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Ashland County, OH
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Collin County, TX
Denton County, TX
Garland County, TX
Tarrant County, TX
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Fulton rebuilding fishing pier, convention center destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas — The Town of Fulton will begin rebuilding the 1,200-foot Fulton Fishing Pier this Saturday alongside the new Fulton Convention Center—Paws and Taws Building, which workers began erecting late last month. The two structures’ reopening, slated for January, will mark a milestone in the recovery of a town devastated by Hurricane Harvey two years ago.

 

Posted on 21 August 2019 | 3:43 pm

FEMA Announces Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program

WASHINGTON — Today, FEMA announced $10 million in competitive awards for its Fiscal Year 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program to eight local governments to assist in developing innovative regional solutions to issues related to catastrophic incidents.

The grant program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.

Posted on 21 August 2019 | 2:49 pm

FEMA Teams in Carroll County August 22-27 to Share Repair, Rebuilding Advice

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting Carrollton in Carroll County August 22-27 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri.

 

The team will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors and those willing to take on do-it-yourself projects.

 

Posted on 21 August 2019 | 11:01 am

FEMA Teams in St. Charles County August 22-27 to Share Repair, Rebuilding Advice

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – FEMA’s mitigation experts will be visiting the city of St. Charles in St. Charles County August 22-27 to offer home-improvement tips on rebuilding better and stronger after this year’s severe storms in Missouri.

 

The team will also share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors and those willing to take on do-it-yourself projects.

Posted on 21 August 2019 | 11:00 am

Get free advice on protecting your home from natural disasters

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Free hazard mitigation consultations are available from FEMA representatives by visiting local home improvement stores in Garland, Independence, Mississippi and Washington counties.

Mitigation advisers will be on hand at Home Depot in Fayetteville and Batesville, and Lowe’s in Hot Springs and Blytheville to answer questions about mitigation activities and protecting homes from future disaster-related damage. Topics will include flood insurance and elevating utilities, with most of the information geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Posted on 20 August 2019 | 4:02 pm

FEMA Individual Assistance deadline is less than a month away

AUSTIN, Texas – The deadline to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is less than one month away. South Texas survivors have until Sept. 16, 2019, to register with FEMA for grants to help with housing repairs and rebuilding as well as other needs.

 

Posted on 20 August 2019 | 3:21 pm

FEMA Authorizes Federal Funds to Help Fight Alaska’s McKinley Fire

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the McKinley Fire burning in Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Posted on 20 August 2019 | 1:43 pm

FEMA Funds L.A. Elementary School's Earthquake Protection

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded $1.9 million to the Los Angeles Unified School District (L.A. Unified) to earthquake retrofit Seventy-Fourth Street & Gifted Magnet Elementary School. Funds will be used to strengthen the resistance of the building’s foundation, walls and roof against seismic activity.

Posted on 20 August 2019 | 12:53 pm

PrepTalk Released: Daniel Homsey’s 'Neighborfest – Building Resilience from the Block Up!'

WASHINGTON — Today, FEMA and its emergency management partners released Daniel Homsey’s PrepTalk “

Posted on 20 August 2019 | 12:34 pm

Ten Months After Michael: Public Assistance Grants Flowing; Federal Aid for Panhandle at $1.3B

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As the recovery from Hurricane Michael passes the 10-month mark, nearly $238 million in grants have been obligated by FEMA through its Public Assistance program to reimburse the State of Florida and local governments for debris removal, emergency protective measure costs and other projects.

 

Posted on 20 August 2019 | 12:08 pm

Two Weeks Left to FEMA Deadline

COLUMBUS, Ohio –Tuesday, September 3 is the deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance from FEMA or for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). If you live in one of the 11 designated counties and you sustained damage or were displaced by the Memorial Day weekend tornadoes, storms and flooding, the window of opportunity to access federal disaster assistance is steadily closing.

Registering with FEMA is easy and there are several ways to do so before the deadline:

Posted on 19 August 2019 | 5:18 pm

Think you don’t need flood insurance? Think again

The recent Rio Grande Valley floods resulted in flood insurance claims valued at more than $31.1 million being filed so far by Texas homeowners, business owners and renters. But some Texans who experienced losses did not have flood insurance
 

Why do I need flood insurance?

