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FEMA Announces Eight Municipalities Approved for $39 Million in Community Disaster Loans

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA approved more than $39 million in low-interest community disaster loans to help eight municipalities continue essential operations while focusing on their long-term recovery from hurricanes Irma and María.

The municipalities approved for $5 million each are: Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo, Canóvanas, Carolina, Manatí, Mayaguez, and Peñuelas. The municipality of Orocovis is approved for $4.1 million.


Posted on 24 May 2018 | 6:00 pm

More than $194 Million in Federal Assistance Recently Approved for Puerto Rico Recovery

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA recently awarded more than $194 million in additional Public Assistance grants for Hurricane María recovery in Puerto Rico.
To date, the FEMA Public Assistance program has obligated $2.2 billion in total funding to the government of Puerto Rico and municipalities for debris removal and emergency protective measures.


Posted on 24 May 2018 | 3:09 pm

Disaster Recovery Centers to close for Memorial Day

All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 29.


The FEMA Helpline will still be open. You can contact the Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY).



Posted on 24 May 2018 | 2:01 pm

Help will remain available after Orange County Disaster Recovery Center closes

The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Orange will close permanently at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 26. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or tap on the FEMA app away.


Posted on 24 May 2018 | 1:59 pm

President Donald J. Trump Amends Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


Posted on 24 May 2018 | 8:43 am

Hours at Elkhart and South Bend Disaster Recovery Centers to Change over Memorial Day Weekend

Indianapolis, IN – Hours of operation at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Elkhart and South Bend will change over the Memorial Day weekend.

The changed hours for both recovery centers are as follows:

  • Sunday & Monday, May 27 & 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DRCs are at the following addresses:


Posted on 24 May 2018 | 7:26 am

Hours at Utica Disaster Recovery Center to Change over Memorial Day Weekend

Indianapolis, IN – Hours of operation at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Utica will change over the Memorial Day weekend.

The changed hours for the recovery center are as follows:

  • Sunday & Monday, May 27 & 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DRC is at the following address: 


Posted on 24 May 2018 | 7:21 am

Virgin Island Disaster Survivors Eligible For Additional Federal Disaster Assistance

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that additional disaster assistance is available to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The assistance allows for additional federal funding for debris removal, emergency protective measures, hazard mitigation and permanent infrastructure restoration as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.


Posted on 23 May 2018 | 4:30 pm

FEMA Approves $1,278,272 for Permanent Repairs of Utility Infrastructure to New Hampshire Electric Cooperative

REGION 1 – The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will receive $1,278,272 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the repair of downed wires and to replace utility poles and transformers damaged in the March 2017 severe winter storm. 



Posted on 23 May 2018 | 3:56 pm

Register Now for Disaster-Related Aid – Even if You Have Insurance

RALEIGH, NC— County, state and federal emergency management officials are encouraging residents of Guilford and Rockingham counties who sustained damages during the April tornado to register with FEMA.



Posted on 23 May 2018 | 2:45 pm

FEMA, State Closing Etowah County DRC, Making Changes at Remaining Centers

ANNISTON, Ala. – FEMA and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency have made changes to the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Etowah, Calhoun and Cullman counties. The changes include:


Posted on 23 May 2018 | 12:24 pm

Rockingham Recovery Center to Close; Holiday Hours set for Greensboro Center

RALEIGH, N.C. – State and federal recovery officials announced the Rockingham County disaster recovery center opened to support survivors of the April 15 tornado will end operations at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. Survivors may still register for disaster assistance online or via phone.


Also, the Greensboro recovery center will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, May 26 – 28, and reopen May 29.



Posted on 23 May 2018 | 7:57 am

Survivor finds new home with help from disability adviser

Austin, Texas – Last August, Lenora Long awoke to furniture floating across her apartment. A 73-year-old with serious medical issues and limited mobility, she was forced out of her apartment when Hurricane Harvey moved in.

Long found temporary lodging in a hotel paid for by FEMA, but she had trouble locating a home that was affordable on her fixed income. A local nonprofit offered a seniors-only apartment, but Long couldn’t accept because she relies on her two adult children for live-in care.


Posted on 22 May 2018 | 2:55 pm

Connect with Local Officials Now, Hurricane Season Begins Soon

Hurricane Season Begins June 1


Severe weather can happen anytime and anywhere, especially in Florida. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 40 percent of hurricane landfalls in the United States happen here.


