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May 20, 2005
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» 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
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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
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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
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» 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.
May 9, 2005
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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
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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
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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
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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.
May 2, 2005
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- On Monday, May 2, Martin County families displaced by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne will begin moving into a new mobile home park in Indiantown designed to provide temporary, safe and habitable housing. Because of the extent of housing damage sustained after the two September hurricanes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in cooperation with state, county and town officials, chose to develop this temporary housing site. The land has been leased from the Indiantown Non Profit Housing Inc.

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