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Roane County Gets Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 17:50

CHARLESTON, W Va.—A new Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Roane County to help survivors affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22.

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Roane County Gets Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 17:50

CHARLESTON, W Va.—A new Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Roane County to help survivors affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22.

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Disaster Assistance Tops $10.4 Million for West Virginia Survivors

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 15:46

CHARLESTON, WV – One week after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for West Virginia, more than $10.4 million has been approved for homeowners and renters affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22, 2016.  

That total includes more than $8.6 million in housing assistance and nearly $1.8 million in other needs assistance. More than 5,200 households and businesses have registered with FEMA to date.

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Disaster Assistance Tops $10.4 Million for West Virginia Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 15:46

CHARLESTON, WV – One week after President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for West Virginia, more than $10.4 million has been approved for homeowners and renters affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22, 2016.  

That total includes more than $8.6 million in housing assistance and nearly $1.8 million in other needs assistance. More than 5,200 households and businesses have registered with FEMA to date.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Summers County

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 13:19

CHARLESTON, WV—A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Summers County to help survivors affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22.

Disaster Recovery Centers serve as one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors seeking one-on-one help. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and various state agencies are at the centers to answer questions. Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. All centers will be open July 4.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Summers County

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 13:19

CHARLESTON, WV—A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Summers County to help survivors affected by the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began June 22.

Disaster Recovery Centers serve as one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors seeking one-on-one help. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and various state agencies are at the centers to answer questions. Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. All centers will be open July 4.

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Two West Virginia Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

FEMA Region III News Releases - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:54

CHARLESTON, WV – At the request of the state of West Virginia, Jackson and Lincoln counties have now been added to the federal disaster declaration of June 25. They join the 10 counties already designated for both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance-Category B (emergency protective measures): Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

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Two West Virginia Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:54

CHARLESTON, WV – At the request of the state of West Virginia, Jackson and Lincoln counties have now been added to the federal disaster declaration of June 25. They join the 10 counties already designated for both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance-Category B (emergency protective measures): Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

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New Delaware record 20 5 pound false albacore taken in Masseys Canyon by Pennsylvania angler

DNREC News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 15:45
LEWES (July 1, 2016) – On the eve of what many consider the biggest recreational fishing weekend of the year, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament – a false albacore caught June 29 by a Pennsylvania angler from the fishing boat Get Bent in Masseys Canyon, about 35 miles offshore from Indian River Inlet in the Atlantic Ocean.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter June 20 thru 26

DNREC News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 13:48
DOVER (July 1, 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 June 20-26 made 1,696 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public. Officers issued 30 citations.

Two new K9 teams join DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police

DNREC News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 13:48
DOVER (June 30, 2016) – Two new officers with unique skillets and specialized training have joined DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. Working with their human partners, AFC Josh Hudson and AFC Chelsea Allen, K-9 Rosco and K-9 River will be on the job, using their sensitive Labrador retriever noses to locate everything from discarded weapons to poached wildlife to lost children.

Restoration of Junction & Breakwater Trail begins July 11, with temporary closure of some trail segments

DNREC News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:28
LEWES (July 1, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that portions of the Junction & Breakwater Trail, originally constructed in 2003, will undergo repairs and renovation beginning July 11.

DNREC seeks volunteers to report Delaware sightings of wild turkeys for 2016 survey

DNREC News - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 08:50
DOVER (July 1, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for wildlife watchers and outdoor enthusiasts to assist with its 7th annual wild turkey reproduction survey, helping to identify locations where Delaware’s top game bird is successfully reproducing in the state.

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife announces arrival of 2016 17 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide

DNREC News - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 15:33
DOVER (June 30, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is pleased to announce publication and widespread availability of the 2016-2017 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter June 13 thru 19

DNREC News - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 13:36
DOVER (June 24, 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 June 13-19 made 1,939 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public. Officers issued 52 citations.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police encourage safe boating practices over holiday weekend

DNREC News - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 13:36
DOVER (June 29, 2016) – With many boaters heading out on the water for the long 4th of July holiday weekend, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advise “steady as she goes” for practicing safe boating on Delaware waterways. “We need everyone on our waterways to be alert, use common sense and avoid actions that will put themselves, their passengers and other boaters at risk,” said Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Chief Robert Legates.

Piping plover pair renests at Gordons Pond

DNREC News - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:51
LEWES (June 30, 2016) – A pair of piping plovers that lost their nest at Gordons Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park has regrouped and nested again within the park, with three eggs observed so far, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Another nest is still being incubated on the Point, with hatching expected over the next few days.

Additional West Virginia Counties Approved for Disaster Aid

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:16

CHARLESTON, W.va. - Pocahontas and Webster counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.   

In addition, federal funding is available for state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in Pocahontas and Webster counties.

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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved for Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:16

CHARLESTON, W.va. - Pocahontas and Webster counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.   

In addition, federal funding is available for state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in Pocahontas and Webster counties.

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Beware of Disaster Related Fraud

FEMA Region III News Releases - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:09

CHARLESTON, W.va – West Virginians whose homes were damaged in the recent storms and flooding may encounter people attempting to cheat them by posing as inspectors, government officials, volunteers or contractors. These people may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.

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