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3/6/2022

Executive Order 22-54 (Emergency Management - Bay County Wildfires)

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-54 (Emergency Management - Bay County Wildfires). The Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is actively communicating with local law enforcement and response teams in surrounding areas. Earlier today, FDEM requested a Fire Management Assistance...

3/6/2022

State of Florida Requests Additional Fire Management Assistance Grant for Northwest Florida Fires

Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) requested an additional Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in response to the Northwest Florida fires in Bay, Gulf and Calhoun counties. At the time of the request, the Bertha Swamp...

3/5/2022

Florida Division of Emergency Management Requests Fire Management Assistance Grant, Monitors Adkins Road Fire in Bay County

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) requested a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in response to the Adkins Road Fire in Bay County. FDEM requested a FMAG in coordination with the Florida Forest Service. The Adkins Road Fire...

2/22/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Launches Donation Portal for Southwest Florida Tornado Survivors Following Federal Government’s Decision to Deny Assistance

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, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) launched a donation portal to...

2/21/2022

Governor DeSantis Urges Biden Administration to Reverse Individual Assistance Denial for Residents Impacted by Southwest Florida Tornadoes

Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Division of Emergency Management Director (FDEM) Kevin Guthrie met with disaster survivors impacted by the recent Southwest Florida tornadoes and urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reverse their decision to deny the State's Individual...

2/17/2022

State of Florida Receives Denial Notification of Individual Assistance for Southwest Florida Tornadoes, Plans to Appeal

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) received notification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the State's request for Individual Assistance for Floridians impacted by recent tornadoes in Charlotte and Lee counties was denied. FDEM plans to appeal this decision,...

2/17/2022

DEO Secretary Dane Eagle and FDEM  Director Kevin Guthrie Survey Crop Damage at Florida Farms Following Freeze

This week, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Secretary Dane Eagle and Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie toured Florida orange groves, vegetable farms, and sugar cane fields to survey damage from the record freeze that occurred the weekend of January 28-30. ...

2/9/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Requests USDA Disaster Declaration for Agricultural Producers Impacted by Freezing Temperatures

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issue a Disaster Declaration for counties impacted by freezing temperatures. In his letter, Governor DeSantis also requested any assistance available under the Farm Service and other USDA programs to assist...

2/2/2022

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Sara Newhouse Appointed as Florida’s Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator

Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced the appointment of Sara Newhouse as the State Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator. "The ripple effect of a disaster goes beyond physical destruction to include grief and distress in a...

1/7/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Puts Seniors First for COVID Tests

Florida secures up to one million tests for residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state of Florida will be providing up to one million rapid tests as needed for residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Governor DeSantis...

1/7/2022

Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ Calls for Increased Monoclonal Supply – Florida Notified Planning Process for Shipment of 30,000 Additional Doses Has Begun

Today, in response to pressure from Governor Ron DeSantis, the state of Florida has been notified that planning has begun in preparation of sending 30,000 more monoclonal antibody doses to Florida. Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis called on the Biden Administration to release its stranglehold on...

1/7/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis to Biden Administration: Release Stranglehold on Life-saving Monoclonal Antibodies

Following reversal of federal monoclonal antibody distribution pause, Florida needs at least 30,000 more doses per week than it is receiving through the Biden Administration's allocation system Today, Governor Ron DeSantis called on the Biden Administration to release the stranglehold on...

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