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

May 9, 2005
News Release
PINE ISLAND, Fla. -- In the aftermath of the unprecedented 2004 hurricane season, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the State of Florida and voluntary agencies, are partnering to develop long-term recovery initiatives to address ongoing needs and to provide a roadmap for communities to guide them in their rebuilding efforts.
May 9, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- To Margaret Criface, 76, of Wauchula, having Hurricanes Charley and Frances slam into her mobile home seemed enough to endure. But then Jeanne struck the final blow, turning her home into a pile of debris. Somehow, she had to find shelter. Criface applied for disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She was delighted when a brand new travel trailer was set up next to the remains of her shattered mobile home. The trailer offered her a safe haven while she figured out the next steps to take.
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 5, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla. -- Federal and state of Florida programs are delivering assistance to citizens and public entities in the state, moving along the recovery from last season’s hurricanes.
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.
May 3, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The facade of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Fla. is made up of five stories of vaulted glass - in fact, 15,000 square feet of it. But not one sheet was damaged during two hurricanes in the fall of 2004.

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