Florida Tornado (DR-1460)

Incident period: March 27, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 25, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 15, 2003
News Release
Miami, FL --Citing early success in assisting disaster victims at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), federal and state emergency officials announced that they would close the Center, located at the Caleb Center in Liberty City, at the end of the day on Wednesday, May 21.
May 12, 2003
News Release
Miami, FL -- Federal and state officials advise those who have received disaster-assistance funds to use the money carefully. Checks are being mailed to help eligible applicants recover from the March 27 severe storms and tornadoes. "It is our responsibility to help people in need and, at the same time, to make sure that the taxpayers' money is spent correctly," said Justo Hernandez of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the federal coordinating officer for the recovery effort.
May 9, 2003
News Release
Miami, FL -- Federal and state officials announce that more than $4 million has been approved to assist those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on March 27 in Miami-Dade County. Current disaster information is as follows:
May 8, 2003
News Release
Miami, FL -- As Floridians recover from the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on March 27, many will seek contractors to repair or rebuild their homes. Most contractors are reputable individuals. Some, however, may try to take advantage of disaster victims during the reconstruction phase. Don't be a victim twice. Look first to licensed local contractors who have performed well in the past. If they cannot help you, ask them to recommend reputable contractors.
May 6, 2003
News Release
Miami, FL -- Federal and state officials announce that more than $2 million dollars has been approved to assist those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on March 27 in Miami-Dade County. Current disaster information is as follows:
May 6, 2003
News Release
Miami, FL -- The number of residents requiring disaster-related information at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Liberty City is diminishing, according to federal and state officials. As a result, the DRC located at the Caleb Center (3rd floor), 5400 NW 22nd Ave. in Liberty City will adjust center hours. New center hours are as follows:

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