Florida Hurricane Dennis (DR-1595)

Incident period: July 7, 2005 to July 20, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 10, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 8, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida policyholders of the National Flood Insurance Program received more than $860 million in payments for Hurricane Ivan claims since the storm crashed ashore, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. For nearly 10,000 claims paid, the total disbursements under Ivan amount to more than those paid for any other Florida disaster in the program’s history. Nationwide, only policyholders who made flood claims for Hurricane Katrina received more money.
July 27, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Manatee County is installing state-of-the-art hurricane shutters on facilities responsible for treating and testing the county’s water supply. The city of Leesburg, in Lake County, is placing windproof hurricane barriers on four of its public buildings to protect first responders, city employees and vital equipment from the dangers of flying glass and debris.
July 27, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mitigation is the practice of preparing for disasters before they happen by using disaster-resistant building techniques or any other sustained methods designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to life and property. Studies show that every $1 spent on mitigation can save up to $4 in costs related to disaster recovery. One simple but extremely effective mitigation measure is the installation of storm shutters or wind barriers. When properly installed, these devices can protect homes, businesses and vital public facilities – and, in the process, human lives.
July 21, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In less than one year since Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida, more than $1 billion in federal Public Assistance funds has been dispersed throughout communities affected by that storm, officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida's State Emergency Response Team (SERT) announced today.
July 13, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Volunteers have proven indispensable in past disaster response and recovery efforts in Florida, and officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT) are urging Floridians to consider how and where they might be of service this year – before a hurricane strikes.
July 13, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As Floridians prepare themselves and their families for another hurricane season, government and nonprofit officials are urging them also to prepare to help others if a storm should strike the state.

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