News Releases for Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1680)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 00:00
ATLANTA, Ga. -- In December 2006 and February 2007, tornadoes and severe storms struck central Florida, causing widespread damage across Lake, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia Counties. The...
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- More than $38.3 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved to help people and communities recover from tornadoes that struck Central Florida in December and February....
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Everyone in Florida lives in a flood zone; they just don't know it. Or, perhaps, they think a low-risk area is a no-risk area. However, for those who live in a low- to moderate-risk...
Friday, March 2, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Recovery officials in Florida have announced the closing of the two remaining State-FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), located at Victoria Square , 1706 South Woodland Blvd. and...
Friday, March 2, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Building better, stronger and safer is the key line of attack Floridians are advised to consider in the wake of tornadoes. Exceeding the requirements of state and local building...
Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- One month since destructive tornadoes ripped through four Central Florida counties, many residents' lives remain disrupted and personal property destroyed. State-federal recovery...
Monday, February 26, 2007 - 00:00
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...
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 00:00
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....
Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 00:00
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...
Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 00:00
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...
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Recovery officials in Florida have announced the closing of two State-FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), 6 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2007. The recovery centers that will...
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 00:00
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...
Monday, February 19, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Many Florida residents who registered for tornado disaster assistance will receive a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application packet in the mail that must be...
Monday, February 19, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Private property owners and renters should use caution when separating storm debris to be moved to the curbside for pickup. Storm debris usually falls into one of three categories...
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Volunteers have made enormous contributions to disaster response and recovery efforts after recent Florida tornadoes sliced through four counties. Officials from the Department of...
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Once the shock of a disaster wears off, many Floridians ask how long it will take to clean up, repair, rebuild, and return to their life before the disaster. Officials from the U.S...
Friday, February 16, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- More than 2,200 survivors of the two recent federally-declared disasters in North Central Florida have registered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency...
Friday, February 16, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- State and federal recovery officials remind private property owners with disaster-related debris it is the responsibility of the property owner to move it to curbside for pickup....
Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- To date, more than 2,000 applicants from the February 3 severe storms and tornadoes declaration, and more than 200 applicants from the February 8 declaration have applied for federal...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 00:00
ORLANDO, Fla. -- How many times have you heard a tornado survivor's quavering voice..."I woke up... walls were shaking... the bed was shaking... then the roof was gone?... or "All I felt was my wife...

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