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CRAIG FUGATE APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF FDEM

Governor-Elect Charlie Crist on Monday, December 18, appointed Craig Fugate as Director of the Division of Emergency Management, Ruben Almaguer as Deputy Director of the Division, and Monesia Brown Director of the Agency for Workforce Innovation.

“These individuals bring unparalleled qualifications as well as heartfelt desire to serve the public good in their respective offices,” said Governor-Elect Crist. “I look forward to working with them to ensure Florida’s best years are still ahead.”

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2006 HURRICANE SEASON ENDS QUIETLY

STATE OFFICIALS URGE YEAR - ROUND PREPAREDNESS, GET A PLAN!

Picture of Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, Ben Nelson and Craig FugateLt. Governor Toni Jennings today joined state emergency management officials to note the end of the 2006 Hurricane Season. This year, the Atlantic Basin produced 9 named storms, 5 major storms, and the state was impacted by two landfalling systems, tropical storms Alberto and Ernesto. Lt. Gov. Jennings reminded Floridians that even though the season was quiet, individual and business preparedness should continue year-round.

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ARCTIC COLD TO PLUNGE INTO NORTH FLORIDA ON THURSDAY NIGHT

Residents should prepare for record low temperatures in North Florida on Friday Night

ColdState emergency management officials are urging residents across north Florida to prepare for record cold temperatures and low wind chills beginning Thursday night. A blast of cold air originating in Canada will spill into north Florida on Thursday evening. Temperatures are forecast to fall into the 20s across most of north Florida Thursday night, with wind chills falling into the teens in the Panhandle. Freeze watches have been issued for most of north Florida for Thursday night. As winds subside on Friday evening, record cold temperatures are expected in north Florida, with temperatures falling below freezing (32 degrees and below) into north central sections of the state, including the Nature Coast.

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CIEM

EMERGENCY MANAGERS TO MEET FOR ANNUAL “CURRENT ISSUES” SEMINARS - SESSION TWO OCTOBER 24-25 2006

Over 100 local and county emergency management officials will convene next week at the State Emergency Operations Center for the second session of the 2006 Current Issues in Emergency Management Seminars.

Read Full Release (PDF) | View Session 2 CIEM Agenda (PDF)| View the Slides

 

MAX MAYFIELD

GOVERNOR BUSH AND FLORIDA CABINET HONORS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER DIRECTOR MAX MAYFIELD

Resolution highlights the 34-year career of public service to the residents of Florida

Governor Jeb Bush and members of the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday honored 34-years of public service by Max Mayfield, director of the Tropical Prediction and National Hurricane Center (TPC /NHC). Mayfield, 58, has served as the NHC’s Director since January 2000, will retire at the end of this year. Director Mayfield was joined in the proceedings by Division of Emergency Management Director Craig Fugate, members of the State Emergency Response Team, and the Mayfield family.

MY SAFE FLORIDA HOME PROGRAM

MY SAFE FLORIDA HOME PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM FLORIDIANS AROUND THE STATE FOR FREE HOME INSPECTIONS!

To help Floridians identify how they can strengthen their homes against hurricanes and to reduce hurricane damage exposure in our state, the Florida Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program will offer free home inspections by qualified hurricane mitigation inspectors to eligible homeowners.

For more information on how you can beter protect your Florida home please call
1-800-342-2762 OR 850-413-3089 OR vist www.mysafefloridahome.com

HMGP APPLICATIONS

HMGP APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR HURRICANES DENNIS AND KATRINA

The Division of Emergency Management received a total of 176 project applications for funding consideration under the HMGP for Hurricanes Dennis and Katrina. A detailed list of applications received is now available.

Dennis Application (PDF) | Katrina Application (PDF)

DIRECTOR FUGATE INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL GUARD HALL OF FAME

The National Guard Association of Florida inducted Florida Director of Emergency Management William “Craig” Fugate into its Hall of Fame, during the organization's annual state conference held in Jacksonville, June 24. Mr. Fugate was named the 2006 Inductee into the Hall of Fame during an evening banquet attended by Florida National Guard leadership and Gov. Jeb Bush.

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HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

The Department of Community Affairs, Division of Emergency Management is pleased to announce the availability of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds as a result of the recent Presidential Disaster Declarations (FEMA-1609-DR-FL). The HMGP is authorized by Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act and is designed to assist communities in implementing mitigation measures designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects. DEM is soliciting applications and encourage all eligible applicants to identify and submit applications that address eligible mitigation activities that are designed to reduce your community's overall risk to hazards. The amount of funding available to the state is based on 7.5% of the total federal disaster assistance for these events. The application period will close September 15, 2006. Therefore, all applications must be postmarked by September 15, 2006. The Department encourages and welcomes the submittal of complete applications at anytime during this cycle.

Applications and Forms | Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding Program (PDF)

HMGP APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

The Department of Community Affairs, Division of Emergency Management is pleased to announce a series of workshops in that will assist potential applicants with the preparation of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application. The workshop will help attendees understand the requirements of the grant program and components of the application.

