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

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:57

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

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:          

The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76408

Hours:           

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday May 5-6;

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May 7-8; and

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DNREC Mosquito Control Section and Division of Public Health share Zika virus information in new DNREC YouTube Channel video

DNREC News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:48
DOVER (May 5, 2016) – DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) share tips on mosquito-borne illness prevention and precautions in the new video, Zika Virus, Mosquitoes & You, on DNREC’s YouTube Channel.

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

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:45

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

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:          

Lowe’s Home Improvement, 910 E End Blvd N, Marshall, TX 75670

Hours:

7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday May 5-6;

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May 7-8; and

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All Louisiana Disaster Recovery Centers to Transition to Shorter Saturday Schedule

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:47

BATON ROUGE, La – Beginning May 7, all disaster recovery centers in Louisiana will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays for Louisiana disaster survivors.

Hours of operation at all centers remain 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only the Monroe (Ouachita Parish) and Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) centers will remain open noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays until further notice.

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Only Two Weeks Left to Register for March Storms Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:47

AUSTIN, Texas — Texans who suffered damage or losses from the March 7-29 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance.

“We do not want to see anyone lose the opportunity to receive money that they are due,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes, who is in charge of FEMA’s operations in Texas. “But as we deal with multiple disasters here in Texas, FEMA must ask survivors to meet this deadline so that we can start the next steps in the recovery process.”

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Texans Urged to Apply for Low-Interest Disaster Loans to Aid Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:36

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal officials are urging applicants for federal assistance from the April 17-24 floods to complete a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of their recovery process.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and SBA said residents of eight counties – Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Parker, Waller and Wharton – who sustained damage or losses from the storms and flooding should complete the loan application even if they don’t want a loan.

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How to Appeal a FEMA Decision

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:11

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Some survivors, who registered for federal disaster assistance after the March storms and flooding, may have received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that says they are ineligible. However, the reason for the decision may be something that can be easily fixed, such as providing insurance documents or new contact information.

Applicants can appeal any FEMA decision.

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Four More Texas Counties May Apply for Disaster Aid for April Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:53

AUSTIN, Texas – Individuals and families in Austin, Colorado, Waller and Wharton counties can now register for assistance for the April 17-24 severe storms and floods after the Federal Emergency Management Agency granted the state’s request to add them to the disaster declaration.

They join the four counties already designated for FEMA’s individual assistance program under the April 25 federal disaster declaration: Fayette, Grimes, Harris and Parker counties.  

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

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:06

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Roseland (Tangipahoa Parish) disaster recovery center will close Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

National Guard Pavilion RSA
62589 Holloway Road
Roseland, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Roseland may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:58

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish) disaster recovery center will close Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Town of Lake Providence Community Center
1320 Sparrow St.
Lake Providence, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Lake Providence may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call

800-621-3362.

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Jackson County, AR

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 16:42

DENTON, Texas– There are new, preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Jackson County to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Columbia, Caldwell Parish and Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:24
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Columbia (Caldwell Parish) and Sicily Island (Catahoula Parish) disaster recovery centers will close Wednesday, May 4 at 6 p.m.

The centers are located at the following addresses:

Caldwell Parish Community Center
104 Henderson St.
Columbia, La.

Old Martin Junior High School
825 Highway 8
Sicily Island, La.

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish Transitions to Fixed Location for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:16

BATON ROUGE, La. – The mobile disaster recovery center in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) will transition to a fixed location beginning Wednesday, May 4.

 

The mobile disaster recovery center will change locations on Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. and then open at the following fixed address:

West Carroll Parish School Board Building
410 Willis St.
Oak Grove, La.                                                                                

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Training for volunteer beachnesting bird monitors set May 14

DNREC News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:02
LEWES (May 3, 2016) – Volunteers who want to help protect Delaware’s endangered piping plovers and other beachnesting birds by joining DNREC’s monitoring team are invited to a training session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Biden Environmental Training Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter April 18 thru 24

DNREC News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:35
DOVER (April 29, 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 Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between April 18-24 made 1,392 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 22 citations.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating commercial crab boat accident

DNREC News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:34
PORT MAHON (April 29, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are investigating an accident in which a commercial crabbing vessel capsized Thursday afternoon after it was swamped by high waves in rough waters off Port Mahon east of Dover in the Delaware Bay.

DNREC takes action to improve permitting processes, agency transparency and access

DNREC News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:12
DOVER (May 2, 2016) – Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will launch an initiative to further streamline and expedite permitting, licensing and administrative processes, including management and storage of data throughout the Departmen

FEMA Helpline Can Assist Disaster Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:46

RIDGELAND, Miss.  – The disaster recovery centers operated jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closed, but help is still available for Mississippians affected by the March floods.

The FEMA helpline can assist with appeals, answer questions, provide the status of applications and discuss the documents needed to move an application forward.

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Kentucky Community Recognized for Reducing Flood Risks

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:45

ATLANTA --The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognized Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky as a premier participant in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). With additional steps the community has taken, Louisville-Jefferson County is now the first community in Kentucky, and only the second in the eastern US, to receive a CRS Class 3 rating.

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Storm Damage in March and April – Register Again with FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:12

AUSTIN, Texas – Residents in Parker County with losses or damage from the severe storms and flooding of April 17-24 should register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA, even if they registered with the agency following the March storms.

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