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Whatcom County, WA
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Davis County, UT
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Ashland County, OH
Morrow County, OH
Portage County, OH
Queen City, OH
Sandusky County, OH
Summit County, OH
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BC Wireless Society
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South West, KS
Clark County, NV
Manchester Co., CT
Bremer County, IA
Cedar Valley, IA
Linn County, IA
Bexar County, TX
Collin County, TX
Denton County, TX
Garland County, TX
Tarrant County, TX
Tom Green Co., TX
Harris County, TX
Kaufman County, TX
North Central TX Trauma Regional Advisory Council
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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
3901 Old Seward Highway, Suite 153
Anchorage, AK 99503

Community Covenant Church
16123 Artillery Rd.
Eagle River, AK 99577

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
nearly $135 million in total federal funds:

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

What Happens After You Register With FEMA

DES MOINES, Iowa – Many residents of Louisa and Scott counties who sustained damage during the recent flooding realize that state and federal disaster assistance is only a phone call away. Many of those individuals, however, are unaware of what happens after they register with FEMA.

FEMA registration is quick and easy. There are multiple ways to register:

Posted on 15 May 2019 | 11:30 am

How to Register for Disaster Assistance

DES MOINES, Iowa – Residents of Louisa and Scott counties whose homes are damaged, unsafe, or inaccessible because of recent flooding have resources available to help on the road to recovery.

They join fellow Iowans in seven counties already designated for federal assistance to individuals: Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury. The deadline for applying for assistance is July 1, 2019.

Posted on 15 May 2019 | 9:04 am

Fact Sheet: California Wildfires Myth vs. Fact II

When disaster strikes, some will try to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To dispel some of the rumors circulating on the internet and social media about recovery efforts following the 2018 California Wildfires, FEMA is addressing the most common and reoccurring themes:

MYTH: FEMA trucks are being used for the debris removal mission in Butte County.

Posted on 14 May 2019 | 5:21 pm

2019 Hurricane Season Starts June 1, Prepare Now

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico— The 2019 hurricane season begins soon so Puerto Rico residents need to make sure they’re prepared. That means having enough food, water and other commodities to sustain a household.


Posted on 14 May 2019 | 2:38 pm

Fact Sheet: Resources for Hurricane Florence Survivors with Unmet Needs

North Carolinians who still face unmet needs from Hurricane Florence may find help through other state and federal resources. The deadline has passed for survivors to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and to apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans, but help is still available.


State Assistance

Posted on 14 May 2019 | 2:25 pm

Are You Prepared for the 2019 Hurricane Season?

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands - The 2019 hurricane season begins June 1st through November 30th, with the peak occurring mid-August through late October. The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency urge Virgin Islanders to prepare themselves and their loved ones.


Posted on 14 May 2019 | 10:14 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.

The following are some common post-disaster fraud practices to avoid.

Fraudulent building contractors.
When hiring a contractor, the Iowa Attorney General suggests:

Posted on 14 May 2019 | 9:40 am

Federal Disaster Assistance Is for Nebraska Renters, Too

LINCOLN, Neb. – Renters in Nebraska counties and tribal areas whose homes and property were damaged by the March severe winter storms, straight-line winds and flooding may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.


Posted on 13 May 2019 | 5:48 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

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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