Nationwide Alert Test This Afternoon

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A nationwide emergency alert test will be sent to all TVs, radios, and cell phones today -Wednesday, October 4th at 2:20 p.m. ET. The nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) conducted by FEMA and the FCC will affect all major wireless carriers that participate in Wireless Emergency Alerts, which will transmit…

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Delaware Adopts Updated 2023 to 2028 Hazard Mitigation Plan to Make State Stronger Against Disasters

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A five-year plan that allows federal funds to be directed to Delaware to protect people, their property, and the environment has been approved. Delaware’s 2023-2028 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) outlines risks and vulnerabilities faced by Delawareans, but also offers ideas and recommendations for protecting and improving resilience in the state. By developing and adopting the…

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Bundicks Branch Flood Risk Map Revised

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources is revising the flood risk map in the area of Bundicks Branch west of Lewes. According to DNREC, the effort is part of its Division of Watershed Stewardship partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to improve accuracy of flood maps statewide. FEMA flood risk maps are ultimately used…

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Did the EAS test miss you? This may be the reason:

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Did you get the message? Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Emergency Alert system that sends emergency notifications to cellphones. The test also went out over radio and television. The cellphone message likely indicated that it was a test of the National…

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National EAS Test Comes To Your Cellphone

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A national test of the Wireless Emergency Alert and the Emergency Alert System is scheduled this afternoon (Wednesday). You will receive the wireless alert only if you have opted in to receive test messages. The message will indicate that ‘no action is needed.’ The test is scheduled to go out at 2:20 p.m., according to…

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FEMA Amends COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Policy

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on all Americans, especially those who suffered loss due to the virus. FEMA Region 3 remains committed to easing the financial burden on the thousands of families in the mid-Atlantic region who incurred funeral expenses due to the virus. FEMA has amended the agency’s COVID-19 funeral assistance policy…

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Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Available from FEMA

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Coronavirus hasn’t been without tragedy. Over 1500 Delawareans have died since the pandemic began. FEMA has started accepting applications for Covid-19 Funeral Assistance – for Covid-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20 of this year. They will help ease some of the financial stress and burden. While this is a new service – FEMA…

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FEMA Vax Trailers To Serve Eastern Shore

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The nation’s first federal mobile COVID-19 vaccination units are coming to the Eastern Shore. Under a plan announced Monday by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, appointments will target people who live in remote areas or are considered socially vulnerable. Appointments to get the shot will be made through the local…

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Del. Child Care Providers To Be Vaccinated This Weekend

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Coronavirus vaccinations will be available this weekend to about 2,500 child care providers in Delaware. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Delaware Public Health, the CDC and other agencies are offering the invitation-only clinic for child care providers. According to the Delaware Department of Education, about 700 providers and more than 4,000 K-through-12 school personnel have…

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Appointments Available Fri. For 2nd Vaccine Doses

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More appointments are available Friday at a State of Delaware / Federal Emergency Management Agency vaccination event at Dover International Speedway for people who have already received the first dose of the vaccine. People who received the first shot 28 or more days ago from a pharmacy, medical provider or other source in Delaware and…

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More Slots Available For 2nd Vaccine Dose

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The State of Delaware and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will start scheduling appointments Tuesday for people who received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine 35 or more days ago to get a second shot this Thursday or Friday at Dover International Speedway. According to the Division of Public Health, this option is available for…

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Gov Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) on Tuesday announced updates to the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program, with a focus on administering second doses for Delawareans who received first doses at state-operated vaccination events in January:  Later this week, the State of Delaware…

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Md. Approved For Disaster Aid Related To Storm Isaias

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President Joe Biden has approved a “major disaster” declaration for Dorchester, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties in connection with damaged caused by Tropical Storm Isaias last summer. The Declaration makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis. “This is great news for the State…

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FEMA Approves Flood Mitigation Grant For Crisfield

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Flood mitigation efforts in Crisfield will get support with a grant of more than $1.2-million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the State of Maryland. According to Congressman Andy Harris, the grant will cover 90-percent of the projected costs of installing tide gates, replacing culverts, installing two pump stations and other flood-related projects. Crisfield’s…

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Maryland Congressional Delegation pushes FEMA for urgent medical supplies needed to fight coronavirus

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The full Maryland Congressional Delegation is pushing FEMA to help with emergency medical supplies as cases continue to climb in the Old Line State. The time-sensitive request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) comes as COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the state and overall MD-DC-VA region. The latest bipartisan request comes among…

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National EAS Test – Wednesday at 2:20pm

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), partnering with the Federal Communication Commission, and WGMD, will conduct a national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) with radio, TV, cable stations, and wireless carriers at 2:20PM EDT October 3, 2018. Cell phones that are turned on and near an active cell…

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Delaware firefighters to Receive FEMA Grant for Fire Protection Equipment

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US Senator Chris Coons applauded the announcement by FEMA that the Delaware State Fire School will receive an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Award totaling $395,910 for personal protection equipment, extrication equipment, and vehicle fire simulators. Coons visited the Delaware State Fire School last week and says that he saw firsthand how critical it is…

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