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3/24/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Announces Additional 21 Americans Return Home; 35 Citizens Rescued from Haiti by Florida to Date 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (the Division) announced another successful rescue mission landed late last night from Haiti with evacuees who were otherwise unable to return home due to the ongoing political crisis in Haiti. At the direction of Governor...

3/21/2024

ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Americans are Returning Home; Rescued from Haiti by Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the first rescue mission from Haiti with evacuees who were otherwise unable to return home due to the ongoing political crisis in Haiti. Florida brought 14 Floridians home from Haiti to Orlando Sanford International Airport via...

3/15/2024

ICYMI: Florida Division of Emergency Management Launches Portal to Assist Floridians in Haiti

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has launched a portal to collect information from Floridians and other Americans who may be trapped in Haiti. Gang violence and rapidly escalating instability has caused severe political unrest in Haiti, putting...

3/13/2024

ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Deploys Additional Personnel, Assets to Southern Florida and the Keys to Stop Potential Influx of Illegal Immigration from Haiti

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—In anticipation of a potential influx of illegal immigrants from Haiti, Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered additional state assets to the Keys and southern waters of the State of Florida. “For quite some time, the State of Florida has been dedicating significant...

3/7/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Announces New Series: “Meteorology Minute” to Better Educate Floridians on Flood Safety

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (Division) announced the “Meteorology Minute”, a new series where one of the state’s top four meteorologists summarizes relevant weather information to help Floridians better understand hazards, language...

3/7/2024

ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Awards More Than $66 Million to Hurricane Idalia Impacted Communities

LIVE OAK, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the award of more than $66 million to communities impacted by Hurricane Idalia. This award includes more than $9.2 million to the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners, Madison County, and Big Bend Technical College through the...

3/4/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Promotes 2024 Flood Safety Preparedness and Awareness Week

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – This week, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (Division) is promoting the importance of flood safety and awareness for Flood Safety Week. Flooding is one of Florida's most frequent year-round hazards and can impact residents on either coast reaching far inland....

2/27/2024

ICYMI: SBA Deadline Approaching for Working Capital Loans in Florida

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations that Feb. 28, is the filing deadline for federal working capital loans in Florida due to...

2/23/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Issues Updates on Operation Lone Star

EAGLE PASS, TX - Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that Governor DeSantis will send off 75 Florida Highway Patrol Troopers and 50 National Guardsmen to continue to support efforts to protect the southern border. Florida teams have made contact with nearly 150,000...

2/22/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Encourages Hurricane Preparedness 100 Days Ahead of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today marks exactly 100 days until the beginning of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (Division) encourages all Floridians to be aware of the hazards that may impact their area and begin home preparations now for any potential...

2/21/2024

Florida Disaster Foundation Announces Donation of Trailers to Assist Survivors of Tornadoes From January Severe Weather

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, the Florida Disaster Foundation, a direct support organization of the Florida Division of Emergency Management (Division), announced the successful donation of six trailers to the North Florida Inland Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG). These trailers will serve as...

2/19/2024

Florida Division of Emergency Management Celebrates the “Hurricane Awareness Machine” Racing in the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona Speedway

DAYTONA, Fla. - Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (Division) announced their participation in the 2024 season-opening race, the NASCAR Xfinity Series United Rentals 300. In partnership with Mike Boylan from Mike's Weather Page and FIRMAN Power Equipment, the Hurricane...

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