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Portage County, OH
Queen City, OH
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Bremer County, IA
Cedar Valley, IA
Linn County, IA
Bexar County, TX
Collin County, TX
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Connecticut Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm
Major Disaster Declaration number 4213 issued Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:35

Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm
Major Disaster Declaration number 4212 issued Fri, 04/03/2015 - 14:30

Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding
Major Disaster Declaration number 4211 issued Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:20

West Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides
Major Disaster Declaration number 4210 issued Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:06

New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm
Major Disaster Declaration number 4209 issued Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:45

Maine Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding
Major Disaster Declaration number 4208 issued Thu, 03/12/2015 - 13:55

Vermont Severe Winter Storm
Major Disaster Declaration number 4207 issued Tue, 02/03/2015 - 17:00

Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides
Major Disaster Declaration number 4206 issued Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:24

Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes
Major Disaster Declaration number 4205 issued Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:18

New York Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding
Major Disaster Declaration number 4204 issued Mon, 12/22/2014 - 09:56


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Hamilton County Residents Invited to See Preliminary Flood Maps

ATLANTA–Newly revised digital flood insurance rate maps for Hamilton County, TN; will be available for residents to review at a public open house on April 13. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania

Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant.  The exercise will occur during the week of April 13, 2015 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Connecticut Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Connecticut.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Connecticut

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Connecticut to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 26-28, 2015. 

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Get Ready Now for Potential Severe Weather & Wildfires

DENTON, Texas – People living in parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas are urged to get ready now for potential severe weather that could strike over the next few days in the form of possible severe thunderstorms, hail, strong winds, flash flooding, tornadoes and wildfires.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 6 office continues to monitor the situation and stands ready to support state and local partners as needed and requested in any affected areas.

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In Anticipation of Severe Weather, FEMA Monitors and Encourages Residents to Prepare Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the potential for severe weather across the plains and several Midwestern states this week, staff at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region VII office are coordinating with state and local officials in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska and urge the public to be prepared and stay informed.

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FEMA Awards $511,153 Grant to Lake County

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $511,153 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Lake County, Minn., for the installation of fire-resistant roofing materials on 65 residential and commercial structures.  

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FEMA Awards $186,801 Grant to the City of Nelsonville

CHICAGO –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $186,801 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the city of Nelsonville, Ohio, for the acquisition and demolition of eight residential structures in the Hocking River floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.

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Prepare Now: Severe Weather System Threatens the Midwest This Week

CHICAGO – With a potentially volatile midweek forecast that includes severe storms, heavy rains, strong winds and the potential for tornadoes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to get prepared.

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New Mexico Awarded More than $1 Million in Federal Disaster Assistance Following the Sept. 2014 Flooding

DENTON, Texas – The state of New Mexico has been awarded more than $1 million for debris removal in the aftermath of severe storms and flooding in Sept. 2014.

The heavy rains and flooding in 2014 flowed into arroyos, acequais, the Rio Nambe River and the Pojoaque River just north of Santa Fe. This caused more than 17,000 cubic yards of sedimentary debris to be deposited into the Nambe Falls Reservoir. The reservoir provides water for nearby municipalities and also for irrigation purposes.

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Moises Dugan Sworn In as New FEMA Region 6 Deputy Administrator

DENTON, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6 Office has a new Deputy Administrator. Moises Dugan was officially sworn in today by FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson.

“Moises Dugan is an effective leader and brings a wealth of experience to this critically important position at FEMA Region 6,” said Robinson. “As Deputy Regional Administrator, he will work very closely with our federal, state, local and tribal partners in our Region 6 states – Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.”

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New Mexico Receives Nearly $2.5 Million in Federal Disaster Assistance for the Tres Lagunas Fire

DENTON, Texas – The state of New Mexico has been awarded nearly $2.5 million in federal disaster assistance in the aftermath of the Tres Lagunas Fire that happened in late May, early June 2013.

The funding, which is made possible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Fire Management Assistance Grant Program, serves as reimbursement for firefighting costs incurred while fighting the fire.
In 2013, the Tres Lagunas Fire threatened hundreds of homes, as well as roads and bridges, and burned thousands of acres of land in San Miguel County.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Rhode Island Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Rhode Island.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Rhode Island

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Rhode Island to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 26-28, 2015. 

