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Now’s the Time to Buy Flood Insurance
ORLANDO, Fla. – Floridians should consider buying flood insurance now while it’s dry.
Typically, a policy does not take effect until 30 days after the date of purchase. Buying and maintaining flood insurance now will help protect Floridians financially from storm damage.
Standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Flood damage is most often called an excluded peril, meaning it’s not covered.
Posted on 22 March 2018 | 3:43 pm
Beware of Fraud and Scams
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – When natural disasters occur, it is common to find people who want to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster aid workers or as relatives trying to help survivors complete their applications.
FEMA encourages survivors to be aware of fraud and scams. FEMA also encourages survivors to report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals.
Posted on 22 March 2018 | 1:08 pm
FEMA Approves $3.1 Million for Lee County Sheriff’s Office for Hurricane Irma
ATLANTA – Lee County Sheriff’s Office will receive $3,186,963 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse the agency for costs associated with emergency response and protective measures for Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
This grant is funded through FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant program which provides grants to state, tribal, territorial, and local governments, and certain types of private non-profit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 3:24 pm
FEMA Hiring for USVI Recovery Jobs
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues hiring Virgin Islanders in St. Croix and St. Thomas to work on recovery from hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Positions are available for community planners, historic preservation specialists, an environmental specialist, a flood insurance specialist, an administrative assistant and an engineer.
Information on posted positions is listed on the Virgin Islands Department of Labor website.
Go to http://www.vidol.gov/
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 3:14 pm
FEMA Approves $1.4 Million for Martin County for Debris Removal from Hurricane Matthew
ATLANTA – Martin County will receive a total $1,480,455 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offset costs for debris removal following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
The $1.4 million grant represents a federal share of the projects’ total cost of $1,850.569. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 3:09 pm
FEMA Approves $1.3 Million for Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for Hurricane Matthew
ATLANTA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will receive $1,337,411 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse the agency for costs associated with emergency response and protective measures for Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
The $1.3 million grant represent a federal share of the projects’ cost totaling $1,783,215. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 3:06 pm
FEMA Approves $1.2 Million for Georgia DNR for Road Repair on Ossabaw Island
ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Natural Resources-Wildlife Resources Division (DNR-WRD) will receive $1,211,823 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offset costs for road repair in the Ossabaw Island Wildlife Management Area from Hurricane Matthew. The October 2016 storm damaged infrastructure including roads, embankments and culverts.
The $1.2 million grant represents a federal share of the total project cost of $1,615,765. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 12:24 pm
FEMA Approves $2.2 Million for Public Service Commission of S.C – Santee Cooper for Hurricane Matthew
ATLANTA – Santee Cooper will receive $2,206,238 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offset costs to South Carolina’s rural electric utility resulting from Hurricane Matthew. The October 2016 storm brought down powerlines, caused power outages and damages to the electrical transmission system in Horry County.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 12:13 pm
FEMA Approves $5.8 Million for Beaufort County for Debris Removal from Hurricane Matthew
ATLANTA – Beaufort County will receive a total $5,858,517 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offset costs for debris removal following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
The two grants of $5.8 million ($2,417,040 and $3,441,477) represent a federal share of the projects’ cost totaling $7,608,464 ($3,139,013 and $4,469,451). The remainder will come from non-federal sources.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 12:07 pm
FEMA Announces Grants To Help Two Louisiana Communities Mitigate Against Future Storm Damage
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing funding awards for two Louisiana communities for projects related to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Gustav. FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program provides federal funds to eligible communities after a presidential disaster declaration to reduce the impact of future events.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 11:08 am
FEMA Awards $5.4 Million For Desire Community Housing Corporation
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.4 million to the Desire Community Housing Corporation in New Orleans for the replacement of their multi-function administrative center. The facility sustained extensive flooding following Katrina with water levels in the building ranging from six to seven feet.
The Desire Community Housing Corporation is a non-critical, private non-profit (PNP) organization that provides affordable housing and housing services to low income families in New Orleans.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 11:01 am
FEMA Awards More Than $5 Million For Old Parish Prison Docks
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5 million to the City of New Orleans for the renovations of the Old Parish Prison Docks following Hurricane Katrina.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 10:54 am
Nearly $100 Million in Disaster Relief Provided to Georgians in the Six Months since Hurricane Irma
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — In the six months since Hurricane Irma made landfall in Georgia, $91,553,288 in disaster assistance has been provided to individuals and businesses in seven counties. An additional $8,290,828 has been provided to local, county and state municipalities for debris removal, emergency protective measures and infrastructure repair throughout the state.