Posted on 19 August 2019 | 2:09 pm

Fact Sheet: Think you don’t need flood insurance? Think again

The recent Rio Grande Valley floods resulted in flood insurance claims valued at more than $31.1 million being filed so far by Texas homeowners, business owners and renters. But some Texans who experienced losses did not have flood insurance
 

Why do I need flood insurance?

Posted on 19 August 2019 | 2:08 pm

Help Still Available as FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Wrap Up Operations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Help is still available as FEMA disaster recovery centers in Missouri wrap up operations Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

 

After the centers close, disaster survivors whose homes or businesses were affected by the

Posted on 19 August 2019 | 11:15 am

FEMA Announces $30 Million to Emergency Food and Shelter Program

WASHINGTON -- Today, FEMA awarded $30 million in supplemental humanitarian funding to the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP).

These funds are for local social service organizations providing assistance on or after Jan. 1, 2019 to migrants from the southern border released from DHS custody.

Posted on 16 August 2019 | 6:33 pm

FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS FOR THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

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 New Hampshire.


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

Posted on 16 August 2019 | 5:51 pm

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Hampshire to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm and flooding on July 11-12, 2019.

Federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and flooding in Grafton County.

Posted on 16 August 2019 | 5:48 pm

FACT SHEET: Frequently Asked Questions About FEMA Rental Assistance

Twenty-six counties were designated for FEMA Individual Assistance for the April 29–July 5 storms, tornadoes and flooding. You are encouraged to register with FEMA if you live in one of the 26 counties: Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Callaway, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, McDonald, Miller, Newton, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, St. Charles and Saline.

The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 9.

Posted on 16 August 2019 | 12:21 pm

Disaster Recovery Center Opens August 19 in Newton County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A FEMA disaster recovery center will open for three days in Newton County starting Monday, August 19, to provide one-on-one assistance to Missouri residents affected by spring flooding, severe storms and tornadoes.

 

Posted on 16 August 2019 | 10:39 am

FEMA Promotes Disaster Preparedness for Students

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico — Nearly 600 students from the ages of 6 to 13 received natural disaster preparedness tools at various events throughout Puerto Rico.

Posted on 16 August 2019 | 9:04 am

$19 Million Approved to Acquire Flood-prone North Carolina Properties, Minimize Disaster Damage

DURHAM, N.C. — The State of North Carolina and FEMA are approving nearly $19 million to eliminate flood risks at certain repetitively damaged properties in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence.

"We are grateful for the support of our FEMA partners as we work together to make North Carolina more resilient in the wake of devastating storms," said Gov. Roy Cooper. "Eliminating flood risks at repetitively damaged properties will help North Carolina continue to rebuild smarter and stronger."

Posted on 16 August 2019 | 7:57 am

FEMA assistance tops $10 million for South Texas flood survivors

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal assistance to help individuals and families with basic needs resulting from the recent flooding in South Texas now tops $10 million, about a month after the July 17, 2019, disaster declaration.

Posted on 15 August 2019 | 4:03 pm

Officials Focus on Flood Insurance as Hurricane Season Ramps Up

PHILADELPHIA – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III, in partnership with the State of Delaware, hosted a Delaware Flood Insurance Partners Roundtable Event in Dover, DE.

Posted on 15 August 2019 | 3:50 pm

Additional Flood Assistance May Be Available for Nebraskans

LINCOLN, NE - At the request of Gov. Pete Ricketts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the incident period in which disaster-caused damage may be covered. The presidential disaster declaration, issued March 21,2019, originally covered the period from March 9 to April 1. With the extension, additional uninsured damage sustained through July 14 may now be eligible for FEMA assistance and U.S.

Posted on 15 August 2019 | 1:30 pm

Noble, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Tillman Counties Added to Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance Funding

OKLAHOMA CITY – Four more counties in Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for FEMA’s Public Assistance funding to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas that sustained damage from the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9, 2019.

 

Posted on 15 August 2019 | 12:30 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.

