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Include Your Animals in Disaster Preparedness
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Pets and service animals cannot plan ahead for themselves, but when included in their families’ disaster preparedness plan, everyone is more likely to survive together.
Here are some tips on disaster preparedness for pets:
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 11:41 am
President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Missouri to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding on March 11 to April 16, 2019.
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 10:53 am
Federal Aid Programs for the State of Missouri
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 Missouri.
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 10:53 am
FEMA Awards City of Lynn Haven Nearly $5 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $4,999,306 to the state of Florida to assist the City of Lynn Haven with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Lynn Haven following the October 2018 storm.
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 10:38 am
FEMA Awards FDOT Over $11.2 Million for Hurricane Michael Expenses
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $11,264,877 to the state of Florida to assist the Florida Department of Transportation with reimbursement for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 10:35 am
FEMA Approves $1.8 Million for Town of Emerald Isle Debris Removal
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.8 million to reimburse the Town of Emerald Isle in Carteret County for debris removal following Hurricane Florence.
Beginning Sept. 21, 2018, the town hired contractors to remove vegetation and other debris from public rights of way throughout the town. The approved funds cover work completed through Dec. 18, 2018.
Posted on 21 May 2019 | 10:17 am
Federal Aid Programs for the State of California
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 California.
Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
Posted on 20 May 2019 | 2:37 pm
President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for California
WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of California to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides on Feb. 24 to March 1, 2019.
Posted on 20 May 2019 | 2:24 pm
Help Available After Disaster Recovery Centers Cease Operations May 31
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The disaster recovery centers that opened in Anchorage and Eagle River in response to the Alaska earthquake will cease operations May 31, the last day to register for federal disaster assistance.
The recovery centers listed below will close at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31.
University of Alaska Annex at University Center Mall
Community Covenant Church
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 6:24 pm
Construction Begins on Gridley Temporary Housing Community
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Construction on the temporary housing community for displaced Camp Fire survivors in the Gridley Industrial Park is expected to start this week.
In making this announcement, federal, state and local officials said Camp Fire survivors are expected to move into the 400 manufactured housing units (MHUs) by late July. To expedite completion of the temporary community, construction on the site will operate 24 hours a day, six days a week.
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 2:48 pm
FEMA grants $4.2 million to Brazoria County for rescue efforts
AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.2 million to Brazoria County for evacuations, security and emergency response following Hurricane Harvey.
County personnel evacuated nearly 1,200 people trapped by Harvey’s floodwaters, assisted with search and rescue efforts, sheltered residents and pets and worked traffic control.
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 2:42 pm
Fact Sheet: Not all Disaster Preparedness Plans Are the Same
Hurricane Maria posed a threat to so many on the island, residents have become more conscious of what they need to do to prepare themselves for possible disasters in the future. But certain populations, such as college students, pregnant women, young children, the elderly and those with accessible needs should take special precautions
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 12:37 pm
Buy Flood Insurance Now, Before It’s Too Late
Hurricane Season Begins June 1
DURHAM, N.C. – Hurricane season begins in two weeks. Homeowners, renters and business owners should consider purchasing flood insurance now. It takes 30 days from the date of purchase for a National Flood Insurance Program policy to take effect.
Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and often does not result in a federal disaster declaration where FEMA offers help. More than 20 percent of flood claims come from areas outside high-risk flood zones.
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 12:35 pm
Individual Assistance Now Available Until June 19 for Nebraskans
LINCOLN, Neb. – At the request of Governor Pete Ricketts, homeowners, renters and business owners in Nebraska counties designated for federal assistance now have until June 19 to register for federal assistance.
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 7:19 am
FEMA Public Assistance Deadline Extended
LINCOLN, Neb. –The deadline to file a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) has been extended until June 20, 2019.
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 7:11 am
FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance – Jackson County
As of May 13, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, residents of Jackson County have received more than $63.3 million in total federal funds:
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 5:10 pm
FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance – Gulf County
As of May 13, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 5:03 pm
FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Bay County
As of May 13, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received nearly $661.4 million in federal funds:
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 5:00 pm
Carteret County at a Glance
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, Carteret County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $131.3 million in state and federal funds:
• More than $7.9 million in state and federal grants have gone to 2,416 homeowners and renters.
• As of March 26, 2,451 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $61.4 million in claims have been paid to date.
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 2:30 pm
Two Disaster Recovery Centers in Dodge and Sarpy Counties Will Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers
LINCOLN, Neb. – The Disaster Recovery Centers in Fremont and Bellevue, operated by the State of Nebraska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will close at 6 p.m. May 17, and reopen Monday, May 20, as Disaster Loan Outreach Centers operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The Dodge County Center location will reopen at:
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 12:25 pm
All Nebraska Disaster Recovery Centers Close May 17
LINCOLN, Neb. – Effective Friday, May 17, all the State of Nebraska and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close.
There is always help available. After a DRC closes, survivors can still get help by contacting FEMA in these ways:
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 12:20 pm
FEMA Approves $9.5 Million for Electric Cooperative in North Carolina
DURHAM, N.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $9.5 million to reimburse the Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation in Jacksonville for damage to its electrical system following Hurricane Florence.
The cooperative provides electrical service to Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow and Pender counties, which were included in the presidential disaster declaration following Hurricane Florence.
High winds, rain and flooding caused by the hurricane damaged overhead utility poles, lines and transformers in multiple counties.
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 8:58 am
FEMA Releases PrepTalk: ‘Using Complex Adaptive Systems Thinking to Understand Community Interdependencies’
WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the final PrepTalk video today from the Sept. 6, 2018 symposium.
