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Portage County, OH
Queen City, OH
Sandusky County, OH
Summit County, OH
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Linn County, IA
Bexar County, TX
Collin County, TX
Denton County, TX
Garland County, TX
Tarrant County, TX
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Statement from FEMA Administrator Brock Long on the Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program

WASHINGTON – The current statutory authority granted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire at 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2018. This lapse will only be prevented if Congress renews the authority by that date. As the Congress considers legislation to reauthorize the program, the Administration continues to strongly support reforms to the program to ensure its long-term viability. As currently structured, the NFIP cannot handle catastrophic losses like those caused by the devastating hurricanes in 2017.

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 5:49 pm

Get Home Repair Advice July 23 - 28 in Caguas, Carolina, Hatillo, Ponce and San Juan

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Home Depot has teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer for hurricane season as they repair and rebuild their homes.

FEMA specialists will offer home improvement tips and share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Specialists will also suggest techniques to build hazard-resistant homes and answer questions. Most of the information and free publications provided are aimed at do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 5:10 pm

FEMA awards $1.4 million to Bay City for generators

AUSTIN, Texas The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.4 million to Bay City, Texas, to purchase four fixed and two portable generators. The generators will provide the backup electrical supply at critical facilities in the city.

 

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 3:44 pm

FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight the Buckshot Fire

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Buckshot Fire burning in Grant County, Washington.

 

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 2:15 pm

President Donald J. Trump Approves a Disaster Declaration for the Federated States of Micronesia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the government of the Federated States of Micronesia under the Compact of Free Association between the government of the United States of America and the government of the Federated States of Micronesia, as amended, due to severe storms, flooding, and landslides during the period of March 16 to March 17, 2018. 

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 1:22 pm

The 2018 Hurricane Season is Here, Now is the Time to Prepare

U.S. Virgin Islands – As recovery from hurricanes Irma and Maria continues, territorial and federal officials emphasize the critical importance of preparing for the 2018 hurricane season. Virgin Islanders need to take immediate steps to prepare themselves and their loved ones. Build a kit, make a plan and stay informed.

 

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 12:10 pm

Heat warnings issued; Texans urged to seek air-conditioned spaces

Texans in FEMA housing units should call maintenance immediately if their cooling unit fails

 

AUSTIN, Texas – Extreme heat is expected in several parts of Texas today and may continue through Sunday in some areas, the National Weather Service has warned. The extreme weather creates conditions in which heat-related illnesses are possible.

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 11:48 am

Statement on Court Order Regarding Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON -- FEMA is aware of the judge’s ruling regarding the continuation of its emergency sheltering program, Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA), for Puerto Rico survivors with a new checkout date of Aug. 7.  FEMA is working with its vendor and notifying participating hotels that the TSA program has been extended to comply with the court’s order. Beyond that, FEMA will not comment on pending litigation.

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 8:14 am

Disaster Recovery Centers in Kaua’i County and the City and County of Honolulu Will Close

HONOLULU – The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Kaua’i County and the City and County of Honolulu will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. The DRCs are open to assist survivors affected by April’s Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides. Disaster assistance can include FEMA grants for temporary housing, home repairs and replacement, as well as low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The DRC locations are:

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 8:20 pm

Federal Aid Programs for The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump's disaster declaration issued for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Assistance for Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 6:44 pm

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Massachusetts

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and snowstorm from March 13 to March 14, 2018.

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 6:36 pm

FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight the Garner Complex Fire

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Garner Complex consisting of the Taylor, Pleasant Creek and Graves Creek #3 fires burning in Josephine and Jackson Counties, Oregon.

 

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 3:45 pm

Kea‘au Disaster Recovery Center will close on Sundays

HONOLULU—The Disaster Recovery Center in Kea‘au will close on Sundays beginning July 22.

Weekdays, the DRC will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help Hawai‘i County residents who suffered losses from the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes. The center will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located at Kea‘au High School Gymnasium, 16-725 Kea‘au-Pahoa Rd., the center is staffed by representatives of FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, state and county and voluntary agencies.

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 3:09 pm

FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight the Substation Fire

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Substation Fire burning in Sherman and Wasco counties, Oregon.

 

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 3:07 pm

FEMA Selects Mackenzie Hinson for the 2018-2019 Youth Preparedness Council

ATLANTAThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) welcomes Mackenzie Hinson from Mount Olive, North Carolina as one of the 15 national selectees for the 2018–2019 Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 2:51 pm

FEMA's Public Assistance Process Explained

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is aware of recent local media reports within West Virginia that raise questions about how and when FEMA Public Assistance (PA) projects are funded. We want to contribute to an environment of plain language and help simplify these complicated roles and processes that are governed by statute in order to protect taxpayer dollars while meeting the needs of the communities.

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 1:36 pm

FAQ: Federal Assistance and Disaster Recovery Centers

Q: Does it usually take more than two months after a disaster to receive additional FEMA assistance?

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 7:30 pm

Fact Sheet: A Guide to Grant Writing for Resources or Recovery Assistance

A successful grant proposal to request recovery assistance or other funding requires two key elements: The applicant seeking the funds must establish a clear connection between the mission of the grantor and the need the resources will fulfill. The proposal itself must then be thoughtfully planned, well prepared, concisely packaged and delivered on time. Successful applicants thoroughly understand the proposal requirements before investing time in preparation. They build a network of foundations, corporate funders and federal or state agencies to develop long-term working relationships.

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 5:36 pm

FEMA grants more than $6.2 million to the Texas Department of Transportation for emergency response and protective measures during Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $6.2 million for the Texas Department of Transportation support activities following Hurricane Harvey.

