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

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:27

Oklahoma City – A June 4 amendment to the major disaster declaration for Oklahoma following the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding now includes Public Assistance (PA) funding for 16 counties.

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE 10 MORE COUNTIES FOR RECENT OKLAHOMA STORMS

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:14

OKLAHOMA CITY – Homeowners, renters and business owners in 10 more Oklahoma counties affected by the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding starting on May 5 and continuing can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. Those counties include Atoka, Bryan, Comanche, Johnston, Kiowa, Le Flore, McClain, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pottawatomie.

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

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:10

OKLAHOMA CITY – People in Oklahoma affected by the recent flooding, severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes May 5 and continuing may now visit Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties to get information about disaster assistance that may be available.

The DRC in Cleveland County officially opens Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7 a.m. at this address:

Cleveland County
Noble High School
4601 E. Etowah Road
Noble, OK 73068
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN IN GRADY COUNTY AND OKLAHOMA CITY

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:06

OKLAHOMA CITY – People in Oklahoma affected by the recent flooding, severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes can soon visit a Disaster Recovery Center in Grady County to get information about disaster assistance. The center officially opens on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7 a.m. at this address:

Grady County
Bridge Creek School, Upper Grade Cafeteria
2209 E. Sooner Road
Blanchard, OK 73010
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice


A Disaster Recovery Center is also open in Oklahoma City at this address:

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Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Visit Oklahoma Neighborhoods

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 18:02

Oklahoma City – People in Oklahoma who’ve been affected by the recent severe storms and flooding may soon see Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams in neighborhoods, knocking on doors.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are partnering to provide this mobile resource to help connect homeowners, business owners and faith-based and community organizations with the necessary resources to start the recovery process.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Individual Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 17:11

Who should apply for federal disaster assistance?

Texas homeowners, renters and business owners in disaster-designated counties who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, business or its inventory as a result of the ongoing severe storms and floods may apply for disaster assistance.

The three counties currently designated for Individual Assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are: Harris, Hays, and Van Zandt.

How do I apply?

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STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN OKLAHOMA COUNTY

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 17:09

OKLAHOMA CITY – People in Oklahoma affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding can soon visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Oklahoma City. The DRC officially opens tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 7 a.m.

While a visit to the DRC is not required for those applying for federal aid, it is a one-stop shop where survivors can go for one-on-one information about state, federal or other disaster assistance that may be available. The center is located at this address:

Oklahoma County

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Kentucky Storm Survivors Urged to Stay in Touch with FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:16

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky storm survivors who have registered for disaster assistance are urged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and keep their contact information current throughout the recovery process.

If survivors change their addresses, telephone numbers, bank accounts or insurance information, it is important that they share the new information with FEMA.

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Piping plover chicks popping out all over at Cape Henlopen

DNREC News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 15:09
LEWES (June 4, 2015) – As of June 1, no fewer than nine piping plover chicks were being shepherded around the Point at Cape Henlopen by their parents, Division of Fish & Wildlife beach-nesting monitors reported –

Two Kentucky Counties Designated for Public Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 14:33

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe winter storms in February in order to make Ballard and Wayne counties eligible for its Public Assistance program.

Local governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations in Ballard and Wayne may apply for federal funds to pay 75 percent of the approved cost of emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. FEMA’s Public Assistance is a cost-share reimbursement program.

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DNREC offers new heating fuel underground storage tank closure assistance program to help property owners remove old and disused underground tanks

DNREC News - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 08:47
Citing the prevalence of old and disused USTs throughout the state, the Tank Management Section recently initiated a heating fuel Underground Storage Tank Closure Assistance Program to assist property owners with removal or proper closing off of their underground storage tanks if left in place

USGS Ups Ease of Use for Landsat Data

USGS Newsroom Technical - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 16:38
Summary: Landsat satellite data have been produced, archived, and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey since 1972

Contact Information:

Jon Campbell ( Phone: 703-648-4180 ); Tom Holm ( Phone: 605-594-6127 );



Landsat satellite data have been produced, archived, and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey since 1972. Data users in many different fields depend on this basic Earth observation information to conduct broad investigations of historical land surface change that cross large regions of the globe and span many years. Accordingly, this community of users requires consistently calibrated radiometric data that are processed to the highest standards.

Recognizing the need, the USGS has begun production of higher-level (more highly processed) Landsat data products to help advance land surface change studies. One such product is Landsat surface reflectance data. 

Surface reflectance data products approximate what a sensor held just above the Earth’s surface would measure, if conditions were ideal without any intervening artifacts (interference or changing conditions) that may come from the Earth’s atmosphere, different levels of illumination, and the changing geometry of the view by the sensor from hundreds of miles above the Earth. The precise removal of atmospheric artifacts increases the consistency and comparability between images of the Earth’s surface taken at different times of the year and different times of the day. 

Surface reflectance and other high level data products can be requested through the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center by accessing the EROS Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) interface. Surface reflectance data are also available using the USGS EarthExplorer; select “Landsat CDR” under the tab for datasets.

More information on Landsat surface reflectance data is available at the USGS Landsat website and in an updated USGS Fact Sheet

Texans Have Three Ways to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:59

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who sustained property damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for federal and state disaster assistance.

The presidential disaster declaration of May 29 makes disaster aid available to eligible families, individuals and business owners in Hays, Harris and Van Zandt counties.  

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Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section for 2015 West Nile virus monitoring

DNREC News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 17:07
DOVER (June 1, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is 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 considerable concern to human health and to owners of unvaccinated horses.

FEMA Reminds Residents to be Ready for the 2015 Hurricane Season

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 16:10

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents across the nation to prepare for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane season, which begins today and runs through November 30. 

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FEMA Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 15:15

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing $180 million in funding available through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). These two grant programs assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in strengthening our nation’s ability to reduce the potential cost of natural disasters to communities and their citizens.

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Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 6 and 7

DNREC News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:10
DOVER (June1, 2015) – Been thinking about casting a line into a nearby stream or daydreaming of a sunny afternoon at the beach with your surf rod, but just haven’t gotten around to purchasing your 2015 Delaware fishing license yet? DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has an opportunity that might tempt you into it.

DNREC seeks Delaware students who make a difference in the environment for 2015 Young Environmentalist Awards

DNREC News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:05
DOVER (June 1, 2015) – Do you know a Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment? The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders and others to nominate these students for the 2015 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation named a finalist for 2015 National Gold Medal Awards

DNREC News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:29
DOVER (June 1, 2015) – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced that DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation (Delaware State Parks) is one of four finalists for the 2015 National Gold Medal Awards

Slaughter Beach unveils new Bayshore signage highlighting shorebirds horseshoe crabs terrapins and wildlife habitat

DNREC News - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 09:26
SLAUGHTER BEACH, Del. (May 30, 2015) – Town of Slaughter Beach officials and residents gathered with DNREC Secretary David Small, National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O’Mara, state legislators and representatives from the Delaware Nature Society and the Alliance of Bay Communities to celebrate Slaughter Beach’s new designation as a National Wildlife Federation-certified Community Wildlife Habitat.