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FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in Peñuelas and Aguas Buenas
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild and repair homes FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.
Posted on 17 February 2018 | 11:53 am
Progress. Partnerships. Preparedness: Six Months after Hurricane Harvey
AUSTIN, Texas – Six months since Hurricane Harvey battered the Lone Star State, Texans in coastal towns, urban areas, and rural counties continue to move forward with their unprecedented recovery.
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 8:27 pm
FEMA Awards $1,302,573 Grant to the City of Dearborn
CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,302,573 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the City of Dearborn, Mich., for a stormwater diversion mitigation project. The project includes the installation of two new shut-off gates in the West Dearborn Sewage District and the construction of an overflow structure.
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 2:23 pm
As the Feb. 20 Review for FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program Approaches, Efforts Continue to Help Remaining Survivors Move to Permanent Housing
AUSTIN, Texas –With tens of thousands of households already transitioned out of FEMA’s temporary hotel sheltering program, recovery officials are working to assist those still remaining as they move toward more permanent housing before the program eventually ends.
The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program (TSA) has provided interim lodging to more than 54,000 households. Today, 8,661 households remain in TSA, with hundreds of families checking out of hotels every week.
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 12:13 pm
FEMA Region III Continues Support to Hurricane Survivors
PHILADELPHIA – FEMA Region III remains committed to supporting disaster response and recovery efforts and we are working closely with our state and local partners to provide assistance to Hurricane Maria evacuees in our region.
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 12:05 pm
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Aguas Buenas
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open a Disaster Recovery Center on Friday, Feb. 16 in Aguas Buenas.
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 8:49 am
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Friday and Saturday at Home Depot in St. Croix
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a household hazardous waste drop-off for residents of St. Croix Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17.
The event will be at the Home Depot in Kingshill from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have household hazardous waste, such as used oil, paint, household cleaners and solvents, TVs and computers, make sure to separate the items and place in containers. The EPA will dispose of them properly.
The EPA is also collecting household hazardous waste at these locations:
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 6:49 am
Holiday Weekend Hours for Disaster Recovery Centers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Ventura County will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, for President’s Day. The DRC in Santa Barbara will be open with normal hours of operation.
Santa Barbara DRC, Calvary Chapel, 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
Hours: Monday through Friday except Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ventura DRC, Ventura County Credit Union, 6026 Telephone Rd, Ventura, CA 93003.
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 7:36 pm
One Month Recovery Update for Southern California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It’s been one month since FEMA’s Individual Assistance program was approved for Southern Californians in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Here’s an update on recovery numbers as of close of business Feb. 14:
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 5:06 pm
Home Repair Information Available in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Nueces Counties Feb. 20-24
Home Repair Information Available in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Nueces Counties Feb. 20-24
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home improvement stores in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Nueces counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 3:34 pm
Disaster Recovery Centers Closed Monday to Observe Presidents Day
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the territory will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 for the Presidents’ Day federal holiday.
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 9:45 am
Disaster Recovery Centers Close For Presidents Day
Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Presidents Day
AUSTIN, Texas –All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19. The centers will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. The only exception to this is the Brazoria County DRC, which opens Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8 a.m.
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 15 February 2018 | 9:27 am
How to Create Permanent Housing Plans
FEMA Guidance on Moving Back Home
Florida Hurricane Irma survivors who return home achieve a recovery milestone. They can reach this goal by creating a realistic permanent housing plan.
Survivors who receive temporary FEMA housing assistance—hotel stays, rental assistance, travel trailers and FEMA-paid apartments—must routinely show they still need help and look for long-term options.
They may show long-term housing progress to FEMA if they:
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 12:10 pm
Flood Insurance Policyholders May Get Extra Money to Upgrade Structures
Request Funds within 60 Days of Receiving Substantial Damage Notice from Community
ORLANDO, Fla. — National Flood Insurance Program policyholders in Florida with damaged property may request additional money to reduce risks from hurricanes and other disasters.
Policyholders in Special Flood Hazard Areas who are repairing or rebuilding may receive extra funds—Increased Cost of Compliance—to upgrade a structure so it complies with local building regulations. SFHAs are high-risk flood areas according to NFIP.
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 11:34 am
US Army Corps of Engineers Finishes USVI Power Mission
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The U.S. Virgin Islands has reached a quiet milestone in hurricane recovery. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has finished its mission to provide temporary power for critical facilities following hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 10:01 am
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Aibonito and Rincón
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open Disaster Recovery Centers in Aibonito and Rincón on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
Posted on 13 February 2018 | 11:20 am
FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in Quebradillas and Isabela
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico rebuild homes damaged by the flooding and hurricanes of last September, FEMA and National Lumber have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on how to make homes stronger and safer during the rebuilding process.
Posted on 13 February 2018 | 10:22 am
FEMA and Emergency Management Partner Organizations Release First PrepTalks Video Presentation
WASHINGTON — FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, today released the first video presentation from the inaugural PrepTalks Symposium, Dr. Dennis Mileti’s “Modernizing Public Warning Messaging.”
PrepTalks are 15-to-20-minute presentations by subject-matter experts and national and international thought leaders, designed to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now, and over the next 20 years.
Posted on 13 February 2018 | 10:16 am
Federal Aid Programs for the Territory American Samoa Emergency Declaration
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 emergency disaster declaration issued for the territory of American Samoa.
Assistance for the Territory and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
Posted on 12 February 2018 | 12:05 am
President Donald J. Trump Signs Emergency Declaration for American Samoa
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal emergency aid has been made available to the territory of American Samoa to supplement territory and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Tropical Storm Gita beginning on February 7, 2018, and continuing.
