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FEMA Continues to Monitor Midwest Severe Weather: Residents should remain vigilant as weather continues to move through the area

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:49

CHICAGO–As heavy rains, storms and flooding continue to impact several states throughout the Midwest, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region V office continues to monitor the situation and urges all residents to remain vigilant especially for potential power outages, rising flood waters and dangerous road conditions as a result of the severe weather.   

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FEMA, SBA Deadline Less Than Two Weeks Away

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 18:07

Jackson, Miss. – The deadline for Mississippi storm survivors to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration is June 30.  

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Free summer concert series offers performances statewide

DNREC News - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:29
DOVER (June 19, 2014) – Six days a week this summer, music lovers can visit one of five different state parks to enjoy free concerts. DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation’s Summer Concert Series is back again this year, presenting a wide variety of family-friendly outdoor performances at Bellevue, Killens Pond, Trap Pond, White Clay Creek and Wilmington State Parks. The concert series will entertain audiences at 6:30 p.m. until Labor Day.

FEMA Mitigation Specialists Available at Home Depot and Lowe’s

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:17

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will be available at three home improvement stores in the area to provide information on rebuilding safer and smarter. 

Specialists will be available at the following Home Depot stores through noon on June 26.

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Pensacola Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Outreach Center on Monday

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:14

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center located at the Brownsville Community Center is transitioning on Monday, June 23, to a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center. Survivors will still be able to obtain disaster-related information after the center transitions.  

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Commercial crabber fined for failure to report horseshoe crab harvest

DNREC News - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:51
CEDAR CREEK (June 19, 2014) – DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents cited commercial fisherman Travis J. Mick, 31, of Milford, for failure to report horseshoe crab landings within a 24-hour limit as required by state regulations. Enforcement’s investigation found that Mick had harvested approximately 3,000 horseshoe crabs over a two-day period without reporting his take.

Contact FEMA If Insurance for Tornado-Related Living Expenses Expires

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:25

JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster survivors whose additional living expenses (sometimes termed “loss of use”) from their insurance company are running out and who still have a temporary housing need should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency helpline (800-621-3362) immediately if they have not registered for disaster assistance.

Those who have registered should fax or mail a letter to the address below, explain the situation, document the use and expiration of living expenses from insurance and update their permanent housing plan.

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With quota landed Delawares horseshoe crab commercial fishery closes for 2014

DNREC News - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:56
DOVER (June 18, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has determined that Delaware’s 2014 horseshoe crab harvest limit has been reached, with the state’s annual commercial quota of 160,435 horseshoe crabs landed. In accordance with 7 DE Admin. Code 3214, DNREC’s Fisheries Section has established that the horseshoe crab fishery is to close effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 19. After this date and time, it is unlawful in Delaware to harvest horseshoe crabs during 2014.

Unique Gordons Pond Trail opens at Cape Henlopen State Park

DNREC News - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 13:20
CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK (June 18, 2014) – On the eve of Cape Henlopen State Park’s 50th anniversary, hiking and biking trail fans, elected officials, park visitors and local residents today came out to celebrate the long-anticipated official opening of the Gordons Pond Trail at the park.

Misconceptions May Hinder Survivor Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 09:44

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Some survivors of the recent Alabama storms may not have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because of misconceptions or lack of accurate information. Here are some examples:

I didn't know there was assistance available.
FEMA tries to let everyone know about disaster assistance, but some people miss the message. Please be sure to spread the word among your co-workers, neighbors and friends.

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Alabamians Can Go To Home Depot, Lowes For FEMA Advice On Rebuilding Stronger

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 09:41

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As recovery continues from the April 28 to May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that hit Alabama, federal officials are offering help on how to rebuild “stronger and safer” for the next disaster.

Specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at Home Depot and Lowe’s home improvement stores around Alabama to offer residents information about rebuilding their flood- and wind-damaged homes to make them better able to withstand future disasters.

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FEMA Rebuilding Experts to Provide Advice in Laurel

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 15:22

JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Laurel area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mitigation specialists know how and they are sharing their knowledge.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be at Lowe’s in Laurel for five days this week to discuss specific methods with anyone who stops by. They will have free booklets and pamphlets with additional details.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Nebraska Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:25

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 Nebraska.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Recovery Centers Have Closed but FEMA Still Here to Help Alabama

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:22

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Closure of the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers in Alabama does not mean FEMA has left Alabama.

All the assistance services available at the Recovery Centers are easily accessible online and by phone.   There also is a FEMA representative at the SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers, many of which are in the same location of the Recovery Centers.

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President Declares Disaster for Nebraska

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:22

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Nebraska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 11-12, 2014.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

FEMA Region III News Releases - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:14
Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of June 16th, 2014 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:14
Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of June 16th, 2014 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Two Weeks Left To Register For Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:03

Montgomery, Ala. – Alabamians who had damage from the April 28 to May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding have just two more weeks to register for FEMA assistance.

The deadline to register with FEMA is Tuesday, July 1. To register:

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Six Weeks After Disaster, Federal Aid for Alabama Totals More Than $27 Million

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:45

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- More than $17 million has been approved through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved nearly $10 million through its low-interest disaster loan program.

The following numbers, compiled June 12, provide a snapshot of the Alabama/FEMA disaster recovery to date:

Funds approved

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Use Caution When Hiring A Contractor

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:42

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For Alabama storm survivors, hiring the right rebuilding contractor is a key step down the road to recovery.

Consumers who need repair work done quickly following a natural disaster are sometimes targets of unscrupulous business practices.

“Homeowners should look for a contractor with a proven track record who readily offers client references. Most service providers in the building industry are honest, but it’s sad to say that disasters sometimes attract scam artists,” officials say.

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