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Disaster Recovery Centers Coming to Six South Dakota Counties

SIOUX FALLS – The State of South Dakota and FEMA are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in six counties across the state. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the severe winter storms and flooding from Sept. 9 – 26, 2019. Each center will be open for five days.

Posted on 6 December 2019 | 5:11 pm

Best Practice: New look for Conroe’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, a new outlook on mitigation

AUSTIN, Texas – Conroe’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, built in 1972, serves Conroe and part of    Willis, or about 90,000 residents of Montgomery County Texas. It’s one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. and lies 40 miles north of Houston. Storm mitigation, population growth and plant modernization rank as important factors in planning long- and short-term operations of the plant.

Posted on 6 December 2019 | 3:29 pm

More Than $54 Million Approved to Restore Emerald Isle, Holden Beach

Dec. 6, 2019

DR-4393-NC NR 189

Media Contact: (919) 990-4090

 

News Release

More Than $54 Million Approved to Restore Emerald Isle, Holden Beach

Posted on 6 December 2019 | 12:18 pm

Public invited to appeal or comment on flood maps in Archer County, Texas

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Archer County, TX. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps.  

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 4:37 pm

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Jack County, Texas

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Jack County, TX. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps.  

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 4:33 pm

Public invited to appeal or comment on flood maps in Seminole County

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in portions of Seminole County, Okla. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps.  

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 4:28 pm

Revised preliminary flood maps for Cleveland County ready for public view

DENTON, Texas – The revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in the City of Norman.  Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.                                                                                                                                                        

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 4:11 pm

FEMA and Puerto Rico Mayors Meet to Discuss Recovery Efforts in their Municipalities

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA’s Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor met today with mayors from five municipalities across the island to address concerns and discuss strategies to move recovery forward.

 

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 2:51 pm

FEMA Updates Flood Maps for Mohave County and Fort Mojave Tribal Lands

Oakland, CA The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating South Mohave County and the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe’s flood maps in 2020. New maps identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions, resulting in safer and more resilient communities.

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 2:27 pm

Acting FEMA Administrator and Puerto Rico Governor Meet to Discuss the Island’s Recovery

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico As part of his three-day visit to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor met with Governor Wanda Vázquez-Garced and other government officials today to discuss the island’s recovery.

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 12:46 pm

FEMA awards $8.9 million to Brazoria County to elevate 70 flood-prone homes

AUSTIN, Texas – FEMA has awarded more than $8.9 million to Brazoria County, through the Texas Division of Emergency Management, to fund the elevation of 70 flood-prone homes as part of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

 

Federal grant funding will provide 75% of the cost of this project, and a local match will provide 25%.

 

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 9:54 am

Best Practice: Texans living in low-risk flood areas get flooded, Flood insurance helps them recover, pay losses

AUSTIN, Texas – More than 70 percent of Texas homes that flooded in Tropical Storm Imelda were in areas at low risk for flooding. And most of those with flood damage from Imelda did not have flood insurance. Insurance policies for those who live in low-risk areas are inexpensive and can make a huge difference if, and when flooding occurs.

 

Posted on 3 December 2019 | 3:46 pm

Ventura County Burn Areas Face Greater Flood Risk

Oakland, Calif. – As Ventura County recovers from recent wildfires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program – cautions residents living in and around the wildfire burn area about the increased risk of flash flooding and mudflows and urges them to purchase flood insurance now.

Posted on 3 December 2019 | 3:45 pm

Shasta County Burn Areas Face Greater Flood Risk

Oakland, Calif. – As Shasta County recovers from recent wildfires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program – cautions residents living in and around the wildfire burn area about the increased risk of flash flooding and mudflows and urges them to purchase flood insurance now.

Posted on 3 December 2019 | 3:43 pm

Santa Barbara Burn Areas Face Greater Flood Risk

Oakland, Calif. – As Santa Barbara County recovers from recent wildfires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – administrator of the National Flood Insurance Program – cautions residents living in and around the wildfire burn area about the increased risk of flash flooding and mudflows and urges them to purchase flood insurance now.

