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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...

Ron DeSantis Showcases $23.1 Million for Northwest Florida

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded more than $23.1 million in funding to Northwest Florida communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund and Community Development Block Grant programs. “The best defense is...

Ron DeSantis: $7.1 Million Available to Floridians Impacted by Southwest Florida Tornadoes

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) joined local Community Action Agencies in Charlotte and Lee counties to announce the availability of more than $7.1 million in funding and...

Ron DeSantis Launches Donation Portal for Southwest Florida Tornado Survivors

Following the federal government’s denial of Florida’s request to provide assistance to individuals impacted by the tornadoes that touched down in Charlotte and Lee counties on January 16, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida...

Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order to Help Florida Farmers After January Freeze

On Wednesday night, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-27 (Emergency Management – Freezing Temperatures, Harm to Agriculture). Since Friday, January 28, the Florida Division of Emergency Management has been working closely with each of...
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Jeff Brandes, Ben Diamond Want to Stop Disasters from Phosphogypsum Stacks Like Piney Point...

This week, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and state Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, introduced a bill “to improve the abatement efforts of imminent hazards caused by phosphogypsum stacks in Florida.” Both men pointed...

Ron DeSantis: FDEM Has Awarded More than $5 Billion in Disaster Recovery Funds Since...

At an event in Panama City last week highlighting Hurricane Michael recovery, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded more than $5 billion in disaster recovery funding...
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FEMA Sending Almost $1.3 Million to Help Tallahassee Recover From Hurricane Michael”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it has approved an additional $1,289,869 for the State of Florida to reimburse the city of Tallahassee for management costs following Hurricane Michael, bringing...
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FEMA Sending Almost $1.9 Million to First Baptist Church, Panama City for Hurricane Michael...

The funds will reimburse First Baptist Church for labor, materials and equipment which addressed the immediate threat to the health and safety of the general public in eight of the church's primary buildings to include mold remediation for high temperatures and water intrusion, tarping over roofs, boarding up windows, water removal and the use of dehumidifiers, fans, air conditioning units and multiple generator sets.
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Rick Scott: Floridians Need to Stay Alert as Tropical Storm Elsa Nears

“Tropical Storm Elsa is headed toward Florida, bringing life-threatening storm surge along our Gulf Coast, strong winds and very heavy rainfall. Communities in the Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Big Bend regions will face the most serious and dangerous weather, including the threat of tornadoes. We know severe weather can change very quickly and should not be underestimated,” Scott said. 

FEMA Sending $5.9 Million in Hurricane Michael Public Assistance Grants to Florida

On Wednesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it FEMA has approved grants totaling $5,926,692 to reimburse recovery expenses in Florida for Hurricane Michael in 2018. Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide...
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FEMA Sending $16.4 Million to Florida in Hurricane Michael Public Assistance Grants

Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide reimbursements to Bay County, the Florida Department of Corrections and the Family of God Baptist Church.
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