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

April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Since the first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Charlotte County on August 17, 2004, 150 centers have assisted 581,712 disaster assistance applicants with damages and losses from the recent hurricanes. Presently, nine DRCs are open throughout the state, providing applicants with needed information and services.
April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Since the first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Charlotte County on August 17, 2004, 150 centers have assisted 581,712 disaster assistance applicants with damages and losses from the recent hurricanes. Presently, nine DRCs are open throughout the state, providing applicants with needed information and services.
April 5, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Officials of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT) will announce the distribution of almost $27 million in Public Assistance funds to recipients in six counties by press conference call on Wednesday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
April 5, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Today, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT) announced nearly $27 million in Public Assistance funds to several Florida cities and counties. This recent wave of funding brings the total amount of Public Assistance for Florida cities, counties and municipalities to more than $901 million.
March 31, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Today, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT) announced more than $35.8 million in Public Assistance funds to several Florida cities and counties. This recent wave of funding brings the total amount of Public Assistance for Florida cities, counties and municipalities to more than $869 million.
March 30, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Approved disaster assistance for Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne has exceeded $4.82 billion in the State of Florida, and will climb higher as recovery efforts for the 2004 hurricanes proceed. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to Florida during a town hall meeting in Port Charlotte on Monday. He stressed that FEMA will remain in Florida for as long as it takes to assist individuals in need.

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