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FEMA Assists All Survivors, Including People with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and FEMA are committed to ensuring disaster recovery resources and assistance are available for everyone, including people with disabilities or others with access and functional needs.
Posted on 21 June 2018 | 8:34 am
Foundation for Puerto Rico Helps Community Recover from the Bottom Up
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Carmen López spent eight months working to open a restaurant catering to health-conscious customers in the picturesque mountain Municipality of Orocovis. A week before launch, Hurricane María took aim at Puerto Rico and practically destroyed her dream.
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 5:11 pm
Statement from FEMA Administrator Brock Long
"I am pleased to congratulate Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, on his nomination to be Deputy Administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Peter has a wealth of experience in emergency management, organizational change, planning, and policy. We look forward to working with the Senate on a speedy confirmation."
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 2:21 pm
It’s Hurricane Season, do You Have an Evacuation Plan?
ORLANDO, Fla. – Last year, millions of Floridians spent many hours in their cars, stuck in traffic as they evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma. Preparing an evacuation plan now may help you save time and money later this summer if an evacuation is ordered. Don’t wait till a storm is forecast to start getting ready. Take action now.
Know Your Zone:
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 2:04 pm
FEMA Issues Public Notice for All Puerto Rico Municipalities
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to administer federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Individuals and Households Assistance Program.
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 10:46 am
FEMA is Still Here to Help Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Survivors
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA is still in Puerto Rico to help hurricane survivors even though the deadline for registering for disaster assistance has passed.
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 9:28 am
Disaster Recovery Center in Aurora Opening at New Location June 22
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Aurora will open at a new location Friday June 22, 2018.
The DRC remains at the following address through 5 p.m., Thursday, June 21:
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 3:34 pm
Don’t bring contaminated items into your manufactured housing unit
Prevent microbial growth by cleaning, drying or discarding contaminated items
AUSTIN, Texas — Before you bring any items into your FEMA/Texas General Land Office (GLO) manufactured housing unit, protect your health by discarding or treating items that are possibly contaminated by microbial growth.
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 3:27 pm
Flood Insurance: the only way to protect against a flood event
In Florida, less than 50 percent of those living in a high-risk flood areas carry flood insurance; after Hurricane Irma, many others probably wished they did. Neither homeowners nor rental insurance covers damage caused by flooding. Most business insurance policies exclude flood damage. Only flood insurance protects you in a flood event.
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 2:15 pm
Disaster Preparedness Speaks Many Languages
It’s only June and we have already seen the first named storm of the season. Don’t wait until a hurricane is approaching, act now to protect your home and family. FEMA has preparedness tips in 13 languages.
Hurricanes are Part of Living in Florida
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 1:49 pm
Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available at Lowe’s in Michigan City
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As Hoosiers repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred Feb. 14-March 4, 2018, FEMA and Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Michigan City have teamed up to provide information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 8:26 am
FEMA Registration Period Ends Next Monday
ANNISTON, Ala. — If you are a survivor of the tornadoes and severe storms that struck Alabama’s Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties March 19-20, you have a week to register for federal disaster assistance. The registration deadline is Monday, June 25 at 11:59 p.m.
Posted on 18 June 2018 | 1:33 pm
FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted For Upper Colony Fire
OAKLAND, Calif. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada to combat the Upper Colony Fire burning in Lyon County.
Posted on 18 June 2018 | 12:50 pm
Three Weeks Remain to Register for FEMA Assistance and Apply for SBA Disaster Loans
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Indiana residents and businesses recovering from losses and damage caused by the flooding that occurred Feb. 14 through March 4, 2018 in designated counties have three weeks left to register with FEMA for disaster assistance. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 5, 2018.
Posted on 16 June 2018 | 7:50 am
Get Home Repair Advice June 18-23 in Caguas, Guaynabo, Naranjito, Yabucoa and Yauco
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As the people of Puerto Rico repair and rebuild their homes, FEMA has teamed with Kmart, National Lumber and Hardware and Sears to provide free information and tips on how to make homes stronger and safer.