Inter-American Proposal Removes 47 – 47.2 GHz from Bands under Study for 5G Services

The 34th meeting of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) Permanent Consultative Committee II (PCC.II) concluded a week of meetings on August 16 in Ottawa, Canada, in advance of World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19). The meetings were aimed at reaching regional consensus on WRC-19 agenda items. Attendees at PCC.II included ARRL Technical Relations Specialist Jon Siverli...

Posted on 21 August 2019 | 3:12 pm

Radio Amateurs in India Support Rescue and Relief Operations in Wake of Flooding

Radio amateurs in at least three western Indian states along the Arabian Sea coast are pitching in to support communication for rescue and relief operations following heavy rainfall and flooding. In Kerala, Shyam Kumar, VU2JLE, told The Hindu newspaper that he and 15 other radio amateurs belonging to the Wayanad Hams (WHAMS) group have been closely monitoring to help the government speed rescue...

Posted on 20 August 2019 | 3:15 pm

Candidates for ARRL Directors and Vice Directors Announced

Two races for the office of ARRL Director and one contest for Vice Director are set for this fall. In the Southeastern Division, incumbent Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, faces a challenge from Mickey Baker, N4MB. A three-way race is set for the office of Southeastern Division Vice Director, with incumbent Joseph Tiritilli, N4ZUW, facing James Schilling, KG4JSZ, and Jeff Stahl, K4BH.

In the West G...

Posted on 20 August 2019 | 2:44 pm

Somalia Operation Set for September

Posted on 20 August 2019 | 10:45 am

Department of Defense Message Prompts Listeners to Take WWV/WWVH Survey

Through Saturday, August 24, WWV and WWVH will transmit a US Department of Defense (DOD) message in conjunction with the COMEX 19-3 interoperability exercise in Tennessee. The broadcast also urges listeners to complete a survey on WWV/WWVH listenership and listening habits. The messages are broadcast on WWV at 10 minutes past the hour and on WWVH at 50 minutes past the hour. WWV and WWVH transm...

Posted on 19 August 2019 | 8:01 pm

ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts

Following the direction of the ARRL Board of Directors, ARRL has incorporated changes to the rules for all ARRL-sponsored contests and DXCC, prohibiting automated contacts. These changes also apply to the Worked All States (including Triple Play and 5-Band WAS), VHF/UHF Century Club, and Fred Fish, W5FF, Memorial awards. The changes are effective immediately.

A resolution at the July ARRL Board ...

Posted on 19 August 2019 | 3:23 pm

FCC Dismisses ARRL, AMSAT Requests in Small Satellite Proceeding

An FCC Report and Order (R&O) released August 2 in the so-called “small satellite” rulemaking proceeding, IB Docket 18-86, failed to address concerns expressed by ARRL and AMSAT. Both organizations filed comments on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the proceeding last year, seeking changes in the FCCs interpretations and procedures affecting satellites operating on Amateur Satell...

Posted on 16 August 2019 | 10:15 am

The K7RA Solar Update

No sunspots were visible over the recent reporting week, Thursday through Wednesday, August 8 through 14.

According to Spaceweather.com, 67% of the days so far in 2019 have been spotless, and for all of 2018 it was 61%. In the previous solar minimum in 2008 and 2009 the spotless days ran 73% and 71%, respectively.

Solar flux has been minimal and unremarkable, with average daily solar flux changin...

Posted on 16 August 2019 | 9:20 am

FCC Staff Recommends Designating 988 as National Suicide, Mental Health Crisis Hotline

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and its Office of Economics and Analytics have sent a report to Congress that recommends that the Commission considers designating 988 as a three-digit emergency code for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that such a three-digit number “would ...

Posted on 15 August 2019 | 4:16 pm

Chinese Satellite Profiles Earth’s RF Spectrum as Seen from Lunar Orbit

The Chinese DSLWP-B (LO-94) satellite that had been in lunar orbit provided a profile of Earth’s HF spectrum as seen from the moon. The microsatellite subsequently was crashed into the moon’s surface after having completed its mission. DSLWP stands for “Discovering the Sky at Longest Wavelengths Pathfinder.” Among other things, DSLWP-B was designed to test low-frequency radio astronomy and spac...

Posted on 15 August 2019 | 3:30 pm




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