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Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Henderson County for Texas Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 12:45

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Athens, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Location and dates of operation

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Categories: Federal News

What to Expect from a FEMA Inspection

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 06/13/2015 - 09:53

After you register for assistance, an inspector from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will call you for an appointment to inspect your damaged property.
 

Q. Why is the inspector there?
A. Verifying disaster damage is part of the process to establish the amount and type of damage you suffered.  The inspectors have construction backgrounds and are fully qualified to do the job.

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Categories: Federal News

STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN ATOKA, CLEVELAND, COMANCHE, GRADY, KIOWA, OKLAHOMA, POTTAWATOMIE AND PITTSBURG COUNTIES

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:34

OKLAHOMA CITY – More Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be available 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 DRC and a Mobile DRC officially open Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Kiowa and Pottawatomie counties at these addresses:

Kiowa County (Mobile DRC)

The James Blaine Field House

304 Tenth Street

Snyder, OK 73566

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Categories: Federal News

Townsend area farmers receive Cooperator of the Year Award from New Castle Conservation District

DNREC News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:02
TOWNSEND (June 12, 2015) – Norman and Gwen Pierce, owners of Union Ridge Farms near Townsend, are the recipients of the New Castle Conservation District’s Cooperator of the Year Award, presented annually to a farmer in the district who has exhibited a high degree of interest in conservation for their farm operation.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces results from 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

DNREC News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:01
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – Warm breezes and sun after a light morning shower greeted 175 young anglers and their families who gathered Saturday, June 6 at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. All fish caught in the tournament were weighed and released, as young anglers got a first-hand lesson in conservation.

National Marine Fisheries Service enacts emergency action for blueline tilefish

DNREC News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:26
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has enacted emergency action to protect blueline tilefish while a long-term management plan is developed to reduce fishing mortality and help ensure the long-term sustainability of a species that is very susceptible to overfishing. DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife, proposing a regulation in line with NMFS’s emergency action, will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 in the DNREC auditorium.

STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN ATOKA, CLEVELAND, COMANCHE, GRADY, OKLAHOMA AND PITTSBURG COUNTIES

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:33

OKLAHOMA CITY – More Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will soon be available 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 DRC and a Mobile DRC officially open Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Atoka and Comanche counties at these addresses:

Atoka County (Mobile DRC)

Kiamichi Technology Center, Business Center

1301 West Liberty Road

Atoka, OK 74525

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Categories: Federal News

15 More Counties in Oklahoma Now Approved to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:25

Oklahoma City – Federal disaster assistance is now available to 15 more counties in Oklahoma as a result of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 5 to June 4.

Adair, Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Creek, Garvin, Jackson, Logan, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pushmataha, Sequoyah and Washita counties have been added to the May 26 major disaster declaration and are now eligible to receive Public Assistance. 

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Four Delaware artificial reefs in Atlantic Ocean to receive federal designation July 9 as Special Management Zones

DNREC News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:39
DOVER (June 12, 2015) – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has established Special Management Zones (SMZ) at four of Delaware’s Atlantic Ocean artificial reefs

Beware of Fraud in Wake of Disasters

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:44

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents whose properties were damaged in the recent storms and flooding are warned to be alert for, and urged to report, any potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The aftermath of a disaster can attract opportunists and confidence artists. Homeowners, renters and businesses can follow some simple steps to avoid being swindled.

Be suspicious if a contractor:

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Categories: Federal News

Boats and volunteers sought for Inland Bays Cleanup on June 13

DNREC News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:25
DOVER (June 11, 2015) – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 11th Annual Inland Bays Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.

Rumors versus Facts About Texas Flood Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:02
FEMA Registration

RUMOR: Survivors can’t register for FEMA assistance if they have insurance.
FACT: Survivors may be eligible for FEMA disaster aid for their uninsured and underinsured losses and damage.

