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Florida Elected Officials Urge FEMA, State Government Help Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona

After Hurricane Fiona slammed into Puerto Rico this week, elected officials across Florida called on both the federal and state governments to take action. Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--paired up with...

Marco Rubio Joins Bill Hagerty’s Call for White House to Address Electric Infrastructure Supply...

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., showcased his support for U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty’s, R-Tenn., effort to push the White House to focus on the Southeast’s electric infrastructure as the heart of hurricane...
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Frederica Wilson: FEMA Sending Funds to Miami-Dade for Debris Removal for Surfside Towers Collapse

This week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a $1,053,279 grant to the Miami-Dade County for debris removal operations as a result of the Surfside Champlain...

Carlos Gimenez Helps Create Bipartisan Congressional Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Caucus

This week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., helped launch the Bipartisan Congressional Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Caucus. Gimenez joined U.S. Reps. Troy Carter, D-La., Nancy Mace, R-SC, and Joe Neguse, D-Col., to found the new...
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Florida Delegation Writes FEMA on Supply Chain Shortages Affecting Electric Cooperatives and Municipalities

This week, the Florida delegation, led by U.S. Reps. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., and Al Lawson, D-Fla., led a letter to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell regarding supply chain shortages affecting Florida’s electric cooperatives and municipalities. Recent...

Jimmy Patronis Urges DHS to Fix Supply Chain Problems Before Hurricanes Impact Florida

Last week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to raise concerns on supply chain issues impacting hurricane response and...

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...

Ron DeSantis: SBA Loans Available to Floridians Impacted by Tornadoes in January

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) granted the state’s request for a Disaster Declaration, which makes disaster loans available...
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