FEMA advisors are available June 18-23 at the following locations:
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 4:43 pm
Mitigation specialists invite all Texans to talk preparedness June 18-23
AUSTIN, Texas – Join the more than 41,000 Texans who have learned how to prepare their homes for natural disasters from FEMA mitigation specialists at local home improvement stores.
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 3:44 pm
Technology Builds on ‘Passive Measures’ that Increase Energy Efficiency
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The raw beauty of Puerto Rico is striking—the azure sea, the ragged coastline, its lush mountainous interior—beauty that is only eclipsed by the appeal of its Old World architecture.
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 2:09 pm
Harvey survivors can partner with disaster case managers for recovery support
Individuals can get long-term, one-on-one help by calling 211
AUSTIN, Texas – Recovering from a natural disaster can be trying for many reasons, but difficulty navigating the available resources and support shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why disaster case managers (DCMs) are available to simplify your recovery process. They provide a single contact person who can guide you through the process, advocate on your behalf and help secure resources to address your unmet needs.
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 12:09 pm
Landlords Have Until July 1 to Participate in FEMA Direct Lease Program
ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands –FEMA seeks landlords on St. John to join its direct lease program before the July 1 deadline. FEMA uses direct lease as a way to secure temporary lodging for residents whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged by last year’s hurricanes.
This program authorizes FEMA to pay rent directly to the landlord.
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 11:05 am
Disaster Recovery Center in Mentone to Close June 16; Help Remains Available
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Mentone will close permanently at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018. The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, June 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The DRC is at the following address:
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 10:50 am
Disaster Recovery Center in Evansville to Close June 16; Help Remains Available
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Evansville will close permanently at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018. The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, June 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The DRC is at the following address:
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 10:35 am
Less Than Two Weeks Remain for Alabama Survivors to Apply for FEMA Assistance
ANNISTON, Ala. – Time’s growing short for citizens in Calhoun, Cullman and Etowah counties who had damages or losses due to the March 19-20 tornadoes and storms; you have less than two weeks to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.
The deadline to register with FEMA is 11:59 p.m., Monday, June 25.
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 9:30 am
Hawai’i County Residents May Register for Assistance, Disaster Recovery Center to Open
Honolulu - Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of May 11, 2018 now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals, business owners and private non-profit organizations in Hawai‘i County.
Posted on 14 June 2018 | 11:30 pm
Fact Sheet: FEMA assistance is a supplement to private recovery efforts — not a substitute
AUSTIN, Texas — More than 373,000 Texas individuals or households have received financial assistance from FEMA since Hurricane Harvey, helping them meet essential needs and return to safe, sanitary homes. FEMA, however, cannot compensate survivors for all their losses or attempt to return their homes and property to their pre-disaster state. For that, survivors must rely on insurance and their own resources.
Posted on 14 June 2018 | 5:43 pm
Fact Sheet: FEMA Manufactured Housing Units and Severe Weather
FEMA Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) are designed to be exceptionally safe and secure temporary housing solutions. But as with all forms of housing, FEMA MHUs are at risk for damage in severe weather. Below are some practices you can follow to protect yourself, your family and your property while living in a FEMA MHU:
• Never take shelter in an MHU during high winds, a tornado, a hurricane or a flood.
• If severe weather is predicted, stay alert to weather warnings and comply with any evacuation orders.
Posted on 14 June 2018 | 3:29 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.
ARES® Continues Move Toward Enhanced Training, Paperless Reporting
Posted on 21 June 2018 | 6:33 am
KX9X Wins the June QST Cover Plaque Award
The winning article for the June 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “Get on the Satellites for ARRL Field Day” by Sean Kutzko, KX9X. 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 July issue today.