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Categories: Federal News

Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Caldwell County for Texas Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 12:39

AUSTIN, Texas – A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Martindale, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are there to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

Location and dates of operation

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Categories: Federal News

FEMA Launches New Data Visualization Tool

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:21

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a new data visualization tool that enables users to see when and where disaster declarations have occurred across the country. As hurricane season kicks off, the tool helps provide important information about the history of hurricanes and other disasters in their communities and what residents can do to prepare.

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Categories: Federal News

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Wimberley, Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 15:30

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

Specialists from the State of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), nongovernmental organizations and the local community are on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors.

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Categories: Federal News

FEMA Public Assistance Extended to 51 Additional Texas Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:18

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended federal disaster aid to include 51 additional Texas counties. This amendment provides for supplemental funding for infrastructure repairs in the wake of May’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding.

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USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable Your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

USGS Newsroom Technical - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:30
Summary: Are you a developer, firm, or organization using mobile or web applications to enable your users

Contact Information:

Brian Fox ( Phone: 303-202-4140 ); Rob Dollison ( Phone: 703-648-5724 ); Mark Newell ( Phone: 573-308-3850 );



Are you a developer, firm, or organization using mobile or web applications to enable your users?  The USGS has publicly available geospatial services and data to help your application development and enhancement.

The USGS’ National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) will be hosting a 30- minute webinar on “Using The National Map services to enable your web and mobile mapping efforts” on June 16 at 9am Mountain Time.

This webinar will feature a brief overview of services, data and products that are publicly available, a quick overview on how AlpineQuest, a leading private firm, is leveraging this public data to benefit their users, and a Question & Answer session with a USGS developer to help you get the most out of the national geospatial services.

“This is an opportunity from NGTOC to bring developers and users together for some demonstrations and starting some dialogue,” said Brian Fox, the NGTOC Systems Development Branch Chief.  “The webinar format allows us to improve awareness of USGS geospatial services and develop a better understanding of what users and developers need to make our data and services more available and usable.” 

To access the webinar, you’ll need to activate Cisco WebEx and call into the conference number (toll free) 855-547-8255 and use the security code: 98212385.  The webinar will display through WebEx, and you can access it via this address: http://bit.ly/1RHayxY

To ensure that you have the appropriate players installed for this WebEx enabled webinar: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/systemdiagnosis.php

The session will be recorded and closed caption option is available during the webinar at: https://recapd.com/w-a3c704

To find out more about this and other NGOC webinar conferences, go to: http://ngtoc.usgs.gov/webinars/webinar_june2015.html

Screen shot of a mobile mapping service integrating USGS topographic data; hiking and biking trails south of Golden, Colo. Imagery with road and contour data overlaid via AlpineQuest. (high resolution image 631 KB) Screen shot of a mobile mapping service integrating USGS topographic data; hiking and biking trails south of Golden, Colo. Trail data in KML/GPX overlaid via AlpineQuest. (high resolution image 613 KB)

Nine More Counties in Oklahoma Now Approved to Receive Federal Disaster Assistance under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:48

Oklahoma City – A June 9 amendment to the major disaster declaration for Oklahoma following the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding occurring May 5 to June 4 now includes Public Assistance (PA) funding for nine additional counties, or 25 counties in all.

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Categories: Federal News

STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN CLEVELAND, GRADY OKLAHOMA AND PITTSBURG COUNTIES

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 17:36

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans affected by the recent severe storms occurring May 5 through June 4 now have another place to go to receive information about state and federal disaster assistance that may be available.

Another Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) officially opens Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7 a.m. in Pittsburg County at this address:

Pittsburg County

Pittsburg County Fire Fighters Association

1505 East Wade Watts Avenue

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Categories: Federal News

DNREC project aimed at reducing environmental impacts continues around Lewes Public Boat Ramp

DNREC News - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:21
LEWES (June 9, 2015) – A project aimed at lessening environmental impacts including erosion at the Lewes Public Boat Ramp and which partners DNREC’s Divisions of Fish & Wildlife and Watershed Stewardship with the Center for the Inland Bays is making improvements to the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal shoreline, the boat ramp parking lot and the neighboring DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management facility on Pilottown Road.