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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:58

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Lake Providence (East Carroll Parish) disaster recovery center will close Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Town of Lake Providence Community Center
1320 Sparrow St.
Lake Providence, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Lake Providence 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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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Jackson County, AR

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 16:42

DENTON, Texas– There are new, preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Jackson County to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Columbia, Caldwell Parish and Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:24
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Columbia (Caldwell Parish) and Sicily Island (Catahoula Parish) disaster recovery centers will close Wednesday, May 4 at 6 p.m.

The centers are located at the following addresses:

Caldwell Parish Community Center
104 Henderson St.
Columbia, La.

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

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Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish Transitions to Fixed Location for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 13:16

BATON ROUGE, La. – The mobile disaster recovery center in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) will transition to a fixed location beginning Wednesday, May 4.

 

The mobile disaster recovery center will change locations on Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. and then open at the following fixed address:

West Carroll Parish School Board Building
410 Willis St.
Oak Grove, La.                                                                                

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Training for volunteer beachnesting bird monitors set May 14

DNREC News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:02
LEWES (May 3, 2016) – Volunteers who want to help protect Delaware’s endangered piping plovers and other beachnesting birds by joining DNREC’s monitoring team are invited to a training session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Biden Environmental Training Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter April 18 thru 24

DNREC News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:35
DOVER (April 29, 2016) – 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 April 18-24 made 1,392 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 22 citations.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigating commercial crab boat accident

DNREC News - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:34
PORT MAHON (April 29, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are investigating an accident in which a commercial crabbing vessel capsized Thursday afternoon after it was swamped by high waves in rough waters off Port Mahon east of Dover in the Delaware Bay.

DNREC takes action to improve permitting processes, agency transparency and access

DNREC News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:12
DOVER (May 2, 2016) – Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will launch an initiative to further streamline and expedite permitting, licensing and administrative processes, including management and storage of data throughout the Departmen

FEMA Helpline Can Assist Disaster Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:46

RIDGELAND, Miss.  – The disaster recovery centers operated jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closed, but help is still available for Mississippians affected by the March floods.

The FEMA helpline can assist with appeals, answer questions, provide the status of applications and discuss the documents needed to move an application forward.

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Kentucky Community Recognized for Reducing Flood Risks

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 13:45

ATLANTA --The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognized Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky as a premier participant in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). With additional steps the community has taken, Louisville-Jefferson County is now the first community in Kentucky, and only the second in the eastern US, to receive a CRS Class 3 rating.

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Storm Damage in March and April – Register Again with FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 12:12

AUSTIN, Texas – Residents in Parker County with losses or damage from the severe storms and flooding of April 17-24 should register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA, even if they registered with the agency following the March storms.

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St. Tammany and Calcasieu Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Centers

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:19

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster Survivors from Caddo, St. Tammany and Calcasieu parishes who are rebuilding after the March 8 – April 8 severe storms and floods can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The mitigation representatives will be available at Lowe’s in Slidell and Lowe’s in Sulphur from Monday, May 2 until Saturday, May 7.

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

DNREC News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 08:16
DOVER (April 28, 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.

Wildfire Recovery Update: Federal Disaster Assistance May Surpass $170 Million

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:11

DUPONT, Wash. – After two record-breaking wildfire seasons burned over 1.6 million acres of the Evergreen State, Washington continues to make headway in its recovery, which may be spurred by $170 million in federal disaster assistance, according to officials with the Washington Military Department’s Emergency Management Division (EMD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Charter School of Wilmington Team B wins state championship in 2016 Delaware Envirothon

DNREC News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:16
DOVER (April 29, 2016) – Charter School of Wilmington Team B is the winner of the 2016 Delaware Envirothon competition held April 28 at Brecknock Park in Camden, marking the school’s 17th win in the event’s 20-year history, including an unbroken winning streak since 2002. Charter’s Team A finished second and Middletown High School placed third in the Envirothon competition.

Five Years of Progress after Historic Tornadoes

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:02

Atlanta -- Five years after tornadoes devastated the southeast and resulted in four federal disaster declarations in five days, hard-hit communities are building back stronger. To date, assistance to residents and communities in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee from the Federal Emergency Management Agency totals more than $504 million.

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Nanticoke Musselwatchers program set to launch Saturday, May 7 as part of Reclaim Our River Series

DNREC News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:58
DOVER (April 29, 2016) – With DNREC sponsorship through the Division of Watershed Stewardship, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) will launch a new citizen science and water quality improvement program, Nanticoke Musselwatchers

Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Winnsboro, Franklin Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:04

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Winnsboro (Franklin Parish) disaster recovery center will close Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Franklin Parish Public Works Building
8327 Highway 17
Winnsboro, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Winnsboro 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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Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Coastal Areas of Flagler County Ready for Public Viewing

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 13:57

ATLANTA-- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for coastal areas of Flagler County, FL will be available for residents to review at a public open house at the Hammock Community Center on May 5, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when updated maps become effective they are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Disaster Recovery: How Texans Can Volunteer and Help Texas Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:58

AUSTIN, Texas — In the face of disaster, Texans always come together with courage, compassion and unity to ask, “How can I help?”

If you want to volunteer for disaster work, there are many tasks that can aid in recovery – cleaning-up and rebuilding are two of the biggest. The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests that volunteering through a local voluntary organization may be the best way to find meaningful volunteer work after the disaster.

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