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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 12 items )  

Air Combat Command Maintains Readiness Through Hurricane Preparation
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Daryl Knee Air Combat Command Airmen are responding to the danger presented by Hurricane Dorian as it moves along the East Coast of the U.S. More than 150 aircraft have evacuated inland to protect the billions of taxpayer dollars invested into the Air Force fleet. Aircraft from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; Moody Air Force Base and Robins Air Force Base, Georgia;  more

CMS Offers Comprehensive Support for North Carolina With Hurricane Dorian Preparation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the following news release: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced efforts underway to support North Carolina in response to Hurricane Dorian. On September 4, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency (PHE) in North Carolina that is retroactive to September 1. CMS is working to ensure hospitals and other fac  more

Department of Defense Identifies Army Casualty
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, 34, from Morovis, Puerto Rico, was killed in action Sept. 5, 2019, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation. Ortiz was assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battal  more

DLA Distribution Expeditionary on the Ground at Fort Bragg in Support of FEMA
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Dawn Bonsell The Defense Logistics Agency Expeditionary team arrived at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina, over the weekend to help establish the Incident Staging Base for U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's preparation efforts for Hurricane Dorian- a Category 3 storm. DLA is closely aligned with U.S. Northern Command,  more

DOD: Guardsmen Ready to Respond to Hurricane Dorian
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news story: By Jim Garamone National Guardsmen all along the East Coast are on duty, ready to do what needs to be done in response to Hurricane Dorian, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel told Pentagon reporters today that guardsmen from Florida to Virginia are assisting civilian agencies across a range of capabilities. Dorian is hitting South Carolina and North Carolina, and   more

FCC Issues Public Notice on Information Reporting System for Hurricane Dorian
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following public notice (No. DA 19-876): The FCC is extending its disaster data collection to additional counties in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina for HURRICANE DORIAN. The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) had announced the activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in response to HURRICANE DORIAN on September 2. DIRS   more

Federal Communications Commission: Communications Status Report for Areas Impacted by Hurricane Dorian
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release: The following is a report on the status of communications services in geographic areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian as of September 5, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. This report incorporates network outage data submitted by communications providers to the Federal Communications Commission's Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). DIRS is currently activated for counties in Florida, Georgia, North Caro  more

HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for North Carolina Due to Hurricane Dorian
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today declared a public health emergency (PHE) for North Carolina in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, following President Trump's declaration of an emergency for the state. The declaration gives the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) beneficiaries and their healthcare providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting emerg  more

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point: All Clear, Returns to Normal Ops Following Hurricane Dorian
CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point issued the following news: The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point commanding officer issued an All Clear notification for the air station as of 11:25 a.m., Sept. 6. The more intense part of Hurricane Dorian affected the installation during the early morning hours of Friday as the community endured sustained winds of 45 knots, with gusts up to 67 knots. The installation has been manning its Emergency Ope  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: North American Specialty Insurance Company Tol Pay Over $1M to Settle False Claims Allegations
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that New Hampshire-based North American Specialty Insurance Company (NAS IC) has agreed to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by bonding a South Carolina general contractor that submitted false claims to the United States for services performed under fraudulently obtain  more

Navy Evacuates Five North Carolina Counties Ahead of Dorian, Warns Units Statewide to Expect High Winds
NORFOLK, Virginia, Sept. 4 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following story: The Navy issued an emergency evacuation order today for all Navy personnel and dependents in five North Carolina counties, in advance of the arrival of high winds and heavy rain expected from Hurricane Dorian. Active-duty service members and their dependents, reservists on active duty and their dependents, Department of Defense and Department of the Navy employees, and authorized escorts for dependents or civilian employee  more

Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau Announces Partial Deactivation of the Disaster Information Reporting System for Hurricane Dorian
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release: * * * DIRS deactivated for all counties Florida. DIRS remains active in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. * * * At the request of the Department of Homeland Security, National Coordinating Center for Communications and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has deactivated its Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS)/1 for the following a  more