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 2:11 pm
Broadcaster to Transmit Field Day Greetings in MFSK64
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 2:08 pm
ARISS-Russia Testing Undeployed CubeSats from ISS
ARISS-Russia is making FM transmissions on June 20 and 21 from two of its Tanusha series of CubeSats, now aboard the International Space Station. Russia’s ARISS organization has been developing the spacecraft in collaboration with Southwest State University in Kursk.
Two earlier Tanusha CubeSats were hand-deployed by cosmonauts last August and are performing cluster flight experiments through co...
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 1:55 pm
FEMA Region X Field Day Weekend Event to Use 5 MHz Interoperability Channels
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 12:57 pm
Experiments Look to Leverage Low-Latency HF to Shave Microseconds off Trade Times
Experimental operations now under way on HF appear aimed at leveraging low-latency HF propagation to shave microseconds from futures market trades and gain a competitive edge in a field where millionths of a second can mean winning or losing. Bloomberg on June 18 reported on a secretive antenna facility near Maple Park, in Kane County, Illinois, and speculated that futures traders might be look...
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 12:41 pm
Amateur Radio Honored in Advance of Field Day 2018 on June 23 – 24
Posted on 20 June 2018 | 9:08 am
W1AW Announces Field Day Bulletin Schedule
W1AW has announced its Field Day bulletin schedule. Those participating in Field Day can earn 100 bonus points for copying the special Field Day bulletin transmitted by W1AW or by K6KPH during its operating schedule on Field Day weekend. The Field Day bulletin must be copied via Amateur Radio. An accurate copy of the message must be included in your Field Day submission in order to earn the bon...
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 3:01 pm
Prolific QSL Manager Kappy Kaplan, WA4WTG, SK
R. Robert “Kappy” Kaplan, WA4WTG, of Dania Beach, Florida, who served as the QSL manager for more than 100 DX stations and DX operations over many years, died on June 16. An ARRL member, he was 93. His QSL clients included a long list of individual stations in Israel and a number of Caribbean operations by US radio amateurs.
In addition to Amateur Radio, he enjoyed hand carving Kachina Dolls, ma...
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 2:55 pm
FCC Marks 84th Anniversary
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 2:52 pm
DXpedition Team Set to Depart for Baker Island, Ducie Island Preparations on Target
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 9:30 am
Assigning Kosovo Z6 Call Signs “Unauthorized and Illegal,” ITU Secretary-General Says
Kosovo, which won its battle to become a DXCC entity earlier this year, appears to have another fight on its hands. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao has determined that the Z6 call sign prefix was never allocated to Kosovo. The Secretary-General issued his finding in the wake of a March 16 inquiry from Serbia, from which Kosovo declared independence 10 y...
Posted on 18 June 2018 | 3:28 pm
ARRL Website, Services to be Down for Up to 4 Hours on June 20
The ARRL website and some services will be down for maintenance for up to 4 hours on Wednesday, June 20, starting at approximately midnight EDT (0400 UTC on Thursday, June 21). During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible, including all content on the ARRL website and the ARRL Store. Logbook of The World (LoTW) and email will not be affected, nor should the ARRL Contes...
Posted on 18 June 2018 | 9:00 am
Former Radio Amateur-Astronaut Named as Spain’s Minister of Science
Amateur Radio operator and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Petro Duque, ex-KC5RGG/ED4ISS, has been named as the Minister of Science in the new Spanish government. Duque, 55, first went into space aboard the Shuttle Discovery in 1998, and in 2003 he spent a week on the International Space Station, carrying out Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with two schoo...
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 10:45 am
The K7RA Solar Update
Sunspots returned a few days ago after a 7-day absence. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.9 in last week’s report to 4 this week. Average daily solar flux dropped from 73.2 to 69.4. Geomagnetic conditions were quieter with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.7 to 4.4 and mid-latitude A index from 10.4 to 5.1.
Predicted solar flux is 72 on June 15-21, 75 on June 22-23, 74...
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 10:30 am
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