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More than $3.6 Million in Disaster Aid Approved for June Storms

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:56

SIOUX FALLS, SD –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than  $3.6 million in federal disaster aid has been approved to help communities in twelve counties and two tribal nations in South Dakota recover from a series of June storms.  Those storms produced a tornado that struck Wessington Springs along with heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in western, north central and southeast South Dakota.

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FEMA Housing Inspectors Contacting Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:24

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that more than 400 housing inspectors are in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties reaching out to Michigan homeowners and renters who have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance.

These FEMA inspectors are scheduling appointments with registered applicants to document the extent of damage to thousands of properties, but do not determine whether a particular applicant qualifies for FEMA assistance.  

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FEMA Housing Inspectors Contacting Flood Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:24

WARREN, Mich. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that more than 400 housing inspectors are in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties reaching out to Michigan homeowners and renters who have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance.

These FEMA inspectors are scheduling appointments with registered applicants to document the extent of damage to thousands of properties, but do not determine whether a particular applicant qualifies for FEMA assistance.  

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:59

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 Montana.

Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:59

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 Montana.

Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Get Ready, Missouri: One Week Until Annual Earthquake Drill

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:58

More than 440,000 in Missouri to Participate in Nationwide Drill            

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With just one week to go, communities throughout Missouri are preparing for the fourth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, scheduled for October 16 at 10:16 a.m. 

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Get Ready, Missouri: One Week Until Annual Earthquake Drill

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:58

More than 440,000 in Missouri to Participate in Nationwide Drill            

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With just one week to go, communities throughout Missouri are preparing for the fourth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, scheduled for October 16 at 10:16 a.m. 

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President Declares Disaster for Montana

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:54

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 Montana to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of August 21-25, 2014.

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Water Infrastructure Advisory Council public hearing and meeting set for Wed., Oct. 15 in Dover

DNREC News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:27
DOVER (Oct. 8, 2014) – The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet Wednesday, Oct.15, beginning at 9 a.m. with a public hearing followed by the WIAC meeting, in Conference Room 220 of the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901.

Beware of Scams and Fraudulent Phone Calls

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:14

WARREN, Mich. – State and federal recovery officials urge Michigan residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on vulnerable survivors because of the August storms and flooding.

Common post-disaster fraud practices include:

Phony housing inspectors: Owners/applicants may be especially vulnerable to phony housing inspectors claiming to represent FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration. An applicant should ALWAYS:

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FEMA Offers Free Home Repair Advice

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:03

WARREN, Mich. – Residents who want to reduce the risk of property damage from storms, floods and other potential hazards have the opportunity to meet with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Mitigation specialists will be available in:

Macomb County
Lowe’s Home Improvement
31140 Van Dyke Ave.
Warren, MI 48093
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Thursdays through Oct. 21

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DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife receives National Park Service grant to potentially enhance access to Nanticoke River

DNREC News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:01
DOVER (Oct. 9, 2014) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Fish & Wildlife has received a $30,633 award from the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office to design a potential water access project at Woodland Wharf on the Nanticoke River.

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement reminds citizens to review Delaware and federal regulations before posting fish or wildlife parts for sale

DNREC News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:58
DOVER (Oct. 9, 2014) – Over the past 10 days, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Natural Resources Police officers investigated two separate cases involving illegal possession and attempted sale of prohibited fish or wildlife parts.

Statewide muzzleloader deer hunting season to open Oct 10

DNREC News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:54
DOVER (Oct. 9, 2014) – The October muzzleloader deer hunting season opens on Friday, Oct. 10 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 18, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

Texas Receives More Than $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for University of Texas Medical Branch Mitigation Measures

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:46

DENTON, Texas – The state of Texas has received more than $1.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for mitigation measures for a University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) building.

Hurricane Ike damaged the UTMB Customs House, also known as the 1700 Strand Building, in 2008. These mitigation measures will protect it from potential future storm damage.

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FEMA Awards $2.35 Million in Disaster Funds for Okanogan County PUD

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:53

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded more than $2.35 million to the state of Washington to help pay for disaster-related repair costs of the Okanogan County Public Utilities District (PUD).

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FEMA Mitigation Specialists Continue Outreach in Yakima

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:50

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are on hand this week at Home Depot and Lowe’s in Yakima to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damage from wildfire, flooding, flash flooding and other disasters. 

The advisors can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage and offer tips to build hazard-resistant homes. They can also answer questions about FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.

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Erosion Threat Assessment Reduction Team

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:45

Erosion Threat Assessment Reduction Team (ETART) is a multijurisdictional, interdisciplinary team formed jointly by FEMA and the State of Washington in response to the 2014 Central Washington wildfires to address the threat of flooding, mudslides, debris flows and other erosion over the approximately 415 square miles of burned lands.(For a landownership breakdown, see the following map and chart.)

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State record 17 pound sheepshead caught from fishing boat out of Lewes

DNREC News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:25
LEWES (Oct. 8, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 17.1-pound sheepshead caught on Sept. 29. The fish was 28 inches long and had a girth of 24 inches.

Blackbird Creek Reserves Oct 18 fall festival to celebrate Delawares outdoor treasures

DNREC News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:17
TOWNSEND (Oct. 8, 2014) – Autumn’s vibrant foliage, the pristine waters and lush landscape of Blackbird Creek Reserve will be showcased 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival. The festival will be held, rain or shine, at the Blackbird Creek Reserve – 801 Blackbird Landing Road near Townsend – one of the most treasured natural areas in Delaware.