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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Delaware

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:57

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise for the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Emergency Planning Zone portion in Delaware. The station is located in the State of New Jersey. The exercise will occur during the week of May 16th to test the ability of the State of Delaware to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Disaster Recovery Progress at Pine Ridge

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:15

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last spring.  In the nine months since President Obama’s disaster declaration, hundreds of households have received assistance funds and FEMA and the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) have engaged in the largest housing effort in the tribe’s history.  To support this effort, FEMA has established offices on the reservation, as well as in Hot Springs and Ellsworth Air Force Base.

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DNREC workshops set for May 17, 24 and 25 will help state’s schools, businesses and institutions apply for $1M in recycling grant opportunities

DNREC News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:21
DOVER (May 9, 2016) – DNREC will hold a series of public workshops this month across the state to provide guidance and help facilitate grant applications from Delaware’s schools, businesses and institutions who want to apply for $1 million available this year in recycling grants and low-interest loans.

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

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:17

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Calcasieu (Vinton) Parish Disaster Recovery Center will close on May 12 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

American Legion Post #208
5461 Joe Courville Road
Vinton, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Calcasieu may still visit other centers to meet with recovery officials. For other locations go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or call 800-621-3362.

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Livingston and Calcasieu Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Centers

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 16:13

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Livingston and Calcasieu parishes who are rebuilding after the March 8 – April 8 severe storms and floods can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mitigation representatives will be available at The Home Depot in Denham Springs (Livingston Parish) and Lake Charles (Calcasieu Parish) from Monday, May 9 until Saturday, May 14.

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Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right of Appeal

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:00

AUSTIN, Texas – Not every Texas resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following the March tornadoes and flooding will qualify for aid. However, an appeal process can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all aid for which they are legally eligible.

Thirteen counties are designated for assistance for the March 7-29 storms: Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler.

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Federal Disaster Assistance Includes Right of Appeal

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:25

AUSTIN, Texas – Not every Texas resident who registered for federal disaster assistance following the April tornadoes and flooding will qualify for aid. However, an appeal process can ensure those affected by the storms will receive all aid for which they are legally eligible.

Eight counties are designated for assistance for the April 17-24 storms: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Harris, Parker, Waller and Wharton.

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A Letter From FEMA May Require Follow-Up

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 16:21

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas storm survivors who receive a letter from FEMA that they are ineligible for disaster assistance should not give up—but should follow up instead. The issue may be as simple as a misprinted number or an unsigned document.

After registering with FEMA, applicants can expect a notice by mail about whether they qualify for federal disaster assistance. Read the letter carefully.

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A Letter From FEMA May Require Follow-Up

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 15:50

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas storm survivors who receive a letter from FEMA that they are ineligible for disaster assistance should not give up—but should follow up instead. The issue may be as simple as a misprinted number or an unsigned document.

After registering with FEMA, applicants can expect a notice by mail about whether they qualify for federal disaster assistance. Read the letter carefully.

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DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Peace Love and Horseshoe Crab Festival on May 21

DNREC News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 15:20
SLAUGHTER BEACH (May 6, 2016) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will host its seventh annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival,

President Declares Disaster for Arkansas

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:37

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of March 8-13, 2016.

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DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Peace Love and Horseshoe Crab Festival on May 21

DNREC News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:51
SLAUGHTER BEACH (May 6, 2016) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will host its seventh annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival, celebrating the spring spectacle of migrating shorebirds and spawning horseshoe crabs, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the center, located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford, DE 19963. Admission is free.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter April 25 thru May 1

DNREC News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:47
DOVER (May 6, 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 April 25-May 1 made 692 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public. Officers issued 17 citations.

Registration still open for DNREC Division of Energy and Climates Fueling the Future clean transportation conference May 24 in Dover

DNREC News - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:32
DOVER (May 6, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate invites fleet managers, businesses, public organizations and transportation professionals to attend Fueling the Future: Clean Transportation for a Greener Delaware, presented in conjunction with the Delaware Clean Cities Coalition from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, 1131 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Federal Officials Visit Texas Communities with Resources for Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:54

AUSTIN, Texas – Residents in each of the state’s disaster-affected counties can expect to see FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in their communities, offering a personal link to the resources for recovery.

FEMA officials are in the counties to meet with residents who suffered damage from severe storms and flooding April 17-24.

Using the latest mobile technology, DSA team members help survivors register for disaster assistance, update information on applications, assist with determining ongoing needs and make referrals to whole community partners.

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National Exercise Program Capstone Exercise 2016

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:38

WASHINGTON – This week, federal departments and agencies from across the government began the National Exercise Program Capstone Exercise 2016. This event is a biennial, national-level exercise to test the federal government’s ability to protect the American public by preparing for, preventing, mitigating against, and responding to catastrophic incidents.

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Federal Officials Visit Texas Communities with Resources for Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:48

AUSTIN, Texas – Residents in each of the state’s disaster-affected counties can expect to see FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in their communities, offering a personal link to the resources for recovery.

FEMA officials are in the counties to meet with residents who suffered damage from severe storms and flooding April 17-24.

Using the latest mobile technology, DSA team members help survivors register for disaster assistance, update information on applications, assist with determining ongoing needs and make referrals to whole community partners.

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Louisiana Disaster Survivors Have More Time to Register for Recovery Help

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:57

Baton Rouge, La. – Louisiana disaster survivors in 36 parishes have an extra 30 days – until June 13th – to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for recovery assistance.

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) requested the extension to provide more time for Louisiana residents with disaster damage that occurred March 8 through April 8, to apply for assistance.

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Temporary closures for some areas of Cape Henlopen State Park needed to facilitate construction at Fort Miles

DNREC News - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:00
LEWES (May 5, 2016) – Visitors to Cape Henlopen State Park are advised that certain areas of the park, including parts of the park’s bike loop, will be closed for 10 days from May 16 - 25,

FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Hood County

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:57

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:          

The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76408

Hours:           

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday May 5-6;

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May 7-8; and

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