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8/30/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Provides Updates on Hurricane Dorian Preparedness, Activates Florida Disaster Fund

Governor Ron DeSantis received a full briefing from Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Director Jared Moskowitz and State Meteorologist Amy Godsey regarding Hurricane Dorian. The Governor also visited the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center, urging the community to prepare. Hurricane...

8/30/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Requests Pre-Landfall Disaster Declaration from President Donald Trump

Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump formally requesting that he declare a pre-landfall disaster as Florida prepares for Hurricane Dorian. Current forecasts project Hurricane Dorian will hit the East Coast of Florida as a major hurricane, possibly as strong as a Category 4....

8/30/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Provides Additional Updates on Hurricane Dorian Preparedness

2,500 Members of the Florida National Guard Have Been Activated Governor Ron DeSantis visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami as well as the Emergency Operations Centers in Brevard and Duval counties. The Governor is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency...

8/29/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Hurricane Dorian Briefing at National Hurricane Center, Issues Updates on Preparedness

State of Emergency Now Declared in All 67 Counties Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami where he received a full briefing on Hurricane Dorian. The Governor is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state...

8/28/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency, Urges Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-189, declaring a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane Dorian. The Governor is urging all Floridians on the East Coast to prepare for impacts, as the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center project Hurricane...

8/20/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Threshold Met for Increased Federal Cost Share for Hurricane Irma

Governor DeSantis announced that Hurricane Irma costs in Florida have reached $2.63 billion, triggering an increase in the federal cost share from 75 percent to 90 percent. Along with this announcement, Governor DeSantis submitted a letter to President Trump officially requesting this increase in...

8/8/2019

Notice of Public Meeting-Emergency Standby Material and Service Contracts

Notice of Public Meeting Request for Proposal RFP-DEM-18-19-033 Emergency Standby Material and Service Contracts The Division of Emergency Management announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. Date and Time: August 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Place: William E. Sadowski...

7/9/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis: FDEM has Awarded More Than $600 Million for Hurricane Recovery Since January 8

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that since January 8, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded more than $600 million in recovery funding for hurricanes Michael, Irma, Matthew and Hermine. This announcement follows new policies and procedures implemented at FDEM to...

7/1/2019

Notice of Public Meeting-Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program

Notice of Public Meeting Request for Proposal RFP-DEM-18-19-045 Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program The Division of Emergency Management announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. Date and Time: July 24, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Place: William E. Sadowski Office Building ...

6/26/2019

FDEM Donating an Additional 50 Trailers to Bay and Jackson Counties

Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that it is donating an additional 50 FEMA travel trailers to Bay and Jackson counties. With today's announcement, a total of 100 FEMA trailers have been donated to Panhandle counties recovering from Hurricane Michael. By securing...

6/24/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis, State Fire Marshall Jimmy Patronis, Commissioner Nikki Fried and FDEM Director Jared Moskowitz Urge Fire Safety This Summer

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis is joining CFO and State Fire Marshall Jimmy Patronis, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, and Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Jared Moskowitz in urging Florida residents and visitors to practice fire safety as dangerous fire conditions are...

6/21/2019

Florida Division of Emergency Management Celebrates Budget Signing

Today, following Governor Ron DeSantis signing the state budget, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued the following statement: "In the 2019 budget, the Governor's investment in hurricane response and recovery will not only help the Panhandle rebuild stronger than...

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