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7/3/2021

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

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that, after discussion with local officials in Surfside and structural engineers, the remainder of Champlain Building South will be demolished this weekend prior to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa to ensure the safety of residents and first...

7/2/2021

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

~Federal Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces arrive in Surfside from Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey to assist in search and rescue efforts~ Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Congresswoman...

7/1/2021

Governor DeSantis Meets with President Biden in Florida and Visits Surfside Building Collapse Families and First Responders

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, First Lady Casey DeSantis, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez and Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie met with President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and other federal officials to provide updates on the ongoing search and rescue...

6/30/2021

Governor DeSantis and First Lady Launch SurfsideStrength.com to Provide Support for Survivors, Families and First Responders

~Website connects survivors, families and first responders impacted by the Surfside Building Collapse with resources~ Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that federal, state, local, private sector and nonprofit partners have come together to create SurfsideStrength.com, an emotional support and...

6/29/2021

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

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie and Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett and provided updates on the Surfside Building Collapse response. Full...

6/28/2021

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

~Family Assistance Center opens to further provide resources for individuals impacted by the Surfside Building Collapse~ Today, Governor Ron Desantis announced the opening of the Family Assistance Center to provide resources for individuals impacted by the Surfside Building Collapse. The center...

6/28/2021

Centralized Alert System Created to Provide Updates and Access Resources for Surfside Collapse Families

~Families and individuals who have been displaced can register at SurfsideReunite.com~ A centralized alert system has been created by the state of Florida, Miami-Dade County and the town of Surfside to provide updates and access to resources for families and individuals who have been...

6/28/2021

Governor Ron DeSantis Meets On Site with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell Regarding Surfside Building Collapse

~FDEM Director Requests Administrative Declaration from the Small Business Administration for Surfside Building Collapse~ Governor Ron DeSantis met on site with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell regarding the Surfside Building Collapse response. Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)...

6/27/2021

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

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined Florida Division of Emergency Management Director (FDEM) Kevin Guthrie and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava at the Surfside Building Collapse to provide an update on state response efforts. State response efforts include: FDEM issued Emergency Order...

6/25/2021

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces FEMA Approval of Emergency Declaration for Surfside Building Collapse

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis visited the site of the Surfside Building Collapse and received a briefing on latest efforts from Florida Division of Emergency Management Director (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie. Governor DeSantis also met with Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and had a call...

6/24/2021

Governor Ron DeSantis Assesses Situation, Coordinating State Resources to Surfside Building Collapse Site

Governor Ron DeSantis, Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie, Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava are at the Surfside Building Collapse site to receive...

6/23/2021

Florida Division of Emergency Management Recognized for 2021 Governor’s Hurricane Conference Awards

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie and Deputy Bureau Chief of Response Ian Guidicelli recently received awards at the 2021 Governor's Hurricane Conference, the largest, most attended hurricane conference in the nation. "Florida remains a leader in emergency...

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