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 10, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Survivors of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Jackson County have until 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7, to visit the registration intake center. The State Emergency Response Team and the Federal Emergency Management Agency closely monitor visits by disaster survivors at all centers. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through June 7.
June 10, 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 area home improvement stores. Hazard mitigation specialists who are knowledgeable about property cleanup and rebuilding safer and smarter will be offering advice and guidance from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, until June 15, at the following locations: Home Depot, 5309 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola
June 10, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – There are still four disaster recovery centers and one registration intake center open to assist survivors of the recent severe storms and flooding in Escambia, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. The hours of operation for the disaster recovery centers and registration intake center, this week, are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Center locations are: Escambia County Brownsville Community Center 3100 W. DeSoto St. Pensacola, FL 32505  
June 10, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – With many Floridians on the road to recovery from the recent storms and flooding, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials warn of scam artists. “We understand that survivors are anxious to get repairs done and get the help they need to put their lives back in order,” said State Coordinating Officer Bryan Koon. “As you begin repairs, please take the necessary steps to ensure that you are hiring legitimate, responsible contractors.”
June 10, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center located at the Milton campus of Pensacola State College is transitioning Monday, June 2, 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 out low-interest disaster loans. The center is located at: Pensacola State College
June 10, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Florida Panhandle survivors who have registered for disaster assistance are urged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and keep their contact information current throughout the recovery process. If survivors change their addresses, telephone numbers, bank accounts or insurance information, they should update that information with FEMA.

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