Florida Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1679)
Incident period: February 1, 2007 to February 2, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 3, 2007
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
February 26, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Recovery officials in Florida have announced the closing of the State-FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), located at 31039 Lake Mack Road and the Laurel Recreation Center, 1985 Laurel Manor Drive, the Villages, at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2007.
February 24, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The task of rebuilding or repairing your disaster damaged home can be a daunting one, but it also presents an opportunity to reconstruct in a much safer, stronger and smarter way.
February 23, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Just three weeks after devastating tornadoes struck four Central Florida counties many victims have another reason to breathe just a little bit easier. Over the last seven days, the total of federal assistance more than doubled to exceed $13 million in approved funding for these storms and for the Feb. 8, 2007, declaration for prior Christmas storms.
February 22, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Teams of state and federal community-relations disaster specialists are making a coordinated effort to contact individuals who received Red Cross housing assistance vouchers after the Dec. 25, 2006 tornado and local flooding in Volusia County . The Feb. 8, 2007 presidential disaster declaration extended housing and other needs assistance to victims recovering from that storm.
February 22, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Recovery officials announced a new weekly schedule for the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) serving the four counties declared eligible for state-federal disaster assistance programs to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from storm-related damage or loss. All centers are now open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays) until further notice. The new weekly schedule will be in effect at centers in: DELAND: ( two) 31039 Lake Mack Road (American Legion Hall); and
February 20, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Unexpected crisis caused by disasters can leave individuals, families, and businesses devastated, making day-to-day cares of life a heavy burden. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT) are working hard to lighten the heavy load that comes with disasters.