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

April 26, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. ? Flooding is America's most common natural disaster. Even though hurricanes are the main cause of flooding in Florida, we must be prepared at all times. Officials from the State of Florida Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge Floridians to take action now and buy flood insurance before heavy rains and late spring floods begin.
April 19, 2006
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In the six months since Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida, more than $760 million in Public Assistance funds has been dispersed throughout communities affected by that storm, contributing to a total of $1 billion in Public Assistance funds that has reached city, county and state applicants for recovery from the 2005 storms, officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT) announced today.
October 13, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- FEMA and Florida officials will end operations at the Disaster Recovery Center in Milton at the close of business at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 14). The Disaster Recovery Center in Ft. Walton Beach will continue to serve Panhandle residents with information about disaster assistance and steps they can take to lessen damages in future disasters. At a Disaster Recovery Center, individuals and business owners can also receive help from U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives in filling out disaster loan applications.
September 27, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- FEMA and Florida officials will continue to provide one-on-one assistance at two Panhandle Disaster Recovery Centers on a new Monday through Saturday schedule. The centers – located at the CVS Pharmacy, 348 Racetrack Road, Ft. Walton Beach, and the County Administrator Office Building, 6495 Caroline St., Milton – will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.
September 19, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO , Fla. -- A "One-Stop Joint Assistance Center" opens Monday, Sept. 19 at the Town and Country Plaza in Pensacola to offer recovery information for hurricane victims and evacuees, according to officials from the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. The assistance center will provide similar services to those offered at FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers.
September 15, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at Midway Plaza in Gulf Breeze will end operations at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, after serving more than 2,500 disaster victims in nine weeks. The recovery center had opened its doors within 48 hours of President Bush’s disaster declaration on July 10 in response to the damages left behind by Hurricane Dennis.

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