Tuesday, November 26, 2019


TPC Port Neches Explosion, Nederland, Texas

On November 27, 2019, a tank at the TPC facility in Port Neches, TX exploded. Current reports indicate the tank contained butadiene. Facility caught fire. MSU Port Arthur contacted NOAA SSC to request air plume model. NOAA SSC has coordinated with NWS Lake Charles, and provided Hysplit model...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019


Kitoi Bay Hatchery Release, Afognak Island, AK

On 22-Nov-2019, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) reported a diesel fuel release at the Kitoi Bay Fish Hatchery in kodiak. The fuel leak was detected on 20-Nov during a fuel transfer to an underground storage tank. The release is estimated to be from 200 to 1000...
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Saturday, November 16, 2019


Tugboat Miss Bonnie Allision, Oregon Inlet, NC, Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, Oregon Inlet, NC

On 17 November, 2019, the USCG Sector North Carolina notified the NOAA SSC that they were responding to the allision of the tugboat, Miss Bonnie with the Old Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet. The incident occurred around noontime today. The tugboat has an estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel on...
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Friday, November 15, 2019


Crowley Barge 650-2 Crude Oil Spill, Anacortes, WA

Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:14 AM - An estimated 20 gallons of Alaska North Slope Crude was spilled onto the deck of a barge during transfer operations in North Puget Sound, Washington. It was estimated that 5 gallons entered the water. On Sunday morning, Washington State's Department of...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Limerick Generating Station in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The exercise will take place November 19, 2019 to test the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Approves $1,606,065.75 to the town of Brookfield, Connecticut

REGION 1 – The town of Brookfield will receive $1,204,542,56 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the costs incurred for debris removal operations as a result of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds event from May 15, 2018.This funding is a result of a partnership...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Approves more than $2.3 million to the town of Hamden, Connecticut

REGION 1 – The town of Hamden will receive more than $2.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the costs incurred for debris removal operations as a result of Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Straight-line Winds event from May 15, 2018.  A Presidential declaration was...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


Community Recovery Centers Scheduled to Close by Early December

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As long-term recovery continues, the remaining 10 Community Recovery Centers, known as CRCs, will close on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5.  
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $1M To Ensure Effective Evacuation Routes

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $1 million to the City of Santa Rosa for the installation of battery back-up systems to 175 traffic signals. Recent wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs have highlighted the need to maintain established evacuation...
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Thursday, November 14, 2019


FEMA Awards Collier County More Than $3 Million To Install Emergency Generators at Wastewater Pumping Stations

ORLANDO, Fla. – Collier County will receive a $3 million federal grant to install back-up generators at wastewater pumping stations to help them remain operational during severe storms.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


OSV BOTRUC 22 spill, off Sabine Pass, TX

ON November 14, 2019, the USCG Marine Safety Detachment Port Arthur received a report of a tug & barge colliding with the Offshore Vessel BOTRUC 22 outside of Sabine Pass, TX. No spill was reported from the tug & barge, but the OSV reportedly spilled 700 gallons diesel from a tank with the...
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


$1.4 Million Approved for Bay County Hurricane Michael Expenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $1,433,086 for the state of Florida to reimburse Bay County debris removal activity costs following Hurricane Michael. Funds will reimburse the county for debris removal from canals and waterways following the October 2018 storm. 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Kaua‘i County

Oakland, CA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating Kaua‘i County’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...
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Recreational vessel TUSSLER sunk, off La Jolla, CA

On November 13, 2019, the 66’ recreational vessel TUSSLER sank at roughly 17.5 NM due west of La Jolla, CA. The vessel was reportedly carrying 800 gallons diesel fuel and no sheen/slick was observed when she went down. USCG Sector San Diego contacted their NOAA SSC to request trajectory...
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Monday, November 11, 2019


Onyx Grounding, Strait Island, AK

On November 9, 2019, at approximately 1730, the 33-foot, wooden-hulled vessel ONYX ran aground on Strait Island on SE Alaska. The vessel owner stated that he heard a pop and then ran the vessel aground to keep from sinking. CG helo rescued him from the rocks. The Onyx had approximately 100...
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Sunday, November 10, 2019


TPIC Bayou Perot ISB 2019, Delta Farms, Barataria, LA

On November 9, 2019, the Texas Petroleum Investment Company (TPIC) discovered a flowline Delta Farm #96 Well developed a leak and released oil into a floating marsh. Less than 1 acre of marsh has been impacted. The current estimate of discharged oil is less than 10bbs.
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Sunday, November 10, 2019


Monthly Atlantic Tropical Weather Summary

Source: National Hurricane Center

NHC is the source of the info below Monthly Tropical Weather Summary NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Fri Nov 1 2019 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone activity during October was slightly above normal for the Atlantic basin....

