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Delawares horseshoe crab commercial fishery to close for 2015 on July 9

DNREC News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 16:27
DOVER (July 6, 2015) – Delaware’s commercial horseshoe crab harvest is approaching this year’s quota of 154,527 horseshoe crabs, prompting DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife to announce that, in accordance with Delaware law and regulations, the horseshoe crab fishery will close at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, July 9.

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Cape Horn Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:47

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Cape Horn Fire, burning in Bonner County and Kootenai County, Idaho.

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Nine More Oklahoma Counties Approved for FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:35

OKLAHOMA CITY – Nine additional Oklahoma counties have been approved for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 5.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Carter, Jefferson, Latimer, Mayes, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pushmataha, Stephens and Tulsa counties can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. This brings the number of approved counties in Oklahoma to 33.

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More Than $13 Million in Federal Assistance Provided to West Virginia

FEMA Region III News Releases - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:39

Charleston, W.Va. - State and federal officials say that more than $13 million in federal assistance has been delivered to the State to help cover the costs of the severe winter storm, flooding, landslides and mudslides March 3-14, 2015, that damaged infrastructure in 32 counties.

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More Than $13 Million in Federal Assistance Provided to West Virginia

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:39

Charleston, W.Va. - State and federal officials say that more than $13 million in federal assistance has been delivered to the State to help cover the costs of the severe winter storm, flooding, landslides and mudslides March 3-14, 2015, that damaged infrastructure in 32 counties.

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Free Legal Services Hotline Available to Texas Storm Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:23

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who have legal issues as a direct result of the May 4 through June 19 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding may receive free legal information from the Texas State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program Hotline.

Creation of a legal information helpline is part of a long-standing agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Bar Association (ABA) through the Disaster Legal Services program (DLS).

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Public input sought for DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlifes 2015 Wildlife Action Plan draft revision

DNREC News - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:20
DOVER (July 6, 2015) – Over the last year, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife and its conservation partners have worked with wildlife experts and other key stakeholders throughout the state and region to develop the 2015 Delaware Wildlife Action Plan (DEWAP).

Returning SBA Loan Application May Open Doors to More FEMA Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:59

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Applicants for federal disaster assistance who are contacted by the U.S. Small Business Administration after registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency should complete and return an SBA disaster loan application to continue the recovery assistance process for themselves, and not lose out on additional FEMA dollars. The application deadline for physical losses is Aug. 25, 2015.

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Storm Survivors Can Register for Assistance Online 24/7; No Change to Holiday Hours for Phone Lines

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:56

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents of nine Arkansas counties included in a federal disaster declaration can register for assistance anytime online. Recovery officials also announced phone lines will maintain regular hours during the July 4 holiday weekend.

Those affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding May 7 to June 15, 2015 in Crawford, Garland, Howard, Jefferson, Little River, Miller, Perry, Sebastian, and Sevier counties may be eligible for assistance.

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DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter June 22 to 28

DNREC News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:34
DOVER (July 2, 2015) – 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 June 22-28 made 1,937 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 289 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 55 citations.

Websites Update Texas Disaster Survivors with Recovery Information

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:41

AUSTIN, Texas–Texans may have many questions as they recover from the flooding and severe storms that battered the state May 4 to June 19.  Am I eligible for aid if I’m a renter? How do I replace my lost documents? What can I do about mold? Where can I go to talk in person with people who can help me?

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Georgetown man fined for harvesting deer out of season

DNREC News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 16:36
GEORGETOWN (July 2, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested a Georgetown man earlier this week, following an investigation into a report of two white-tailed deer being shot out of season.

Cape Henlopen beach from Gordons Pond to Herring Point reopens after piping plover nesting season

DNREC News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:09
DOVER (July 2, 2015) – DNREC’s Divisions of Parks & Recreation and Fish & Wildlife announced today that a stretch of ocean beach between Gordons Pond and Herring Point on Cape Henlopen has been reopened following the piping plover nesting season.

Texans in Five Additional Counties May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:09

AUSTIN, Texas – The federal disaster declaration for Texas has been expanded to include Individual Assistance for five additional counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred between May 4 and June 19, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The five Texas counties newly designated for Individual Assistance are:

Bowie, Brazoria, Cherokee, Ellis and Harrison.

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DNRECs Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police encourages safe boating practices over holiday weekend

DNREC News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:26
DOVER (July 1, 2015) – With many boaters heading out on the water for the long 4th of July holiday weekend, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advises “steady as she goes” for practicing safe boating on Delaware waterways. “We need everyone on our waterways to be alert, use common sense and avoid actions that will put themselves, their passengers and other boaters at risk,” said Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Chief Robert Legates.

DNREC seeks volunteers to report Delaware sightings of wild turkeys for 2015 survey

DNREC News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:25
DOVER (July 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for wildlife watchers and outdoor enthusiasts to assist with its 6th annual wild turkey reproduction survey, helping to identify locations where the big birds are successfully reproducing in Delaware. The data helps biologists track the health, distribution and reproductive success of the state’s wild turkey population with the goal of ensuring a sustainable harvest of this treasured and robust game species.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces arrival of 2015 16 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide

DNREC News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:08
DOVER (July 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is excited to announce publication of the 2015-2016 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide. This year’s cover features the winning photograph in the 2014/15 Hunting Photography Contest, “Sunrise Over Assawoman Bay,” by Scott Lee of Laurel.

How to Handle the FEMA Flood Insurance Claims Process

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:43

OKLAHOMA CITY As the waters recede and Oklahomans begin to assess the damage caused by the severe storms and flooding that washed across the state this spring, questions start to arise about how and when those with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies should file claims.

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State, Federal Disaster Assistance Still Available to All Eligible Oklahomans

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:40

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans, including those who are not U.S. citizens, may be eligible through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance if affected by the recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding.

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DNREC awarded federal grant supporting research, monitoring and response to White-nose Syndrome in bats

DNREC News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:33
DOVER (July 1, 2015) – Delaware’s efforts to address White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a disease that causes mortality in bats, will be helped thanks to a federal grant totaling $18,454 awarded to DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife. The grant, provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Endangered Species Recovery and Science Applications programs, will be used to support research, monitor bat populations and respond to WNS in the state.