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DNREC reminds Delawareans and visitors alike to take advantage of free admission on ‘Delaware State Parks Day’ Sunday, June 5

DNREC News - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:01
DOVER (June 1, 2016) – With Governor Jack Markell having proclaimed Sunday, June 5 as “Delaware State Parks Day,” DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation reminds Delawareans and visitors alike that admission is free that day to most parks

Disaster Recovery Centers to Close June 4 in Brookshire and Hempstead, Waller County

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:10

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Brookshire and Hempstead in Waller County will close June 4.

Location:
Brookshire Civic Center
4010 4th St.
Brookshire, Texas 77423

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

Location:
Waller County Road & Bridge
(government building)
775 Business 290 E.
Hempstead, Texas 77445

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

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Categories: Federal News

Louisiana Disaster Survivors: What Are You Waiting For?

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:35

BATON ROUGE, La. – If you are one of the many Louisiana residents who were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred March 8 through April 8 and haven’t registered for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, why wait? Do it now!

You have until June 13 to take the first step toward getting federal assistance. Don’t miss out! Once you register with FEMA, you may be eligible for a federal grant to help you with your recovery. You may also qualify for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Baynard Stadium’s south bleachers closed as possible safety hazard; DNREC exploring temporary seating options

DNREC News - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 08:27
WILMINGTON (May 31, 2016) – The south bleachers at Wilmington’s Baynard Stadium have been condemned and closed effective immediately after the bleachers were found to be at the end of their useful lifespan

First four piping plover chicks of the season spotted on the Point at Cape Henlopen

DNREC News - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 16:41
LEWES (May 31, 2016) – The first piping plover nest of the season has hatched a full clutch of four chicks on the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Disaster Recovery Centers to Close June 4 in Brookshire and Hempstead, Waller County

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 13:38

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Brookshire and Hempstead in Waller County will close June 4.

Location:
Brookshire Civic Center4010 4th St.
Brookshire, Texas 77423

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

Location:
Waller County Road & Bridge (government building)
775 Business 290 E.
Hempstead, Texas 77445

Closing:
2 p.m. Saturday, June 4

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Categories: Federal News

Rapides Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:45

Baton Rouge, La. –Disaster survivors from Rapides Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Pineville Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4.
The mitigation advisors will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

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Categories: Federal News

Caddo Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:34

Baton Rouge, La. – Disaster survivors from Caddo Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Home Depot in Shreveport Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4.
The mitigation advisors will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

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Categories: Federal News

Ascension Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 09:18

Baton Rouge, La. – Disaster survivors from Ascension Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Home Depot in Gonzales Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday, June 4.
The mitigation advisors will answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage, as well as offer tips and techniques to build hazard resistant homes.

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Categories: Federal News

Thompson’s Bridge entrance to Brandywine Creek State Park to be closed evening of May 30 thru June 3 for construction

DNREC News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 14:57
DOVER (May 27, 2016) – The Thompson’s Bridge entrance to Brandywine Creek State Park will be closed from Monday evening, May 30, through Friday, June 3, for a parking lot and trail paving project.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter May 16 thru 22

DNREC News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 09:42
DOVER (May 27, 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 16-22 made 1,091 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public. Officers issued 37 citations.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police to host 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 4

DNREC News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 09:41
DOVER (May 20, 2016) – As part of their activities for National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4-12), Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold their 30th Annual Delaware Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4

DNREC announces Delaware State Parks’ annual camping numbers hit record high

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:25
DOVER (May 26, 2016) – As Memorial Day weekend nears with the unofficial start of summer boasting the best weather forecast in recent memory, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation is preparing for another banner year after serving a record number of campers and cabin guests in 2015.

FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Waller Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 13:33

– In Harris County, at Lowe’s in Houston and The Home Depot in Baytown; ACE Hardware in Waller (Waller County)

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

Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Where:
Lowe’s, 4645 Beechnut St., Houston, Texas 77096

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Categories: Federal News

Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Weekend in Shepherd and La Grange

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:00

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Shepherd in San Jacinto County and La Grange in Fayette County will close this weekend.

Location:
Shepherd Community Center
10251 Hwy. 150
Shepherd, Texas 77371

Closing: 6 p.m. Friday, May 27

Location:
La Grange Fire Station
244 N. Franklin
La Grange, Texas 78945     

Closing: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28

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Categories: Federal News

First piping plover hatches anticipated next week

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:36
LEWES (May 26, 2016) – Four pairs of piping plovers are incubating nests on the Point in Cape Henlopen State Park, with the first hatches anticipated as soon as next week, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

DNREC, UD partner to create database of funding opportunities to support resilient communities

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:52
DOVER (May 26, 2016) – Climate change impacts are a growing concern for Delaware’s municipalities and communities, and local governments often wonder where they can find funding to help them adapt to or combat threats of severe weather events and enhance resiliency against climate change and sea level rise.

DNREC reopens Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier after major repairs

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:47
LEWES (May 25, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small were joined today by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Acting Assistant Director Paul Rauch, Delaware Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, other legislators and members of the community to mark the reopening of the newly-repaired 1,300-foot Cape Henlopen State Park Fishing Pier.

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Weekend in Katy, Houston

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:00

AUSTIN, Texas – Two mobile disaster recovery centers in Katy and Houston, both in Harris County, will close this week.

Location:     
Lone Star College-University Park
Energy & Manufacturing Institute
11521 Compaq Center West Dr.
Houston, Texas 77070         

Closing:        
2 p.m. Friday, May 27

Location:     
Katy Park
24927 Morton Rd
Katy, Texas 77493

Closing:        
2 p.m. Saturday, May 28

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Categories: Federal News

Abandoned fawns What you should know and should not do if you find them

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 09:02
DOVER (May 26, 2016) – Fawning season for white-tailed deer has begun in Delaware, with most fawns born during the last week of May through the first week of June. Every year at about this time, well-meaning wildlife watchers call DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife offices about “abandoned” fawns, thinking that doing the right thing means “saving” these newborns by bringing them home or to a wildlife rehabilitator.