Posted on 15 May 2019 | 4:48 pm
Refugio hospital completes repairs with funding help
FEMA philanthropy team opens window to assistance
AUSTIN, Texas — After a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, it takes a village to put a village back together. Thousands of organizations have applied to FEMA for financial help with their recovery, in addition to any insurance payouts and support they have received from their local communities.
Posted on 15 May 2019 | 2:57 pm
Get Home Repair Advice May 21 – June 1 in Bayamón, Hatillo, Juana Díaz, Ponce, San Juan
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –Kmart and Sears have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger.
Posted on 15 May 2019 | 1:40 pm
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.
Hamvention 2019 - Sunday Roundup
Although the last and shortest day of Dayton Hamvention is usually the least crowded, the ARRL Expo had early visitors making their rounds, particularly for books.
In the morning, Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, presented a forum on ARRL’s new Volunteer Monitor Program. A well-known former FCC employee, Hollingsworth explained how the program came to be at request from the FCC and stressed the impor...
Posted on 19 May 2019 | 2:04 pm
Hamvention 2019 - Saturday Roundup
Saturday at Dayton Hamvention was very sunny with a comfortable breeze, and visitors settled into what shade they could find at covered picnic tables or stretched out in grassy areas under a tree throughout the day. Many attendees took advantage of the beautiful weather to continue their hobby as they wove through vendors and food trucks. Chad Greene, KC3CQZ, carried solar panels connected on h...
Posted on 18 May 2019 | 7:24 pm
The K7RA Solar Update
Tad Cook, K7RA, in Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity continues, and this reporting week, the average daily sunspot number rose from 16.1 to 22.7, while average daily solar flux went from 73.5 to 75.7. The two sunspot groups that appeared on May 3 and May 6 are fading fast and rotating off the visible solar disc. Two geomagnetically active days occurred on May 11 and 14, when the planetary A in...
Posted on 18 May 2019 | 7:14 am
Hamvention 2019 - Friday Roundup
The first day of Dayton Hamvention 2019 began with prompt crowds streaming in as soon as doors opened. ARRL Expo was one area that drew fair attention, with the addition of a booth for the new ARRL and Dayton Hamvention Mobile Event App. Available for free download, the app provides maps of the entire fairgrounds, booth layouts in every building, schedules of forums and presentations, and other...
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 7:01 pm
The Doctor Will See You Now!
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 4:17 pm
The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 2:28 pm
Radio Amateurs to Demonstrate Emergency Messaging Capabilities for Red Cross, FEMA
Just days ahead of the 2019 Hurricane Season, dozens of hams along the US East Coast will demonstrate Amateur Radio’s ability to deliver messages without commercial power, infrastructure, or permanently established stations for officials of the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The Thursday, May 23 event will take place in coordination with ARRL, during a joi...
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 12:51 pm
Limor Fried, AC2SN, is Recipient of 2019 Women in Open Source Award
Adafruit Industries Founder Limor Fried, AC2SN, was one of two 2019 Women in Open Source Award winners. Sponsored by open-source solution provider Red Hat, the awards honor women who make important contributions to open-source projects and communities, or those making innovative use of open-source methodology.
Nominations for this year’s awards were accepted for two categories: “Academic” for th...
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 12:48 pm
IARU Member-Societies Ratify Leadership Nominations, to Consider New Members
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-societies on May 3 completed voting to ratify the nominations of IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, and Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR, to new terms. With 57 affirmative votes required for ratification, Ellam received 75 votes, and Garpestad received 74 votes.
Applications for IARU membership have been received via IARU Region 1 from t...
Posted on 17 May 2019 | 12:37 pm
Selected Sessions of the 2019 Contest University (CTU) will be Livestreamed
Compliments of Icom America, some sessions of the 2019 Contest University in Dayton (CTU) will be livestreamed via the CTU website. Streaming will begin on May 16 at 1200 UTC. Topics include Radiosport Contesting with Integrity; 2BSIQ & SO3R: Riding the Edge of Human Capabilities, and No-Compromise Remote Contesting.
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 8:22 am
First Ham Satellite — OSCAR 1 — will Join AMSAT’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at Dayton
A working prototype of OSCAR 1, Amateur Radio’s first satellite, will be on display at AMSAT’s Dayton Hamvention® booth. AMSAT’s exhibit will be in Building 1 (Maxim Hall) at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. OSCAR 1 (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio) was launched into orbit in 1961, at the dawn of the Space Age. Built by a group of California-based radio am...
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 8:19 am
The FCC is Not Reinstating a Vanity Call Sign Fee
An erroneous report this week suggested that the FCC planned to again impose an Amateur Radio vanity call sign application (regulatory) fee of $70 for the 10-year term. This incorrect conclusion resulted from an incomplete reading of the May 7 FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the matter of the assessment and collection of regulatory fees for fiscal year 2019.
Although the Schedule of ...
Posted on 16 May 2019 | 7:36 am
Amateur Radio Roundtable to Livestream 50 Hours of Dayton Hamvention®
Posted on 14 May 2019 | 3:06 pm
ARRL Invites Applications for Volunteer Monitor Positions
Posted on 14 May 2019 | 9:31 am
Puerto Rico Declares May 14 as “Radio Amateur Day”
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has declared Tuesday, May 14, as “Radio Amateur Day,” recognizing ham radio’s “mission of transcendental service for the safeguard of life and property of the people.” The proclamation, issued over the signature of Lieutenant Governor Luis Rivera Marin, notes that some 4,000 radio amateurs live in Puerto Rico.
“Especially during the emergencies by the passing of H...
Posted on 13 May 2019 | 8:06 pm
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