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March 21, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The number of 2004 hurricane victims still in need of assistance being offered at a federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is rapidly declining, according to the U.S. Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). During the past six months, federal and state disaster recovery officials have provided face-to-face assistance to storm victims at 73 fixed-site DRCs and 76 mobile DRC locations throughout Florida. Many DRCs have closed as individuals continue through the recovery process and their needs are being met.
March 18, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Although the application period to apply for federal and state of Florida disaster assistance ended on Feb. 28, other deadlines are pending and important services continue to be available to individuals and communities affected by the four hurricanes of 2004. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT), along with other disaster-related agencies and organizations, will continue to assist those affected by providing services and information.
March 17, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) continue to scout sites to develop and place temporary housing for Floridians severely impacted by Hurricane Ivan.
March 17, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- With the 2005 hurricane season nearly upon us, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced publication of an updated, in-depth guide to citizen disaster preparedness titled, “Are You Ready?” The publication is available to individuals, families and community preparedness groups who are looking for a comprehensive information source of what to do before, during and after a disaster strikes.
March 16, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that all FEMA/State Emergency Response Team (SERT) Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Saturdays. The Disaster Recovery Centers will continue to operate Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, until further notice.
March 15, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The year 2004 was a year most Floridians are happy to have behind them. The unprecedented damage - both physical and emotional - resulting from four major hurricanes crisscrossing Florida has taken its toll on citizens throughout the state.
March 14, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Many homeowners are required to carry flood insurance by their mortgage company if the house is located in a floodplain, or Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Even if they live in the floodplain, homeowners can take steps to lower the risk of future flooding, and that can reduce flood insurance premiums, suggest disaster recovery officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Response Team (SERT).
March 10, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it would provide financial assistance to Florida counties for debris removal from public rights-of-way through April 20. The extension was made because of health and safety concerns in the disaster-stricken counties.
March 10, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster aid for Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in Florida has surpassed $4.4 billion, according to officials of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Response Team (SERT). More than 1.24 million victims have applied for federal and state assistance.

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