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6/4/2024

ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of Disaster Preparation Sales Tax Holiday

~Governor also awards $7.5 million to continue Hurricane Ian recovery~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Concurrent to the start of the 2024 hurricane season, Governor Ron DeSantis today urged residents to take advantage of the 14-day sales tax holiday for disaster preparation supplies. Governor DeSantis...

5/31/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Encourages Preparedness as 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

~Executive Director Kevin Guthrie hosted roundtable discussions with county officials to discuss preparedness before the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Division of Emergency Management (Division) marks the official start of the 2024 Atlantic...

5/29/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Encourages Floridians to Take Advantage of Florida’s Two Disaster Sales Tax Holidays for the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

~The First Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will last two weeks, beginning June 1 through June 14 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (Division) encourages Floridians to purchase disaster preparedness items during the first of Florida’s two,...

5/12/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Issues Updates on Recovery Resources Following Severe Weather in North Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) issued updates on available resources for residents needing support after recent severe weather. Governor DeSantis issued EO 24-94 which designates 12 counties to be under a state of emergency in order to maximize...

5/11/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Issues Updates on Recovery Efforts Following Severe Weather in North Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Executive Director Kevin Guthrie visited impacted communities and handed out supplies to residents who were in need due to the severe weather and tornadoes in North Florida on Friday morning....

5/10/2024

ICYMI: The Office of Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on Recovery Efforts Following Severe Weather in North Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Governor Ron DeSantis issued EO 24-94 which designates 12 counties to be under a state of emergency in order to maximize state resources and cooperative efforts to assist in recovery following severe weather on May 10th, 2024, that impacted North Florida. The Florida...

5/6/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Announces 2024 Hurricane Preparedness Week

~ The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1. ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed the first week of May as Florida Hurricane Preparedness Week in conjunction with the National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Week. The Florida Division of Emergency...

4/24/2024

ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Successful Rescue of More Than 700 Total Americans from Haiti

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the State of Florida has successfully rescued 722 Americans from Haiti. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (the Division) began rescue operations at the direction of Governor DeSantis on March 20, 2024, due to the...

4/23/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Association of Broadcasters Host Second Annual News and Meteorology Communications Summit

Photos: Division state meteorologists panel; Executive Director Kevin Guthrie providing opening remarks; photos by Jesse Romimora ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (the Division) and Florida Association of Broadcasters (FAB) hosted the second annual Local...

4/12/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Reminds Residents to Prepare 50 Days Ahead of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

TALLAHASSEE Fla. - Today marks exactly 50 days until the beginning of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (the Division) encourages all Floridians to begin home, business and family preparations now ahead of any potential storms that may impact our state...

4/2/2024

ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than 200 Americans Have Been Rescued by the State of Florida from Haiti

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the number of Americans rescued from political turmoil in Haiti by the State of Florida now exceeds 200 individuals. Since the Florida Division of Emergency Management's first state coordinated rescue flight on March 20, a total of...

4/1/2024

ICYMI: SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Florida Affected by Severe Storms and Tornadoes

WASHINGTON – Florida businesses and residents affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes on Jan. 8-9 are eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman announced today. Administrator...

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