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 7, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Panhandle residents stopping to pick up tools at a home improvement store also got a chance to learn how to build their homes stronger. In the eight weeks since Hurricane Dennis struck Florida's Panhandle, teams of technical experts have made stops at 14 different home improvement stores in the affected area to dispense information on how to make homes and businesses safer from disasters.
September 7, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The four Disaster Recovery Centers operating in Florida's Panhandle welcome Hurricane Dennis victims and Katrina evacuees seeking disaster assistance information.
September 7, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Thursday is the final day to apply for federal/state assistance if you had losses from Hurricane Dennis. Even if you haven't received your insurance settlement, call or apply online by the end of the day Sept. 8. The fastest way to register is to apply online at www.fema.gov. To register by phone, call the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The special TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for applicants who are speech- or hearing-impaired.
September 2, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. – In the wake of a disaster, misleading rumors, misunderstandings and half-truths about available assistance may cause some hurricane-affected residents to automatically disqualify themselves from much-needed help. Recovery officials are voicing concerns that unreliable word-of-mouth messages may cause individuals to assume they are not eligible for vital aid from the state of Florida and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.
September 2, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- After eight weeks of service, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Agricultural Center at 6001-A Industrial Boulevard in Century will end operations at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. So far, 1,625 Floridians have visited the Century DRC to receive information about disaster assistance and taking steps to lessen damages in future disasters. A total of 17,929 people have been served by the DRCs operating in the area affected by Hurricane Dennis. Applicants who may still require DRC services can get continuing help in three ways:
September 2, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- September 8 is the last day to apply for federal/state disaster assistance for those who suffered losses from Hurricane Dennis. Individuals and business owners can apply online at www.fema.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number for those with speech or hearing impairments is 1-800-462-7585. The Web site and toll-free numbers can be used to also check on the status of an application or update applicant information.

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