Florida Hurricane Jeanne (DR-1561)

Incident period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 26, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 14, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The need for face-to-face disaster assistance to last year’s hurricane victims has declined, according to officials of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT). FEMA and SERT have provided that service through Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) at locations throughout Florida since August 2004.
April 14, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The need for face-to-face disaster assistance to last year’s hurricane victims has declined, according to officials of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT). FEMA and SERT have provided that service through Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) at locations throughout Florida since August 2004.
April 14, 2005
News Release
» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla.-- Nearly $5 billion in federal assistance has been approved for Floridians to help recover from damages suffered from the 2004 hurricanes. More than 1.247 million storm victims have applied for federal and state aid, and federal officials continue to review grant requests to reimburse local agencies for recovery projects under way.
April 13, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla.-- Disaster relief payments received from damages during last year’s Florida hurricanes are not taxable, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) states on its website (IRS.gov) that “qualified disaster relief payments are not included in the income of individuals to the extent any expenses compensated by these payments are not otherwise compensated for by insurance or other reimbursement.
April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Floridians staying in mobile homes and travel trailers provided by FEMA and the State of Florida because of the 2004 hurricanes will receive additional information about living in temporary disaster housing.
April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Since the first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Charlotte County on August 17, 2004, 150 centers have assisted 581,712 disaster assistance applicants with damages and losses from the recent hurricanes. Presently, nine DRCs are open throughout the state, providing applicants with needed information and services.

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