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FEMA encourages the public to take safety actions

September 7, 2017

Following catastrophic impacts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hurricane Irma continues to progress towards the Bahamas. In the aftermath, various elements coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…


Mayor Hayward takes flood retrospective tour

April 28, 2015

It was on the evening of April 29, 2014 that the area experienced nearly continuous rain that dumped over 20 inches of rainfall. To mark the first anniversary of the April 2014 flooding, Mayor Ashton Hayward…


Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

February 9, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 6, Mollye Barrows of Pensacola Today, WUWF News Director Sandra Everhart and I toured Shantytown, Attucks Court, Tanyard, Warrington and Brownsville with Bob Lupton, author of “Toxic Charity: How Nonprofits Hurt Those They…


FEMA remembers Ivan

September 11, 2014

Press Release: Ten years ago “Ivan the Terrible,” as the deadly hurricane was dubbed, ripped across the Gulf Coast as the strongest storm of the 2004 season. Ten years later, Hurricane Ivan serves as a reminder…


Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Open Memorial Day

May 23, 2014

Disaster recovery centers will remain open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, to assist survivors of the recent severe storms and flooding in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. Operating hours of the centers are…


The Three-Step Process to FEMA Disaster Assistance

May 20, 2014

Florida survivors who sustained property damage or loss from the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding should apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency — even if you have insurance or believe you…


FEMA Disaster Recovery centers open

May 13, 2014

Florida survivors affected by the recent series of storms, tornadoes and flooding can now visit disaster recovery centers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties if they have questions about disaster assistance. The disaster recovery centers will…


Governor Scott requests FEMA Public Assistance

May 9, 2014

On Thursday, May 8, Governor Rick Scott requested federal Public Assistance for Florida counties, in addition to the Individual Assistance that was granted to Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Public Assistance funding will aid local governments…