WASHINGTON, D.C. -- State officials report Florida's wildfire situation has diminished somewhat due to improved weather conditions. The past week brought much needed rainfall to large portions of the Florida peninsula - enough to bring some areas up to their normal monthly rainfall amount.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today that President Clinton has ordered federal emergency aid for Florida because of the extreme threat to populated areas posed by the recent outbreak of wildfires. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President took the action this afternoon after FEMA reported that prolonged dry conditions have sparked more than 2,600 wildfires, which burned over 221,800 acres of land and endangered numerous homes within the past two weeks.
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Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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