Saturday, November 09, 2019


F/V Miss Haley sunk, off Northern CA

On November 10, 2019, the USCG Sector San Francisco notified the NOAA SSC that the F/V Miss Haley broke up and sank roughly 14 NM from shore and 28 NM WNW of Bodega Head. The max potential fuel volume on board is believed to be 17,000 gallons diesel. USCG Sector San Francisco requested oil...
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Friday, November 08, 2019


Help Still Available as Phased Community Recovery Centers Closings Continue

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As long-term recovery continues, Community Recovery Centers, known as CRCs, will continue phased closing schedules.  
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Thursday, November 07, 2019


FEMA Defers the Implementation of Risk Rating 2.0

WASHINGTON - FEMA is focused on building a culture of preparedness by closing the insurance gap so that individuals and communities recover faster and more fully after a natural disaster.
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Thursday, November 07, 2019


FEMA Grants Marin County $2.9M to Elevate Homes

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $2.9 million to elevate 16 Marin County homes that have repeatedly flooded. Each home will be raised at least one-foot above the identified high-risk flood elevation shown on FEMA flood maps.
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019


Calcasieu Ship Channel Discharge, Lake Charles, LA

On November 7, 2019, MSU Lake Charles contacted NOAA SSC to request a trajectory and resources at risk analysis for a discharge of Louisiana Sweet Crude discharged from a pipeline. Discharge began approximately 2300 on November 5, 2019. Source is secure. Total discharge volume unknown at time...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019


FEMA Grants Santa Rosa $3.4M To Protect Critical Infrastructure

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $3.4 million to the City of Santa Rosa to replace and upgrade 21 generators and transfer switches, which will deliver reliable back-up power to the city’s critical fresh and wastewater systems after earthquakes, floods,...
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019


$3.1 Million Approved for Fayetteville Debris Removal

Nov. 6, 2019DR-4393-NC NR 187Media Contact: (919) 990-4090 News Release$3.1 Million Approved for Fayetteville Debris Removal
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


HFO Spill, Honolulu Harbor, HI, Honolulu Harbor near Piers 19 and 20, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA

On November 6, 2019, the USCG Sector Honolulu received notification a spill of 15 barrels of Heavy Fuel Oil in the vicinity of Piers 19 and 20 in Honolulu Harbor. The amount released was subsequently adjusted down to 2 barrels. The release was to be contained within boom. Trajectory support...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


FEMA Awards West Virginia $4.6 Million to Help First Responders in 2019

Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders and State Associations work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training, and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


FEMA Awards Virginia Over $23 Million to Help First Responders in 2019

Our firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responders and Fire Associations work hard every day to keep our communities safe. They rely on equipment, training and resources to make sure that when there is an emergency, such as a building fire or medical emergency, they can respond...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


Understanding FEMA Determination Letters and How to Appeal

AUSTIN, TX – Survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance because they were affected by Tropical Storm Imelda will receive a determination letter explaining the eligibility decision and the reason for that decision. If approved, it will state the dollar amount of the grant and how...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019


Help Still Available as Community Recovery Centers Close

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As long-term recovery continues, Community Recovery Centers, known as CRCs, will continue phased closing schedules.  
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Maria Fire

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of California in combatting the Maria Fire burning in Ventura County.
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Yavapai County

Oakland, CA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating flood maps in Yavapai County, AZ in 2020. New maps will help identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide accurate data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions that result in...
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Friday, November 01, 2019


Mexico Beach Approved for an Additional $3.3 Million for Debris Removal Costs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved an additional $3,317,098 for the state of Florida to reimburse Mexico Beach for debris removal costs following Hurricane Michael. Disaster-generated debris posed a threat to public health, safety, natural resources and tourism. Grant funds cover the cost of...
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FACT SHEET: Damaged Wells and Septic Systems May be Eligible for FEMA Assistance

Texas residents in disaster-declared counties whose wells or septic systems were damaged by Tropical Storm Imelda, may be eligible for financial help from FEMA. Septic systems and wells are generally not covered by flood insurance.  Who may be eligible?
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FEMA, SBA Still Here to Help – Even as Recovery is Winding Down

JACKSON, Miss. — Personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will remain available to Mississippi applicants who have needs not met by insurance settlements and other unmet storm- and flood-related needs.
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Friday, November 01, 2019


FEMA Awards Monroe County Nearly $1.3 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,278,662 for the State of Florida to help Monroe County defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
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