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2019-09-04 13:36 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of Marco Island will receive a nearly $2.5 million federal grant to install back-up generators at its sewer pumping stations that will keep electricity on and the system operating during a power outage.

2019-09-04 13:33 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Department of Financial Services will receive a $2,556,177 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 mobilizing 72 teams of first responders from 57 police, fire and rescue departments around the state. These personnel conducted swift water rescues, responded to citizens calls for fire-fighting assistance or emergency medical assistance, and provided security at shelters and other facilities.

2019-09-03 20:09 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $3,099,171 for the State of Florida to help defray the costs of rebuilding dunes and beaches in St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia Counties damaged by Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-09-03 20:07 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,058,473 for the State of Florida to help defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma from the Florida Turnpike system under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-09-03 20:03 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,978,470 for the State of Florida to help defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma from Highway District 4 under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-09-03 20:00 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,967,042 for the State of Florida to help the Town of Miami Lakes defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-09-03 18:48 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $2,182,250 for the State of Florida to help Collier County defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the cost of overtime worked by first responders, road crews and other county employees to set up and operate an emergency operations center and shelters, perform search and rescue, repair damage and evacuate residents between Sept. 4 and Oct. 3, 2017.

2019-09-03 18:46 - News Release

Orlando, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,219,807 for the State of Florida to help Hernando County defray the costs of responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the cost of overtime worked by first responders, road crews and other county employees to set up and operate an emergency operations center and shelters, repair damage and evacuate residents. Contractors were also paid to provide services during the period between Sept. 4 and Oct. 18, 2017.

2019-09-03 15:13 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,215,735 for the State of Florida to help the City of Palm Bay defray the costs of debris removal for Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-09-03 15:10 - News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,726,427 for the State of Florida to help the City of Port St. Lucie 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 Port St. Lucie between Sept. 18 and Oct. 17, 2017 following the September 2017 storm. During that time period, city workers and contractors gathered, hauled away and disposed of 39,417 cubic yards of vegetative debris from public rights of way.