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Florida Caloosahatchee Fire Complex (FM-2355)

Incident period: February 19, 2001
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on February 19, 2001


February 20, 2001 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Federal funds have been made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help fight three uncontrolled multiple wildfires posing a threat to populated areas in Florida. The state's requests for federal fire suppression aid were approved over the past weekend after it was reported that Lakeland, Caloosahatchee and Okeechobee fire complexes were endangering 900 homes and had forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 people in a 12-county area.

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 $959,055.00 $959,055.00 n/a
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:56 (Updated daily)

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