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2019-08-13 16:40 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of Dania Beach will receive a more than $1.8 million federal grant to make its city hall building – which also houses the city’s emergency operations center – more resistant to wind damage and to install a back-up generator.

2019-07-30 19:41 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) will receive a $3,423,855 grant to help defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse the state for the costs of contracting to provide such services as base camps, temporary staffing, supplies, and other items needed for performing emergency protective measures throughout the state. This funding is in addition to roughly $28 million FEMA already provided to the state for similar activities.

2019-07-30 19:37 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,015,575 for the State of Florida to help Lee County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-07-30 19:35 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,581,446 for the State of Florida to help the City of Cape Coral defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-07-30 19:34 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,426,503 for the State of Florida to help the Town of Southwest Ranches defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-07-30 19:32 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,969,981 for the State of Florida to help Clay County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-07-30 19:30 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,927,917 for the State of Florida to help Lake County defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-07-30 19:27 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,719,836 for the State of Florida to help the City of Jacksonville defray the costs of rebuilding dunes on city beaches damaged by Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the cost of rebuilding dunes along a seven-and-a-half mile stretch of beach using 56,280 cubic yards of new sand, as well as planting more than a quarter million dune plants – primarily sea oat – on parts of the beach.

2019-07-30 19:22 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $4,099,091 for the State of Florida to help the City of Jacksonville defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the cost of overtime worked by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department before, during and after Irma struck the city. The 1,400-member department logged nearly 43,000 hours of overtime between Sept. 4 and Oct. 3, 2017.

2019-07-30 19:21 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,606,214 for the State of Florida to help the City of Ocala defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Ocala between Sept. 18 and Oct. 17, 2017 following the September 2017 storm. During that time period, the city’s contractor gathered, hauled away and disposed of 91,771 cubic yards of vegetative debris from public rights of way.