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With Help from FEMA and Community, Sandy Survivor Returns Home

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:55

LINCROFT, N.J. -- Frederick Ziegler promises his rebuilt house in Point Pleasant Beach will be just as spotless as he left his FEMA mobile home at Green Acres Manor in Howell Township.

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More Than $17.3 Million Approved for Mississippi Disaster Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:54

JACKSON, Miss. Federal assistance approved for disaster survivors in 12 Mississippi counties has reached more than $17.3 million.

Here is a summary through Sunday, June 22, of all federal assistance to individuals and households in the 12 counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance. The severe storms, tornadoes and flooding occurred from April 28 through May 3, 2014.

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FEMA Rebuilding Specialists to Provide Advice in Jackson

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:15

FEMA Rebuilding Specialists to Provide Advice in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. – Residents in the Jackson area can learn how to build or rebuild to reduce the likelihood of damage the next time severe storms, tornadoes or floods hit. Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists know how and they are sharing their knowledge.

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Recycling Public Advisory Council to meet Monday, June 23 in New Castle

DNREC News - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:27
DOVER (June 19, 2014) – The Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 23 at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s Environmental Education Building located at 1101 Lambsons Lane, New Castle DE 19720.

Bicycle/Pedestrian bridge in Brandywine Park to close for renovations

DNREC News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 16:25
WILMINGTON (June 20, 2014) – The “swinging bridge,” part of the bicycle and pedestrian trail network in Wilmington State Parks’ Brandywine Park, will close for renovations starting Monday morning, June 23. It will remain closed as long as three months for renovations and upgrades. The bridge, which traverses Brandywine Creek, connects the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail and South Park Drive in Wilmington.

FEMA Awards $307,275 Grant to Village of Hamburg: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish six flood prone structures

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 15:50

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $307,275 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the Village of Hamburg, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of six residential structures in the Mississippi River floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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FEMA Awards $914,519 Grant to McHenry County: Hazard mitigation funds will be used to acquire and demolish 10 flood prone structures

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 15:48

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $914,519 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to McHenry County, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of 10 residential structures in the Nippersink Creek floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Blotter June 10 to 16

DNREC News - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:41
DOVER (June 20, 2014) – 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 Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents between June 10-16 made 952 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 81 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Agents responded to 77 complaints and issued 43 citations.

One Year Later: Rebuilding Better and Stronger

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 13:23

ANCHORAGE, ALASKAOne year has passed since the thunder of ballistic ice loomed over several Interior Alaskan communities that witnessed record-level floods in May 2013. Today, the sound of hammers, saws and power tools heralds in the start of construction season as volunteers and residents work to complete recovery efforts initiated last summer in Alakanuk, Circle, Emmonak and Galena.

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MEMA, FEMA to Reimburse Local Governments for Debris Pick-up until July 26

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:18

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announce local governments in counties designated for federal disaster assistance have until July 26 to pick up eligible disaster-related debris, including stumps and root balls, from public rights-of-way.

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FEMA Continues to Monitor Midwest Severe Weather: Residents should remain vigilant as weather continues to move through the area

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:49

CHICAGO–As heavy rains, storms and flooding continue to impact several states throughout the Midwest, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region V office continues to monitor the situation and urges all residents to remain vigilant especially for potential power outages, rising flood waters and dangerous road conditions as a result of the severe weather.   

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FEMA, SBA Deadline Less Than Two Weeks Away

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 18:07

Jackson, Miss. – The deadline for Mississippi storm survivors to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration is June 30.  

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Free summer concert series offers performances statewide

DNREC News - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:29
DOVER (June 19, 2014) – Six days a week this summer, music lovers can visit one of five different state parks to enjoy free concerts. DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation’s Summer Concert Series is back again this year, presenting a wide variety of family-friendly outdoor performances at Bellevue, Killens Pond, Trap Pond, White Clay Creek and Wilmington State Parks. The concert series will entertain audiences at 6:30 p.m. until Labor Day.

FEMA Mitigation Specialists Available at Home Depot and Lowe’s

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:17

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will be available at three home improvement stores in the area to provide information on rebuilding safer and smarter. 

Specialists will be available at the following Home Depot stores through noon on June 26.

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Pensacola Recovery Center Transitions to SBA Loan Outreach Center on Monday

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:14

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center located at the Brownsville Community Center is transitioning on Monday, June 23, to a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center. Survivors will still be able to obtain disaster-related information after the center transitions.  

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Commercial crabber fined for failure to report horseshoe crab harvest

DNREC News - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:51
CEDAR CREEK (June 19, 2014) – DNREC Natural Resources Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Agents cited commercial fisherman Travis J. Mick, 31, of Milford, for failure to report horseshoe crab landings within a 24-hour limit as required by state regulations. Enforcement’s investigation found that Mick had harvested approximately 3,000 horseshoe crabs over a two-day period without reporting his take.

Contact FEMA If Insurance for Tornado-Related Living Expenses Expires

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 17:25

JACKSON, Miss. – Disaster survivors whose additional living expenses (sometimes termed “loss of use”) from their insurance company are running out and who still have a temporary housing need should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency helpline (800-621-3362) immediately if they have not registered for disaster assistance.

Those who have registered should fax or mail a letter to the address below, explain the situation, document the use and expiration of living expenses from insurance and update their permanent housing plan.

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With quota landed Delawares horseshoe crab commercial fishery closes for 2014

DNREC News - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:56
DOVER (June 18, 2014) – DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has determined that Delaware’s 2014 horseshoe crab harvest limit has been reached, with the state’s annual commercial quota of 160,435 horseshoe crabs landed. In accordance with 7 DE Admin. Code 3214, DNREC’s Fisheries Section has established that the horseshoe crab fishery is to close effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 19. After this date and time, it is unlawful in Delaware to harvest horseshoe crabs during 2014.

Unique Gordons Pond Trail opens at Cape Henlopen State Park

DNREC News - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 13:20
CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK (June 18, 2014) – On the eve of Cape Henlopen State Park’s 50th anniversary, hiking and biking trail fans, elected officials, park visitors and local residents today came out to celebrate the long-anticipated official opening of the Gordons Pond Trail at the park.

Misconceptions May Hinder Survivor Recovery

FEMA Press Releases - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 09:44

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Some survivors of the recent Alabama storms may not have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance because of misconceptions or lack of accurate information. Here are some examples:

I didn't know there was assistance available.
FEMA tries to let everyone know about disaster assistance, but some people miss the message. Please be sure to spread the word among your co-workers, neighbors and friends.

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