 

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 5:34 pm

FEMA Partners with the American Red Cross on Emergency Skills Activity Book for Children

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross have teamed up to introduce the Prepare with Pedro Disaster Preparedness Activity Book.  The activity book provides parents and educators a creative way to teach children how to prepare for disasters and emergencies. Prepare with Pedro is a fun way for parents, teachers, and community leaders to talk about safety with young children.

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 3:34 pm

FEMA Awards More Than $16.8 Million for North Carolina to Mitigate Future Flood Loss

Seven more projects will elevate, remove or reconstruct 186 residences in Towns of Fair Bluff and Windsor, and Johnston, Pender, Robeson and Wayne counties

 

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 3:06 pm

FEMA Approves $4.9 Million to Reimburse Georgia for Disaster Recovery Projects

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to support communities recovering from recent disasters. A combined $4.9 million was awarded to the City of Albany following tornadoes and straight line winds on Jan. 2, 2017 and to Macon-Bibb County and Excelsior EMC (Electric Membership Cooperative) for Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

 

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 3:01 pm

FEMA Approves $1.4 Million for 2014 Flood Recovery in Florida’s Panhandle

ATLANTA – FEMA has approved more than $1.4 million to reimburse Pensacola State College for repairs to buildings on the campus and to replace contents damaged during the Spring 2014 severe storms and flooding.

 

The $1,410,531 grant amounts to 75 percent of the total cost of the repairs. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 2:59 pm

FEMA Provides Federal Funds to Help Fight the Upriver Beacon Fire

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Upriver Beacon Fire burning approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Spokane, in Spokane County, Washington.

 

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 2:33 pm

Protect Your Home from Future Flooding

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Flooding can happen anywhere, and is the costliest and most common disaster in the United States. Last year, Hurricane Harvey resulted in over $1 billion dollars in flood damage. There are a variety of ways you can minimize your home’s risk of flooding, and many of them are easy and inexpensive.

 

Invest in Flood Insurance

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 8:45 am

American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

More ARRL Contest Award Certificates Now Available for Download

The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that more contest award certificates are now available for download from the ARRL website in PDF and JPEG formats. Just enter the call sign used.

ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, said downloadable certificates now are available for these additional events: the 2017 ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, the 2017 November Sweepstakes, the 2017 ARRL 10 Mete...

Posted on 20 July 2018 | 12:11 pm

The K7RA Solar Update

Over three weeks of blank Sun! Spaceweather.com reported 22 consecutive days with no sunspots as of Thursday, and there is nothing to indicate when sunspots will return.

A few weeks ago, I thought sunspots would return by now, based on solar flux predictions. If we look back to forecasts from less than two weeks ago, such as this one, it shows predicted solar flux of 80 for July 17-19: ftp://ftp...

Posted on 20 July 2018 | 6:25 am

Slovenia Gains 60-Meter Band Allocation

Posted on 19 July 2018 | 10:03 am

RSGB Creates New Volunteer Observers Cadre in UK

Posted on 19 July 2018 | 9:59 am

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Zero Beating” is the topic of the new (July 19) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joe...

Posted on 19 July 2018 | 9:00 am

RadioShack “Express Stores” to Open in HobbyTown USA Locations

According to a July 13 article in the New York Post, RadioShack is planning to open “express stores” within HobbyTown USA locations. The nearly century-old, twice-bankrupt retailer has signed a deal with HobbyTown USA to put a mini-RadioShack outlet in some 50 HobbyTown USA stores across the country that would sell items that might appeal to radio amateurs and experimenters. Those locations wil...

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 2:52 pm

US ARDF Champions Prepare for International Competition in Korea

Results of the 18th USA National Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) are now in the record books. Some of those who took part in that event now are hoping to win positions on ARDF Team USA, which will travel to Sokcho, Korea, in early September for the 19th ARDF World Championships. IARU rules limit national teams to three persons per age/gender category.

This year’s USA Nati...

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 10:20 am

AMSAT-NA Mailing Corrected 2018 Board of Directors Ballots

Due to a printing error, the beige colored ballots mailed to AMSAT-NA members for the 2018 Board of Directors election on July 15, 2018, have been declared void; any such ballots received at the AMSAT-NA office will not be counted.

New ballots labeled "CORRECTED BALLOT 7/20/2018" and printed on yellow card stock are being mailed to all AMSAT-NA members. Vote for no more than three of the 2018 ca...

Posted on 18 July 2018 | 10:01 am

Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, Appointed General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019

The Dayton Amateur Radio Board of Directors has appointed Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, of Springboro, Ohio, as the General Chairman for Hamvention® 2019. Gerbs, who served as Assistant General Chairman for the 2017 and 2018 Hamventions, succeeds Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, who served in the post for the 2017 and 2018 shows.

“Jack worked very closely with me the last 2 years and is very familiar with all aspects ...

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 12:05 pm

WRTC 2018 Teams Produce Amazing Contact Totals Despite Poor Conditions

[UPDATED to reflect official, final scores.] A crack team of contesters from Lithuania has won the gold medal in World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018), held over the weekend in Germany. Operating as Y81N, Gedas Lucinskas, LY9A, and Mindis Jukna, LY4L, topped the real-time scoreboard for much of the event, which is held as a competition within a contest in conjunction with the IARU...

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:11 pm

Shop AmazonSmile on Prime Day and Help Support ARRL!

Amazon Prime Day is here! Deals started at 3 PM EDT (1900 UTC) today, July 16 and run through Tuesday, July 17. Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. As you browse the great deals available exclusively to Amazon Prime members, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile, choosing the ARRL as your charity of choice.

With every qualifying purchase you make through AmazonSmile, Amazon...

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 2:56 pm

ARRL Represented at IEEE Symposium in Boston

Posted on 13 July 2018 | 3:18 pm




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