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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.
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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.
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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.
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FEMA Sending Almost $7.2 Million to Bay District Schools for Hurricane Michael Expenses

The funds reimburse the district for the cost of inspections and emergency repairs to 42 buildings throughout the system, as well as water remediation to those facilities after the storm. Previously, FEMA awarded $355,464 for these costs.
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Mario Diaz-Balart Call on FEMA to Work With Puerto Rico...

Three Republicans in the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill--U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart--called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to work with the government of Puerto Rico on COVID-19 vaccinations.

FEMA Announces $16.2 Million Headed to the Panhandle for Hurricane Michael Expenses

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. FDEM works with FEMA during all phases of the program and reviews projects prior to FEMA final approval.
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FEMA Sending $9.2 Million to FDEM for Hurricane Michael Costs

The funds reimburse FDEM for costs associated with deploying personnel from dozens of law enforcement agencies throughout the state to assist with security, traffic control and other law enforcement functions in counties that were designated for federal disaster assistance after the storm.
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Al Lawson: Floridians Who Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19 Can Use Stimulus Funds for...

The funeral assistance program was part of the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package passed and signed into law last month.
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FEMA Sending $17.1 Million to Florida Government for Hurricane Michael Recovery

FDC is receiving $6,458,521 in reimbursement for the cost of responding to the disaster. This is the completion of an expedited project, initially awarded in August 2019 at 50 percent of eligible costs incurred.
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Florida Congressional Representatives Oppose FEMA’s Proposed Change of Disaster Assistance Process

On December 14, FEMA published a notice of proposed rulemaking, which would tighten eligibility requirements for Public Assistance and significantly reduce the disaster relief funds states could receive from the program
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Florida’s Senators Want FEMA, HHS to Ensure COVID-19 Vaccines Not Disrupted During Hurricane Season

Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott sent a letter to officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting answers as to whether they have contingency plans in place to prevent potential weather disruptions to Florida’s vaccine administration effort.

Federal Government, Ron DeSantis Launch Four COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Across Florida

Each site will administer 2,000 vaccines per day. Additionally, each site will have two smaller, mobile satellite sites that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas. Through this hub and spoke model each group of one primary site and two satellite sites will offer 3,000 vaccinations per day.
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