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8/16/2021

Governor Ron DeSantis Requested Pre-Landfall Emergency Declaration for Tropical Storm Fred

Earlier today, Governor Ron DeSantis requested a pre-landfall from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in anticipation of impacts from Tropical Storm Fred. The request is for an Emergency Declaration for Bay, Calhoun, Citrus, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Holmes,...

8/14/2021

Governor DeSantis Declares State of Emergency for Tropical Depression Fred

Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-190 declaring a state of emergency for 23 counties in the potential path of Tropical Depression Fred. By declaring a state of emergency, Governor DeSantis is ensuring that state and local governments have ample time, resources and flexibility to prepare....

8/9/2021

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces FDEM Distributed Record-Breaking Disaster Recovery Funding Since Start of Administration

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces FDEM Distributed Record-Breaking Disaster Recovery Funding Since Start of Administration More than $5 billion in funding supporting local communities recovering from recent disasters PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Today at an event in Panama City highlighting...

7/11/2021

Governor DeSantis Issues Update on State Response and Recovery Efforts at Surfside Building Collapse

Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management issued a weekly update on the ongoing state response and recovery efforts at the Surfside Building Collapse. State response efforts include: Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) FDEM Director Kevin Guthrie returned...

7/7/2021

The State of Florida Issues Tropical Storm Elsa Updates

This morning, Governor DeSantis held a press conference regarding Tropical Storm Elsa at the State Emergency Operations Center with Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie. Full remarks from this morning's press conference are available here. Tropical Storm Elsa made...

7/6/2021

Governor DeSantis Provides Update on State Response Efforts for Surfside Building Collapse

This morning, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett held a press briefing to provide updates on the Surfside Building Collapse response. Full remarks regarding the current response from this morning's press conference are...

7/6/2021

The State of Florida Issues Tropical Storm Elsa Updates

Governor Ron DeSantis is in constant communication with Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie as the State of Florida continues to monitor and respond to the threat of Tropical Storm Elsa. Today, Governor DeSantis held two press conferences regarding Tropical Storm...

7/5/2021

The State of Florida Issues Tropical Storm Elsa Updates

Governor Ron DeSantis is in constant communication with Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie as the State of Florida continues to monitor and respond to the threat of Tropical Storm Elsa. Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-151, expanding the State of...

7/5/2021

Governor DeSantis Provides Update on State Response Efforts for Surfside Building Collapse

This morning, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie and Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett for a press briefing to provide updates on the Surfside Building Collapse response. Full remarks...

7/5/2021

Governor Ron DeSantis Requests Pre-Landfall Emergency Declaration for Tropical Storm Elsa

Governor Ron DeSantis requested a pre-landfall Emergency Declaration in anticipation of impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa. Current forecasts project Tropical Storm Elsa will impact the Florida Keys, the Florida Peninsula and portions of the Florida Panhandle as early as Monday and continue through...

7/4/2021

Governor Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency, Urges Floridians to Prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-150 declaring a state of emergency for 15 counties in the potential path of Tropical Storm Elsa. The Governor is urging Floridians in the southern part of the state to begin preparing for impacts as early as Monday, including heavy rain,...

7/4/2021

Governor DeSantis Provides Update on State Response Efforts for Surfside Building Collapse

This morning, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Florida House of Representatives Speaker Chris Sprowls, Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie and...

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