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Dan Webster Wants to Speed Up Federal Disaster Recovery for Small and Rural Areas

Last week, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., threw his support behind a proposal from U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., “to help expedite disaster recovery efforts, particularly in small and rural areas.” Graves brought out the...
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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 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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FEMA Sending $1.9 Million to Washington County for Hurricane Michael Recovery

With the help of more than $1.9 million from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), Washington County will acquire and demolish 20 repetitively flooded residential properties in Chipley and Vernon.
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Francis Rooney Leads Florida Congressional Reps in Calling on FEMA to Waive Cost-Share Requirements

Rooney led seven other members of the Florida delegation in sending President Donald Trump a letter on the matter.
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Ted Deutch Brings Out Emergency Supply Chain Transparency Act Focusing on PPE

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has introduced a proposal to use the Defense Protection Act and the Stafford Act to ensure more transparency for the federal government and the private sector when it comes to distributing personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Call for Ron DeSantis to Issue Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order

Several Florida Democrats in the U.S. House sent a letter this week to Gov. Ron DeSantis, calling on him to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to protect Floridians, particularly older residents and those with underlying health issues, and help the already-strained health care system.
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