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DNREC announces Delaware State Parks’ annual camping numbers hit record high

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:25
DOVER (May 26, 2016) – As Memorial Day weekend nears with the unofficial start of summer boasting the best weather forecast in recent memory, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation is preparing for another banner year after serving a record number of campers and cabin guests in 2015.

FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Waller Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 13:33

– In Harris County, at Lowe’s in Houston and The Home Depot in Baytown; ACE Hardware in Waller (Waller County)

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Lowe’s and The Home Depot in Harris County and ACE Hardware in Waller County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following locations:

Where:
Lowe’s, 4645 Beechnut St., Houston, Texas 77096

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Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Weekend in Shepherd and La Grange

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:00

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Shepherd in San Jacinto County and La Grange in Fayette County will close this weekend.

Location:
Shepherd Community Center
10251 Hwy. 150
Shepherd, Texas 77371

Closing: 6 p.m. Friday, May 27

Location:
La Grange Fire Station
244 N. Franklin
La Grange, Texas 78945     

Closing: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28

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Categories: Federal News

First piping plover hatches anticipated next week

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:36
LEWES (May 26, 2016) – Four pairs of piping plovers are incubating nests on the Point in Cape Henlopen State Park, with the first hatches anticipated as soon as next week, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today.

DNREC, UD partner to create database of funding opportunities to support resilient communities

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:52
DOVER (May 26, 2016) – Climate change impacts are a growing concern for Delaware’s municipalities and communities, and local governments often wonder where they can find funding to help them adapt to or combat threats of severe weather events and enhance resiliency against climate change and sea level rise.

DNREC reopens Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier after major repairs

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:47
LEWES (May 25, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small were joined today by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Acting Assistant Director Paul Rauch, Delaware Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, other legislators and members of the community to mark the reopening of the newly-repaired 1,300-foot Cape Henlopen State Park Fishing Pier.

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Weekend in Katy, Houston

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:00

AUSTIN, Texas – Two mobile disaster recovery centers in Katy and Houston, both in Harris County, will close this week.

Location:     
Lone Star College-University Park
Energy & Manufacturing Institute
11521 Compaq Center West Dr.
Houston, Texas 77070         

Closing:        
2 p.m. Friday, May 27

Location:     
Katy Park
24927 Morton Rd
Katy, Texas 77493

Closing:        
2 p.m. Saturday, May 28

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Categories: Federal News

Abandoned fawns What you should know and should not do if you find them

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 09:02
DOVER (May 26, 2016) – Fawning season for white-tailed deer has begun in Delaware, with most fawns born during the last week of May through the first week of June. Every year at about this time, well-meaning wildlife watchers call DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife offices about “abandoned” fawns, thinking that doing the right thing means “saving” these newborns by bringing them home or to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Gov Markell proclaims Sunday June 5 as Delaware State Parks Day with free admission to most state parks

DNREC News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 08:51
LEWES (May 25, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell today proclaimed Sunday, June 5 as “Delaware State Parks Day” – and along with his proclamation offered the reminder that, through sponsorship from the Delaware Tourism Office’s “Visit Delaware”, admission is free that day to most parks comprising the Delaware State Parks system which garnered the Gold Medal Award this year as the nation’s best-managed parks system.

March Flood Survivors: Stay in Touch With FEMA to Keep Recovery Going

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:56

RIDGELAND, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage survivors of the March storms and flooding in Mississippi to keep their recovery process on track by calling the FEMA helpline. The deadline to register with FEMA was May 24, but survivors can still call to check on the status of their applications, appeal decisions, update contact information, or ask questions about the process.

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Categories: Federal News

Don't drink and boat on Delaware waterways

DNREC News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:52
DOVER (May 25, 2016) – For the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix –

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:04

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 the State of Montana.

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

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Categories: Federal News

President Declares Disaster for Montana

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 18:04

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Montana to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds during the period of April 15-16, 2016.

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Fueling the Future clean transportation event draws a packed house to learn about alternative fuel vehicles

DNREC News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:27
DOVER (May 24, 2016) – Today, the Delaware Clean Cities Coalition, in conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate, hosted a capacity attendance of more than 170 transportation professionals from across Delaware and neighboring states at Fueling the Future: Clean Transportation for a Greener Delaware at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.

Holiday Hours Announced for Federal/State Disaster Recovery Centers

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:17

AUSTIN, Texas – All federal/state disaster recovery centers assisting Texans affected by the April storms and flooding will close on Memorial Day.

Holiday weekend hours will be:

Friday, May 27: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 28: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 29: Closed

Monday, May 30: Closed (Memorial Day)

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center at Deweyville Senior Center in Newton County will also be closed on Memorial Day. Its normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Categories: Federal News

Texans Have 30 Days Left to Register for April Flood Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:02

AUSTIN, Texas – Texans who suffered damage or loss from the April storms and flooding have only 30 more days to register with FEMA for disaster assistance.

The registration deadline is Friday, June 24 for residents with disaster-related damage or loss in 12 Texas counties. Those counties are Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller and Wharton.

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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in West Carroll Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:40

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in Oak Grove (West Carroll Parish) will close on Wednesday, May 25 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Parish School Board Building
410 Willis St.
Oak Grove, La.

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

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Categories: Federal News

Mart ISD Student is Lone Texan Selected for National Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:30

DENTON, Texas—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week the selectees for the 2016-2018 National Youth Preparedness Council.

Chandler Villa, a rising senior from Mart High School, will be the sole representative from FEMA Region 6, which serves Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Created in 2012, the council brings together youth leaders from across the country who are interested in preparedness and making a difference in their communities. Council members will also complete preparedness projects.

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

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:13

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit McNatt’s True Value Hardware in Marshall to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 25-27 at the following location:

Where: McNatt’s True Value Hardware, 2101 Victory Dr., Marshall, TX 75670

Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 25-27

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Categories: Federal News

Division of Fish and Wildlife treating downstate ponds for nuisance aquatic weeds

DNREC News - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 09:55
DOVER (May 24, 2016) – As inland water temperatures rise and aquatic plants emerge, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has started treating downstate ponds for nuisance aquatic weeds. These nuisance weeds, if left unchecked, can choke the water they’ve invaded, crowd out beneficial plant species and prevent fishing and boating access.