Florida Hurricane Ivan (DR-1551)

Incident period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 16, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 Pensacola DRC will close permanently at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Friday, May 13.
May 2, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Time is winding down for state agencies, local governments, and tribal and nonprofit organizations to apply for aid for disaster damage prevention in the wake of Hurricane Ivan. June 14 is the deadline to apply for federal grants to reduce the loss of lives and property in future events, according to officials from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM). The original deadline for applications was April 15.
April 28, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data for Panhandle Counties ORLANDO, Fla. -- Nearly $1 billion in federal assistance has been approved for 16 hard-hit Panhandle counties as they continue to recover from Hurricane Ivan’s September onslaught. Aid amounting to $984 million has been earmarked to help the recovery from damages suffered when the category 4 hurricane slammed into Florida’s westernmost counties.
April 27, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla. -- Efforts to aid victims in making home repairs, and provide safe and sanitary housing for displaced individuals, continue eight months after four hurricanes descended on Florida last year.
April 27, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- When FEMA Public Assistance Coordinator Manuel Knight walked on the Earl Gilbert Pier in Parker, Fla., he felt something was not quite right with the structure. The 5-foot storm surge from Hurricane Ivan had swept through this Gulf Coast city a few weeks earlier.
April 22, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues one of the most extensive outreach programs in the agency’s history to address the needs of the state’s diverse and special needs populations. “We’ve made an unprecedented effort to eliminate any barriers to assistance for Florida’s diverse population,” said Bill Carwile, FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO). “We’re still working hard to accommodate any special needs that applicants may have.”

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