Workshop Announcement (PDF)

FLORIDA CABINET APPROVES STATEWIDE EMERGENCY SHELTER PLAN

The Florida Cabinet approved the 2006 Statewide Emergency Shelter Plan. Since 1999, state, federal and local agencies have created 851,471 shelter spaces – approximately 80% of the state's shelter demand. In 2000, Governor Bush championed legislation to provide an annual allocation of $3 million from the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund to increase shelter space. Today, Florida can provide shelter to 824,707 people in general public shelters and 26,764 in special needs shelters.

View Full Story (PDF) | 2006 Statewide Shelter Plan

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PREPAREDNESS AND ASSISTANCE COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM

The Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance (EMPA) Competitive Grants Preliminary Scores and Rankings are now available.

Federal and State Program Grants

GET A PLAN!

FLORIDA LAUNCHES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

For First Time Ever, Floridians Can Access New Online, Interactive Tool to Create Tailor-Made Family and Business Preparedness Plans

GET A PLAN! - For First Time Ever, Floridians Can Access New Online, Interactive Tool to Create Tailor-Made Family and Business Preparedness PlansFlorida Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, along with the Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Association of Broadcasters, unveiled an unprecedented new public opinion and outreach campaign to promote hurricane preparedness across Florida. The multi-million dollar project, called for by Gov. Jeb Bush during his 2006 State of the State address, will be the largest, most comprehensive public education effort on hurricane preparedness in Florida history. With a simple theme calling on Floridians to “GET A PLAN!”, the campaign will be targeted toward residents who have the means and ability to be prepared in the event of a major storm, but are not.

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FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE TOLL SUSPENSIONS EXPANDED TO BOTH DIRECTIONS ON THE HOMESTEAD EXTENSION—MORE SUSPENSIONS TAKE EFFECT TOMORROW MORNING 8/28

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CARBON MONOXIDE 8/28

HAND WASHING CAN HELP PREVENT ILLNESS 8/28

GUIDELINES FOR FEEDING INFANTS 8/28

GUIDELINES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN 8/28

MEDICATIONS IN DISASTER SITUATIONS 8/28

MAKING A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT 8/28

HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN OF CARBON MONOXIDE DANGERS 8/28

MAKING A FAMILY PLAN FOR DISASTERS & EMERGENCIES 8/28

DISASTER PREPARATION FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 8/28

BRONSON ASKS RESIDENTS TO REPORT PRICE-GOUGING 8/28

NOTICE OF TOLL SUSPENSIONS FOR THE HOMESTEAD EXTENSION OF FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE 8/28


TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE UPGRADED TO TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO 8/25

TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOUR UPGRADED TO TROPICAL STORM DEBBY 8/22

DHS ADJUSTS THREAT LEVEL FROM RED TO ORANGE FOR IN-BOUND FLIGHTS FROM THE UK 8/14/2006

WESTERN HEMISPHERE TRAVEL INITIATIVE PROPOSED RULE OUTLINES NEW DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR AND SEA TRAVEL 8/11/2006

FLORIDA OFFICIALS MONITOR CHANGE IN AVIATION THREAT LEVELS 8/10/2006

GUIDANCE FOR AIRLINE PASSENGERS 8/10/2006

CHRIS WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8/4

TROPICAL DEPRESSION THREE UPGRADED TO TROPICAL STORM CHRIS 8/1

ONE MONTH DOWN, DO YOU HAVE A PLAN? 7/3

Residential Construction Mitigation Program Notice of Funding Availabilty 6/16/2006

HALSTEAD NAMED BUREAU CHIEF 3/21/2006

FY 2006 APPLICATION CYCLE FOR THE CERT AND CITIZEN CORPS GRANT PROGRAMS
CERT Application Scores (PDF) | Citizen Corps Application Scores (PDF)

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OPENS NEW KEY WEST OFFICE 3/30/2006

HMGP APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO AID VICTIMS OF SEVERE FLOODING IN PINELLAS, HILLSBOROUGH AND PASCO COUNTIES

GOV BUSH STRESSES PRIORITIES IN 2006 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACADEMY GRADUATES 35 STUDENTS 2/27/2006

NDERSTAND PANDEMIC INFLUENZA AND AVIAN FLU

TATE OFFICIALS PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL HOMELAND SECURITY EXERCISE 2/6/2006

Governor Bush Announces 2006-2007 Executive Budget

Hurricane Preparedness, Response and Recovery | Power Point Presentation

OVERNOR BUSH AND LT. GOVERNOR JENNINGS ANNOUNCE NEW FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY 2/6/2006

Florida Hazardous Weather Awareness Week 2/1/2006

Benefit-Cost Analysis Training

Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants

Guidelines for Reimbursement Under EMAC and In-State Mutual Aid - Katrina

 

 

 

 

 

 


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