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DEM Announces Receipt of $343 Million in Citrus Grant Funds, Workshops to Assist Farmers to Apply

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) today announced the successful receipt of $343,221,216.73 in federal Florida Citrus Tree Recovery Program funds to help Florida citrus farmers recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma. DEM also announced that four workshops will be...


Gov. Scott: Florida Deploys Strike Teams, State Resources in Preparation of Florence

Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full briefing on Hurricane Florence from the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Governor Scott has also spoken to the governors of Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to offer support as they prepare for impacts from Hurricane Florence....


SBA Disaster Assistance Offered to Florida Small Businesses following DEM Advocacy

This week Governor Rick Scott and the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) will be made available to qualifying small businesses in Florida counties that have been adversely affected by red tide algal blooms and...


Notice of Public Meeting-FDEM Hurricane Season Preparedness Media Buy

The Division of Emergency Management announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. Invitation to Bid #ITB-DEM-18-19-003 Date and Time: September 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm Place: William E. Sadowski Office Building 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, ...


DEM Encourages Counties to Engage in Public Assistance Discussions

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) today reaffirmed its commitment to holding public meetings with local stakeholders in support of the Public Assistance (PA) application process. Counties are encouraged to work with their affected cities, municipalities, partners and constituents...


FDEM Urges Caution Ahead of Widespread Rainfall with Potential for Flooding

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials urge residents and visitors to use caution as an active weather pattern this week will result in several days of widespread showers and thunderstorms across the state. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur between Tuesday and Thursday,...


Gov. Scott Urges Legislative Approval of $340 Million Federal Grant for Florida’s Citrus Industry

Governor Rick Scott urged the legislative commission charged with granting spending authority to approve $340 million in federal funding to aid Florida’s citrus growers. Earlier this year, following months of Governor Scott fighting for critical funding and support for Florida’s citrus industry,...


Florida Division of Emergency Management Honored for Special Achievement in Geographic Information Systems

Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, presented the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) with Esri's Special Achievement in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Award (SAG) on July 11 at the annual Esri User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, FDEM...


Gov. Scott: Eastpoint Set to Receive 24 Relief Trailers

In a deal brokered by the State of Florida, 24 surplus travel trailers were purchased at bulk pricing from the federal General Services Administration (GSA) to aid victims of the Limerock Wildfire. These trailers were purchased at a rate of $8,500 each (a 37 percent negotiated discount) by Franklin...


Gov. Scott Issues Emergency Order to Combat Algal Blooms in South Florida

Governor Rick Scott today issued an emergency order in Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties to help combat algal blooms caused by Lake Okeechobee water discharges from the Army Corps of Engineers. This emergency declaration allows the Department of...


FEMA Approves FDEM’s 2018 Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan 2018 Update

The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that FEMA has approved the state’s 2018 update of the Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan. FEMA approved the plan for five years, effective through August 2023. A FEMA-approved mitigation plan is required for states to apply for certain...


State Continues to Provide Assistance Following Limerock Wildfire

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and other state agencies today continued to provide assistance and resources to Franklin County officials. This afternoon, Governor Rick Scott’s senior leadership, joined by Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, FDEM, the Department of Economic...

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