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2005-03-07 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Floridians who suffered damages from last year's four hurricanes and have questions about state and federal assistance can get answers at 21 Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in the state. Those who applied to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before the February 28 deadline can check on the status of their applications at any DRC.

2005-03-02 05:00 - News Release

» Florida Individual Assistance County Data

2005-02-28 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The CVS Pharmacy Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 348 Racetrack Road Northwest in Fort Walton Beach will close permanently at noon on Saturday, March 5.

2005-02-28 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Recovery from the statewide damage occurring in the 2004 hurricane season takes resources from all aspects of the communities affected and from state and federal governments. To better understand the recovery process here is a look at how groups and agencies are working to help Floridians.

2005-02-26 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Just two days remain for individuals and small business owners in Florida to apply for federal assistance to replace losses from Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan or Jeanne. The deadline to register for federal disaster assistance is Monday, Feb. 28, 2005. “This is our last effort to reach out to any disaster victims who still haven’t registered,” said Craig Fugate, state coordinating officer for Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT).

2005-02-25 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Floridians who sustained damage during the 2004 hurricane season have only three days remaining to apply for disaster assistance. Monday, Feb. 28 is the last day applications will be accepted. “Applicants will have had more than six months to apply for federal aid,” said Craig Fugate, state coordinating officer for Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT). “The registration deadline has already been extended once to make sure everyone had a chance to get disaster assistance. If you have not registered, please call the toll-free number quickly.”

2005-02-24 05:00 - News Release

» Florida Individual Assistance ORLANDO, Fla. -- More than $4.2 billion has been approved for people of Florida who were affected by last year's four hurricanes - including nearly a half-billion dollars in Public Assistance funds for cities and counties.

2005-02-23 05:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Old Eckerd Building Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at 13390 Perdido Key Drive in Pensacola will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28.

2005-02-23 05:00 - News Release

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Residents of Escambia County are encouraged to attend a public meeting on Thursday to view the Draft Recovery Plan developed by the Long-Term Recovery Team, sponsored by the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). During the meeting residents will be able to review draft project descriptions and provide their comments and reactions on the projects. The meeting will be held at the Pensacola Civic Center, Thursday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

2005-02-23 05:00 - News Release

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Residents of Santa Rosa County are encouraged to attend a public meeting on Monday to view the Draft Recovery Plan developed by the Long-Term Recovery Team, sponsored by the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).