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FEMA Awards Florida Department of Health Over $2.2 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,283,801.74 to the State of Florida to assist the Florida Department of Health defray the costs of emergency protective measures taken for Hurricane Irma.


Posted on 24 April 2019 | 2:35 pm

FEMA Approves $8.2 Million for Carteret County Public Schools

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $8.2 million to reimburse Carteret County Public Schools for emergency protective measures taken following Hurricane Florence.

Beginning Sept. 17, 2018, Carteret County Public Schools hired contractors to inspect, clean, dry and treat water-damaged public school facilities. The approved funds cover work completed through Nov. 18, 2018.

Posted on 24 April 2019 | 1:40 pm

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Mississippi

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 state of Mississippi.

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

Posted on 24 April 2019 | 1:08 pm

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from Feb. 22 – March 29, 2019.

Posted on 24 April 2019 | 1:04 pm

Fact Sheet: Check Permit Requirements Before Rebuilding Local Officials Determine Whether Home Sustained “Substantial Damage”

It is important for Nebraskans to check with local building authorities about local or state permits that may be necessary before starting reconstruction after the severe storm, straight-line winds and flooding in March. These may include building permits, floodplain development permits, permits for repair of septic systems, and others.


Posted on 24 April 2019 | 10:24 am

FEMA Approves Nearly $300 Million in Loans for 76 Municipalities

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA’s Community Disaster Loan Program has approved nearly $300 million for 76 municipalities throughout Puerto Rico.

FEMA recently approved the Municipality of Utuado for a $5 million loan.

Posted on 24 April 2019 | 9:46 am

State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center Opens for Storm Survivors in Pottawattamie County

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowans in Pottawattamie county who have been impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding and want to learn more about disaster assistance can now visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opening Tuesday, April 23, from noon to 7 p.m. CDT. The DRC will remain open through Saturday, April 27.


Posted on 24 April 2019 | 8:46 am

FEMA grants $24 million for debris removal

AUSTIN, Texas The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $24 million to these three applicants for debris removal following Hurricane Harvey.


Posted on 23 April 2019 | 5:34 pm

Save money this weekend, and prepare for emergencies

Texas’ annual Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday is April 27-29


AUSTIN, Texas — This weekend is a great time to complete your emergency kit and gather other supplies you may need for the upcoming hurricane season, because Texas will waive the sales tax on many of those items.


Posted on 23 April 2019 | 4:16 pm

Damaged Houses of Worship May Request FEMA Help

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico—Houses of worship damaged by Hurricane Maria have until Friday May 17, 2019 to apply for FEMA help and submit all required documentation.

They may be eligible through FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program to repair or replace damage to their facilities. To be eligible, facilities must be owned or operated by a house of worship and open to the general public.

Posted on 23 April 2019 | 2:57 pm

Appealing a FEMA Decision on Earthquake-Related Foundation Damage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Additional FEMA funding may be available to eligible homeowners who had damage to their foundations as a result of the Nov. 30 earthquake.

If you have applied for FEMA assistance and received a determination letter you disagree with, you must submit, in writing, a letter explaining the reason for the appeal. Your appeal letter must be signed by you, your co-applicant or someone authorized to sign on your behalf.

Posted on 23 April 2019 | 1:48 pm

Fact Sheet: How to Buy Flood Insurance

Every year more U.S. homes are damaged by flooding than any other type of natural disaster. Flooding can occur nearly everywhere – in high, moderate or low flood-risk areas.


Posted on 23 April 2019 | 10:22 am

Workshops on How to Salvage Flood-Damaged Family Treasures Set in Three Counties

DES MOINES, Iowa – If you have family treasurers, heirlooms, photos and books that were damaged in the March flooding, do not throw them away just yet. You may be able to save them, and some experts from the Smithsonian Institution can help you.


Preservation professionals will host workshops at state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25. See below for times and addresses:

Posted on 23 April 2019 | 9:33 am

Two State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers Closing

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close permanently at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 25. The DRCs are located in Harrison and Woodbury counties at the following locations:


Harrison County

Harrison County Fairgrounds

Exhibit Building

Posted on 23 April 2019 | 9:30 am

Wildfire Survivors Can Get Assistance for Unmet Disaster-Related Needs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A FEMA-funded program that pairs non-profit services with one-on-one case management is now being offered to survivors of the California Camp Fire. Immediate Disaster Case Management (IDCM), is managed through a partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 8:10 pm

FEMA Awards $4.1 Million for the Clinton Phipps Racetrack on St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $4.1 million to the territory for the Clinton Phipps Racetrack on St. Thomas.


Posted on 22 April 2019 | 7:20 pm

State of Nebraska and FEMA Will Open a Disaster Recovery Center in Howard County

LINCOLN, Neb. – The State of Nebraska and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Howard County.


Center location and hours:


Posted on 22 April 2019 | 5:10 pm

State of Nebraska and FEMA Will Open a Disaster Recovery Center in the Santee Sioux Nation

 LINCOLN, Neb. – The State of Nebraska and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center in the Santee Sioux Nation.


Center location and hours:


Posted on 22 April 2019 | 3:52 pm

FEMA Approves $2.3 Million for Emergency Protective Measures at St. Andrews University

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $2.3 million to reimburse St. Andrews University in Laurinburg for emergency protective measures taken following Hurricane Florence.

Beginning Sept. 18, 2018, St. Andrews University hired contractors to restore power, remove standing water and clean campus buildings. The approved funds cover work completed through Jan. 5, 2019.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 3:20 pm

State of Nebraska and FEMA Will Open Disaster Recovery Centers in Boyd, Stanton Counties

LINCOLN, Neb. – The State of Nebraska and FEMA will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Boyd and Stanton counties.


