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FEMA: Joe Biden Increasing Federal Funding for Hurricane Ian Debris Removal

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced on Wednesday that President Joe Biden made additional disaster assistance available to the state of Florida by authorizing an increase in the level of federal funding for debris removal...

NOAA Predicts Above-Average Hurricane Season in the Atlantic

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive...

Rick Scott Asks FEMA About How Short Supplies, Inflation Impacting Hurricane Readiness

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell ahead of the 2022 Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1st. With inflation continuing to impact...

Rick Scott Urges Floridians to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Last month, Scott and his colleagues in the U.S. Senate, including U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure the agency is prepared for a potential workforce shortage ahead of the 2021 hurricane season. Scott and Rubio with other U.S. senators from the region sent the letter to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell.
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Florida’s Senators Want to Know How FEMA Will Handle Hurricane Season With Workforce Shortage

FEMA, which is currently deployed to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic, is also tasked with the crisis on the southern border. Hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30.

NOAA Predicts ‘Above-Normal’ Hurricane Season

“For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) is expected. NOAA provides these ranges with a 70 percent confidence.”
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Rick Scott Wants Fairness for Florida as FEMA Reforms National Flood Insurance Program

As FEMA works to make much-needed changes to NFIP and implement its new rating system, Scott urged the agency to make improvements to ensure fairness for Florida’s families and businesses.