News and Media: Disaster 4734

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Six months after Hurricane Idalia struck the Florida Big Bend as a major Category 3 hurricane, FEMA and its federal partners have provided more than $820 million to help with disaster recovery.
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Because of the unique location and extensive coastline, the state of Florida is frequently affected by hurricanes. As resilience starts at home, FEMA strongly encourages homeowners in Florida to take mitigation measures now to prepare you and your family against potential disasters.
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In a remarkable display of efficiency and dedication, FEMA swiftly activated its Direct Housing program to assist Hurricane Idalia survivors. As of Jan. 23, FEMA had placed all eligible households affected by Hurricane Idalia in temporary housing units, marking the successful completion of the “licensing-in” process.
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Recertification is a process that FEMA uses to re-evaluate the eligibility of Direct Housing occupants through monthly visits. It helps to motivate the occupants to fulfill their Permanent Housing Plan.
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Hurricane Idalia survivors who have been approved for Temporary Housing Units may stay in FEMA provided units for up to 18 months from the date of the disaster declaration while securing a permanent housing solution. They must, however, follow the terms and conditions of their Revocable License or Temporary Housing Agreement with FEMA.
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Florida; FEMA-4734-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4734-DR; Florida as a result of Hurricane Idalia beginning on August 27, 2023, and continuing.

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