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Tuckerton Restaurant Rebuilds With Improved Disability Access

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:05

LINCROFT, N.J .-- When the Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant in Tuckerton was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, owner and chef Ivar Johnson had several critical decisions to make. Chief among them was how to maintain wheelchair access for customers with disabilities while elevating the remaining structure and adding additional mitigation features.

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Five More Alabama Counties Added for FEMA Individual Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 20:14

CLANTON, Ala. – Survivors in Blount, DeKalb, Etowah, Mobile and Tuscaloosa counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance, as they were added Thursday to the major disaster declaration for the recent tornadoes and flooding in Alabama.

Individuals and households in the five counties may now register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance, and report their uninsured or underinsured property damage from the severe storms during the period of April 28 through May 5.

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Florida Panhandle Counties Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:03

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Survivors in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who sustained property damage as a result of the recent severe storms and flooding in Florida are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

Disaster survivors have several ways to apply:

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"National Climate Change Viewer" Enables Focus on Future Climate-Driven Changes for U.S. Watersheds at Local Levels

USGS Newsroom - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:36
Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today unveiled the National Climate Change Viewer, a climate-visualization website tool from the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey.  Provides local and watershed-level maps and summaries of climate projections

Contact Information:

Andrea Newman ( Phone: 7036484475 );



WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today unveiled the National Climate Change Viewer, a climate-visualization website tool from the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey. 

Division of Fish and Wildlife recommends leaving baby wild animals alone

DNREC News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 13:05
DOVER (May 8, 2014) – With spring mowing season underway and having received recent calls from people who have found what they believe are “abandoned” baby rabbits, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife would like to remind well-meaning wildlife watchers not to “rescue” young wild animals. Young Eastern cottontail rabbits, in particular, may appear to be alone, since their mothers often temporarily leave their ground nests to avoid attracting predators, returning only to feed their young.

2015 Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp winners announced

DNREC News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:28
DOVER (May 8, 2014) – The results are in, and two Delaware artists have won top honors in the state’s sporting stamp art contests. A painting of a native black duck with ducklings by Richard Clifton of Milford will grace the 2015 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp, and a painting of a brook trout by Bart Gelesh of Wilmington will become the face of the 2015 Delaware Trout Stamp.

State Park Rangers’ investigation into illegal bike trail leads to arrest of Rehoboth man

DNREC News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:39
LEWES (May 8, 2014) – An investigation by Delaware State Park Rangers into an illegal bike trail constructed in Cape Henlopen State Park culminated in the recent arrest and conviction of a Rehoboth man on multiple criminal charges.

Senior Citizens Won’t Lose Benefits If They Receive State, Federal Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:01

Little Rock, Ark. – Senior citizens who sustained losses in the April 27 severe storms, tornadoes and floods needn’t worry that applying for federal disaster assistance will cause them to sacrifice their Social Security benefits, pay more taxes or give up income-based benefit programs.

A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) does not add to a senior’s taxable income as long as the grant is to help recovery from a disaster like the severe storms.

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More than $1.3 Million in Federal Assistance Approved for Mississippi Storm Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 18:15

PEARL, Miss. – Less than 10 days after severe storms, tornadoes and flooding swept across Mississippi, more than $1.3 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency grant assistance has been approved to help those affected by the storms.

More than 2,100 people have contacted FEMA for help or information regarding disaster assistance.

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Anglers reminded to observe restrictions on harvesting river herring shad and striped bass

DNREC News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 14:54
DOVER (May 7, 2014) – As fishing season in Delaware waters unfolds, DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds anglers of harvest restrictions for river herring, shad and striped bass.

Survivors in Five More Mississippi Counties May Now Apply For Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:30

PEARL, Miss. – Survivors in Jones, Leake, Montgomery, Simpson and Warren counties whose property was damaged by the recent storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi may now apply for federal disaster assistance.

The five counties were added to the April 30 presidential disaster declaration Tuesday, bringing the total number of Mississippi counties designated for Individual Assistance to 12, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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May is American Wetland Month; celebrate with Delaware Wetlands

DNREC News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:59
DOVER (May 7, 2014) – The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program within DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is participating in American Wetland Month, as May has been designated, to promote wetland appreciation in Delaware.

FEMA Awards $676,740 Grant to Saline County: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish 9 flood prone structures

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:11

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $676,740 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Saline County,Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of eight residential structures and one commercial structure located in the floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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Sportsmen Against Hunger program distributes more than 21,000 pounds of venison to Delawareans in need

DNREC News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:34
DOVER (May 7, 2014) – During the 2013-2014 deer season, Delaware hunters donated 645 deer to the state’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program. The donations were processed into 21,223 pounds of venison, which will provide nearly 100,000 meals for needy Delawareans. DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife staff distributed the frozen ground venison to 30 charitable organizations and food pantries throughout the state.

Prepare your home and property now for unwanted visitors before bats take up residence

DNREC News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 09:34
DOVER (May 7, 2014) – Delaware is home to eight species of bats, several of which have begun their annual move from winter hibernation sites to their summer maternity colonies. The female bats return to their colonies pregnant and congregate to give birth and raise their pups. In Delaware, these colonies can often take up residence in barns, garages, attics and homes.

Storm Survivors Have Many Ways to Register for Federal and State Help

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 08:32

Little Rock, Ark. – Storm survivors in the four disaster-designated Arkansas counties have plenty of options when it comes to asking for state and federal assistance.

A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Mayflower, Ark., on Thursday, May 8. Mobile Registration Intake Centers are opening Wednesday, May 7, in newly declared Pulaski and White counties, and registration teams are going door to door in affected areas in Faulkner, Pulaski, Randolph and White counties. (A DRC will open soon in Randolph County).

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Florida Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 20:39

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Florida.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Florida

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 20:37

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 Florida and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from April 28 to May 6, 2014.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

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There Are Many Reasons for a Letter From FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 18:02

PEARL, Miss. – Everyone receives a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after applying for disaster assistance. It explains FEMA’s decision, what to do next if you disagree with FEMA’s decision, and how grant money should be spent if you receive it.

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Additional Disaster Recovery Centers Open Mississippi

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 17:44

PEARL, Miss. – Three additional disaster recovery centers are open in Itawamba, Lowndes and Rankin counties to assist Mississippi residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

The disaster recovery centers will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and are located at:

Itawamba County

Mantachie Community Center

265 Tishtontee Drive

Mantachie, MS 38855

 

Lowndes County

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