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August 1, 2012
Updates
   Use the following links to download free FEMA publications containing helpful information on how survivors can prepare, recover and rebuild.Search for other FEMA publications at www.fema.gov/library. DISASTER PREPAREDNESS Are You Readyhttp://www.fema.gov/pdf/areyouready/areyouready_full.pdfPreparing for Disaster
August 1, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and a Nassau County Lowe’s are teaming up to provide information and advice on cleaning and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby. FEMA mitigation specialists – who can explain disaster-resistant ways to repair and rebuild – will be at the Lowe’s at 474283 E. State Road 200 in Fernandina Beach from Aug. 1 to Aug. 6. They will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6. 
July 31, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Debby survivors can continue to get help from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other agencies.
July 31, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Debby survivors have until Saturday to visit the disaster recovery center in Franklin County. Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U. S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.
July 31, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Debby survivors have until Saturday to visit disaster recovery centers in Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U. S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.
July 31, 2012
Updates
As we recover from Tropical Storm Debby, it is important to remember we are still in the thick of hurricane season. The need to be prepared and have a disaster plan should remain a priority with all Floridians.Watch a short video message from Florida State Emergency Response Team and FEMA leadership by clicking the picture below.
July 28, 2012
Updates
It’s been a month since Tropical Storm Debby severely impacted Florida and flooded a large part of the state, leaving thousands of Floridians in need of assistance. Our team – consisting of partners from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, FEMA and voluntary agencies – has been working to serve the people of Florida.
July 27, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  -- More than a month after Tropical Storm Debby soaked Florida, $21 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the storm and flooding.More than 12,000 survivors have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help or information regarding disaster assistance. Many people are seeking housing assistance from FEMA because their primary home is unlivable or inaccessible.
July 26, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- People who receive federal disaster assistance as a result of Tropical Storm Debby will not pay additional income taxes or see any reduction in their Social Security checks or any other federal benefits.Disaster assistance for temporary housing, essential home repairs, replacement of personal property or for other needs does not count as income. Disaster relief payments from the government or donations from charitable organizations will not affect Social Security payments or Medicare benefits.
July 26, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide information and advice on cleaning up and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby at community events in Suwannee and Hernando counties this week.FEMA mitigation specialists – who can explain disaster-resistant ways to repair and rebuild –  will be at the Smokin’ on the Suwannee BBQ at 13944 48th St. in Live Oak. They will be available Friday, July 27, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p. m.

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