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

June 6, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As the 2005 hurricane season officially gets under way, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management today announced a joint Long-Term Recovery Office in Orlando that will remain focused on those affected by the 2004 hurricane season.
May 24, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Adults expect children to react in a variety of ways after a disaster. What they don’t expect is a whole classroom bursting into tears at the mere sound of rain or a group of puppets called “Heroes of the Storm” coming to their rescue. The 20-minute puppet show was developed by Project HOPE (Helping Our People in Emergencies), a statewide program that offers post-disaster crisis counseling, community outreach, public education, and referral services.
May 20, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data (42KB)» Florida Hurricane Disasters Total Public Assistance ORLANDO, Fla. -- As Florida prepares for the June 1 start of a new hurricane season, there are measurable signs of recovery from last year’s disasters.
May 19, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- After Hurricanes Charley, Frances and then Jeanne left trails of devastation in Hardee County, residents of Wauchula and nearby areas were faced with severely damaged homes, many of them uninhabitable. Some people wondered how on earth they would ever be able to put their homes – and their lives – back together. Now, thanks to the warm hearts and helping hands of volunteers from churches and other community service organizations, along with federal and county aid, eight Hardee families have brand new homes and more than 60 other homes have been repaired.
May 13, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As a result of decreased volume and people’s continued recovery and focus on the upcoming hurricane season, the last three disaster recovery centers (DRCs) in the state will close at the end of the day today. “It’s a great sign of progress, that Floridians are moving ahead with their lives,” said Bill Carwile, federal coordinating officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), commenting on the closings and their important contributions to recovery.
May 12, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla. -- Federal aid in the form of Public Assistance grants to Florida governments and agencies has topped $1 billion as recovery efforts proceed following the 2004 hurricanes.

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