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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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DNRECs Sportsmen Against Hunger program distributes more than 16000 pounds of venison to Delawareans in need

DNREC News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:35
DOVER (June 24, 2016) – During the 2015/16 deer season, Delaware hunters donated 586 deer to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Sportsmen Against Hunger program. The donations were processed into 16,599 pounds of venison, which will provide more than 72,000 meals for needy Delawareans.

Three broods of piping plover chicks spotted foraging on the Point at Cape Henlopen

DNREC News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 16:20
LEWES (June 23, 2016) – Three broods of piping plover chicks are now foraging on the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, two on the bayside and one inside the dunes, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

FEMA Offers Assistance for Renters, Too

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:50

AUSTIN, Texas – Renters displaced by the May storms and flooding may be eligible for federal disaster assistance, including grants from FEMA and low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

FEMA offers eligible renters grants for rental assistance. These grants help pay for temporary housing while a damaged home or apartment is being repaired.

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Workshop for Businesses on Local, State and Federal Contracting Process

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:04

BATON ROUGE, La. – Businesses, trade associations and chambers of commerce learned about securing government contracts during a free workshop this week.

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LA BEOC), FEMA and other state agencies spoke about how to increase local, state and federal contract opportunities.                                                                                                                    

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Register With FEMA Even If You Registered With Other Agencies

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:34

AUSTIN, Texas – Reporting damage to a county emergency management agency or getting help from the American Red Cross is not the same as registering for federal disaster assistance with FEMA.

Many Texas residents affected by the May storms and flooding may have reported damage to their local, state or volunteer agencies. They may have even registered for assistance with those agencies. But that doesn’t mean they’ve applied for federal help.

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3 Disaster Recovery Centers to Close June 25 in Houston and Cypress (Harris County)

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:57

AUSTIN, Texas – Three disaster recovery centers will close at 2 p.m. on June 25 in Houston and Cypress, both in Harris County.

Harris County

Imperial 20 (Office Building)
16800 Imperial Valley Dr., Suite 108
Houston, TX 77060

Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77074

Lone Star College – CyFair Library
9191 Barker Cypress Rd.
Cypress, TX 77433

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FEMA in Pearland (Harris County) and Columbus (Colorado County) With Advice on Lessening Storm Damage

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:53

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit home improvement stores in Pearland and Columbus to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available on the following dates, times and locations:

Harris County

Location:      
Pearland Lumber ACE Hardware
2027 N. Main St.
Pearland, TX 77581 

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Texans Denied FEMA Aid Encouraged to Ask ‘Why?’

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:45

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who get a letter from FEMA telling them they’re ineligible for disaster assistance should not give up—but should follow up instead.

Anyone who gets a letter from FEMA should read it carefully and call FEMA immediately if they disagree with it or have any questions. A simple error in a telephone number or a missing signature may be all that separates an applicant from federal assistance.

After registering with FEMA, applicants can expect a notice by mail about whether they qualify for federal disaster assistance:

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Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp now closed for up to a year while replacement structures are built

DNREC News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:20
SEAFORD (June 21, 2016) – The Hearns Pond dam and boat ramp, located north of Seaford, are now closed and will remain closed for up to one year while a replacement dam and ramp are built, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, which operates and maintains the state-owned facility, announced today.

Severe Weather Wednesday: Get Ready Now

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:38

CHICAGO – With a threatening Wednesday forecast for most of the Great Lakes Region that includes severe storms, heavy rains, strong winds and the possibility of tornadoes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V encourages everyone to get prepared.

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When there’s Lightning, Bolt to Safety Indoors

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:32

CHICAGO – It’s too easy to think we’re invincible when it comes to lightning storms—going outside, staying in the pool, or continuing a softball game as thunder sounds in the distance are not safe activities when lightning and thunder are in the area. Instead, move indoors when thunder roars—such a simple step could save more than 400 people from getting struck by lightning every year.

In recognition of Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19 – 25, 2016, FEMA is encouraging everyone to get storm safety smart:

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Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 6-12

DNREC News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 09:57
DOVER (June 17, 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

Delaware promoting Operation Dry Water June 24 thru 26 to prevent boating under the influence and help save lives on the water

DNREC News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 09:55
DOVER (June 21, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police today announced Delaware’s active participation in Operation Dry Water, an annual nationwide enforcement and education campaign aimed at preventing alcohol and drug-related boating accidents and fatalities.

Deadline extended to June 30 to nominate a student for 2016 Young Environmentalist Awards

DNREC News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 09:48
DOVER (June 21, 2016) – Do you know a Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment? The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders and others whom a youth’s efforts might have impressed to nominate these students for the 2016 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards.

U.S. Citizens, ‘Qualified Aliens, Non-Citizen Nationals’ Should Register With FEMA for Disaster Help

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 17:03

AUSTIN, Texas – Survivors of the May floods may be eligible for disaster assistance if they have a Social Security number or permanent residency card (green card) or if a minor child who lives in the household has a Social Security number.

What this means: Parents or guardians of minors living in the household during the May storms are encouraged to register for assistance using the child’s Social Security number.

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FEMA awards Port of Brookings more than $400K for dredging

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:41

SALEM, OR – Boaters at Port of Brookings in Curry County will be navigating deeper waters thanks to a $416,250 disaster recovery grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Damage to the harbor, the busiest recreational port in Oregon, resulted from severe weather of December 10, 2015. Soaking rains triggered heavy silt deposits shed by floodwaters from stream tributaries and a failed culvert. Thousands of cubic yards of materials settled on the harbor floor restricting boat access to the Ice House pier service area.

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