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 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.
April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. --The operational hours for the disaster Helpline are being changed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Florida as the number of inquiries has decreased, federal and state officials said today. Beginning April 11, the Helpline will be open to receive phone calls from disaster victims during the new hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
April 5, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Officials of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT) will announce the distribution of almost $27 million in Public Assistance funds to recipients in six counties by press conference call on Wednesday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
March 31, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Today, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT) announced more than $35.8 million in Public Assistance funds to several Florida cities and counties. This recent wave of funding brings the total amount of Public Assistance for Florida cities, counties and municipalities to more than $869 million.
March 30, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Approved disaster assistance for Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne has exceeded $4.82 billion in the State of Florida, and will climb higher as recovery efforts for the 2004 hurricanes proceed. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to Florida during a town hall meeting in Port Charlotte on Monday. He stressed that FEMA will remain in Florida for as long as it takes to assist individuals in need.
March 25, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As progress continues in the aftermath of the 2004 hurricane season, more Florida citizens living in temporary federal housing are moving back into their homes. However, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants those residents residing in emergency group sites (EGS) to know housing assistance remains available. “FEMA’s commitment to helping Floridians recover from these disasters remains unchanged, and providing housing assistance remains a priority,” said Bill Carwile, federal coordinating officer with FEMA.

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