The September presidential disaster declaration authorized assistance for individuals and households in Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Coffee, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 9:35 am
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Arroyo Closing but Help Still Available
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The disaster recovery center in Arroyo will cease operations at noon on Thursday, March 22.
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 8:11 am
LAUSD SECURES $2.3 MILLION FOR EARTHQUAKE SAFETY PROJECT AT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Oakland, Calif. – With $2.3 million in federal funds, the Los Angeles Unified School District will protect the lives of students and instructors through an earthquake safety project at the Benjamin Franklin Senior High School Boys’ Physical Education Building in North East Los Angeles.
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 6:43 pm
Federal Funding for U.S. Virgin Islands Tops $1 Billion
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its partners have provided more than $1 billion to households, businesses, territorial agencies and flood insurance policyholders to help them recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria.
As of March 19, the funding includes:
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 10:41 am
FEMA Extends 100 Percent Funding for Emergency Response to Hurricanes
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended for 60 days the period in which it will cover 100 percent of eligible costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken by the U.S. Virgin Islands in response to hurricanes Maria and Irma.
The deadline to receive 100 percent federal reimbursement for eligible Public Assistance work is now May 5 for Hurricane Irma and May 14 for Hurricane Maria.
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 10:13 am
FEMA and Emergency Management Partner Organizations Release PrepTalk on the Making of a Resilient Future
WASHINGTON — FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, released today the sixth video presentation from the inaugural PrepTalks Symposium, Francis Ghesquiere’s “The Making of a Resilient Future: Disaster Risk in Developing Countries.”
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 9:57 am
Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice on St. Thomas and St. Croix
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – As Virgin Islanders repair and rebuild their hurricane-damaged homes, FEMA is offering free consultations and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
Starting March 19, FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
Advisors will be available at the following locations, dates and times:
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 8:26 am
30 Years of Hazard Mitigation, FEMA and the State of Washington highlight a local success story
BOTHELL, Wash. – Walk through the charming town of Port Townsend, and you likely won’t notice some critical safety enhancements now in place to help protect visitors and residents during an earthquake.
The seismic retrofits help ensure the old buildings in this historic town survive when the ground shakes, and serve as a success story as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state’s Emergency Management Division celebrate 30 years of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
Posted on 19 March 2018 | 7:12 pm
Safe Room Shelters Evacuees from Hurricane Harvey
Austin, Texas – Nearly 400 evacuees in Victoria, Texas, with nowhere else to go sheltered inside a 168-foot wide steel-reinforced tornado/hurricane safe room the day Hurricane Harvey barreled into Texas.
Posted on 19 March 2018 | 12:16 pm
Always Have a Disaster Kit Ready for Potential Disasters
ORLANDO, Fla. – When Hurricane Irma barreled through Florida in September 2017 many households were left without power. Evacuees found traffic had come to a standstill and were left stranded due to widespread flooding.
Disasters, whether natural or manmade, can happen anywhere, any time of the year. Keeping a disaster supply kit ready at all times is essential for emergencies. Have a plan for what your family will do when disaster strikes.
Posted on 19 March 2018 | 10:28 am
FEMA Offers Repair and Rebuilding Advice in Toa Alta and Levittown
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 March 2018 | 12:58 pm
El Presidente Donald J. Trump Enmienda la Declaración para las Islas Vírgenes Americanas
WASHINGTON – La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias anunció que asistencia adicional por desastre está disponible para el Territorio de las Islas Vírgenes Americanas por medio de una extensión que aumenta los fondos federales, incluyendo asistencia directa para el Territorio por la remoción de escombros y las medidas protectoras de emergencia tomadas como resultado del Huracán Irma que comenzó el 5 de septiembre de 2017 y el Huracán María que comenzó el 16 de septiembre de 2017.
Posted on 16 March 2018 | 5:19 pm
President Donald J. Trump Amends U.S. Virgin Islands Declaration
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands through an extension of increased federal funding, including direct federal assistance, to the Territory for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Irma beginning on September 5, 2017 and Hurricane Maria beginning on September 16, 2017.
