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FEMA, State Grants Will Not Affect Other Federal Benefits

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:48

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Disaster assistance for temporary housing, essential home repairs, replacement of personal property or for other serious needs does not count as taxable income.

Therefore, Mississippians affected by the severe storms and flooding who receive federal assistance will not lose Social Security or Medicare benefits, will not pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs.

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Help Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Close

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:42

RIDGELAND, Miss.  – When disaster recovery centers operated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency close, help for survivors remains available.

  • Survivors may visit any of the remaining disaster recovery centers where they can speak with specialists who can help with appeals, answer questions, review applications and accept required documents.

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Disaster Recovery Center opens in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:59

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, April 19, in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

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2017 18 Delaware Waterfowl and 2017 Trout Stamp winners announced

DNREC News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:21
DOVER (April 18, 2016) – The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in the state’s sporting stamp art contests. A painting of canvasback ducks with a Chesapeake Bay retriever by Catherine Temple of Clarkston, Wash., will grace the 2017/18 Delaware Waterfowl Stamp, and a painting of a brown trout by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind., will adorn the 2017 Delaware Trout Stamp.

Former NVF site in Yorklyn undergoing unprecedented revitalization for amenities and continued development

DNREC News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:12
DOVER (April 18, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small...today to announce revitalization milestones at the former NVF manufacturing site in Yorklyn.

Disaster Survivors in Ouachita, St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana Can Get Rebuilding Tips from FEMA at Home Improvement Stores

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 11:29

Baton Rouge, La. — Survivors from Ouachita and St. Tammany parishes who are rebuilding after the March severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The mitigation representatives will be available at Home Depot stores in Monroe and Covington, starting on Monday, April 18 and ending on Saturday, April 23.

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Delaware students to compete in state Envirothon on April 28

DNREC News - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 11:07
DOVER (April 18, 2016) – Students from around the state will meet at Brecknock Park in Camden on April 28 to compete in the 21st annual Delaware Envirothon. This year, 100 students representing nine high schools and one 4-H Club will compete for more than $5,700 in college scholarships and cash awards.

Disaster Survivors in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Can Get Rebuilding Tips from FEMA at a Local Home Improvement Store

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 10:43

Baton Rouge, La. — Survivors from Beauregard Parish who are rebuilding after the March severe storms and floods can receive a free consultation with hazard mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The mitigation representatives will be available at Moses True Value in DeRidder, starting on Monday, April 18 and ending on Saturday, April 23.

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Tallahatchie County Added to Federal Disaster Declaration for March Severe Storms and Floods

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:39

Ridgeland, Miss. – At the request of Governor Phil Bryant, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended a recent disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding from March 9-29, 2016. Survivors in Tallahatchie County can now register with FEMA for disaster assistance through the Individual Assistance program.

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Responding to state Supreme Court ruling, DNREC again is forced to adopt interim emergency sediment and stormwater regulations

DNREC News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:23
DOVER (April 15, 2016) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has adopted interim emergency sediment and stormwater management regulations – in effect reinstating the 2014 regulations invalidated today by Delaware's Supreme Court,

Centro de recuperación por desastre abre en Sicily Island para ayudar a los sobrevivientes de Louisiana

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:38

BATON ROUGE, La. – Un Centro de Recuperación por Desastre (DRC, por sus siglas en inglés) abrirá el domingo 17 de abril, en Sicily Island, Parroquia de Catahoula, para ayudar a los sobrevivientes de las inundaciones en Louisiana. El centro abre de 8:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m., lunes a sábado y de 12:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m. los domingos.

  El DRC estará localizado en la siguiente dirección:

Old Martin Junior High School
825 Highway 8
Sicily Island, La.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, for Louisiana Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:50

BATON ROUGE, La. – A disaster recovery center will open Sunday, April 17, in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, to help Louisiana flood survivors. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:

Old Martin Junior High School
825 Highway 8
Sicily Island, La.
                                                         

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Several Disaster Recovery Centers Will No Longer Be Open Sundays, But Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 12:59

BATON ROUGE, La – All but eight disaster recovery centers will not be open on Sundays beginning April 17, but help will still be available for Louisiana disaster survivors every day.

The following centers will remain open seven days a week:

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DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife to hold May 14 training for volunteer bat spotters needed to help with Delaware Bat Count

DNREC News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:14
DOVER (April 15, 2016) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife is seeking volunteer bat spotters to help in locating and counting the state’s bat colonies for the annual Delaware Bat Count. A training session for volunteers will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center, 4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.

Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages boaters to prepare for season by taking a boating safety course

DNREC News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:43
DOVER (April 15, 2016) – The Delaware Office of Boating Safety and Education, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife, joins the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard,” an April 17-23 national campaign to prepare for boating season by enrolling in a boating safety course.

Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Colfax, Grant Parish and Winnfield, Winn Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:19

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Colfax and Winnfield disaster recovery centers will close Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m.

The centers are located at the following addresses:

Grant Parish Civic Center
1208 Main St.
Colfax, La.

Winn Parish Library
200 N. St. John St.
Winnfield, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Colfax and Winnfield 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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Help Remains for Louisiana Disaster Survivors after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Gonzales, Ascension Parish

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:08

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Gonzales disaster recovery center will close Friday, April 15, at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Lamar Dixon Expo Center
9039 S. St. Landry Avenue
Gonzales, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Gonzales 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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Spend FEMA Grants Wisely

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 17:51

RIDGELAND, Miss. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has already put more than $5 million in federal disaster relief funds in the hands of Mississippians recovering from flooding and severe weather. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA want to remind those receiving grant payments to spend those funds wisely. Survivors should use Housing Assistance and Other Needs Assistance grants on housing repairs and other essential needs.

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A Disaster Recovery Center Is Scheduled To Close in Stephenville

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:56

AUSTIN, Texas - The disaster recovery center, located at Erath County Fire Station, 830 A East Road, Stephenville, will close at 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 16.

DRCs are operated jointly by FEMA and the state. After the center closes, Texans whose homes or businesses were affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 7-29, can still register for assistance, get questions answered and check on the status of their claim the following ways:

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Delaware students experience renewable energy technology firsthand in 2016 Junior Solar Sprint model car competition

DNREC News - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:20
HARRINGTON (April 14, 2016) – More than 100 Delaware middle school students, teachers and volunteers from across Delaware came together today for Delaware’s 22nd Annual Junior Solar Sprint, a competition in which students build and race solar-powered model cars. DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate partnered with the Delaware Technology Student Association to organize this year’s event at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.