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California Valley Fire and Butte Fire
Major Disaster Declaration number 4240 issued Tue, 09/22/2015 - 17:21

Oregon Dry Gulch Fire
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5114 issued Mon, 09/14/2015 - 02:23

Washington Horsethief Butte Fire
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5113 issued Mon, 09/14/2015 - 01:42

California Valley Fire
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5112 issued Sun, 09/13/2015 - 00:30

California Butte Fire
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5111 issued Thu, 09/10/2015 - 19:18

Idaho Tepee Springs Fire
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5110 issued Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:00

Washington Goodell Fire
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5109 issued Mon, 08/24/2015 - 19:53

Washington Renner Fire
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5108 issued Fri, 08/21/2015 - 19:52

Washington Wildfires
Emergency Declaration number 3372 issued Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:44

Oregon Grizzly Bear Fire Complex
Fire Management Assistance Declaration number 5107 issued Fri, 08/21/2015 - 03:15


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

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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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Montana Declaration

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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President Declares Disaster for Montana

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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Holiday Hours Announced for Federal/State Disaster Recovery Centers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Program Jurisdiction Allocations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Morehouse Parish Disaster Recovery Center in Bastrop will close on Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m.

The center is located at the following address:

LSU Ag Center
9609 Marlatt St.
Bastrop, La.

Louisiana disaster survivors in Morehouse 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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Texas Storm Survivors Should ‘Stay in Touch’ with FEMA

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas homeowners and renters who have registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the March tornadoes and flooding are encouraged to “stay in touch,” even after the May 18 application deadline.

The deadline applies to individuals with storm-related damage or loss in Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties.

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

AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit The Home Depot in Hood County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.

Specialists will be available at the following location:

Where:           The Home Depot, 415 E. Hwy 377, Granbury, TX 76048

Hours:            7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 12-14

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15

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Newton County Disaster Recovery Center to Operate as Disaster Loan Center; Harrison County Center to Close

AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Harrison and Newton counties will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, coinciding with the deadline to register for federal assistance for the March tornadoes and flooding.

However, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin operating a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same building on Thursday, May 19 in Newton County.

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Local Employees Wanted for Jobs in Louisiana Disaster Recovery from March Floods

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana residents looking for temporary work following the March severe storms and flooding have an opportunity to learn firsthand about the recovery process. The Louisiana Workforce Commission, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is advertising open positions at the disaster recovery offices in Baton Rouge, Pineville (Rapides Parish) and West Monroe (Ouachita Parish). These are temporary, full-time jobs.

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Search Continues for STMSat-1 Radio Signal

Youngsters at St Thomas More Cathedral School in Virginia remain optimistic that their STMSat-1 CubeSat, deployed on May 16 from the International Space Station, will begin transmitting a signal. The CubeSat was rebooted from the ground just after 0400 UTC on May 24. Helping in the search is the Space Science Center at Morehead State University in Kentucky, which is using its 21 meter dish to s...


Amateur Radio to Play Major Role in June Pacific Northwest Earthquake Exercise

Cascadia Rising, the largest FEMA exercise of 2016, will get under way on June 7, and Oregon and Washington ARES/RACES organizations both will be heavily involved, with a significant investment of HF activity planned. The scenario will be an earthquake and tsunami disaster involving the entire Pacific Northwest, and the exercise will start with a blackout of all normal, regular communication sy...


New ARRL Extra Class License Manual Available as Softcover, Spiral-Bound, or E-Book

Achieve the highest level of Amateur Radio licenses. The new ARRL Extra Class License Manual (11th edition) is available in softcover, spiral-bound, or e-book versions. With the optional academic-style spiral-bound edition (ARRL Item 0550, ISBN: 978-1-62595-055-0, $32.95), the manual lies flat, making it more convenient for both students and instructors.

The exam questions-and-answer key is buil...


Kosovo Z60A CQ WPX CW Participation a Dry Run for IARU HF Championship HQ Station Debut

Nigel Cawthorne, G3TXF, will be at the helm of the Kosovo Amateur Radio Association (SHRAK) station Z60A during the CQ WPX CW contest over the Memorial Day weekend. SHRAK is the newest International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member society. The operation will be in preparation for SHRAK’s debut as an official headquarters station for the IARU HF Championship July 9-10.

SHRAK became an IARU memb...


Four New Section Managers to Take Office this Summer

Hamvention 2016 Post-Show “Satisfaction Survey” Under Way

Was Hamvention® 2016 a hit? The sponsoring Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) and the various committees responsible for making Hamvention happen want to know. Hamvention has posted a post-show “Satisfaction Survey” to solicit comments and observations from those who attended this year’s big show.

