Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4177)

Incident period: April 28, 2014 to May 6, 2014
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 6, 2014
Crescent Lake, Fla., May 10, 2014 -- FEMA Corps members Stacy Kolcum and David Curry answer FEMA application questions of Crescent Lake residents, Bruce and Kimberly Wakefield. Kolcum and Curry are members of FEMA's Disaster Survival Assistance Team (DSAT) who were deployed to Florida following major flash flooding along parts of the Florida Panhandle.
Crescent Lake, Fla., May 10, 2014 -- FEMA Corps members Stacy Kolcum and David Curry answer FEMA application questions of Crescent Lake residents, Bruce and Kimberly Wakefield. Kolcum and Curry are members of FEMA's Disaster Survival Assistance Team (DSAT) who were deployed to Florida following major flash flooding along parts of the Florida Panhandle.
Crestview, Fla., May 17, 2014 -- FEMA Disability Integration Coordinator, Mike Houston demonstrates equipment used to assist the hearing impaired apply for disaster assistance at the Disaster Recovery Center in Crestview, Florida.
Crestview, Fla., May 17, 2014 -- FEMA Disability Integration Coordinator, Mike Houston demonstrates equipment used to assist the hearing impaired apply for disaster assistance at the Disaster Recovery Center in Crestview, Florida.
Pensacola, Fla., May 10, 2014 -- Destroyed home caused by flash flooding in the Crescent Lake neighborhood of Pensacola, Florida. Torrential rain from a pair of thunderstorm triggered major flash flooding along parts of the Florida Panhandle. Andrea Booher/FEMA
Pensacola, Fla., May 10, 2014 -- Destroyed home caused by flash flooding in the Crescent Lake neighborhood of Pensacola, Florida. Torrential rain from a pair of thunderstorm triggered major flash flooding along parts of the Florida Panhandle. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 19, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center located at the Brownsville Community Center is transitioning on Monday, June 23, to a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center. Survivors will still be able to obtain disaster-related information after the center transitions.  
June 16, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Survivors have until 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to visit two joint state/federal disaster recovery centers in Okaloosa and Walton counties, but assistance is still available and only a phone call away. It is not necessary for those affected by the disaster to visit a center in order to register for or receive disaster assistance. In fact, people with storm-related losses are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a center.
June 16, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – People who are repairing or rebuilding damaged property can get advice from a Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialist at two Pensacola home improvement stores. Hazard mitigation specialists who are knowledgeable about property cleanup and rebuilding safer and smarter will be offering advice and guidance Tuesday, June 17, through Thursday, June 26. Specialists will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays at the following locations:
June 10, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center located at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center is transitioning Wednesday, June 11, to a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan outreach center. SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the loan outreach center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program and explain the application process. Survivors can get help applying for or closing low-interest disaster loans. The center is located at: Gulf Breeze Recreation Center
June 10, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who were unemployed as a result of the April 28 to May 6, 2014, severe storms and flooding, have until Monday, June 9, to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits. Residents of Okaloosa and Walton counties have until Thursday, June 12, to apply, and Jackson County residents have until Monday, June 23, to apply.
June 10, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – One month after severe storms, tornadoes and flooding hit parts of the Florida Panhandle, almost $50 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been approved as survivors continue to rebuild their homes, businesses and communities.

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