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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Opens

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:43

CHARLESTON, W.v. ­­­­– The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one-on-one, face-to-face help. The location is:

Greenbrier County

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

31 Tressel St

White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

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Flooding in the State of West Virginia

FEMA Region III News Releases - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:23

PHILADELPHIA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to support response and recovery efforts in West Virginia following the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that have been affecting the state and its people. The National Weather Service has indicated that the floodwaters are receding in parts of West Virginia, but more heavy rain is expected in areas already hit hard by flooding. A flash flood watch for 22 counties has been issued until Monday evening. Heavy rains could cause some streams to breach their banks. 

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Flooding in the State of West Virginia

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:23

PHILADELPHIA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to support response and recovery efforts in West Virginia following the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that have been affecting the state and its people. The National Weather Service has indicated that the floodwaters are receding in parts of West Virginia, but more heavy rain is expected in areas already hit hard by flooding. A flash flood watch for 22 counties has been issued until Monday evening. Heavy rains could cause some streams to breach their banks. 

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FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Closed July 3-4

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:10

AUSTIN, Texas – Holiday hours for the state/federal disaster recovery centers assisting Texans affected by May’s storms and flooding have been announced by FEMA.

All disaster recovery centers in Texas will be closed Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. The centers will be open Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Low-interest Disaster Loans Help Fuel Texas Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:59

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal officials urge those with damage or losses from the May storms and floods to complete a no-obligation disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help with their recovery.

Completing the application can open the door to all federal assistance, including possible additional grants from FEMA. If approved, and the loan is not accepted, survivors may find themselves ineligible for some forms of federal assistance.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of West Virginia

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 18:46

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of West Virginia.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of West Virginia

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 18:46

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of West Virginia.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation holds second annual Delaware Capital Campout at three state parks

DNREC News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 18:16
WILMINGTON (June 25, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary David Small and Deputy Secretary Kara Coats, and Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens welcomed more than 100 first-time campers to the second annual Delaware Capital Campout

President Declares Major Disaster for West Virginia

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 18:12

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, and continuing.

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President Declares Major Disaster for West Virginia

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 18:12

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, and continuing.

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Gov. Markell signs SB 253 into law, authorizing DNREC to provide additional flexibility in meeting standards for sediment and stormwater regulations

DNREC News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 16:35
DOVER (June 24, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell today signed Senate Bill 253 that provides additional options and flexibility to developers, contractors and landowners for meeting standards that protect Delaware’s water quality and reduce flooding impacts

Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Washington County

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:53

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery center in Brenham in Washington County will close on June 30.

Washington County

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds
1305 East Bluebell Rd.
Brenham TX 77833

Closing: 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30

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National Mosquito Control Awareness Week June 26 thru July 2

DNREC News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:18
DOVER (June 24, 2016) – The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) has declared June 26-July 2 as the 20th annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, and in observance of it, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is encouraging Delawareans to take precautions to avoid or reduce mosquito bites, and to put particular emphasis on eliminating backyard mosquito-producing habitat.

7 More Texas Counties Hit by May Floods Can Apply for Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:12

AUSTIN, Texas – Individuals and families in Bastrop, Burleson, Eastland, Lee, Liberty, Stephens and Tyler counties are now encouraged to register with FEMA for disaster assistance for the May floods.

With damage assessments completed, the state requested the seven counties be added to the June 11 disaster declaration, bringing to 19 the number of Texas counties designated for federal disaster assistance.

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FEMA In Close Coordination with the State of West Virginia As Severe Weather Continues

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:35

PHILADELPHIA – FEMA Region III is deploying an Incident Management Assistance Team and Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) teams to West Virginia to provide support and guidance on the Federal Disaster Declaration Process and PDAs in response to current flooding and severe weather.  

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FEMA In Close Coordination with the State of West Virginia As Severe Weather Continues

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:35

PHILADELPHIA – FEMA Region III is deploying an Incident Management Assistance Team and Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) teams to West Virginia to provide support and guidance on the Federal Disaster Declaration Process and PDAs in response to current flooding and severe weather.  

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High Water Mark Event Addresses Past, Future of Flood Risk

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:14

PHILADELPHIA – On Thursday, June 23, 2016 the City of Richmond, Virginia unveiled a High Water Mark at Pony Pasture Rapids Park. The marks, also established at Brown’s Island and Great Shiplock Park, show areas where flood water has risen in the past in an effort to raise awareness of flooding and encourage individuals to consider their risk.  

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High Water Mark Event Addresses Past, Future of Flood Risk

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:14

PHILADELPHIA – On Thursday, June 23, 2016 the City of Richmond, Virginia unveiled a High Water Mark at Pony Pasture Rapids Park. The marks, also established at Brown’s Island and Great Shiplock Park, show areas where flood water has risen in the past in an effort to raise awareness of flooding and encourage individuals to consider their risk.  

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City of Baltimore Enters Voluntary Floodplain Management Program

FEMA Region III News Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16

PHILADELPHIAResidents of the City of Baltimore, Maryland have received a reduction in their flood insurance premiums through implementation of floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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City of Baltimore Enters Voluntary Floodplain Management Program

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16

PHILADELPHIAResidents of the City of Baltimore, Maryland have received a reduction in their flood insurance premiums through implementation of floodplain management measures encouraged by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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