Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie (DR-1539)

Incident period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 13, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 5, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As recovery progresses in the wake of the unprecedented 2004 hurricane season, and the need for face-to-face disaster assistance declines, more Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are closing. As a result of declining requests for assistance, the DRC located at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales will close permanently at 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, May 13.
May 4, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As recovery progresses in the wake of the unprecedented 2004 hurricane season, and the need for face-to-face disaster assistance declines, more Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are closing. As a result of declining requests for assistance, the DRC located at the Dion Building in Port Charlotte will close permanently at 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, May 13.
April 29, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The need for face-to-face disaster assistance for last year’s hurricane victims has declined, and as the number of visitors dwindle, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close. The centers, set up by officials of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT), are located around the hardest-hit areas of the state, and provide program and service information.
April 29, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The need for face-to-face disaster assistance for last year’s hurricane victims has declined, and as the number of visitors dwindle, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close. The centers, set up by officials of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT), are located around the hardest-hit areas of the state, and provide program and service information.
April 27, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla. -- Efforts to aid victims in making home repairs, and provide safe and sanitary housing for displaced individuals, continue eight months after four hurricanes descended on Florida last year.
April 22, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues one of the most extensive outreach programs in the agency’s history to address the needs of the state’s diverse and special needs populations. “We’ve made an unprecedented effort to eliminate any barriers to assistance for Florida’s diverse population,” said Bill Carwile, FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO). “We’re still working hard to accommodate any special needs that applicants may have.”

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