Posted on 22 May 2018 | 2:30 pm

Certain Non-Profit Organizations May Qualify for FEMA Disaster Assistance; Must Submit Request No Later Than This Friday

ANNISTON, Ala. ­- Nonprofit organizations that experienced damage or losses from the tornadoes and storms of March 19-20 in Calhoun, Cullman, Etowah and St. Clair counties may apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance to help them get back to the business of helping others.

The FEMA Public Assistance program may reimburse eligible expenses incurred before, during and after the March 19-20 disaster event on a cost-share basis. The Federal cost-share for all categories of Public Assistance (PA) is 75 percent of total eligible costs.


Posted on 22 May 2018 | 11:41 am

PREMA, FEMA Training Healthcare Workers to Respond to Mass Casualty Incidents

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Government of Puerto Rico is teaming up with FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness to train emergency and healthcare workers to respond to mass casualty incidents.

A four-day training course and field exercise are planned for May 29 to June 1 at Ramón Ruiz Arnau Hospital in Bayamon, about 30 minutes south of San Juan.


Posted on 22 May 2018 | 10:43 am

Hurricane Preparedness Makes Good Business Sense

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –Employers and business owners should consider the impact a hurricane could have on their facilities and their relationships with customers, their own employees and their bottom line.

Through continuity planning, businesses can assess how the company functions, both internally and externally, to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating. Taking small steps now could help ensure business continuity and employee preparedness.

General Business Preparedness Tips


Posted on 21 May 2018 | 3:19 pm

FEMA Approves $2.6 Million to Florida Local Governments for Matthew Recovery

ATLANTA – St. Johns County and the City of Jacksonville, will each receive a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse costs incurred for debris removal following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Combined, the grants total more than $2.6 million. 

The St. Johns County grant is for $1,464,072. The City of Jacksonville grant is for $1,161,542. Each grant amounts to at least 75 percent of the federal cost share of debris removal. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.


Posted on 21 May 2018 | 2:24 pm

FEMA In Your Community: Historic Manitou Springs trail in Colorado preserved with FEMA Mitigation Funds

In 2013, severe storms with heavy rains buffeted 200 miles of Colorado’s Front Range, resulting in 17 counties being inundated by floods and landslides. At the base of Pike’s Peak, the highest mountain in the continental United States, the Manitou Springs Incline trail was one of many sites across the Front Range to sustain damage.


Posted on 21 May 2018 | 10:59 am

Replacing Personal Documents after a Natural Disaster

ANNISTON, Ala. – Survivors of the Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties March tornadoes and storms who have lost important documents can use this guide to help obtain replacements.

All of the organizations listed below offer online resources. If personal computers aren’t available, public libraries and other agencies may have computers available to the general public.


Who to Contact for Replacement


Posted on 21 May 2018 | 9:59 am

Get Home Repair Advice May 21-25 in Trujillo Alto

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –  As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild homes, FEMA has teamed with National Lumber and Kmart to provide free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer.

FEMA advisors are available on May 21-25 at the following locations:



Posted on 19 May 2018 | 12:08 pm

Get Home Repair Advice May 21-25 at Yauco and Ponce

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild homes, FEMA has teamed with National Lumber and Kmart to provide free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer.

FEMA advisors are available May 21-25 at the following locations:                           


Posted on 19 May 2018 | 11:39 am

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Plymouth for Three Days

Indianapolis, IN – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens on Monday, May 21 for three days and is scheduled to close Wednesday, May 23, in Plymouth to help Indiana flood survivors. The DRC hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during these days.


Posted on 19 May 2018 | 3:28 am

Disaster Recovery Center Opens in New Albany for Three Days

Indianapolis, IN – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens on Monday, May 21, for three days and is scheduled to close Wednesday, May 23, in New Albany to help Indiana flood survivors. The DRC hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during these days.


Posted on 19 May 2018 | 3:20 am

Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk home improvement May 21-26

AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 30,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.

Get ready for spring floods and for hurricane season, which begins June 1. Meet with a mitigation specialist to get tips and techniques on how to repair and build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods to prevent future flood damage.


Posted on 18 May 2018 | 3:30 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.

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Coping with Poor HF Conditions” is the topic of the new (May 24) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Do...

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 2:47 pm

ARRL White Paper Provides Context for Recommended Governance Changes

ARRL has released a “white paper” that provides some context to explain proposed alterations to the Articles Of Association and By Laws that the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors recommended for full Board passage at its April 21 meeting. Study continues of the so-called “Code of Conduct” for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of ...

