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Gov. Scott to Declare State of Emergency, Urges Floridians in the Panhandle to Prepare for Tropical Depression 14

~Will Receive Briefing at State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee at 5 p.m.~ Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency for counties in the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend as the state continues to monitor and prepare for...


Gov. Scott: State Prepared to Deploy Resources, Funding to Atlantic Coast Communities Impacted by Red Tide

Today, Governor Rick Scott reiterated the State of Florida’s commitment and readiness to deploy any needed resources or funding to communities impacted by naturally-occurring red tide. Governor Scott’s announcement today follows confirmation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...


Gov. Scott: Pinellas and Lee Counties to Receive Another $3 Million for Red Tide Cleanup

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Pinellas County will receive another $2 million, and Lee County has received an additional $1.1 million, in grant funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support efforts to mitigate the impacts of red tide. This funding is...


Director Wes Maul Invests in Upgrades to Florida’s Emergency Communication Infrastructure, Improving Local, State and Federal Capabilities

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) announced today that Director Wes Maul has invested in significant upgrades to our state’s emergency communications infrastructure. Director Maul said, “Ensuring that every community in Florida has the necessary infrastructure to...


DEM Announces $100 Million Reimbursed for Irma Public Assistance

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) announced today that more than $100,000,000.00 in federal Public Assistance (PA) money has been reimbursed for projects related to Hurricane Irma. The PA program funds the debris removal, emergency protective measures, repair, restoration,...


Gov. Scott Directs Additional $4 Million for Counties Impacted by Red Tide

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing an additional $4 million in grant funding to assist local communities impacted by red tide, bringing the total amount of grant funding to $13 million for communities dealing with...


DEM Announces Receipt of $343 Million in Citrus Grant Funds, Workshops to Assist Farmers to Apply

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) today announced the successful receipt of $343,221,216.73 in federal Florida Citrus Tree Recovery Program funds to help Florida citrus farmers recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma. DEM also announced that four workshops will be...


Gov. Scott: Florida Deploys Strike Teams, State Resources in Preparation of Florence

Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full briefing on Hurricane Florence from the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Governor Scott has also spoken to the governors of Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to offer support as they prepare for impacts from Hurricane Florence....


SBA Disaster Assistance Offered to Florida Small Businesses following DEM Advocacy

This week Governor Rick Scott and the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) will be made available to qualifying small businesses in Florida counties that have been adversely affected by red tide algal blooms and...


Notice of Public Meeting-FDEM Hurricane Season Preparedness Media Buy

The Division of Emergency Management announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. Invitation to Bid #ITB-DEM-18-19-003 Date and Time: September 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm Place: William E. Sadowski Office Building 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, ...


DEM Encourages Counties to Engage in Public Assistance Discussions

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) today reaffirmed its commitment to holding public meetings with local stakeholders in support of the Public Assistance (PA) application process. Counties are encouraged to work with their affected cities, municipalities, partners and constituents...


FDEM Urges Caution Ahead of Widespread Rainfall with Potential for Flooding

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials urge residents and visitors to use caution as an active weather pattern this week will result in several days of widespread showers and thunderstorms across the state. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur between Tuesday and Thursday,...

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