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

August 26, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Panhandle area Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will temporarily suspend operations until Hurricane Katrina, presently tracking towards the central Gulf Coast area, has made landfall and all danger has passed. All fixed centers will be closed on Monday, Aug. 29. All will remain closed until Hurricane Katrina passes and a safety and security inspection, conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT), has been completed.
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.
August 25, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Funds continue to flow to the area and people impacted by Hurricane Dennis, according to officials of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Florida State Emergency Response Team.
August 25, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- It is very important for all victims of Hurricane Dennis applying for assistance to keep their FEMA registration information up-to-date. If there is any change of address, phone number or other personal information that could affect your application and cause delay in receiving assistance, notify FEMA immediately. "We can't pay you if we can't find you," said Federal Coordinating Officer Justin DeMello of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. Applicants may update their contact information in any of the following ways:
August 24, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Floridians affected by Hurricane Dennis who have not yet registered for federal and state disaster assistance have only two weeks to call the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to register. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, is the disaster assistance registration deadline.
August 24, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- If your community acts to make you safer from floods, you can save money on your flood insurance premium. Last year, Floridians in 216 communities across the state saved between 5 percent and 25 percent of their cost for flood insurance. They got reduced rates on their policies because their communities have taken steps to make themselves safer from flood damage.

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