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Florida Suwannee District Fire (FM-2258)

Incident period: April 13, 1999
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on April 20, 1999


April 21, 1999 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Florida's Division of Forestry reports a total of 2,542 fires that have burned 231,263 acres in the state this year. There have been no fatalities, though 18 firefighters have sustained minor injuries. Wildfires threatened the Town of Sanderson and up to 30 homes were evacuated. As of this morning, there was no report as to the status of the evacuees. In Wakulla County, the National Forest Brush Fire has burned more than 4,000 acres and voluntary evacuations are taking place. There have been no injuries or structures damaged at this time.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $1,513,182.30 $1,513,182.30 n/a
Last Updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 06:46 (Updated daily)

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