Washington, May 17, 2001 -- Federal funds have been made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the second time this week to help Florida fight another outbreak of uncontrolled wildfires burning in Escambia County. The state's latest request for federal fire suppression aid was approved yesterday after it was reported that the 1,000-acre Escambia Complex Fire posed an immediate threat to more than 150 homes and forced the evacuation of at least 100 people in the subdivision of Beulah.
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 ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
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.
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