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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:50

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open Sunday, April 17, in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

Old Martin Junior High School
825 Highway 8
Sicily Island, La.
                                                         

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Several Disaster Recovery Centers Will No Longer Be Open Sundays, But Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:59

BATON ROUGE, La – All but eight disaster recovery centers will not be open on Sundays beginning April 17, but help will still be available for Louisiana disaster survivors every day.

The following centers will remain open seven days a week:

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DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife to hold May 14 training for volunteer bat spotters needed to help with Delaware Bat Count

DNREC News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:14
DOVER (April 15, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is seeking volunteer bat spotters to help in locating and counting the state’s bat colonies for the annual Delaware Bat Count. A training session for volunteers will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center, 4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.

Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course

DNREC News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:43
DOVER (April 15, 2016) – The Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife, joins the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard,” an April 17-23 national campaign to prepare for boating season by enrolling in a boating safety course.

Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Colfax, Grant Parish and Winnfield, Winn Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:19

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Colfax and Winnfield disaster recovery centers will close Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m.

The centers are located at the following addresses:

Grant Parish Civic Center
1208 Main St.
Colfax, La.

Winn Parish Library
200 N. St. John St.
Winnfield, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Colfax and Winnfield may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Gonzales, Ascension Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:08

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Gonzales disaster recovery center will close Friday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Lamar Dixon Expo Center
9039 S. St. Landry Avenue
Gonzales, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Gonzales may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Spend FEMA Grants Wisely

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:51

RIDGELAND, Miss. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has already put more than $5 million in federal disaster relief funds in the hands of Mississippians recovering from flooding and severe weather. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA want to remind those receiving grant payments to spend those funds wisely. Survivors should use Housing Assistance and Other Needs Assistance grants on housing repairs and other essential needs.

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A Disaster Recovery Center Is Scheduled To Close in Stephenville

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:56

AUSTIN, Texas - The disaster recovery center, located at Erath County Fire Station, 830 A East Road, Stephenville, will close at 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 16.

DRCs are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. After the center closes, Texans whose homes or businesses were affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 7-29, can still register for assistance, get questions answered and check on the status of their claim the following ways:

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Delaware students experience renewable energy technology firsthand in 2016 Junior Solar Sprint model car competition

DNREC News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:20
HARRINGTON (April 14, 2016) – More than 100 Delaware middle school students, teachers and volunteers from across Delaware came together today for Delaware’s 22nd Annual Junior Solar Sprint, a competition in which students build and race solar-powered model cars. DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate partnered with the Delaware Technology Student Association to organize this year’s event at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.

Prevent Mold From Ruining Your Home and Your Health

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:16

JACKSON, Miss. – Floodwaters have receded from the severe storms that hit beginning March 9, but they are leaving behind the perfect damp environment for mold and mildew to thrive, advises state health officials.

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Help Remains After Greene County Recovery Center Closes

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:12

JACKSON, Miss. – The disaster recovery center operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Greene County will close permanently Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m. However, disaster survivor assistance teams continue to canvass the area with information on available assistance. Survivors also may call the FEMA helpline listed below or visit the center in Forrest County.

The Forrest County disaster recovery center is open this week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Help Remains After Tunica Recovery Center Closes

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:57

JACKSON, Miss. – The disaster recovery center operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Tunica County will close permanently Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m., and recovery center hours are changing at all other centers beginning Saturday, April 16.

Disaster survivor assistance teams continue to canvass flood-affected areas throughout Mississippi with information on available assistance. Area residents may still call the FEMA helpline listed below or visit nearby centers.

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Volunteers needed Saturday, April 23 for Earth Day event to pot tree seedlings at the St. Jones Reserve near Dover

DNREC News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:58
DOVER (April 14, 2016) – In honor of Earth Day, volunteers are needed to assist with planting native tree seedlings in pots from 9 - 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23 at the St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901

Open house on Auburn Valley Master Plan will be held April 18

DNREC News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:45
DOVER (April 14, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will host a public open house to enable the public to comment on the latest update of the Auburn Valley Master Plan, which outlines proposed strategies for the former NVF site in Yorklyn and surrounding areas.

Partnerships and Progress: Louisiana Flooding and Severe Storms 30 Days Later

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:54

BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 30 days ago, many witnessed Louisiana residents and emergency responders from all levels of government join forces with voluntary groups, faith and community-based organizations, and neighbors helping neighbors to face the unprecedented challenges brought on by historic flooding and severe storms that began March 8 in the Pelican State.
    

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Disaster Assistance Is for Texas Renters, Too

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:11

AUSTIN, Texas – Renters in Texas counties whose homes and property were damaged by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Aid is available to residents of Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties.

Federal grants can help pay for temporary housing not covered by insurance. These rental grants are initially for two months.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Jonesboro, Jackson Parish and Greensburg, St. Helena Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:04

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, April 13, in Jonesboro, Jackson Parish and Greensburg, St. Helena Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Jonesboro center will be open six days only and will close on Monday, April 18.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

Dr. Charles Garrett Community Center
182 Industrial Drive
Jonesboro, La.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Pineville, Rapides Parish and Many, Sabine Parish for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:48

BATON ROUGE, La. – Disaster recovery centers will open Wednesday, April 6, in Pineville, Rapides Parish and Many, Sabine Parish to help Louisiana flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

 

The Old Cleco Bldg
201 Cleco Drive
Pineville, La.

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Flood insurance: The time to buy is while it’s dry

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:43

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Until it happens to them, most people don’t realize that even an inch or two of water can cause thousands of dollars in damage. During the recent floods in Missouri, thousands experienced the trauma of flooded homes and businesses. The toll not only includes the heartbreak of losing precious possessions, but financial hardship, especially for those who don’t have flood insurance.

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Coahoma County DRC to Temporarily Close for the Weekend

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 14:22

Coahoma County DRC to Temporarily Close for the Weekend

JACKSON, Miss. – The disaster recovery center in Coahoma County at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium, 506 E. Second St. in Clarksdale, will temporarily close, at the request of local officials, on Saturday and Sunday April 16-17 to accommodate the large crowds expected for the Juke Joint Festival. The recovery center will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday.

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