“Comments and observations are important in the continual effort to make improvements,” DARA s...


Annual Pre-Hurricane Season Station Test at WX4NHC Set for May 28

[UPDATED 2016-05-24 @1256 UTC] Now in its 36th year, WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, will conduct its annual NHC Station Test on Saturday, May 28. The event, which gets under way at 1300 UTC and wraps up at 2100 UTC, is conducted each year in advance of hurricane season.

“The purpose of this event is to test Amateur Radio Station equipment, antennas and computers prior to...


School Hoping Reboot will Bring STMSat-1 to Life

It’s been a week since the St Thomas More Cathedral School’s STMSat-1 CubeSat was deployed from the International Space Station, and the spacecraft has yet to phone home. Students and faculty and the Washington, DC-area grade school now are pinning their hopes on a reboot signal that will be sent to the satellite at around 0400 UTC on May 24.

“As with any satellite, you have to be able to commun...


Dayton Hamvention 2016, Day 3: Sunshine and Served Agencies

Day 3 of Hamvention is finished, and with it the 2016 Dayton Hamvention has ended. The sun was shining all day, allowing hams to explore the flea market and make any last-minute purchases.

Traffic slowed down in the ARRL EXPO and the ARRL Store after days of long lines. In Hara Arena, vendors gradually packed up their displays and carefully took down antennas.

At the Amateur Radio Disaster and Em...


Integrating Amateur Radio into Engineering Classes is International Microwave Symposium Topic

Using Amateur Radio to enhance engineering education will be the discussion topic during a May 24 session at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), taking place this week in San Francisco. For the fourth consecutive year, the ARRL will be represented at the IMS. This year’s theme is, “Connecting minds, exchanging ideas.” The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society sponsors the c...


Dayton Hamvention 2016, Day 2: Awards, Remembrance, and Intermittent Rain

Dayton Hamvention 2016, Day 1: Meet and Greets, Cautious Optimism on Parity Act, and Late-day Rain

Elementary Schoolers Tracking STMSat-1 While Awaiting 70 Centimeter Signal

[UPDATED 2016-05-23 @ 1327 UTC] Pupils at St Thomas More (STM) Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia, have begun tracking the orbit of STMSat-1, the 1U CubeSat they built and which was deployed on May 16 from the International Space Station. It is object 41476. After being place in orbit, the CubeSat had continued roughly in the same orbit as the ISS and of other satellites deployed on May 16...


Radio Club of America Debuts Updated Website

The Radio Club of America Inc (RCA) has debuted a revamped website. It includes resources unique to RCA and its rich history, while maintaining a focus on items of current and future use. The new website includes an archive of Technical Symposium slides and videos of the 2015 presentations, an updated publications archive, offering instant access to RCA’s technical journal The Proceedings and q...


Arrrr, Mateys! Pirates Abound:

Ahoy! Ever-persistent Hassan the Pirate from Baghdad, Iraq, continues to plague the Amateur Radio bands. According to The Daily DX, this individual has been pirating and bootlegging multiple call signs for several years. He’s been heard bootlegging YI1HR, YI1H, YI1HRP, and YI1HI, and pirating the call signs YI1BGD, YI1IRQ, YI1DZ, and, most recently TA7/YI1RZ.

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Text-a-Tip Programs Promote Campus and Public Safety

University of Southern California's text message tip program guarantees user anonymity while promoting campus security.


States Scored on Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities

Arkansas, Delaware and New York among top-ranking states; Montana has the lowest score, according to nonprofit's report.


Web-Based System Simplifies South Carolina's Disaster Data Collection

South Carolina's Web-based data management system simplifies the HAZUS updating process and provides redundancy in case of disaster.


New York Testing Emergency Alerts Over Xbox, PlayStation, Wii Online Networks

The state's free, subscription-based emergency alert system hopes to expand to online gamers in 2010.


States Receiving Long-Awaited Funds for Enhanced 911

A $40 million federal grant will address switching to an IP-based network and quicker service for wireless calls.


Coast Guard Contingency Planner John Stanley Develops Strategies for Natural Disasters and ...

John Stanley discusses port security and military preparedness for disasters.


Flood Management and Rebuilding Plans Help Iowa Town Recover

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recovers from 2008's record floods.


Virtual Alabama Facilitates Data Sharing Among State and Local Agencies

Alabama lets law enforcement, first responders share important data as incidents happen.


Satellite Technology Provides Disaster Communications When Cell Towers Fail

Satellite communication includes unmanned aerial vehicles and satellite images.


Social Media Brings Together Resources, Creates More Resilient Communities (Analysis, Social ...

Web 2.0 allows communities that have been affected by a disaster to converge online.