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

August 15, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents with damage from Hurricane Charley to make the phone call to begin the application process for federal assistance. “A phone call begins the application process. Our specially trained operators will walk you through the process,” FEMA Director Michael D. Brown said. “Please keep in mind that federal aid cannot replace all that you lost, but we will do all we can to set you on the path to recovery.”
August 15, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is on the ground in areas in Florida most heavily damaged by Hurricane Charley and recovery activities are well underway. Supplies are flowing into the area as quickly as the difficult transportation situation allows.
August 14, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to mobilize federal resources in response to communities impacted by Hurricane Charley. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and FEMA Director Michael Brown toured Charlotte, DeSoto and Hardee counties today, those hardest hit by the storm.
August 14, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid for Florida storm victims has been extended again to include residents and business owners in the counties of Brevard, Glades, Hendry, Indian River and Okeechobee. The assistance was authorized by Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response. The action follows the addition of 16 other storm-damaged counties that Brown designated eligible for aid earlier today.
August 14, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated 16 additional Florida counties eligible for federal disaster aid to help meet the recovery needs of homeowners, renters and businesses victimized by Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, made the designations under the major disaster declaration issued for the state yesterday by President Bush.
August 13, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON ? The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered the release of federal disaster funds and emergency resources for Florida to aid people battered by Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley.

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