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6/21/2022

FDEM Meteorologists Share Important Hurricane Safety Tips

2022 Hurricane Season Outlook and Preparedness Video To view the video, click here. Today, State Meteorologists at the Florida Division of Emergency Management share important Hurricane Safety tips to help prepare Florida residents for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The National Oceanic and...

6/20/2022

FDEM Announces More Than $2 Million in Disaster Relief Funding for Residents Impacted by Southwest Florida Tornadoes through State Donation Portal and U.S. Small Business Administration

Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that more than $2 million in disaster relief funding has been provided to residents and businesses impacted by the January 2022 Southwest Florida tornadoes through charitable donations and the U.S. Small Business Administration...

6/7/2022

Freedom First Budget Strengthens Disaster Response and Recovery Capabilities and Supports Florida World-Class Urban Search and Rescue Teams

~Governor DeSantis Signs 2022-2023 Budget and Invests in Building Resilient Communities Statewide~ Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) highlighted Governor DeSantis' commitment to disaster preparedness, response and mitigation through the signing of the 2022-2023 budget. The...

5/27/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Encourages Floridians to Participate in Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Ahead of 2022 Hurricane Season

~The 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will last two weeks, beginning May 28 through June 10~ Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) encouraged Floridians to purchase disaster preparedness items during Florida’s Disaster Preparedness...

5/10/2022

Notice of Public Meeting Request for Proposal RFP-DEM-21-22-026 Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program

The Division will hold a public opening of the Proposals at the date and time below. Anyone who wants to attend, may do so via conference call. Currently, the Division is not open to the public. At the time of the meeting, the Division will open and read aloud the names of Respondents that came in...

5/4/2022

Governor DeSantis Announces U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Available to Residents Impacted by Southwest Florida Tornadoes

Governor 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 to individuals and businesses impacted by the January 2022 Southwest...

4/5/2022

Governor DeSantis Announces SBA Disaster Loans Available for Florida Businesses and Residents Impacted by Central Florida Tornado

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida businesses and residents affected by the tornado on March 12, 2022, may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA disaster declaration issued includes Marion County and the adjacent counties of...

3/21/2022

Executive Order 22-56 (Emergency Management- Severe Weather in Northeast and Central Florida)

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-56 (Emergency Management- Severe Weather in Northeast and Central Florida), which declares that a state of emergency exists in Clay, Highlands, Marion, and Putnam Counties. A copy of Executive Order 22-56 is provided below. A PDF copy is available...

3/21/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Nine to the State Emergency Response Commission

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Frances Coyle, Tracie Crawford, Michael Davis, Sam Graves, Sasha Jones, Adam "Shayne" Morgan, Dharma Ramos, Holland Thompson, and Colonel James Wiggins to the State Emergency Response Commission. Frances Coyle Coyle, of Tallahassee, is a Policy...

3/21/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Provides Relief to Lee and Charlotte Residents Impacted by Tornadoes

Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) distributed $430,000 to 43 households impacted by the Southwest Florida tornadoes through the State of Florida’s tornado donation portal. Within less than a month of launching the portal, more than $1.1 million has...

3/8/2022

State of Florida Issues Updates on Chipola Complex Response

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis, Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Secretary Dane Eagle and the Florida...

3/8/2022

State of Florida Issues Updates on Chipola Complex State Response, State Emergency Operations Center Activated to Level 2

Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) activated the State Emergency Operations Center to a Level 2 in response to the Chipola Complex. The Chipola Complex includes the Bertha Swamp Road Fire and the Adkins Avenue Fire in Bay County. In response to the Chipola Complex, Governor...

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