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2018-11-19 14:57 - News Release

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing to install blue roofs for survivors whose home roofs were damaged in Hurricane Michael. 

2018-11-19 12:40 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA specialists will be in Suwannee county to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer. If you choose to attend this event, FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement guidance with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

2018-11-16 19:52 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Disaster recovery centers in Calhoun and Gulf counties are relocating.The DRC at Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown will move from Sam Atkins park to the Blountstown Public Library, 17731 NE Pear St.The DRC in Wewahitchka outside of the town hall will move from outside of the town hall to the Wewahitchka Branch Library, 314 N. 2nd St.

2018-11-16 19:45 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – When you register for disaster assistance, the U.S. Small Business Administration may contact you to offer the opportunity to apply for a low-interest disaster loan to repair or rebuild your damaged home. An SBA disaster loan may be your best recovery step, particularly when repairs are not covered by other sources such as insurance. 

2018-11-16 13:21 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Ten Florida counties affected by Hurricane Michael are now eligible for federal assistance to help pay for the cost of repairing damaged public infrastructure and responding to the storm. FEMA announced that state and local government agencies, and certain private nonprofits including houses of worship, in these counties will now be eligible for assistance under FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program, which reimburses applicants for the cost of repairing or replacing damaged or destroyed infrastructure and the cost of responding to a disaster.

2018-11-15 18:41 - News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA is hiring people who live in areas affected by Hurricane Michael to join our recovery team as temporary employees. Hiring temporary staff locally allows FEMA to diversify the workforce while affording opportunities for survivors to help other survivors. Jobs are available in Tallahassee and other areas in Florida recovering from Hurricane Michael. If interested in joining FEMA as a Temporary Local Hire, applicants can view open positions on USAjobs.gov, and search keyword "FEMA" or "local hire" and "Florida" in the location field.

2018-11-14 15:03 - News Release

Q: I’d like to return home to start my family’s recovery, but the inspector said my home is uninhabitable. Is there assistance available so we can fix things? A: FEMA’s Home Repair Assistance is a grant to make basic repairs to an owner-occupied primary home so it’s safe, sanitary and functional. Safe, sanitary and functional homes meet the following conditions:

2018-11-14 14:48 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— There are several critical deadlines looming for Hurricane Michael survivors. Application deadlines for the following programs are fast approaching: 

2018-11-13 14:43 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Gulf and Jackson counties are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

2018-11-12 21:25 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Contractors managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers here in Florida passed the 5,000th blue roof installation milestone for Hurricane Michael survivors on November 11.