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Ron DeSantis Takes Aim at Biden White House Over Vaccinations

The tiff started when White House spokesperson Jen Psaki singled out Florida as a place that had plenty of vaccines. DeSantis defended the state by explaining that what Florida has in stock are second doses already promised to seniors and that his administration would not renege on that promise for the booster shot.

FEMA Sending $245 Million to Help Florida With COVID-19 Vaccinations

The award provides expedited federal funding to reimburse 100 percent of costs related to the state’s vaccination program for a 90-day period.
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Florida Congresswomen Will Lead House Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., who rose to serve as the chief of the Orlando Police Department, announced last week that she will chair the subcommittee which is under the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee.

Rick Scott Wants Info from FEMA on Funds Headed to New York

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following reports that President Joe Biden is working with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, to give New York City and the state of New York $2 billion in additional FEMA emergency funding.
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FEMA Sending $13.5 Million to Panhandle to Help Hurricane Michael Recovery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Tuesday that it has approved three projects totaling more than $13.5 million for the state of Florida to reimburse Bay District Schools, Washington County and Springfield Baptist Church in Panama City for Hurricane Michael recovery work.
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Marco Rubio Gets FEMA Contracts Reform Bill Through Congress

Pairing up with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., back at the start of April 2019, Rubio introduced the “Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act” which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure more effective use and management of its advance contracts for goods and services” and “requires federal preparedness actions to be coordinated with states and localities to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”

Jimmy Patronis: Utility Workers Need COVID-19 Vaccinations Before Hurricane Season Starts

Patronis announced that he issued a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requesting they coordinate with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop more detailed guidance on providing utility workers the COVID-19 vaccine before the 2021 hurricane season, which starts on June 1. 

Record Number of Hurricanes in the Atlantic in 2020

This year’s storm season, which started early when Tropical Storm Arthur formed on May 16, officially ended this week as the most active since official record-keeping began in 1851.
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FEMA Sending Almost $12 Million to Tallahassee, Big Bend for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Gadsden District Schools is receiving $1,404,477 and Tallahassee is receiving $10,561,390.
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FEMA Sending $12 Million to Florida to Help Hurricane Michael Recovery

These grants are funded by FEMA’s Public Assistance program, an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) works with FEMA during all phases of the program and reviews projects prior to FEMA final approval.

Neal Dunn, Darren Soto Team Up on FEMA Loan Interest Payment Relief Act

On Friday, Dunn introduced the proposal which will “reimburse local governments and electric cooperatives for interest incurred on loans used to restore essential functions after natural disasters since the “interest paid on emergency loans is often a cost passed on to taxpayers and ratepayers alike.”

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: FEMA Sending $19.4 Million to Keys to Help Hurricane Irma Recovery

The Florida Keys Electric Cooperative will be getting the bulk of the funds--$11,105,629.07--coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).