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Tennessee Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Tennessee.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Tennessee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and flooding during the period of February 15-22, 2015. 

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of West Virginia Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of West Virginia.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of March 3-6, 2015. 

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2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award Application Period Now Open


DENTON, Texas – Time is running out to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.

The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared and more resilient.

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FEMA Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Emergency Management Performance Grant

WASHINGTON—Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate today announced the release of the FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program. The FY 2015 EMPG Program provides over $350 million to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Hampshire Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of New Hampshire.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

English

President Declares Disaster for New Hampshire

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Hampshire to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 26-28, 2015. 

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FEMA Awards $921,790 Grant to the Village of Valley View and $224,670 Grant to Medina County

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) funds in the amount of $921,790 to the village of Valley View, Ohio, and $224,670 to Medina County, Ohio, for the mitigation of flood prone residential structures.  The Medina County funding will be used to acquire and demolish one structure in the floodplain of the Rocky River.

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Flood Map Meeting to Take Place in Paulsboro on March 26, 2015

EATONTOWN, N.J.  – Gloucester County residents and property owners will be able ask questions and obtain information on their property’s flood hazard risk at an Open House scheduled to take place in Paulsboro on Thursday, March 26 at the Paulsboro Fire House, 1502 Swedesboro Ave. from 4 to 8 p.m.

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FEMA Awards $1,050,990 Grant to the Village of Glenwood

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released $1,050,990 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the village of Glenwood, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of nine residential structures in the Thorn Creek floodplain.  

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Amateur Radio Weather Spotters Help Track Severe Weather in North-Central Illinois

Amateur Radio weather spotters were on alert April 9 as severe weather and at least two tornadoes ripped through North-Central Illinois. At least one person died in DeKalb County, and at least seven others were injured. A tornado watch was in effect for parts of three states as severe thunderstorms move through the region ahead of an advancing cold front.

“The storms that affected North-Central ...


New iOS App Available for The ARRL Repeater Directory®

May Edition of Digital QST Now Available

The May Edition of Digital QST is Now Available

• Keep in touch on the trail by using your Android smartphone as an APRS tracker.

• Learn how to integrate ham transceivers into modern vehicle electrical systems.

• Build a handy portable power and voltage monitor.

• See what it’s like to operate from a mountaintop as part of SOTA: Summits On The Air.

…and much more!

 

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The K7RA Solar Update

Solar activity continues to weaken. Average daily sunspot numbers dropped 27.8 points to 50.1 on April 2-8, compared to the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux declined 17.3 points to 118.4 over the same period.

The latest prediction has solar flux at 115 on April 10-16, 110 on April 17, 145 on April 18-19, 135 on April 20, 130 on April 21-22, 125 on April 23, 120 on April 24, and 125 ...


Amateur Radio Gear, Tools, Supplies Bound for Micronesia in Wake of Tropical Cyclone

A shipment of ham radio equipment, tools, and supplies will head from Hawaii to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) this week with John Bush, KH6DLK/V63JB. The radio gear will support communication for relief efforts as the FSM recover from Tropical Cyclone Maysak, which ravaged many of the nation’s islands in late March and early April, wreaking major damage and causing some deaths. Bush ...


World Amateur Radio Day is April 18!

On Saturday, April 18, radio amateurs worldwide will take to the airwaves to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) 2015. It was on April 18, 1925, that the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was founded in Paris, with ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, as its first president. The primary purpose of World Amateur Radio Day is to highlight Amateur Radio and its benefits to countries...


WWV’s 25 MHz Signal Still Going Strong After 1 Year Back on the Air

Time and frequency standard station WWV silenced its 25 MHz signal in 1977, but it returned to the air on an “experimental basis” a year ago, and it’s still up and running. Resurrecting the long-dormant standard time outlet operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was Matt Deutch, N0RGT, WWV’s Lead Electrical Engineer

 

“We have been at 1 kW for the past year,” Deutch...


Add a Scope to your Shack! Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs Now Available from ARRL

Oscilloscopes are useful tools in the world of electronics, allowing radio amateurs to “see” the signals inside their equipment. Through personal computers and today’s technologies, a variety of analog, digital, or hybrid scopes is available to hams for problem solving and testing new ideas in your workshop.

Oscilloscopes for Radio Amateurs by Paul Danzer, N1II, is filled with practical informat...


