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Berlin, NJ Firefighters to Receive New Personal Safety Equipment - Federal Grant will Fund Purchase

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:49

NEW YORK — The regional volunteer firefighting alliance in Berlin Borough and Berlin Township is currently operating with obsolete, 14-year-old safety equipment that is out of compliance with National Fire Protection Association standards. 

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FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:25

NEW YORK — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the selectees for the 2016–2018 Youth Preparedness Council and two of them are from FEMA Region II, New Jersey. They are high school students Aahna Ghosh of Parsippany and Sam Kleinberg of East Brunswick.

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Aging Fire Hoses in Upstate New York Fire House Replaced By Federal Grant

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:07

NEW YORK — “We normally carry 1,000 feet of two and one-half-inch hose on each of our two engines and our ladder truck. But we are no longer able to do it and that’s not safe,” said Fire Chief Dan Smith of the Hornell, New York Fire Department.

“We used to have 3,250 feet of usable hose,” he said, “but we’re now down to 2,500 feet.  The trouble is that we bought this hose, which is expensive, in the 1960s.  It’s aging and it must comply with the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association or be taken out of service, Chief Smith explained.

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Fort Bend and Wharton Counties in Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 13:34

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Fort Bend and Wharton Counties in Texas

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps in Fort Bend and Wharton counties are now ready for residents and business owners to review. The maps were produced by a team of local, state and FEMA floodplain officials.

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Protect Yourself from Disaster-Related Fraud and Scams

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:51

AUSTIN, Texas – As storms and flooding wreak havoc across Texas, FEMA officials are warning of another danger: scam artists and unscrupulous contractors out to fleece communities and survivors struggling to recover from disaster.

Be aware of these most common post-disaster scams:

Housing inspectors: If home damage is visible from the street, an owner/applicant may be vulnerable to those who pose as housing inspectors and claim to represent FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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FEMA in Houston (Harris County) With Advice on Lessening Storm Damage

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:49

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit a Lowe’s home improvement store in Houston to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

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

Harris County

Lowe’s Southeast Houston, 1000 Gulfgate Center Mall, Houston, TX 77087      


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Texans Have One Week Left to Register for Disaster Assistance for April Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:08

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.

Aid 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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DNREC Division of Energy and Climate announces public workshops June 22 and 23 on relaunch of Energy Efficiency Investment Fund

DNREC News - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 09:58
DOVER (June 16, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate today announced public workshops focused on the relaunch of the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) grant program, which supports eligible energy efficiency projects in the commercial, industrial and non-profit sectors. The workshops will present information about planned changes to the EEIF application process, changes to available incentives and changes to the incentive levels.

Renovations and new amenities transform Lums Pond State Park campground

DNREC News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 15:15
BEAR (June 16, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Deputy Secretary Kara Coats, EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, state legislators, and other partners and stakeholders were on hand today to welcome visitors to the reopening of the newly transformed campground at Lums Pond State Park.

Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right to Appeal

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:57

AUSTIN, Texas – Not every Texan who registered for federal disaster assistance following the April storms and flooding will qualify for aid. However, an appeal process can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all aid for which they are legally eligible.

People who live or work in the following 12 counties may be eligible for assistance for the April 17-24 storms: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton.

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What Texans Should Expect after FEMA Registration

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:28

AUSTIN, Texas – When disaster survivors register for federal assistance, FEMA requires applicants to provide specific information to help determine eligibility.

When registering, all applicants will be asked for the following:

  • Social Security number

  • address of the damaged primary residence

  • description of the damage

  • information about insurance coverage

  • a current contact telephone number

  • an address where they can receive mail

  • annual gross household income

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DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces results from 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

DNREC News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:04
DOVER (June 16, 2016) – Sunny summer weather greeted 173 young anglers and their families who gathered Saturday, June 4 at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. All fish caught in the tournament were weighed and released, as young anglers got a first-hand lesson in conservation.

Governor Markell proclaims June 20 American Eagle Day as Delaware celebrates symbol of freedom and wildlife restoration success story

DNREC News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:21
DOVER (June 16, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell has proclaimed Monday, June 20, as “American Eagle Day” in Delaware, concurrent with a national day of celebrating the bald eagle as an emblem of American freedom and independence, and for its dramatic recovery starting in the late 20th century from the brink of extinction.

Complete an SBA Loan Application to be Considered for Other Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:33

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the May flooding and were referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration may lose income-based FEMA grants if they don’t complete and submit the SBA loan application.

Other Needs Assistance grants may cover uninsured losses for furniture, appliances and other personal property, even vehicles. Survivors will not be considered for this type of assistance unless they complete and return the SBA loan application.

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DNREC Environmental Finance, DPH Office of Drinking Water, Water Infrastructure Advisory Council announce additional subsidization assistance program for low-income subgroups

DNREC News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 10:54
DOVER (June 15, 2016) – DNREC Environmental Finance, the Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water and the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) announced today that additional financial assistance is available for low-income subgroups

REMINDER DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest

DNREC News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 08:56
DOVER (June 15, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites anglers and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured either on the cover or in the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.

Partnerships and Progress: Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding 90 Days Later

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:37

BATON ROUGE, La. — Community members, volunteers and all levels of government continue developing solutions to move recovery forward following the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8.

The collaboration includes neighbors, friends and family helping one another, identifying places to mobilize volunteers, and providing resources so disaster survivors can move back home. Governments are also collaborating to make communities better, stronger and safer so they will have enhanced protection from future disasters.

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Texans in 12 Counties Affected by May-June Flooding Can Register With FEMA for Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 16:45

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who sustained damage or loss from the storms and flooding that began May 26 and continues can now register for disaster assistance with FEMA.

The presidential disaster declaration of June 11 makes federal assistance available to affected individuals and households in 12 Texas counties: Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller and Washington.

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FEMA and State Broadcasters, in Coordination with Emergency Managers, test the Emergency Alert System (EAS)

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 13:41

WASHINGTON — Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers and state broadcasters’ associations, will conduct a [routine] test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in nine states on Wednesday, June 15th at 2:20 PM MDT/1:20 PM PDT.

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More Than $22.7 Million in Federal Disaster Aid to Help Texas Communities Recover from the March Storm

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 17:44

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal officials estimate more than $22.7 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ recovery from the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.

The presidential declaration on March 19 made federal assistance available to 13 Texas counties including Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler

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