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7/5/2018

FEMA Approves FDEM’s 2018 Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan 2018 Update

The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that FEMA has approved the state’s 2018 update of the Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan. FEMA approved the plan for five years, effective through August 2023. A FEMA-approved mitigation plan is required for states to apply for certain...

6/29/2018

State Continues to Provide Assistance Following Limerock Wildfire

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and other state agencies today continued to provide assistance and resources to Franklin County officials. This afternoon, Governor Rick Scott’s senior leadership, joined by Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, FDEM, the Department of Economic...

6/28/2018

FDEM Director Wes Maul and State Officials Meet with Franklin County Officials Following Limerock Wildfire

This morning, FDEM Director Wes Maul, joined by Florida Housing Finance Corporation Director Trey Price and Assistant Director of Special Programs Robert Dearduff, as well as representatives from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, met with Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith and local...

6/28/2018

FDEM Provides Update to Ongoing Assistance Following Limerock Wildfire

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) today provided additional information regarding ongoing efforts to assist families impacted by the Limerock Wildfire in Eastpoint, Florida. On Monday, immediately following the fire, Governor Scott traveled to East Point to meet with Franklin...

6/7/2018

FDEM Announces Completion of Project to Shore Up Sykes Creek Bridge

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced the completion of the project to shore up Sykes Creek Bridge in Brevard County, ending an imminent threat of collapse, and securing the supply of drinkable water for 7,000 customers. FDEM Director Wes Maul said, “Completion of work to...

6/6/2018

New Website Will Help Florida Businesses Prepare for Natural Disasters

Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the launch of a new website, FloridaDisaster.biz, to help Florida businesses prepare for and recover from hurricanes and other disasters. By providing critical information before, during and after a disaster, the website will help businesses recover and get Floridians back to work following emergencies.

5/29/2018

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Subtropical Storm Alberto Efforts

On 05/28, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Subtropical Storm Alberto from the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure the state is...

5/28/2018

Gov. Scott: Floridians in the Panhandle Should Make Final Preparations in Anticipation of Subtropical Storm Alberto

At 8:30 p.m. EST this evening, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) released updated information regarding Subtropical Storm Alberto’s strength and estimated landfall. The NHC now states that STS Alberto has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, making it a strong and dangerous storm. STS Alberto is...

5/28/2018

Governor Scott Issues Updates on Subtropical Storm Alberto Preparedness Efforts 5/27/18

Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Subtropical Storm Alberto from the Florida Division of Emergency Management and spoke with state agency leaders and sheriffs from 12 Florida counties. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management...

5/27/2018

Governor Scott Issues Updates on Subtropical Storm Alberto Preparedness Efforts 05/26/18

Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties and received a full update on Subtropical Storm Alberto from the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials and...

5/26/2018

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency in Florida for Subtropical Storm Alberto

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 18-150 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties as the state continues to monitor and prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto. By declaring this state of emergency, Governor Scott is ensuring that state and local government has ample...

5/25/2018

Florida Residents And Visitors Urged To Use Caution This Weekend As Watches Issued For Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials urge residents and visitors to use caution this weekend as potential severe weather is expected statewide due to Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto. Regardless of track or intensity, this system will result in a multi-day widespread rainfall event...

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