Monday, September 30, 2019


Federal Aid Programs for The State Of South Carolina

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 disaster declaration issued for the state of South Carolina.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
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Monday, September 30, 2019


President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for South Carolina

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Carolina to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian beginning on August 31 to September 6, 2019.
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Monday, September 30, 2019


OSK Dock Collapse, Nikiski, AK

On 1-Oct-2019, USCG reported that the OSK Dock at Nikiski collapsed in heavy weather, rupturing a fuel pipeline and causing a release of diesel. Estimated release is 300 gallons of diesel.
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Monday, September 30, 2019


Sunken Towing Vessel ITV ROY H., Morris, IL

On the morning of September 30, 2019, the towing vessel ITV ROY H. sank with 3000 gallons of diesel on board. The fuel tanks were plugged and valves shut off. USCG and Salvage contractors on-scene.
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Monday, September 30, 2019


Sunken Dredge Tender, Calcasieu Channel, Louisiana

On October 1, 2019, a tender sank in Calcasieu Channel, carrying an estimated 100 gallons of diesel and 30 gallons of engine oil. MSU Lake Charles contacted NOAA SSC for advice on where to look for oil at first light. Sheen visible near vessel. Extent of discharge unknown. Advice on...
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Monday, September 30, 2019


FEMA Extends Individual and Households Program Deadline Through Nov. 30

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As Puerto Rico continues to recover from hurricanes Irma and María, FEMA and the Commonwealth have agreed to approve a second extension for assistance under the agency’s Individual and Households program through Nov. 30, 2019.
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Monday, September 30, 2019


FEMA Reimburses School Board of Bay County $4M for Hurricane Michael Expenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $4,060,461 for the state of Florida to assist the School Board of Bay County with reimbursement for the costs of temporary facilities following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. 
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Monday, September 30, 2019


FEMA awards nearly $2 million for Galveston storm drain and pump station improvements

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $2 million to the city of Galveston through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to fund Phase I of a new storm drain system located between 14th and 18th streets. The funds will help cover costs for...
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Monday, September 30, 2019


FEMA Reimburses $1.7 Million to Callaway for Hurricane Michael Expenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $1,766,258 for the state of Florida to assist the city of Callaway with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction,...
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Monday, September 30, 2019


FEMA Reimburses Florida $3M in Public Assistance Grants

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $3,050,499 for the State of Florida to assist39 eligible applicants with reimbursement for costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, management costs and permanent repairs for Hurricane Michael through FEMAPublic Assistance. 
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Sunday, September 29, 2019


Capsized Vessel near Duluth Harbor, Duluth, MN

On September 30, 2019 a vessel capsized and sank near Duluth in rough weather. The vessel was carrying 30 gallons of gasoline and two 12V batteries on-board.
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Friday, September 27, 2019


Vessel Lucky Nguyen allision with well head, LA, USA

On September 28, 2019, the USCG was notified that vessel Lucky Nguyen allided with a plugged and abandoned well west of Southwest Pass. USCG planning salvage operations. Small quantity of diesel discharged from fishing vessel. Diesel contained within boom. SSC providing site conditions,...
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Friday, September 27, 2019


Six Things You Don’t Know about Flood Insurance

OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has approved nearly $37 million in claims to Oklahomans for damages from the severe storms and flooding that took place this spring.  September is National Preparedness Month, a good time to inform Oklahomans just how valuable flood...
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Friday, September 27, 2019


FEMA Awards Jackson Memorial Nursing Home More Than $2.4 Million for Emergency Generator, Impact Resistant Windows

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jackson Health System will receive more than $2.4 million in federal grant money to install an emergency generator system and impact resistant windows to strengthen the Jackson Memorial Long-Term Care Center in Miami against future severe wind events.
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Friday, September 27, 2019


FEMA Awards Town of Palm Beach Nearly $8.5 Million to Bury Overhead Power Lines

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Town of Palm Beach will receive a nearly $8.5 million federal grant to remove utility poles and bury overhead electrical lines, reducing the effects of future severe wind events.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019


Florida Hurricane Irma Recovery Tops $5 Billion in Federal Assistance

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than two years after Hurricane Irma devastated the Sunshine State, federal, state, local and non-profit partners continue to move Florida’s recovery forward. To date, more than$5 billion in federal funds have been provided for recovery efforts.By the numbers:
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Thursday, September 26, 2019


FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Warren and Lowndes Counties

JACKSON, Miss. – FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will open Friday, September 27, in Warren and Lowndes counties to provide one-on-one assistance to Mississippians affected by the storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding which occurred from February 22 to March 29, 2019.Recovery...
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Thursday, September 26, 2019


Community Recovery Centers in Puerto Rico Reopen

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – All Community Recovery Centers will reopen Thursday, September 26, 2019 and will resume their regular hours of operation.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019