Posted on 11 February 2018 | 11:59 pm
Commonsense Measures and Mitigation tips for Georgia Communities
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Previous storms throughout Georgia have caused extensive damage across the state. If you and your family were in the path of these disasters, you know the importance of planning and being prepared. Recovering from an emergency tomorrow often depends on organization and mitigation planning done today. While each person’s needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for situations such as evacuation or sheltering-in-place.
Posted on 9 February 2018 | 12:59 pm
Home Repair Information Available in Harris, Jefferson and Nueces Counties Feb. 12-17
AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home improvement stores in Harris, Jefferson and Nueces counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
Posted on 9 February 2018 | 12:41 pm
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center now open in Aguada, Patillas and Vega Alta
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) on Friday, Feb. 9 in Aguada, Patillas and Vega Alta.
Posted on 9 February 2018 | 12:24 pm
New Caney and Conroe Disaster Recovery Centers to Consolidate in Montgomery County
AUSTIN, Texas – The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the East Montgomery County Courthouse Annex, in New Caney, will consolidate with the Conroe DRC on Monday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m.
The Conroe center, which will serve Montgomery County and surrounding areas including New Caney and Conroe, is located at:
Posted on 9 February 2018 | 10:20 am
PROPOSED FLOOD MAP REFLECTS CHANGES TO LOCAL FLOOD RISK, INSURANCE RATES
90-Day Appeal Period for Filing Appeals and Comments Begins February 8
Missoula, Mont.—Missoula County’s flood insurance rate map update for the Swan River is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Missoula County with more accurate flood risk information for the Swan River area that can help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance.
Posted on 8 February 2018 | 6:12 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 K7RA Solar Update
Solar activity increased over the last reporting week (February 8-14). Average daily sunspot number rose from 10.3 to 24, while average daily solar flux increased from 72.5 to 77.4. Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average planetary A index changing from 4.4 to 4.1, and average mid-latitude A index going from 3.6 to 3.
Predicted solar flux is 71, 70 and 69 on February 16-18, 68 on Februa...
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 9:56 am
ARRL Receives Byrd Antarctic Expedition Morse Key, Historical Materials
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 5:02 pm
KE4PT and W4RQ Win the February QST Cover Plaque Award
The winning article for the February 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Live Trees Affect Antenna Performance” by Kai Siwiak, KE4PT, and Richard Quick, W4RQ. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issu...
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 4:30 pm
IARU Secretary Presents ARRL Antenna Book CD During Visit to Federation of Radio Amateurs of Cuba
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 2:56 pm
W1AW/7 to be on the Air from ARRL Southwestern Division Convention
W1AW/7 will be on the air from the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention (Yuma Hamfest) in Yuma, Arizona (DM22), beginning at 1600 UTC on February 16 and continuing through 0200 UTC on February 18.
Operation will be on phone, CW, and digital modes on all bands through UHF (The station is restricted to 100 W because of its proximity to the Yuma International Airport).
A staff of four control opera...
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 2:36 pm
ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Presidents’ Day
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 11:32 am
Ham Radio “a Special Hobby,” Young ARRL Member Tells College Publication
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 10:58 am
The Doctor Will See You Now!
“Vacuum Tubes” is the topic of the new (February 15) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.
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 wherev...
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 9:00 am
Great Club Log Hardware Shuffle Complete
Club Log author Michael Wells, G7VJR,announced on February 13 that he has completed the “Great Hardware Shuffle” for the online service. The free, web-based tool can produce DXCC league tables, expedition tools, log-search services, and most-wanted lists.
“In recent months, I have been working through a checklist to do a big, once-every-5-years kind of upgrade for Club Log’s hardware,” Wells sai...
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 1:25 pm
Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Plans Coming Together for this Fall
The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) reports that its plans to activate the protected marine area of Ducie Island from October 20 to November 3, 2018 are starting to jell. The last Ducie Island DXpedition was VP6DX in 2008. Ducie is currently the 21st most-wanted DXCC entity according to Club Log. The 2018 DXpedition would operate as VP6D. A team of 15 operators will be on the island for up to 14 d...
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 12:41 pm
ARRL Announces 2018 Teachers Institutes on Wireless Technology Sessions
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 12:18 pm
Z60A Operation Has Moved Kosovo Down the Most-Wanted List a Few Notches
What a difference a week makes! The ongoing Z60A special operation to celebrate the addition of Kosovo to the DXCC List and Kosovo’s 10th anniversary of independence appears to have put a big dent in demand for the new entity, which briefly stood at the top of the heap. According to Club Log’s DXCC Most Wanted list as of February 14, the Republic of Kosovo now is in the #8 position after rocket...
Posted on 14 February 2018 | 12:08 pm
Nominations Now Open for CQ Amateur Radio, Contest, and DX Halls of Fame
Nominations will be accepted until March 1 for membership in the CQ Amateur Radio, DX, and CQ Contest halls of fame. The DX and Contest halls of fame recognize radio amateurs who have made major contributions to DXing and contesting, respectively. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made major contributions to Amateur Radio generally, and radio amateurs who have made maj...
Posted on 13 February 2018 | 3:37 pm
Key Hamvention Hand Jerry Miller, WD8QAI, SK
A key member of the Hamvention team, Jerry Miller, WD8QAI, of Centerville, Ohio, died on February 11. An ARRL member, Miller was 77.
“Jerry was in charge of producing the programs for Hamvention as well as the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) monthly newsletter [RF Carrier],” Hamvention spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI, told ARRL. “He was a longtime board member of DARA and a driving force ...
Posted on 13 February 2018 | 3:23 pm
ARRL Releases Technician Element 2 Question Pool Errata #2
Posted on 12 February 2018 | 4:20 pm
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