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Florida Everglades Fire Complex (FM-2359)

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Incident period: April 17, 2001 to December 31, 1969
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 25, 2001


April 25, 2001 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Federal funds were authorized today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Florida fight another outbreak of uncontrolled wildfires burning in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. According to the agency, the state's request for federal fire suppression aid was approved this afternoon after it was reported that the 8,000-acre Everglades Complex Fire posed an immediate threat to 270 homes and caused the evacuation of a youth correctional facility.

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 $673,337.53 $673,337.53 n/a
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:36 (Updated daily)

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