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 1, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) operating in Florida’s Panhandle will be open Labor Day weekend, according to recovery officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida State Emergency Response Team.
August 31, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. - Only one week remains for Florida residents and business owners who sustained damage from Hurricane Dennis to apply for disaster assistance. The deadline to apply is Sept. 8. "For individuals who have already applied, their cases will continue to be processed," Justin DeMello, federal coordinating officer, said. "We want people to understand that Thursday, September 8th, is merely the end of the 60-day application period, which started July 10 when President Bush issued a major disaster declaration."
August 31, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. - After almost five weeks of talking with Panhandle residents following Hurricane Dennis, Thursday will be the last day to meet with a team of technical experts at the Fort Walton Beach Home Depot about how to make homes and businesses safer from disasters. These specialists in hazard mitigation from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency are promoting steps people can take to reduce damage from future disasters. They are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the store at 414B Mary Esther Cutoff NW through Thursday.
August 30, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Technical experts with information on how to make homes and businesses safer from disasters will be temporarily available at the following Panhandle area home improvement stores starting Wednesday, Aug. 31. Home Depot 5309 North Davis Hwy (Brent Lane) Pensacola Lowe’s 1421 Tiger Park Lane Gulf Breeze Home Depot 414B Mary Esther Cutoff NW Ft. Walton Beach Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice
August 29, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The five Panhandle area Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 8 a.m, to continue assisting victims of Hurricane Dennis, according to recovery officials from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida State Emergency Response Team.
August 26, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- With thousands of sizeable disaster assistance checks being distributed to those affected by Hurricane Dennis in the Florida Panhandle, state and federal emergency officials are urging recipients to handle the money with caution and confine spending these funds to disaster-related losses.

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