Florida Hurricane Frances (DR-1545)

Incident period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 4, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 6, 2006
News Release
Long-term improvements under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, as opposed to reimbursement under recovery programs, do take time. But, by working together, Florida's Division of Emergency Management and FEMA are providing resources to communities faster than ever before. The Challenge In 2004, over a period of six weeks, Florida became the first state to be struck by four hurricanes in a single year since 1886. Prior to Katrina, the 2004 storms represented the largest response and recovery operation in FEMA's history.
October 20, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. – Mientras el huracán Wilma se aproxima a las costas del oeste de Florida, el Equipo Estatal de Respuestas a Emergencias ha activado su Centro de Operaciones por Emergencias en Tallahassee, desde donde monitorean la tormenta e inician las medidas de respuestas. Los funcionarios estatales y locales trabajan para implementar las órdenes de desalojo mientras se vayan siendo ejecutadas.
September 9, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A year after Ivan made landfall as a category 4 hurricane, more than $1.4 billion in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved for individuals and communities in Florida’s 15 hardest-hit Panhandle counties. “FEMA continues to stand with Floridians and is working with state and local governments to ensure those affected by Ivan have access to all of the disaster assistance for which they are eligible,” said Scott R. Morris, director of Florida Long Term Recovery for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.
August 3, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A well thought-out plan of action for you and your family can go a long way toward reducing the damage from hurricanes and any other type of disaster that could strike. With hurricane season upon us, preparing your family disaster plan is the first step. Household emergency plans should be kept simple and easy to remember.
July 21, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A child hunkers down in a closet until the winds subside. Another returns from a shelter and surveys the damage left in wake of the hurricane, looking misty eyed as he listens to his mother explain that they’ll have to move. Trauma counselors know that there is no better way to help Florida’s children heal from the trauma of hurricanes than by talking through their stormy experiences and engaging in structured play – lots of it.


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