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DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter June 15 to 21

DNREC News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:27
DOVER (June 26, 2015) – 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 June 15-21 made 2,327 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 254 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers issued 44 citations.

SBA Provides Low-Interest Loans to Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 15:36

What is an SBA disaster loan?

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damages not fully covered by insurance or other compensation.

SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance is working in conjunction with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help business owners and residents recover, as much as possible, from this declared disaster.

Who is eligible for SBA low-interest loans?

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Arkansas Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 15:06

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 Arkansas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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Frequently Asked Questions on Letter of Eligibility

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 15:04

Why did I get a letter stating I’m ineligible?

FEMA routinely corresponds with applicants to let them know if they qualify for federal disaster assistance. The most common reasons for receiving a determination of ineligibility are:

  • Adequate insurance coverage.
  • Insufficient storm-related damage.
  • Missing documentation needed to complete the assistance evaluation process.

What are examples of missing documentation?

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Letter on Eligibility May Not Be Last Word on Disaster Assistance for Texans Affected by Storms, Floods

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:59

AUSTIN, Texas – A letter stating a household is ineligible for disaster assistance may not be the final word on a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) application.

The most common reasons for receiving a determination of ineligibility are:

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President Declares Disaster for Arkansas

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:58

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 Arkansas and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

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Texans in Fayette County May Now Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:55

AUSTIN, Texas – The federal disaster declaration for Texas has been expanded to include Individual Assistance for Fayette County as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred between May 4 and June 19, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Hidalgo County

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:52

AUSTIN, Texas – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Hidalgo County for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

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USGS Welcomes European Space Agency’s New Land Observing Satellite

USGS Newsroom Technical - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:18
Summary: The U.S. Geological Survey salutes the European Space Agency (ESA) on the successful June 23 launch of its Sentinel-2A satellite, the second satellite to be launched in Europe’s Copernicus environment monitoring program.&nbsp ESA Sentinel-2A to collaborate with USGS-NASA Landsat mission

Contact Information:

Jon Campbell ( Phone: 703-648-4180 );



The U.S. Geological Survey salutes the European Space Agency (ESA) on the successful June 23 launch of its Sentinel-2A satellite, the second satellite to be launched in Europe’s Copernicus environment monitoring program. 

"We are very pleased to have such a talented new player join the team in watching Earth from space,” said Suzette Kimball, acting USGS Director. “The aptly named Sentinel mission will help sharpen our focus on changes in Earth systems and contribute further insight to a great many global challenges at international to local scales, including food security, forest and wildlife conservation, and disaster response."  

Sentinel-2 imagery is expected to supply valuable parallels and counterparts to Landsat imagery provided by the United States. Before Sentinel-2A launched, USGS and ESA staff worked together at length to ensure that Sentinel-2 data would be as compatible as possible with Landsat data. 

First launched by NASA in 1972, the Landsat series of satellites has produced the longest, continuous record of Earth’s land surface as seen from space. Landsat images have been used by scientists and resource managers to monitor water quality, glacier recession, coral reef health, land use change, deforestation rates, and population growth.

Landsat is a joint effort of USGS and NASA. NASA develops remote-sensing instruments and spacecraft, launches the satellites, and validates their performance. USGS develops the associated ground systems, then takes ownership and operates the satellites (since 2000), as well as managing data reception, archiving, and distribution. Landsat data were made available to all users free of charge under a policy change by the U.S. Department of the Interior and USGS in late 2008.

"We are also pleased that a free and open data policy has been adopted for users of Sentinel data,"Kimball added. “Free, open access to Landsat and Sentinel-2 data together will create remarkable economic and scientific benefits for people around the globe."

Designed as a two-satellite constellation – Sentinel-2A and -2B – the Sentinel-2 mission carries an innovative wide swath high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands. However, it will not fully duplicate the Landsat data stream, which includes thermal measurements. Sentinel-1A, a satellite with radar-based instruments, was launched April 3, 2014. 

Once it is fully operational following several months of on-orbit testing, Sentinel-2A alone could provide 10-day repeat coverage of Earth’s land areas. With Sentinel-2A data added to the 8-day coverage from Landsat 7/8 combined, users can look forward to better-than-weekly coverage at moderate resolution. Repeat coverage capabilities will further increase with the planned launch of a second Sentinel-2 satellite (Sentinel-2B) next year. 

NASA has published an online comparison of Sentinel-2A and Landsat bandwidths.

Learn more:

  Sentinel 2A liftoff (video - 4:32)
  USGS Landsat
  NASA Landsat
  Landsat: Continuing to Improve Everyday Life

State record 19-7 pound blueline tilefish caught in Baltimore Canyon by Lewes angler

DNREC News - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 14:06
LEWES (June 26, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 19.7-pound blueline tilefish caught on June 19 in the Atlantic Ocean’s Baltimore Canyon, some 65 miles offshore.

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Nebraska Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:36

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 Territory and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for the State of Nebraska

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:29

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, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 6 to June 17, 2015.

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER REOPENS IN ATOKA COUNTY

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 16:20

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will reopen in Atoka County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

A mobile DRC officially reopens for four days on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Atoka County at:

Kiamichi Technology Center, Business Center

1301 West Liberty Road

Atoka, OK 74525

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Flood Insurance Policyholders have until September 15 to Request their Hurricane Sandy Claims be Reviewed

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:50

WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is committed to ensuring every National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholder who filed a claim as a result of Hurricane Sandy receives every dollar they are due under their policy. The NFIP established a process for Hurricane Sandy survivors who feel they were underpaid to have their claims reviewed. Where warranted, additional payments will be made to those policyholders.

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FEMA Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security National Training Program/Continuing Training Grants Program

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:48

WASHINGTON — Today, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity, or NOFO, for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP) Continuing Training Grants (CTG) program with a total $11,521,000 available for awards in four focus areas.  

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Delaware to participate in Operation Dry Water June 26 through 28 to prevent alcohol related boating accidents and save lives

DNREC News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:47
DOVER (June 24, 2015) – 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 event aimed at preventing alcohol and drug-related boating accidents and fatalities. Over the June 26-28 weekend before the Fourth of July holiday, Fish & Wildlife officers will increase their presence on Delaware’s waterways.

Texas Mobile Registration Intake Center in Williamson County Transitions to Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:26

AUSTIN, Texas – The Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) in Williamson County is transitioning into a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), Thursday, June 25, to provide one-stop service for those affected by the storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 4 to June 19.

A DRC provides expanded services to survivors including general information, help applying for assistance and information on repairing and rebuilding structures.

Location and dates of operation

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Texas Mobile Registration Intake Center in Fort Bend County Transitions to Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:23

AUSTIN, Texas – The Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) in Fort Bend County is transitioning into a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), opening Thursday, June 25, to provide one-stop service for those affected by the storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 4 to June 19.

A DRC provides expanded services to survivors including general information, help applying for assistance and information on repairing and rebuilding structures.

Location and dates of operation

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Texas Mobile Registration Intake Center in Fort Bend County Transitions to Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:20

AUSTIN, Texas – The Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) in Fort Bend County is transitioning into a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), opening Thursday, June 25, to provide one-stop service for those affected by the storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 4 to June 19.

A DRC provides expanded services to survivors including general information, help applying for assistance and information on repairing and rebuilding structures.

Location and dates of operation

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN WAGONER COUNTY

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:42

OKLAHOMA CITY – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Wagoner County to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.

The DRC officially opens Thursday, June 25, 2015 at:

Coweta Intermediate High School

14699 South 305 East Avenue

Coweta, OK 74429

Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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