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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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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.

Crisis Counseling Available to Disaster Survivors in Gregg, Harrison and Marion Counties

FEMA Press Releases - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 09:52

AUSTIN, Texas – Crisis counselors are available to help Texans affected by disaster-related stress in Gregg, Harrison and Marion counties.

For survivors who are having trouble coping or those feeling hopeless, angry or sad—all telltale signs of stress—the Texas crisis counseling hotline will connect them with the help they may need. The toll-free number is 800-832-1009 and the line is answered 24 hours a day.

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DNREC kicks off National Safe Boating Week May 21-27 in Lewes

DNREC News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:39
DOVER (May 20, 2016) – With the 2016 summer season making its debut next weekend and plenty of good weather on the horizon, many boaters will be heading out on the water. As they do, the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages them to remember to practice safe boating, not just over Memorial Day weekend – but throughout the year.

Sussex waterman arrested for multiple commercial crabbing violations

DNREC News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:38
REHOBOTH BEACH (May 20, 2016) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested a Sussex County man May 19 for multiple commercial crabbing violations on the Inland Bays.

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 9-15

DNREC News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:37
DOVER (May 20, 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 May 9-15 made 1,042 contacts with anglers, boaters, hunters and the general public

Caddo Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:01

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Caddo Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Shreveport Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28.

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Rapides Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 14:37

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from Rapides Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Lowe’s in Alexandria Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28.

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St. Tammany Parish Disaster Survivors Can Get Rebuilding Tips at a Local Home Improvement Center

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 14:26

Baton Rouge, La. — Disaster survivors from St. Tammany Parish who are rebuilding after the severe storms and floods that occurred March 8 through April 8 can receive free consultations with hazard mitigation advisors from FEMA. The mitigation representatives are available at Home Depot in Slidell Monday, May 23 through Saturday, May 28.

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‘Mighty Mo’s’ big gun moved to permanent resting place at historic Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park

DNREC News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:46
LEWES (May 20, 2016) – After wartime service in the Pacific aboard the storied “Mighty Mo” – the battleship USS Missouri – one of the ship’s nine original 16-inch guns that shook the enemy fleet with 2,700-pound shells was moved today to a permanent display within historic Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park

FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Program Jurisdiction Allocations

FEMA Press Releases - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:42

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the Emergency Food and Shelter Program allocations for jurisdictions to assist organizations dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and providing critical resources to our nation's hungry and homeless. Total funding of $120 million was awarded and made available by Congress for the National Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to support social service agencies in cities and counties across the country.

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

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:10

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Washington Parish Disaster Recovery Center in Franklinton will close on Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

Eastgate Shopping Center
1926 Washington St.
Franklinton, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Washington 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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Additional Mississippi Counties Approved For Infrastructure Disaster Aid

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:54

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Local governments in Issaquena and Lawrence counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses and repair damage associated with the Mississippi March floods, according to state and federal officials.

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

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:39

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Disaster Recovery Center in West Monroe (Ouachita Parish) will close on Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m.
The center is located at the following address:
 

Ike Hamilton Center
501 Mane St.
West Monroe, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Ouachita 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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Nearly $40 Million in Disaster Help Approved for Texas Survivors

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:02

AUSTIN, TexasNearly $40 million in disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and families in Texas whose properties were damaged or destroyed in the March 7-29 tornadoes and flooding.

This includes more than $17 million in grants to help eligible survivors with home repairs and temporary rental costs and more than $2 million in grants for expenses related to personal property, transportation, medical, dental, funeral and moving costs.

The deadline to register for federal assistance was May 18.

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

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:58

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Meigs Building Material in Jasper to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following location:

Where:           Meigs Building Material, 2034 S. Wheeler Street, Jasper, TX 75951

Hours:            7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 19-20

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21

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Take a Kid Fishing summer event dates announced by DNRECs Division of Fish and Wildlife

DNREC News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:46
DOVER (May 19, 2016) – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and how to catch a fish? DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife’s “Take a Kid Fishing!” program has openings on two upcoming dates for budding anglers age 6 through 15 and a parent/guardian to come out and learn to fish.

Volunteers and boats sought for Inland Bays Cleanup on June 11

DNREC News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:40
REHOBOTH BEACH (May 20, 2016) – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is seeking volunteers and boats for the 12th Annual Inland Bays Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11. DNREC once again is lending support through the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, along with the Division of Parks & Recreation.

March Storm Survivors in Mississippi Have Until Tuesday to Register With FEMA

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:23

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Survivors of the March floods in Mississippi have until Tuesday, May 24, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

Survivors in Bolivar, Clarke, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Greene, Jones, Marion, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Washington and Wayne counties who suffered disaster-related losses to essential living areas in primary residences and have delayed registering for any reason can apply for assistance that may include:

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

FEMA Press Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:18

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit two Home Depots in Harris County and the Ace Hardware in Grimes County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available from May 19-24 at the following locations:

Harris County

Where:           
The Home Depot, 6810 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77087                        
The Home Depot, 20360 Highway 59, Humble, TX 77338

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Categories: Federal News