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DR-4177-FL, Florida Disaster Assistance Reaches Nearly $28 Million in Two Weeks

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 17:25

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Just two weeks since the May 6 major disaster declaration for severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in the Florida Panhandle, nearly $28 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help survivors and their communities recover.

The following is a summary of ongoing recovery efforts by the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to date:

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Citizens Source Water Protection Committee to meet June 12 in Dover

DNREC News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 14:59
DOVER (May 21, 2014) – The Source Water Protection Citizens and Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC) of the Source Water Assessment and Protection Program will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 12 in Conference Room 220 A&B of the Kent County Administrative Offices on Bay Road in Dover.

Kent, Sussex Conservation Districts to accept applications for cover crop cost share assistance

DNREC News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 14:54
DOVER (May 21, 2014) – The Kent and Sussex Conservation Districts will be accepting applications for cost-sharing assistance on cover crops and other conservation practices beginning Monday, June 2, through Friday, August 8. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Beware Those Uninvited Guests at Picnics and Beach Excursions: Thunder and Lightning Can Be Dangerous

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 14:02

LINCROFT, N.J. – Beach, softball and picnic season offers lots of opportunities for outdoor fun.

Most of us look forward to these sunny day celebrations all year, but unfortunately Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate.

Most of us have had the experience of being outdoors when we feel the first few drops of rain on our shoulders, hear rumbles of thunder in the sky or spot a flash of lightning in the distance.

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Disaster Survivors Urged to Register with FEMA Even if They Have Insurance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 13:21

JACKSON, Miss. – FEMA does not duplicate benefits that homeowner or renter insurance covers, but it may be able to provide disaster assistance when insurance coverage is not enough to cover the damage. The only way to obtain that potential benefit is to register now for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.

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FEMA Calls for Focus on Resilience and Risk during May Observance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:48

LINCROFT, N.J. -- The New York and New Jersey Sandy Recovery field offices are supporting a national initiative to maximize resilience and minimize risk. FEMA is encouraging those rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy to join the agency in its recognition of the 34th annual Building Safety Month (BSM) to promote the importance of high building standards, protecting the environment and saving energy.

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MEMA, FEMA, Volunteers Working Together to Help Disaster Survivors Recover in Mississippi

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:00

JACKSON, Miss. – A cooperative effort involving the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), federal agencies including FEMA, local governments and volunteer groups is underway to help disaster survivors recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that swept across Mississippi between April 28 and May 3.

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Last Chance to Visit FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Pulaski County

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 13:00

Little Rock, Ark. – Survivors of the April 27 severe storms, tornadoes and floods in Pulaski County have until 7 pm on Saturday, May 24 to visit the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center at 27025 Kanis Rd. in Little Rock.

State and FEMA personnel closely monitor visitor traffic at all Arkansas disaster recovery centers. Traffic to this center has significantly decreased, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area have been met. 

Survivors can visit the remaining Disaster Recovery Centers at:

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Last Chance to Visit FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Pocahontas

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:58

Little Rock, Ark. – Survivors of the April 27 severe storms, tornadoes and floods in Randolph County have until 7 pm on Saturday, May 24 to visit the Disaster Recovery Center at 300 Geneva Dr. in Pocahontas.

State and FEMA personnel closely monitor visitor traffic at all Arkansas disaster recovery centers. Traffic to this center has significantly decreased, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area have been met. 

Survivors can visit the remaining Disaster Recovery Centers at:

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Last Chance to Visit FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Searcy

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:53

Little Rock, Ark. – Survivors of the April 27 severe storms, tornadoes and floods in White County have until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, to visit the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center at 4103 Highway 36 West in Searcy.

State and FEMA personnel closely monitor visitor traffic at all Arkansas disaster recovery centers. Traffic to this center has significantly decreased, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area have been met. 

Survivors can visit the remaining Disaster Recovery Centers at:

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Individual Assistance Tops $2 Million for Arkansas Tornado Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:29

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Less than three weeks after tornadoes, severe storms and flooding hit Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that more than $2 million in Individual Assistance has been approved to help Arkansans recover.

“Two million is a great start,” said State Coordinating Officer David Maxwell of ADEM. “But it’s just one component of a successful recovery.”

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Survivors Have Until Friday to Visit Disaster Recovery Centers in Itawamba and Rankin Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:22

JACKSON, Miss. – Survivors have until 6 p.m. Friday, May 23, to visit the disaster recovery centers in Itawamba and Rankin counties. Mississippi disaster survivors can visit any of the disaster recovery centers open in the state. Survivors can also call the FEMA helpline for assistance at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585.) Locations can be found by visiting FEMA.gov/DRCLocator or by calling the FEMA helpline. New schedules for the remaining centers take effect Thursday, May 22.

 

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Non-U.S. Citizens May be Eligible for Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:10

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas storm survivors who are in the United States legally, but who are not U.S. citizens, may be eligible for disaster assistance for damage from the tornadoes and severe storms that hit Arkansas on April 27, according to officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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DISCARDING YOUR SBA LOAN PACKET COULD BE LIKE THROWING AWAY MONEY

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:06

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Disaster recovery officials have a key message for homeowners, renters and business owners in the four Arkansas counties approved for individual assistance as a result of the April 27 severe storms: Complete your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application Discarding it could be like throwing away money!

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Renters May Be Eligible for Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:59

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas renters who lost their homes or personal property as a result of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding on April 27 may be eligible for recovery aid from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies.

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Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish May meeting rescheduled for June 24

DNREC News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:37
DOVER (May 20, 2014) – The Advisory Council on Wildlife & Freshwater Fish meeting scheduled for May 27 has been cancelled. The Council’s next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24 in DNREC’s auditorium at the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover.

Abandoned fawns What you should know and should not do

DNREC News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 08:35
DOVER (May 20, 2014) – Fawning season for white-tailed deer in Delaware has begun, with most fawns born during the last week of May through the first week of June. Every year at about this time, well-meaning individuals call DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife about “abandoned” fawns, thinking “doing the right thing” means “saving” these newborns by bringing them home or to a wildlife rehabilitator.

DNREC Wetland Monitoring and Assessment team to study Smyrna River Watershed in summer 2014

DNREC News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 08:32
DOVER (May 20, 2014) – DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment team will resume their assessment of Delaware’s wetlands this summer in the Smyrna River Watershed. This ongoing study is designed to confirm wetland mapping and determine the health of local wetlands. The information gathered will help determine how to maintain and improve wetlands, which rank among Delaware’s greatest natural resources.

Nearly $7 Million Approved for Mississippi Disaster Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 18:21

JACKSON, Miss. Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached nearly $7 million.

All emergency shelters have closed and all disaster survivors are currently housed.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is leading a Long-Term Housing Task Force, which includes FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department, along with state and local officials to assess and provide assistance to families with housing needs.

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Senator Carper, Secretary OMara kick off National Safe Boating Week May 17 to 23 in Lewes

DNREC News - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 16:57
DOVER (May 19, 2014) – With the 2014 summer season making its debut this weekend and plenty of good weather ahead, many boaters will be heading out on the water. As they do, the DNREC Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages them to remember to practice safe boating, not just over Memorial Day weekend – but throughout the year.