Centers locations and hours:


Posted on 22 April 2019 | 10:51 am

FACT SHEET: Private Wells, Drinking Water, and Wastewater Systems Permitting

Private Well/Drinking Water

Posted on 19 April 2019 | 7:09 pm

Fact Sheet: Housing Resources for Residents of Nebraska affected by the March Storms

Nebraska is leading a Housing Task Force in partnership with FEMA and other agencies to address housing shortages and unmet needs in Nebraska communities affected by flooding. Here are some resources:


Contact 2-1-1

Posted on 19 April 2019 | 1:39 pm

Disaster Recovery Centers to Be Closed on Sundays

LINCOLN, Neb. – Starting April 21, all Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed on Sundays.

The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties and tribal nations included in the Nebraska federal disaster declaration for severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding that began March 9, 2019.


Posted on 19 April 2019 | 11:24 am

Avoid Another Disaster: Beware of Fraud

DES MOINES, Iowa – Scams seem to follow disasters. Don’t let your guard down and suffer another disaster such as identity theft or paying fees for services that are never provided.

Remember, FEMA never charges for services nor does it endorse any commercial business, product or service. All federal employees have an official badge/ID. Ask to see it.

Posted on 19 April 2019 | 10:34 am

Severe Weather Safety in Mobile Homes or RVs

RALEIGH, N.C. – Severe weather is expected in parts of the state beginning at noon today. If you live in a mobile home or recreation vehicle, take precautions.

• Stay informed about current conditions.

• Listen to local officials and evacuation orders.

• Leave mobile homes, RVs and other non-permanent structures when evacuation orders are issued.

• When possible, shelter in permanent structures.

• Ready.gov/severe-weather and ReadyNC.org provide helpful information on how to plan.

Posted on 19 April 2019 | 10:18 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.

Meet the Author at the ARRL National Convention

Posted on 25 April 2019 | 2:00 pm

Low Audio for ISS SSTV Transmissions Raises Issue of Crew’s Ability to Intervene

Reception problems owing to low audio levels plagued a recent round of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station-sponsored (ARISS) slow-scan TV transmissions. Some clever operators on the receiving end were able to use software to bump up the deficient audio so the images would decode properly. But the matter raised questions concerning the ISS crew’s ability to troubleshoot problems and...

Posted on 25 April 2019 | 9:14 am

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Posted on 25 April 2019 | 8:00 am

International Marconi Day 2019 is April 27 (UTC)

Some 70 stations have registered to take part in the 2019 International Marconi Day (IMD) observance on Saturday, April 27 (UTC). Registered stations will operate at sites with a personal connection to wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, including sites at which he set up transmitting and receiving stations. The 24-hour Amateur Radio event celebrates the birth of Marconi on April 25, 1874, and ...

Posted on 24 April 2019 | 2:31 pm

Past CQ Magazine DX Editor John Attaway, K4IIF, SK

The past DX editor of CQ Magazine, John Attaway, K4IIF, of Winter Haven, Florida, died on April 15. He was 88. He served at CQ Amateur Radio magazine for 20 years, and it was Attaway who conceived of a DX Hall of Fame, which was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding DXers. Professionally, Attaway pursued a career as a research chemist, focusing on the then-nascent field of flavor chemist...

Posted on 24 April 2019 | 2:03 pm

Three BIRDS Constellation CubeSats Delivered to ISS for Orbital Deployment

A Cygnus resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 11 also delivered three CubeSats of the BIRDS-3 constellation and three other CubeSats. The BIRDS-3 constellation is a project of students at the Kyushu Institute of Technology. The additional CubeSats include Swiatowid, KrakSat, and EntrySat.

All BIRDS-3 CubeSats are of the same design and have been coordinated to opera...

Posted on 23 April 2019 | 12:38 pm

FCC Seeks Telecommunications Specialist

The FCC has announced a position opening that may be of interest to a radio amateur. The Commission seeking a telecommunications specialist to work at the High Frequency Direction Finding Center (HFDFC) in Columbia, Maryland. This is a full-time position.

The person holding this position performs “watch duty” and serves as a technical authority providing technical assistance and guidance to comm...

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 3:37 pm

Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, Wins 2019 IEEE CAS Industrial Pioneer Award

Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, has been selected to receive the 2019 Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Industrial Pioneer Award. The Industrial Pioneer Award recognizes exceptional and pioneering contributions in translating academic and industrial research results into improved industrial applications and/or commercial products. The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society sponsors the award, which will be pre...

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 3:33 pm

Former North Carolina Section Manager John Covington, W4CC, SK

Former ARRL North Carolina Section Manager John Covington, W4CC, of Charlotte, died on April 17 after a long illness. An ARRL Life Member, he was 58. Covington served as North Carolina SM from 2000 until 2006. First licensed in 1972, Covington mainly enjoyed CW and some digital modes, but operated phone on the National Traffic System, where he was very active, and on occasional public service n...

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 3:28 pm

West Coast Station K9JM to Transmit April 25 ARRL Code Proficiency Run

West Coast station K9JM will be transmitting the official ARRL Code Proficiency Run on April 25 at 0400 UTC (Wednesday, April 24, in US time zones) on 3590 kHz. Sending speeds will run from 10 to 35 WPM.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 1:25 pm

The K7RA Solar Update

New sunspot group 2739 appeared on April 17, and the daily sunspot number rose to 24. The new sunspot has a polarity indicating it is still part of old cycle 24, the current sunspot cycle. This reporting week (April 11-17) the average daily sunspot number rose from 6.9 to 14, while average daily solar flux increased from 75.4 to 76.4.

Sunspots have been visible on every day since April 7, so as ...

Posted on 19 April 2019 | 7:17 am

Djibouti J20DX IOTA DXpedition Thwarted by Bureaucracy

Posted on 18 April 2019 | 4:00 pm

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