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 2:35 pm

Amateur Radio Transponders on Planned Chinese Satellites to Include HF

China’s Amateur Radio Satellite organization, CAMSAT, has released some details of three new Amateur Radio satellites that could be launched as early as September. Two of the satellites, CAS-5A and CAS-6, will carry transponders, and one of them will have HF capability.

CAS-5A is a 6U CubeSat. It will an HF/HF (21/29 MHz) mode linear transponder; an HF/UHF (21/435 MHz) mode linear transponder; ...

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 11:01 am

New Section Managers Elected in Five ARRL Sections

Five new ARRL Section Managers have been declared elected to begin their first terms of office on July 1. Section Manager (SM) election ballots were counted in the Indiana and Northern Florida Sections on May 22 at ARRL Headquarters. Other candidates faced no opposition during the spring election cycle.

In Indiana, James “Jimmy” Merry, KC9RPX, of Ellettsville, was declared elected in a very clos...

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 10:00 am

ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ, SK

ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, of Colchester, Connecticut, died on May 17 after a lengthy illness. She was 66 and had been on the ARRL Headquarters staff for nearly 40 years, starting as a file clerk. She went on to serve as Deputy Circulation Manager, Circulation Manager, Publication Sales and Warehouse Manager, and as Business Services Manager (including Advertising). She m...

Posted on 21 May 2018 | 10:24 am

Hamvention 2018 - Sunday Roundup

Hamvention 2018 is history. It was a rain-plagued event . . . until today. On Sunday, the Sun burst forth and the bargain hunters flocked to the Xenia Fairgrounds. A number of exhibitors commented that it was the largest Hamvention Sunday attendance that they had seen in a long time.

This Hamvention may also be remembered for the number of new products that debuted at the show. In addition to th...

Posted on 20 May 2018 | 8:19 pm

CQ Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

CQ Magazine has announced the 2018 inductees to its Amateur Radio, DX, and Contest halls of fame.

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame added 11 new members for 2018, bringing to 321 the total number of inductees since its establishment in 2001. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Amateur Radio as well as radio amateurs who have made signif...

Posted on 19 May 2018 | 10:01 pm

Hamvention 2018 - Saturday Roundup

As with most Dayton Hamventions, Saturday was the big day. The crowds were large with streams of people moving from building to building. The rain showers persisted, accompanied by an afternoon thunderstorm, but the wet episodes were relatively brief. Most attendees had come prepared with everything from umbrellas to rain ponchos.

Hamvention’s attempts to mitigate last year’s mud issues in the f...

Posted on 19 May 2018 | 8:24 pm

Hamvention 2018 - Friday Roundup

Friday was damp at the Dayton Hamvention, but the rain showers did little to deter the crowds. In fact, many seemed to even prefer overcast conditions to the alternative: sun and heat.

Perhaps as a consequence of the rain, the indoor exhibit areas were packed. At times the crowds revived memories of Hamvention at Hara Arena when movement was next to impossible with human traffic jams in the aisl...

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 8:44 pm

Hamvention 2018: ARRL Renews Memorandum of Understanding with SATERN, Promotes Partnerships at Forum

ARRL and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) today renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations that spells out how they will work together in disaster and emergency responses. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, signed the MoU on behalf of ARRL on Hamvention’s opening day in Xenia, Ohio. SATERN National Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, represented...

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 5:28 pm

The K7RA Solar Update

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 8:31 am

FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes

Despite largely dismal HF conditions, there is no doubt that the recent FT8 digital protocol has made hams more enthusiastic about getting on the air. The mode has caught on so quickly that co-developer Joe Taylor expressed surprise last fall at the rapid uptake of FT8 for making contacts on HF bands. Judging by Logbook of The World (LoTW) data, more than 2.3 million FT8 contacts were uploaded ...

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 12:01 am

Solar Eclipse QSO Party Research Results Published in Geophysical Research Letters

The first science results from the Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) last August 21 have been published in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters. In the paper, “Modeling Amateur Radio Soundings of the Ionospheric Response to the 2017 Great American Eclipse,” Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, and team present Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) observations of the SEQP and compare t...

Posted on 17 May 2018 | 2:28 pm

Radio Contact Planned Between Cape Cod and Newfoundland During Marconi Daughter’s Visit

During the planned visit of radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi, to Cape Cod National Seashore on May 31, she has been invited to take part in a scheduled contact between KM1CC on the Cape and the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) club in St John’s Newfoundland. SONRA will use VO1AA.

“Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, will serve as the net controller, so a few ...

Posted on 17 May 2018 | 12:53 pm

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