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FDEM to Join Irma Recovery Roundtable with FEMA, Keys Officials

Today, Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Wes Maul will participate in a roundtable discussion regarding ongoing storm recovery efforts in the Florida Keys. Also in attendance will be the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Federal Emergency Management Agency...


FDEM Eliminates Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine Reimbursement Review Backlog

Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that it has successfully eliminated a backlog of reviews of federal reimbursement projects for Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, and that there are no longer any delays associated with state reviews. This means recovery projects are...


Orlando Multi-Agency Resource Center To Serve Those Impacted By Hurricane Maria Through End Of The Month

Orlando, FL – Since the opening of the Orlando MARC, both at the current location and its original site at Orlando International Airport, the Division and its partners have served more than 34,000 individuals impacted by Hurricane Maria. Division partners who have supported the MARC include the...


Governor Scott: After Months of Advocating, Federal Disaster Relief Heading to Florida

After months of advocating for Congress to pass disaster relief for Florida, Governor Scott made the following statement following the passage of disaster funding for Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas and California. Governor Rick Scott said, “For months, we have worked to ensure that Florida is...


Governor Scott Directs DEP to Expedite Additional Marine Debris Clean-Up in Monroe County Waterways

Governor Rick Scott today announced that, at his direction, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), with assistance from the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), has signed an agreement with Monroe County to assist in the clean-up and removal of marine debris caused by...


Notice of Public Meeting - St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant Exercise

The Division of Emergency Management announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. Date and Time: February 16, 2018 11:00am Place: St. Lucie County Public Safety Building 15305 West Midway Road Fort Pierce,...


Gov. Scott Announces $1 Million Investment to Connect Hurricane Maria Evacuees with Jobs

Also Announces FEMA Case Management Agreement and Housing Information Request KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined a town hall in Kissimmee with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and announced the following: A $1 million investment in 12 of Florida’s local workforce development...


Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources being deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria. See below for more information on what the State of Florida is doing to support Puerto Rico: DIVISION OF EMERGENCY...


Deadline Approaching in Florida for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Drought

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that Jan. 24, 2018 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Florida as a...


Orlando International Airport Multi-Agency Resource Center Moving Into Community

Orlando, FL – The Florida Division of Emergency Management is currently working with our local, state and federal partners to transition the Orlando International Airport (MCO) Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) to a location within the community. Many of the individuals affected by Hurricane...


Governor Scott’s Securing Florida’s Future Budget Keeps Florida Prepared For Natural Disasters

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Scott’s Securing Florida’s Future budget invests $1.4 billion in the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) for emergency preparedness, response and recovery. These investments include ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma, the largest storm in recent history...


DEM Outlines Recovery Process Improvements

In order to distribute federal funding from disasters more efficiently, the Division of Emergency Management has taken various steps to improve our processes. DEM is 100% committed to helping local communities efficiently navigate this complex federal process. DEM has taken aggressive action to...

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