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FEMA Home Inspectors Help Start Arkansas Recovery from Severe Winter Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 16:11

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents and business owners who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA should expect a housing inspector to verify damage soon after they’ve applied.

Identifying damage helps determine both the amount and the types of assistance FEMA or other state and federal agencies may provide. There is no fee for the inspection. The inspector does not determine the amount of assistance an applicant will receive.

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Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Feb 15 thru 21

DNREC News - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 15:26
DOVER (Feb. 26, 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, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Feb. 15-21 made 1,067 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued four citations.

Deadlines Approaching for FEMA’s Public Assistance and Mitigation Programs

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:22

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Help is available for state agencies, local and tribal governments and eligible private nonprofits affected by storms in December that knocked out power, blocked roads and damaged infrastructure. Applicants in Benewah, Bonner and Kootenai counties have until March 2 to apply for assistance from the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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New Castle angler catches then releases new state record largemouth bass weighing more than 11 pounds

DNREC News - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:13
DOVER (Feb. 26, 2016) – A partly cloudy and unseasonably warm Saturday, Feb. 20 seemed to fishing buddies Andrew “A.J.” Klein and Joe Lattis of New Castle a great day to cast a line, so they headed downstate to launch Lattis’ boat on Wagamons Ponds near Milton.

March 21 is Deadline to Register for Federal Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:40

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. – Midnight on March 21, 2016, is the deadline for Missourians in the 33 counties designated for federal aid due to losses from the severe storms and flooding Dec. 23, 2015, to Jan. 9, 2016, to register for two types of federal assistance.

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DNRECs Division of Fish and Wildlife announces 2015 16 hunting photo contest winners

DNREC News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 16:00
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – The judges’ decisions are in, with five top entries chosen for the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2015/16 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. First place was awarded to Lance Barrowcliff of Wilmington for “A Day to Remember,” featuring his brother, Brian Barrowcliff, and Brian’s four-year-old son Brody Barrowcliff waterfowl hunting with their dog Cocoa in Townsend.

FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 14:12

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the FEMA National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply to be considered for appointment.

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Hours at Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Sevier, Lee Counties to Change

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 12:25

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Effective today, hours are changing at two mobile disaster recovery centers serving those whose homes or businesses were affected by the late December – January storms.

Staffed  by representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies, the centers are located:

Lee County
Community Center
593 Hwy. 243
Marinanna, AR 72360

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Delaware artists invited to apply for DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardships rain barrel painting contest now through March 18

DNREC News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 09:49
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from Delaware artists for participation in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Artists selected will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels that will be prominently displayed in public areas.

DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship accepting applications for youth artist rain barrel painting contest through March 18

DNREC News - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 09:45
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups in grades K-12 to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Selected children or groups will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels for later public display.

DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship accepting applications for youth artist rain barrel painting contest through March 18

DNREC News - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 17:28
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting applications from children and student groups in grades K-12 to participate in a rain barrel painting contest aimed at educating young Delawareans on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Selected children or groups will be invited to paint creative designs on rain barrels for later public display.

Sikeston Home Improvement Store Offers Free FEMA Advice

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:26

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Sikeston home improvement store is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide Southeast Missouri residents with free information, tips, and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available between Thursday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 1 to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Location:

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Advice in Southwest Missouri

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:24

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three home improvement stores in Southwest Missouri are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide area residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.  

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available at all three stores to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

February 25-March 1:

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More St. Louis Area Stores Offer Free FEMA Rebuilding Advice

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:21

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Six more home improvement stores in the St. Louis metro area are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers, and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters. 

FEMA mitigation specialists will be available over the next six days to answer questions and offer home improvement tips on making homes stronger and safer against disasters. Most of the information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA Experts Offer Ideas to Lessen Impact of Disaster Damage

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 15:43

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –Teams of specialists from FEMA will offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of future disaster-related property damage at building supply stores in three Arkansas locations Thursday, Feb. 25 – March 1, 2016.

The teams will be at these Lowe’s stores:

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DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware’s 2015/16 deer harvest as all-time high

DNREC News - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:25
DOVER (Feb. 24, 2016) – Delaware hunters harvested 14,681 deer during the 2015/16 season – the highest number since the state’s first modern-day deer season was held in 1954 and harvest record-keeping began, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Threat of Snow Means Prepare Now Before You Travel

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:03

CHICAGO — With a forecast that includes the potential for heavy snow and high winds, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V encourages everyone to get prepared.

“If you must leave home in dangerous weather conditions, take precautions to get to your destination safely,” FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III said. “Taking simple steps to prepare before the storm not only keeps you safe, but others as well.”

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Registering with State, Volunteer Agencies Not the Same as FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:19

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Many Arkansas residents who suffered damage during the severe winter storms in late December - January may have registered for assistance with state or volunteer agencies.  State and Federal recovery officials caution this is not the same as registering with FEMA for federal disaster aid.

While FEMA, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and volunteer agencies often work together, their missions, programs and funding are not the same. Residents should register with FEMA for access to federal disaster assistance.

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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Faulkner, Lee and Sevier Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:59

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Joint federal/state disaster recovery centers are opening Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 in Faulkner, Lee and Sevier counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016.

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DNREC now accepting grant proposals for community water quality improvement projects

DNREC News - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:51
DOVER (Feb. 22, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals for matching grants for community water quality improvement projects.