concern to human health and to owners of unvaccinated horses.

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Akawana fire

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:46

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Akawana fire burning in Jefferson County, Oregon.

FEMA Region X Deputy Regional Administrator Sharon Loper determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Loper approved the state of Oregon’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 8:44 p.m. PDT on June 8, 2016.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close June 10 at The Woodlands in Montgomery County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:22

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery center in The Woodlands in Montgomery County will close at 6 p.m. on June 10.

Location:      
The Woodlands United Methodist Church
9201 Grogans Mill
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Closing:        
6 p.m. Friday, June 10

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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DNREC Natural Resources Police arrest two Maryland residents on drug, weapons charges at Bowers Beach

DNREC News - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:54
BOWERS BEACH (June 7, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested two Maryland residents June 2 on multiple criminal charges including drug and weapon possession

Commercial waterman faces charges for fishing violations including possession of numerous undersized conch

DNREC News - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:53
LEWES (June 9, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a commercial waterman June 3 for nearly 300 fishing violations, most of them for illegal take of knobbed conch after boarding his vessel for a no-wake violation near the Lewes Public Boat Ramp on May 31.

FEMA in Deer Park, Spring Valley (Harris County) and Sealy (Austin County) With Advice on Lessening Storm Damage

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:23

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit three home-improvement stores in Harris and Austin counties to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available on the following dates, times and locations:

Austin County

Location:      

AL&M Do-it-Best Building Supply, 300 N. Meyer St., Sealy, TX 77474

Hours:           
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 9-10

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Disaster Recovery Center in Houston (Harris County) to Operate as Disaster Loan Outreach Center

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:12

AUSTIN, Texas – FEMA’s disaster recovery center at the Foundry United Methodist Church in Houston will close at 2 p.m. on June 11 and begin operating as a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center on June 13.

The disaster loan outreach center will begin operations at 9 a.m. Monday.

Location:      
Foundry United Methodist Church
8350 Jones Rd.
Houston, TX 77065

Hours:           
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

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Disaster Recovery Centers to Close June 11 in Spring and Houston (Harris County)

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 09:46

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Spring and Houston in Harris County will close at 2 p.m. on June 11.

Locations:     
Cypress Creek Christian Church & Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Dr.
Spring, TX 77379

Foundry United Methodist Church
8350 Jones Rd.
Houston, TX 77065

Closing:         
2 p.m. Saturday, June 11

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Water Infrastructure Advisory Council meeting set for June 15 in Dover

DNREC News - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 15:47
DOVER (June 7, 2016) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) will hold a meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 at the Delaware Technical and Community College, Corporate Training Center, Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, Del. 19904.

DNREC, DHSS issue new fish consumption advisories reflecting significant improvements in New Castle County

DNREC News - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:02
DOVER (June 7, 2016) – Updated consumption advisories for fish caught in Delaware waterways show some of the most significant improvements in fish tissue contaminant concentrations since the state began assessing contaminants in fish in 1986, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health (DHSS/DPH) announced today.

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:18

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of June 13th to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:18

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of June 13th to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Large scale earthquake preparedness exercise starts tomorrow

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 17:30

SEATTLE – Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC) at all levels of government and the private sector in Washington, Oregon and Idaho will activate June 7-10 as part of ‘Cascadia Rising,’ a national level exercise that will simulate a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami along the Washington and Oregon coast. Thousands of people, including military personnel, will participate to test a joint response to one of the most complex disaster scenarios facing the Pacific Northwest.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Stafford in Fort Bend County June 11

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:53

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery center in Stafford in Fort Bend County will close at 2 p.m. on June 11.

Location:      
United Way Fort Bend Center
12300 Parc Crest Dr.
Stafford, TX 77477

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Federal Disaster Assistance to Texas Survivors Tops $81 Million for April Floods

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 15:01

AUSTIN, Texas – More than $81 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for the residents of 12 Texas counties recovering from the severe storms and flooding in April.

The 12 counties included in the April 17-24 disaster declaration are: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton.

The deadline to register for federal assistance for the April flooding is June 24.

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Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke Series’ Eco Paddle and barbecue set for June 25 at Laurel Riverfront Park

DNREC News - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:18
LAUREL (June 6, 2016) – Laurel Riverfront Park will be the setting of the second-annual Eco Paddle as part of the Reclaim Our River (ROR) Nanticoke Series, a program offering monthly events, workshops, and recreational activities designed to raise water quality awareness in the Nanticoke Watershed.