Posted on 16 March 2018 | 5:06 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!
The Doctor opens the mailbag for the latest (March 15) 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 Doctor himsel...
Posted on 22 March 2018 | 9:04 am
HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen Puts Scouts in the Spotlight
Posted on 21 March 2018 | 2:34 pm
WRTC 2018 Hopes to Wrap Up Fundraising in Next 100 Days
Chris Janssen, DL1MGB, president of the World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) Organizing Committee said this week that nearly all of the anticipated funds are in hand to mount the two-member Amateur Radio team competition in Germany this July.
“Rudolf, DJ3WE, who took over the management of the fundraising team at the beginning of the year, informs us that, so far, donations of ab...
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 1:39 pm
Radio Amateurs Pitch In to Help as “Hat Trick” of Major Coastal Storms Hit Northeast
Amateur Radio volunteers with WX1BOXat the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, and various ARES groups had their hands full during March, as Mother Nature’s hat trick of nor’easters brought severe weather conditions and a lot of snow to the northeastern US. The storms caused the Cape Cod ARES team to extend activations for SKYWARN, WX1BOX, and regional shelter operations.
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 12:34 pm
80 Young Radio Amateurs to Attend Youngsters on the Air Camp in South Africa
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 12:05 pm
Wake Island Operation to Make Rare Grid Available
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 10:01 am
Ham-Astronaut Part of New Space Station Crew Heading into Space on March 21
Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are ready for their journey to the International Space Station (ISS), which will begin on Wednesday, March 21. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, KE5DAU, and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev are set to launch in the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft at 17:44 UTC.
After a 2-day flight, the new crew members will dock at the ISS...
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 9:54 am
International Space Station Astronauts Calling “CQ Students”
The deadline is April 30 for US schools, museums, science centers, and community youth organizations (working individually or together) to submit proposals to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with an orbiting crew member on the International Space Station (ISS). Contacts would be scheduled between January 1 and June 30, 2019.
Each year, ARISS provides tens...
Posted on 16 March 2018 | 5:34 pm
Results of the 2017 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW Now Available
The results of the 2017 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW are now posted on the ARRL website. Go to the Contest Results Articles page, and scroll down. Click on "2017 Contest Results" and then to “November Sweepstakes (CW).” The full results database is available.
Posted on 16 March 2018 | 3:43 pm
New Book: Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur is Now Shipping!
Increase your station’s receive performance with new book Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur by ARRL author Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ.
Although the fundamental characteristics of antennas apply to both transmission and reception, the requirements and priorities of receiving antennas can be vastly different from those of transmitting antennas. Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur focuses e...
Posted on 16 March 2018 | 2:06 pm
ARRL to Shine Spotlight on Public Service Communications at Hamvention 2018
Posted on 16 March 2018 | 11:33 am
The K7RA Solar Update
No sunspots were observed between March 2 and March 15. One sunspot made a brief appearance on March 2, after a blank sun on March 1. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 1.6 to zero this week, and average daily solar flux rose fractionally from 67.6 to 67.7. We’ll be watching the latest sunspot appearance to see if it is as fleeting as the March 2 sunspot.
Geomagnetic indicators rose sligh...
Posted on 16 March 2018 | 11:20 am
Deadline Approaching to Submit Nominations for Five ARRL Awards
The deadline to submit nominations for these five ARRL awards that recognize educational and technological pursuits in Amateur Radio is just 2 weeks away. Nominations are also open for the League’s premier award to honor a young licensee.
Posted on 16 March 2018 | 9:26 am
Tennessee Middle School Students Will Send a CubeSat into Space
NASA has informed Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, that its “RamSat” 2U CubeSat proposal has been accepted for participation in NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) for a launch opportunity during 2019, 2020, or 2021. The Robertsville proposal was one of 21 satellites selected or prioritized for participation in the ninth CSLI selection. CSLI provides opportunities for sma...
Posted on 15 March 2018 | 2:32 pm
ARRL Seeks EC-001 Mentors!
Since the beginning of the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications training program, ARRL has relied on the work of mentors to help guide those interested in volunteering to serve their communities. Our mentors represent the best in Amateur Radio public service communications training and make a substantial difference in how students approach service to their communities and Amateur Radio. The m...
Posted on 15 March 2018 | 2:28 pm
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