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12/4/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Thanks President Trump and HUD Secretary Carson for Additional $326 Million in Hurricane Recovery Dollars for Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Michael and Irma

Northwest Florida to receive an additional $287 million for a total of $735 million; Irma-impacted areas to receive an additional $38.6 million for a total of $1.36 billion

12/3/2019

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Ended

On Sunday, December 1, the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially came to a close. During the 2019 Hurricane Season, there were 18 named storms, including six hurricanes, of which three were major, including Hurricane Dorian. “The 2019 Hurricane Season gave Florida a much needed break...

11/18/2019

Florida Division of Emergency Management Supports Governor DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget Proposal

Today, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued the following statement: "In Governor DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget recommendations, he has once again demonstrated his unwavering dedication to helping Floridians impacted by disasters. Since...

11/12/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $380 Million for Florida’s Timber Industry for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $380 million in grant funding for Florida's timber industry following the impact of Hurricane Michael. USDA announced this funding today as part of an $800 million package to agricultural producers in...

11/5/2019

DR-4468-FL Public Notice 001

PUBLIC NOTICE The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Dorian beginning August 28, 2019 until September 09, 2019. This notice applies to the...

10/17/2019

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Florida’s First Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator has been Hired and will be Deployed to Northwest Florida

Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has hired Darcy Abbott as the first Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator in Florida's history. The First Lady made the announcement at the Florida Behavioral Health Association's 'Behavioral...

10/11/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces FDEM has Awarded More Than $1 Billion for Hurricane Recovery Since January 8

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has crossed the billion-dollar mark in hurricane recovery funding since January 8. This milestone comes as a direct result of major policy and procedure changes at FDEM to allow funding to be distributed...

10/11/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis and FDEM Award $150.9 Million to Bay County and $20 Million to Mexico Beach for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded $150.9 million to Bay County and $20 million to Mexico Beach to help the communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Michael. Specifically, these funds will reimburse Mexico Beach for...

10/11/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $28 Million for Northwest Florida

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $28 million investment for Northwest Florida, one year after Hurricane Michael made landfall as a powerful Category 5 hurricane. Governor DeSantis is awarding nearly $3 million to Panama City through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund and requesting $25...

10/1/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis: State has Approved More Than $173 Million for Citrus Growers Recovering from Hurricane Irma

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has approved more than $173 million in payments to citrus growers impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Citrus Recovery Block Grant since January 2019. In total, Florida was awarded $340 million by USDA to...

10/1/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Has Approved More Than $100 Million in Mitigation Grants for Hurricane Irma

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has approved more than $100 million in mitigation grants for local governments impacted by Hurricane Irma through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This funding is used to help communities...

9/26/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.1 Million to Support Mexico Beach Fire Department and Law Enforcement Operations

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is awarding $1.1 million to Mexico Beach to support fire department and law enforcement operations as the city recovers from Hurricane Michael. This funding is part of the Hurricane Michael State...

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