Posted on 3 December 2019 | 3:41 pm

FEMA and COR3 Obligate Over $44 Million to the University of Puerto Rico

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Puerto Rico Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency, or COR3, have awarded more than $44 million in federal grants to the University of Puerto Rico to cover costs for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane María.

Posted on 3 December 2019 | 10:47 am

Preliminary Digital Flood Hazard Maps for Charlotte County Are Ready for Public Viewing

Attend an Open House and Learn about Flood Risks in Your Community

ATLANTA - Residents and property owners in coastal areas of Charlotte County can view new draft preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) at three upcoming public open houses on Dec. 11-12.

FIRMs show the potential extent and risks of flooding. They will be used to determine flood insurance premiums and building requirements.

Posted on 3 December 2019 | 8:57 am

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

AUSTIN, Texas – Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Cypress, Houston, Pasadena and Orange from Monday, Dec. 2, to Saturday, Dec. 7, for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts. Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be on hand to answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

Posted on 2 December 2019 | 2:11 pm

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Yankton

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The State of South Dakota and FEMA have opened a disaster recovery center in Yankton to offer face-to-face support to individuals and businesses impacted by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding from September 9-26.  This follows the center previously opened in Madison; additional locations around the state will be announced later.  The center is located at:

Yankton Disaster Recovery Center
Yankton County Emergency Management Building
807 Capitol Street
(park and enter from Douglas Street)
Yankton, S.D.  57078

Posted on 2 December 2019 | 1:08 pm

FACT SHEET: “Substantial Damage” – What Does it Mean?

For communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), substantial damage determinations are required by local floodplain-management ordinances. These rules must be in place for residents of a community to purchase flood insurance through the NFIP.

Posted on 2 December 2019 | 12:32 pm

FEMA and COR3 Obligate Nearly $18.5 million for Recovery Work in Puerto Rico in November

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have obligated nearly $18.5 million in additional funds for 115 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico.

 

Posted on 2 December 2019 | 6:34 am

FEMA Representatives to Visit South Dakota Neighborhoods

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Residents of South Dakota counties affected by September severe storms, tornadoes and flooding may soon see FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams and home inspectors in their neighborhoods.

Posted on 26 November 2019 | 4:47 pm

FEMA Awards Osceola County More Than $1.5 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,516,368 for the State of Florida to help Osceola County defray the costs of repairing county facilities damaged by Hurricane Irma. Funds are provided under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

Posted on 26 November 2019 | 2:52 pm

FEMA Awards Florida Division of Emergency Management More Than $4.4 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,429,872 for the State of Florida to help the Florida Division of Emergency Management defray administrative costs associated with Hurricane Irma recovery under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

FEMA funds will reimburse the Florida Division of Emergency Management for administrative costs related to managing FEMA PA programs and projects. This amount is five percent of the total dollar value of all eligible project costs prior to insurance and cost share reductions.

Posted on 26 November 2019 | 2:46 pm

FEMA Awards Florida Department of Health Nearly $18.7 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $18,666,746 for the State of Florida to help the Florida Department of Health defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

Posted on 26 November 2019 | 2:41 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.

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now 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 6 December 2019 | 2:31 pm

ARRL’s 12 Days of Deals Start on Monday!

Posted on 6 December 2019 | 11:44 am

The K7RA Solar Update

No sunspots again this week. This run of zero sunspots has persisted for over three weeks.

In last week’s bulletin, we erroneously said that average daily sunspot number for the week was 70.4, but as KB8W pointed out this was the value of average daily solar flux. Average daily solar flux for this week, November 28 through December 4, was 70.2.

Geomagnetic indicators were very quiet, with average...

