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Federal Government Working With Florida After Hurricane Ian Struck the State

President Joe Biden approved Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request for a major disaster declaration this morning. The declaration authorizes FEMA to provide individual assistance for survivors in nine counties -- Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough,...
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Joe Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Florida

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Ian beginning Sept. 23 and...

Ron DeSantis Asks Joe Biden for Major Disaster Declaration After Hurricane Ian Hits Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis requested President Joe Biden grant a Major Disaster Declaration for all 67 counties, for all categories, and all types of assistance, due to the ongoing devastating impacts of Hurricane Ian. If granted,...

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...

Neal Dunn, Darren Soto Get FEMA Loan Interest Payment Relief Act Through the House

Two members of the Florida delegation–Republican U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn and Democrat U.S. Rep. Darren Soto–scored a win this week as their “FEMA Loan Interest Payment Relief Act” was included in the “Resilient Assistance...
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