ARRL to FCC: Amateurs and Vehicular Radars Can Play Nicely Together on 77-81 GHz

In comments filed on April 6 in response to a February FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Reconsideration Order (NPRM&RO) in ET Docket 15-26, the ARRL has told the Commission that it should make no change in the Amateur Radio allocation at 76-81 GHz and impose no additional regulatory constraints on Amateur or Amateur-Satellite uses of the band. The League said the FCC should proceed with au...


New QST QuickStats Poll Posted

This month’s QuickStats poll has been posted! Check the QuickStats page and answer these questions . . .

• Did your antennas suffer damage during this past winter?

• Is there a new antenna tower in your future?

• When installing a wire antenna in trees, how do you get the ropes or wires over the branches?

• Have you ever attempted to use rain gutters as antennas?

Visit the QuickStats page and be sur...


ARRL Rookie Roundup Returns: SSB Event is Sunday, April 19!

The SSB version of ARRL Rookie Roundup is back on Sunday, April 19. The event gets under way at 1800 UTC and continues through 2359 UTC. For the purposes of this operating event, a “Rookie” is any radio amateur licensed within the current calendar year or in the previous two calendar years, regardless of license class. Rookie Roundup events take place three times a year: SSB in April, RTTY in A...


Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from ISS Scheduled for April 11

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions are planned for Cosmonautics Day, Saturday, April 11 from RS0ISS in the ISS Russian sector.

Cosmonautics Day celebrates space pioneer Yuri Gagarin’s April 12, 1961, as the first human to reach space.

The SSTV event will get under way at on April 11, 1000 UTC on 145.800 MHZ and con...


TEN-TEC and Alpha Purchased from RF Concepts

Less than a year after TEN-TEC and Alpha Amplifiers merged under the RF Concepts banner, the companies have changed hands. RKR Designs LLC of Longmont, Colorado, announced on April 2 that it has acquired the two brands’ assets from RF Concepts. RKR said it plans to expand the product line while “continuing to service their customers.” RKR Designs principals are Ken Long, N0QO, Richard Gall, and...


Amateur Radio to Have a Presence, Special Event at Preparedness Summit 2015

Amateur Radio will be part of the program when Preparedness Summit 2015 convenes April 14-17 in Atlanta. Special event station N4P also will be on the air from the conference location. The theme of this 10th Preparedness Summit is “Global Health Security: Preparing a Nation for Emerging Threats.”

Global health security preparedness issues such as protecting against infectious disease, the healt...


Standard General Affiliate Acquires 1743 RadioShack Stores

The 1743 retail outlets that survived RadioShack’s February bankruptcy have been acquired by General Wireless Inc, an affiliate of Standard General LP. General Wireless this week received US Bankruptcy Court approval to acquire the inventory and assume the leases of the RadioShack stores. The acquisition followed an auction, conducted under the US Bankruptcy Code. The current plan calls for “co...






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Text-a-Tip Programs Promote Campus and Public Safety

University of Southern California's text message tip program guarantees user anonymity while promoting campus security.


States Scored on Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities

Arkansas, Delaware and New York among top-ranking states; Montana has the lowest score, according to nonprofit's report.


Web-Based System Simplifies South Carolina's Disaster Data Collection

South Carolina's Web-based data management system simplifies the HAZUS updating process and provides redundancy in case of disaster.


New York Testing Emergency Alerts Over Xbox, PlayStation, Wii Online Networks

The state's free, subscription-based emergency alert system hopes to expand to online gamers in 2010.


States Receiving Long-Awaited Funds for Enhanced 911

A $40 million federal grant will address switching to an IP-based network and quicker service for wireless calls.


Coast Guard Contingency Planner John Stanley Develops Strategies for Natural Disasters and ...

John Stanley discusses port security and military preparedness for disasters.


Flood Management and Rebuilding Plans Help Iowa Town Recover

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recovers from 2008's record floods.


Virtual Alabama Facilitates Data Sharing Among State and Local Agencies

Alabama lets law enforcement, first responders share important data as incidents happen.


Satellite Technology Provides Disaster Communications When Cell Towers Fail

Satellite communication includes unmanned aerial vehicles and satellite images.


Social Media Brings Together Resources, Creates More Resilient Communities (Analysis, Social ...

Web 2.0 allows communities that have been affected by a disaster to converge online.