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DNREC Environmental Finance, DPH Office of Drinking Water, Water Infrastructure Advisory Council announce additional subsidization assistance program for low-income subgroups

DNREC News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 10:54
DOVER (June 15, 2016) – DNREC Environmental Finance, the Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water and the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC) announced today that additional financial assistance is available for low-income subgroups

REMINDER DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife seeking great shots of Delaware anglers for annual photo contest

DNREC News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 08:56
DOVER (June 15, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites anglers and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2016 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured either on the cover or in the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published early next year.

Partnerships and Progress: Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding 90 Days Later

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 17:37

BATON ROUGE, La. — Community members, volunteers and all levels of government continue developing solutions to move recovery forward following the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8.

The collaboration includes neighbors, friends and family helping one another, identifying places to mobilize volunteers, and providing resources so disaster survivors can move back home. Governments are also collaborating to make communities better, stronger and safer so they will have enhanced protection from future disasters.

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Texans in 12 Counties Affected by May-June Flooding Can Register With FEMA for Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 16:45

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who sustained damage or loss from the storms and flooding that began May 26 and continues can now register for disaster assistance with FEMA.

The presidential disaster declaration of June 11 makes federal assistance available to affected individuals and households in 12 Texas counties: Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Travis, Waller and Washington.

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FEMA and State Broadcasters, in Coordination with Emergency Managers, test the Emergency Alert System (EAS)

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 13:41

WASHINGTON — Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers and state broadcasters’ associations, will conduct a [routine] test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in nine states on Wednesday, June 15th at 2:20 PM MDT/1:20 PM PDT.

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More Than $22.7 Million in Federal Disaster Aid to Help Texas Communities Recover from the March Storm

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 17:44

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal officials estimate more than $22.7 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ recovery from the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.

The presidential declaration on March 19 made federal assistance available to 13 Texas counties including Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler

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Stretch of beach at Cape Henlopen State Park closed starting June 13 to safeguard nesting piping plovers

DNREC News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 15:42
LEWES (June 11, 2015) – The first piping plover nest of the season at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Gordons Pond has been discovered by DNREC beach-nesting bird monitors Kevin Bronson and Taylor Klecan,

Louisiana Disaster Survivors: You Owe It to Yourselves to Register by the June 13 Deadline

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 13:49

BATON ROUGE, La. – The people of Louisiana have had a rough time. Almost everyone knows someone who is still getting their life back on track after the March 8 through April 8 floods. You may be one yourself.

You owe it to yourself to see if you qualify for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency before the deadline to register expires Monday, June 13.

Don’t miss out. If you live in one of the 36 designated parishes and had disaster related damage or loss, here’s how you can find out what may be available. Be sure to do it by June 13:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 23:23

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 Texas.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 23:19

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on May 26, 2016, and continuing.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Tangipahoa Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 14:15

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Hammond (Tangipahoa Parish) will close on Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

 

Parish Planning Center

42271 S. Morrison Blvd.

Hammond, La.

 

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Monroe Disaster Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Center for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 13:58

BATON ROUGE, La. – The disaster recovery center in Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will close on Friday, June 10 at 2 p.m., and transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) beginning Monday, June 13, at 8 a.m.

The DLOC will be in the same location as the disaster recovery center:

 

Richwood Multi-Purpose Center

2710 Martin Luther King Drive

Richwood, La.

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Texans Have 14 Days Left to Register for Disaster Assistance for April Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:33

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the April storms and flooding in 12 counties have only until Friday, June 24, to register for FEMA disaster assistance.

Assistance can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property loss and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

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Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter May 30 thru June 5

DNREC News - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:47
DOVER (June 10, 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’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between May 30-June 5 made 2,677 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public. Officers issued 321 citations.

Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNRECs Mosquito Control Section for 2016 West Nile virus monitoring

DNREC News - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:46
DOVER (June 10, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is again 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 of concern to human health and to owners of unvaccinated horses.

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Akawana fire

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:46

SEATTLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Akawana fire burning in Jefferson County, Oregon.

FEMA Region X Deputy Regional Administrator Sharon Loper determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Loper approved the state of Oregon’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 8:44 p.m. PDT on June 8, 2016.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Close June 10 at The Woodlands in Montgomery County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:22

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery center in The Woodlands in Montgomery County will close at 6 p.m. on June 10.

Location:      
The Woodlands United Methodist Church
9201 Grogans Mill
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Closing:        
6 p.m. Friday, June 10

Disaster recovery centers are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. Visiting a disaster recovery center is not required to register for FEMA assistance.

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DNREC Natural Resources Police arrest two Maryland residents on drug, weapons charges at Bowers Beach

DNREC News - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:54
BOWERS BEACH (June 7, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested two Maryland residents June 2 on multiple criminal charges including drug and weapon possession

Commercial waterman faces charges for fishing violations including possession of numerous undersized conch

DNREC News - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:53
LEWES (June 9, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a commercial waterman June 3 for nearly 300 fishing violations, most of them for illegal take of knobbed conch after boarding his vessel for a no-wake violation near the Lewes Public Boat Ramp on May 31.

FEMA in Deer Park, Spring Valley (Harris County) and Sealy (Austin County) With Advice on Lessening Storm Damage

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:23

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit three home-improvement stores in Harris and Austin counties to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available on the following dates, times and locations:

Austin County

Location:      

AL&M Do-it-Best Building Supply, 300 N. Meyer St., Sealy, TX 77474

Hours:           
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 9-10

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