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Ron DeSantis Announces Additional Resources for Floridians Impacted by Wildfires

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced additional state resources through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to support families impacted by the wildfires in Northwest...

Jimmy Patronis Deploys Mental Health Professionals to the Panhandle to Help Firefighters, Responders

This week, in his role as state fire marshal, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the deployment of two mental health professionals from Indian River County Fire Rescue and Iona-McGregor Fire District...

FEMA, State Government Continue Efforts to Battle Fires in Bay County

With more than 10,000 acres in Bay County already impacted by wildfires and more than 1,100 homes evacuated, the federal and state governments continue their efforts to defeat it. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...

Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Defense Support Task Force Grants

The awards were given to the Northeast Florida Firewatch Council and the Bay County Board of County Commissioners.
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FEMA Sending $16.4 Million to Florida in Hurricane Michael Public Assistance Grants

Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide reimbursements to Bay County, the Florida Department of Corrections and the Family of God Baptist Church.
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FEMA Sending $2 Million to Bay County for Emergency Bypass Pumps

During storm events, the sanitary sewer system needs to continue circulation to prevent being overwhelmed by any increased volume from floodwaters. Installing emergency bypass pumps will mitigate sanitary sewer flooding and surcharging, allowing lift station pump operations to be maintained even without an external power supply.

Ron DeSantis: HUD Sending Almost $47 Million to Help Panhandle Recover From Hurricane Michael

DeSantis will send $46.9 million in Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds which will be handled by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida program.
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Ron DeSantis: FEMA Approves Major Disaster Declaration for 12 Counties Impacted by Hurricane Sally

The declaration includes public assistance for all categories in Escambia County and public assistance Category B (emergency protective measures) for Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington Counties. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) remains in close contact with FEMA to help additional counties receive the declaration for full public assistance.

Florida Officials Mark One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Michael

Florida officials marked the one year anniversary of Hurricane Michael which devastated the Panhandle and the Big Bend. Gov. Ron DeSantis was in the Panhandle on Thursday to announce he was asking the Legislature for...

Marco Rubio Ramps Up Effort to Get Hurricane Michael Relief Effort Through Congress

More than six months after Hurricane Michael slammed into Northwest Florida, recovery efforts are continuing. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., met with Panama City officials as he tries to get a relief package through Congress. 

Marco Rubio: FEMA Sending More than $50 Million to Florida Panhandle for Hurricane Recovery

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., announced on Monday that FEMA reached out to his office to inform him that more funds will be coming to North Florida. 

Six Months After Hurricane Michael, Coaches Join Legislators Urging More Relief for Northwest Florida

"This is America, this is Florida, and we’re letting our people live in those conditions? We’re letting our children suffer. We’re letting our children live in tents. It’s wrong."