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

May 17, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Additional disaster recovery centers are now open in Okaloosa and Walton counties to assist Florida Panhandle survivors affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. The disaster recovery centers will be open until 5 p.m. today, Saturday, May 17, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. Beginning Monday, May 19, the centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays. The centers are located at: Okaloosa County
May 17, 2014
News Release
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Floridians whose homes were damaged in the recent severe storms may encounter people posing as inspectors, government officials or contractors. These persons may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.FEMA employees DO NOT solicit or accept money from disaster survivors. Many legitimate disaster assistance employees may visit your property such as insurance agents, FEMA disaster survivor assistance teams and inspectors.Please keep these things in mind:
May 14, 2014
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Four Florida Panhandle counties are now eligible for additional disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The aid will help the state, local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofits cover disaster-related expenses and the repair or rebuilding of critical infrastructure.Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties were added Wednesday to the May 6 major disaster declaration for the severe storms and flooding that overwhelmed parts of the Panhandle from April 28 through May 6.
May 12, 2014
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Survivors in Okaloosa and Walton counties whose homes were damaged during the recent storms, tornadoes and flooding in the Florida Panhandle are now eligible to apply for Individual Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
May 11, 2014
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida survivors affected by the recent series of storms, tornadoes and flooding can now visit disaster recovery centers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties if they have questions about disaster assistance.The disaster recovery centers will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Center locations are:Escambia CountyBrownsville Community Center2100 W. DeSoto St.Pensacola, FL 32505 
May 10, 2014
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – Specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are reaching out to survivors in Florida’s hardest hit Panhandle communities to help individuals register for assistance. Survivors may meet a specialist in their neighborhood or speak to one on the phone.

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