Community Recovery Centers in Puerto Rico Closed Temporarily

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – All Community Recovery Centers will remain closed on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 due to forecast inclement weather related to Tropical Storm Karen.  Recovery centers will resume their regular hours once post-storm assessments are complete.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Florida: Federal Hazard Mitigation Grants for Hurricane Irma Top $100 Million

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than $100 million in federal mitigation grants have been provided to Florida communities to reduce vulnerability and improve community resilience to natural disasters in the wake of Hurricane Irma.The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Florida Division of Emergency...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Impacted by Recent Flooding, Tornadoes and Severe Storms? Here’s How to Apply for FEMA Assistance

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi households in eight counties impacted by the storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding beginning on February 22 and continuing to March 29, 2019 are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance to help jump start their recovery. It’s as easy as a...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Hope Meadows gives a hand up to those who lost everything

40 homes for Hurricane Harvey survivors are being built through donations and volunteer labor AUSTIN, Texas — Forty Victoria County families whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey will soon trade their damaged homes for brand new ones in a neighborhood built for Harvey survivors, Hope...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019


FEMA Awards Deltona Nearly $1.4 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,365,392 for the State of Florida to help the City of Deltona defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019


FEMA Awards Orlando Nearly $2.5 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

Orlando, Fla. – The City of Orlando will receive a $2,487,442 grant through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program to help defray the costs of restoring electrical service in response to Hurricane Irma.On August 23, 2019 the President approved a cost share adjustment authorizing federal funding for...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019


FEMA Awards Martin County More Than $1.2 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,211,802 for the State of Florida to help Martin County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Mystery Release Port Fourchon, Golden Meadow, LA, USA

25 Sept 2017, USCG MSU Houma received notification of a mystery product in a drainage ditch adjacent to Bayou Lafourche, Port Fourchon, LA. A black product with a very strong odor impacted less than 1 mile of the drainage ditch. The product is contained by earthen dam. A responsible party has...
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Federal Aid Programs for The State Of South Dakota

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 disaster declaration issued for the state of South Dakota.Assistance for State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019


President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for South Dakota

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on May 26 to June 7, 2019.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019


PrepTalk Released: Stuart Tom’s ‘Using Codes and Standards to Build Resilient Communities'

WASHINGTON — Today, FEMA and its emergency management partners released Stuart Tom’s PrepTalk “Using Codes and Standards to Build Resilient Communities.” In his PrepTalk, Tom, who retired as fire marshal of the City of Glendale, Calif., provides an overview of why we have building codes, how...
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Monday, September 23, 2019


Cameron DRC transitions to SBA center; Hidalgo and Willacy DRCs to close

FEMA continues to support survivors in person, online and by telephone 
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Monday, September 23, 2019


Eight Mississippi Counties Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance for Individuals and Households

JACKSON, Miss. – Individuals and households affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Feb. 22 – March 29, 2019 in Clay, Humphreys, Issaquena, Lowndes, Monroe, Sharkey, Warren and Yazoo counties in Mississippi are now eligible to register for federal...
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Sunday, September 22, 2019


Sunken F/V Chocolate Bayou, Chocolate Bayou TX 77577, USA

On September 23, 2019, the USCG Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Texas City contacted the NOAA SSC about a sunken fishing vessel in Chocolate Bayou. Vessel is carrying 300-400 gallons of engine oil, 50-75 gallons of diesel, and 30 gallons on hydraulic fluid. No tank discharge has occurred, vessel is...
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Friday, September 20, 2019


Progress After Six Months From the March Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds and Flooding

 LINCOLN, Neb– Nebraska continues to work hard through the long road of recovery after the severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred in March along with the additional flooding throughout the summer.  
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Friday, September 20, 2019


FEMA Awards DeBary More than $1 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,043,045 for the State of Florida to help the City of DeBary defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris...
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Friday, September 20, 2019


FEMA Awards Key Colony Beach More Than $1 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,091,855 for the State of Florida to help the City of Key Colony Beach defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
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Friday, September 20, 2019


FEMA Awards Martin County More Than $1.6 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,609,893 for the State of Florida to help Martin County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within...
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Friday, September 20, 2019


FEMA Awards Deltona More Than $2.1 Million for Hurricane Irma Expenses

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,103,709 for the State of Florida to help the City of Deltona defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
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Friday, September 20, 2019


PUBLIC NOTICE MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION 44457 NH

  Overview of Authorized Assistance The President declared a major disaster for the State of New Hampshire on August 15, 2019, as a result of a severe storm and flooding (“incident”) that occurred from July 11-12, 2019, pursuant to his authority under the Robert T....
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Thursday, September 19, 2019


Federal Aid Programs for The State Of Louisiana

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 disaster declaration issued for the state of Louisiana.Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
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Thursday, September 19, 2019


President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from May 10 through July 24, 2019.
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