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Governor Markell signs Senate Bill 114 declassifying minor violations in Delaware State Parks

DNREC News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 16:02
WILMINGTON (August 14, 2014) – Today at Bellevue State Park, as DNREC Secretary David S. Small and Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine looked on, Governor Jack Markell signed legislation that changes almost two dozen minor environmental offenses associated with Delaware State Parks from unclassified misdemeanors to environmental violations.

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Clearwater Complex Lawyer Branch Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 15:48

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Clearwater Complex Lawyer Branch Fire burning in Lewis and Idaho counties, Idaho.
FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Idaho’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 1:13 a.m. MDT on Aug. 14, 2015.

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Closure of Garrisons Lake north parking lot and footbridge for upgrades to dam rescheduled for Aug 17 to Sept 30

DNREC News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 15:05
DOVER (Aug. 14, 2015) – Due to delays for the contractor in shipping construction equipment onsite, a DNREC dam repair project at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna has been postponed. Revised plans now call for access to the north parking lot and fishing footbridge at the Division of Fish & Wildlife-managed fishing and boating area to be closed from Monday, Aug. 17 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 to allow contractors to perform construction work along the dam.

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Nine Mile Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 13:08

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Nine Mile Fire burning in Okanogan County, Washington.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 11:00 p.m. PDT on Aug. 13, 2015.

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Fire Department in NJ Gloucester County to Receive Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:27

Federal Grant Eases Taxpayer Funding of Replacements

New York, NY -- Firefighters of the Harrison Township Fire District #1 will be receiving 30 state-of-the-art, self-contained breathing apparatuses as the result of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

The AFG award totals $183,000 and was announced here today by Dale McShine, Director of Grants for Region II of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which administers the Region’s AFG program.  She said the federal share of the grant comes to $174,286.  The award will become effective today.

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Kentucky Storm Survivors Urged to Register for Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:21

FRANKFORT, KY. – Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Kentucky are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance.

The presidential disaster declaration of August 12, makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in Carter, Johnson, Rowan and Trimble counties.

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Winning entries from DNREC’s 2015 rain barrel art contest now on display at public locations statewide

DNREC News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 11:14
DOVER (Aug. 14, 2015) – Rain barrels that won distinction from DNREC for the artists who painted them in the Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Rain Barrel Contest have now been placed on display in prominent public locations around the state.

Additional Colorado Counties Approved For Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 16:55

DENVER – Local governments in Adams, Boulder, and Park Counties and the City and County of Denver are now eligible to receive federal assistance for some of their costs incurred during this spring’s storms, according to state and federal officials.

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Colorado Requests More Counties Be Added to Disaster Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 16:50

DENVER – Today, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) submitted a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the designation of additional counties for Public Assistance under Major Disaster Declaration DR-4229 to include Adams, Boulder, and Park counties and the City and County of Denver.

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Statewide Flooding Event Prompts Additional Damage Assessments

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 16:41

DENVER – The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have scheduled Preliminary Damage Assessments for several additional counties in Colorado as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that occurred between May 4 and June 16, 2015.

Assessments are scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 29, in Boulder and Park Counties, Thursday, July 30, in Arapahoe and Denver Counties, and Tuesday, August 4 in Adams County.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Cornet-Windy Ridge Fire

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 16:23

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Cornet-Windy Ridge Fire burning in Baker County, Oregon.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Oregon’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 2:24 a.m. PDT on Aug. 13, 2015.

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Double lane boat ramp reopens at Phillips Landing following repairs

DNREC News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:12
DOVER (Aug. 13, 2015) –The double-lane boat ramp at Phillips Landing near Bethel has reopened with full access restored following repairs, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

FEMA Seeks Texans to Work at Disaster Recovery Offices

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:34

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans will have the opportunity to assist with the state’s disaster recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred from May 4 to June 22. Dozens of qualified Texans will be offered temporary jobs as local hires of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in its Austin, Denton, and Houston offices.

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Survivors Who Are Not U.S. Citizens May Be Eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:04

SAIPAN – Typhoon Soudelor survivors including those who are not U.S. citizens may be eligible through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance. If you are unsure of your eligibility, FEMA will walk you through the process when you call and register. 

The aid may be available to citizens, non-citizen nationals, and qualified aliens. Qualified aliens include those with legal permanent residence (shown by Green Cards). Their status will not be jeopardized by requesting disaster assistance.

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Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Susupe

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:02

SAIPAN – A joint Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open on August 12 in Susupe to help individuals and families affected by Typhoon Soudelor with the recovery process.

The DRC will open on Wednesday, August 12, at 12 p.m.:

Pedro P Tenorio Multi-purpose Center

Beach Rd, Susupe, Saipan MP 96950, Northern Mariana Islands

Aug. 12 (opening day) hours of operation: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 

Normal hours of operation: Monday-Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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CNMI, Red Cross and FEMA Announce Enhanced Aid for Typhoon Soudelor Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:49

SAIPAN, CNMI – The government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI), the American Red Cross (ARC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an expansion of enhanced resource assistance for Saipan residents affected by Typhoon Soudelor. Using FEMA supplies, the ARC, which has already provided assistance to some 3,000 residents, will make the aid available.

Residents already registered with the ARC and are considered to have the greatest need will be processed first, said the ARC’s Operations Director, Denise Everhart.

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Officials cut the ribbon to open the new Assawoman Canal Trail

DNREC News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 08:40
OCEAN VIEW (Aug. 12, 2015) – Governor Jack Markell joined DNREC Secretary David Small, federal highway officials and community leaders and groups, to cut the ribbon officially opening the new Assawoman Canal Trail. The one-mile trail is part of a regional network of trails, sidewalks and pathways for pedestrians and bicyclists, physically linking communities that share a boundary with the trail.

Arizona to receive FEMA funding to battle Willow Fire in Mohave County

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:40

OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Arizona to combat the Willow Fire burning in Mohave County.

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Advice on Preventing Damage from Future Storms Offered at Home Improvement Store in Harris County, Texas

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:55

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans rebuild or repair their homes damaged by the May 4 through June 22 storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Disaster Help is Available Even After Recovery Centers Close

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 16:54

OKLAHOMA CITY – The remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) set up by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing this Friday, August 14 but FEMA help is still available for those in need.

Anyone who has not yet registered for disaster aid has until August 26 to do so. For the more than 10,000 Oklahomans who have registered, information and guidance is only a phone call or mouse click away.

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