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FEMA Employs First Local Hire, Seeks More

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 15:32

PHOTO: Tanina Jones (FEMA local hire)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency today swore in its first local hire to assist with the recovery from the April 28 to May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. Tanina Jones is working for FEMA Human Resources as an administrative assistant.

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Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas Receive More Than $1.3 Million in FEMA Preparedness Grants

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:26

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas Receive More Than $1.3 Million in FEMA Preparedness Grants

DENTON, Texas — Emergency management agencies in four states – Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas – have been awarded more than $1.3 million in preparedness grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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FEMA’s New Youth Preparedness Council Includes a Texan

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:12

 

FEMA’s New Youth Preparedness Council Includes a Texan

DENTON, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the members of the 2014-2015 Youth Preparedness Council, which includes the Region 6 member from Texas, Obie Jones.

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Less than Thirty Days Remain for Mississippians to Register for FEMA Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:50

JACKSON, Miss. – The June 30 deadline is less than thirty days away for individuals and households to register with FEMA for assistance to recover from damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between April 28 and May 3.

Disaster survivors in Itawamba, Jones, Leake, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, Wayne and Winston counties may be eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.

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FEMA Rebuilding Experts to Provide Advice in Louisville

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:46

JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Louisville 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 experts know how and they are sharing their knowledge.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be at Winston County Co-Op in Louisville Friday, Saturday and Monday to discuss specific methods with anyone who stops by. They will have free booklets and pamphlets with additional details.

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An SBA Disaster Loan Can Be Smart Business

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:36

JACKSON, MS. — Survivors may not know about disaster help from the U.S. Small Business Administration that could lead to a smarter, faster recovery for businesses, homeowners, renters or private nonprofits.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan

SBA offers a working capital loan to relieve the economic injury caused by the disaster. A disaster loan is available to eligible businesses as well as private nonprofits even if property was not damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred April 28 thru May 3, 2014. 

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One Month After Disaster: Federal Aid for Alabama Disaster Tops $20 Million

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 18:09

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- More than $14 million has been approved through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $5 million through its low-interest disaster loan program.

The following numbers, compiled May 29, provide a snapshot of the Alabama/FEMA disaster recovery to date:

Funds approved

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Delaware State Parks 2014 Adventure Race Series features new races

DNREC News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:51
DOVER (May 30, 2014) – Participants in the 2014 Delaware State Parks Adventure Race Series will enjoy some new formats as well as familiar favorites. The series begins with Full Moon 5K on June 14 at Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington. The 2014 series includes four additional races: Baldcypress Challenge at Trap Pond State Park, Cachin’ In Geocache Race at Killens Pond State Park, Bring it on at Bellevue at Bellevue State Park and Crazy Costume Dash at Lums Pond State Park.

Division of Fish and Wildlife to host Take a Kid Fishing programs on June 21 and July 19

DNREC News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:27
DOVER (May 30, 2014) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying to catch a fish? The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Take a Kid Fishing! Program has two more upcoming dates when budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian are invited to come out and learn to fish.

Fort Delaware State Park’s Victorian Kids Fest Weekend

DNREC News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:12
DELAWARE CITY (May 30, 2014) – Fort Delaware has dozens of activities scheduled for the weekend of June 7, including a special Victorian Kids Fest, a vintage baseball game and more.

Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNREC Mosquito Control Section for 2014 West Nile virus monitoring

DNREC News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:43
DOVER (May 28, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is asking for the public’s help in monitoring West Nile virus in Delaware by reporting the discovery of sick or dead wild birds that may have contracted the virus. West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne disease that rates of considerable concern to the health of humans and unvaccinated horses.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter May 20 to 26

DNREC News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 13:40
DOVER (May 30, 2014) – 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 Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between May 20-26 made 2,391 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 484 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 85 complaints and issued 84 citations.

Help Continues: Students Involved in SR 530 Slide Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 18:41

Students have been helping with the SR 530 Slide recovery. One example is in Mill Creek, Wash., where a broadcast team of seven students from Henry M. Jackson High School produced one of the first newscasts that told the story of the SR 530 Slide.

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Legal Services Available For Alabamians Affected By Recent Disaster

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 18:33

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabamians who have legal issues that are a direct result of the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding may receive free help from the Volunteer Lawyers Program of the Alabama State Bar Association.

Residents must reside in the designated counties of Baldwin, Blount, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone, Mobile and Tuscaloosa.

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Three downstate ponds to be treated for aquatic nuisance weeds

DNREC News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:51
DOVER (May 29, 2014) – During the next three weeks, weather permitting, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will be treating three downstate ponds for aquatic nuisance weeds that, left unchecked, can choke the waters, crowd out beneficial plant species, and prevent fishing and boating access. The three public-access ponds to be treated are: Millsboro Pond; Wagamons Pond near Milton; and Concord Pond near Seaford.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaches for Arkansas Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 15:32

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Survivors of the April 27 severe storms, tornadoes and floods may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).  Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides unemployment benefits and re-employment services to people who have become unemployed because of the storms.

Residents of Faulkner County have until June 2 to apply for DUA.

The DUA deadline for residents of Pulaski, Randolph and White counties is June 5.

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FEMA Announces 2014 Youth Preparedness Council Members

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 13:20

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the members of the 2014-2015 FEMA National Youth Preparedness Council.

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Denial of Disaster Assistance May Be Appealed

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:50

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A letter denying assistance to storm survivors may not be the last word.

Every applicant for federal assistance has the right to file an appeal for another review of their case. In filing an appeal, documentation that proves the applicant’s reason for filing the appeal must be included.

A denial letter does not necessarily mean an applicant is not eligible for assistance,” said Federal

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Disaster Recovery Center in Oneonta Closing May 31

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:06

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The center, operated by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is located at Oneonta Recreation Park – City Depot, Chamber of Commerce Room, 28161 State Highway 75, Oneonta, 35121

The center will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the final day.

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Recovery Center in Tuscaloosa to Close May 31; Re-Opens June 2 as SBA Center

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:47

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Tuscaloosa will close Saturday, May 31 at 6 p.m.  An SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will open in the same location on Monday, June 2, at 9 a.m.

The Recovery Center is located at the Salvation Army Building, 1601 University Blvd. East, Tuscaloosa, 35404. The FEMA center will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the final day.

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