Posted on 6 December 2019 | 9:46 am

FCC Amending Amateur Radio RF Exposure Safety Rules

The FCC is amending its Part 97 Amateur Service rules relating to RF exposure safety. In a lengthy document in ET Docket 19-226 released on December 4 that addresses a broad range of RF safety issues, the FCC said current amateur radio RF exposure safety limits will remain unchanged, but that the amateur-specific exemption from having to conduct an RF exposure evaluation will be replaced by the...

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 6:21 pm

Dayton Hamvention Admission, Fees to Increase in 2020

Dayton Hamvention® is increasing the cost of admission and its booth fees. Hamvention General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, announced this week that general admission would rise by $4 per ticket to $26 in advance or $31 at the gate for all 3 days. The cost of flea market spots will go up by $5 per space, and inside exhibitors will pay $30 more.

“Hamvention has always strived to produce a very high-q...

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 9:51 am

The Doctor Will See You Now!

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 8:00 am

ARISS Contact with Pennsylvania School to be Streamed Live

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school contact with astronaut Dr. Drew Morgan, MD, KI5AAA, and students at Council Rock High School in Pennsylvania will be livestreamed. The contact will take place at approximately 1756 UTC on Thursday, December 5. Morgan is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania. Several Warminster Amateur Radio Club members, including Michael Shanbla...

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 6:15 pm

Oldest Known US Ham Receives ARRL Centurion Award

The oldest known US radio amateur, Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, received his ARRL Centurion Award plaque in November. The award recognizes hams who have achieved centenarian status. Kayhart, who lives in White Rock, South Carolina, is 108. The ARRL Board of Directors conferred the award on Kayhart at its July 2019 meeting.

At the November meeting of the Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group in Little Mountain...

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 3:08 pm

UN Headquarters’ 4U1UN has been Back on the Air

The United Nations Amateur Radio Club, 4U1UN, at UN Headquarters in New York has been on the air recently. Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, recently was on site to replace and test a serial cable, and, while there, made some 100 contacts.

“Now that all works, we should hear the 4U1UN more often on the air,” he commented. QSL via HB9BOU.

4U1UN is a separate DXCC entity. The 4U1UN Facebook page reported th...

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 12:14 pm

Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from International Space Station Taking Place until December 6

Russian cosmonauts were expected to activate VHF FM Slow Scan TV (SSTV) image transmissions from the International Space Station, starting Wednesday, December 4, until Friday, December 6 (UTC). December 4, until 1650 UTC; December 5, from 1125 until 1715 UTC, and December 6, 1020 UTC until 1640 UTC. Transmissions will be sent on 145.800 MHz FM (5-kHz deviation) using SSTV mode PD-120. Once rece...

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 11:06 am

Boy Scouts Report Increased JOTA 2019 Station Participation

The Boy Scouts of America report that, although overall JOTA 2019 participation was down slightly from 2018, “our calculations show that each station averaged an additional 13 people in attendance over 2019. This shows an aggregate increase of 24% attendance per station, even with our reported stations being down from 266 in 2018 to 201 in 2019."

The Scouts reported that 13,783 individuals took ...

Posted on 3 December 2019 | 12:11 pm

SKYWARN Recognition Day Participation Webinar Set for December 4

A webinar will held on Wednesday, December 4, at 8:30 PM EST (December 5 at 0130 UTC) for those interested in participating in SKYWARN Recognition Day (SRD), which marks its 20th anniversary this year. On Saturday, December 7, 0000 to 2400 UTC, radio amateurs will be on the air from National Weather Service (NWS) forecast offices across the country, celebrating the long relationship between the...

Posted on 2 December 2019 | 5:08 pm

YOTA Month Expanding into the Americas

December is Youth on the Air (YOTA) Month, when stations operated by young radio amateurs around the world will get on the air to celebrate youth in amateur radio. YOTA Month began a few years ago in International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1, and the concept has now taken root in the Americas as YOTA Month in the Americas.

During YOTA Month, radio amateurs aged 25 and younger will be on ...

Posted on 2 December 2019 | 11:23 am




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