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2005-03-17 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- With the 2005 hurricane season nearly upon us, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced publication of an updated, in-depth guide to citizen disaster preparedness titled, “Are You Ready?” The publication is available to individuals, families and community preparedness groups who are looking for a comprehensive information source of what to do before, during and after a disaster strikes.

2005-03-16 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that all FEMA/State Emergency Response Team (SERT) Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Saturdays. The Disaster Recovery Centers will continue to operate Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, until further notice.

2005-03-16 05:00 - News Release

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2005-03-15 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The year 2004 was a year most Floridians are happy to have behind them. The unprecedented damage - both physical and emotional - resulting from four major hurricanes crisscrossing Florida has taken its toll on citizens throughout the state.

2005-03-14 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Many homeowners are required to carry flood insurance by their mortgage company if the house is located in a floodplain, or Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Even if they live in the floodplain, homeowners can take steps to lower the risk of future flooding, and that can reduce flood insurance premiums, suggest disaster recovery officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Response Team (SERT).

2005-03-10 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- In the wake of "Ivan the Terrible" visiting Florida's Panhandle area six months ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues its efforts to revive impacted coastal cities and communities.

2005-03-10 05:00 - News Release

» Florida Individual Assistance County Data ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster aid for Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in Florida has surpassed $4.4 billion, according to officials of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Response Team (SERT). More than 1.24 million victims have applied for federal and state assistance.

2005-03-10 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it would provide financial assistance to Florida counties for debris removal from public rights-of-way through April 20. The extension was made because of health and safety concerns in the disaster-stricken counties.

2005-03-07 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. --Flood insurance can help some Florida policyholders reduce losses from flooding in two ways.

2005-03-07 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) units, operated by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida's State Emergency Response Team (SERT), will be open at the following locations from Monday, March 7 through Saturday, March 19, 2005 (through March 26 in Riviera Beach, FL): Brevard CountyFire AdministrationHQ/City Council Chambers300 Brunson Blvd.Cocoa FL 32922 Escambia CountyWarrington VFD 20 North Navy Blvd.Pensacola, FL 32507