Nonprofit Houses of Worship May Apply for FEMA Help

Deadline to Request Assistance from Hurricane Irma Damage is Feb. 15 ORLANDO — A FEMA policy update has made private nonprofit houses of worship eligible to apply for potential funding through the Public Assistance grant program to help with certain disaster-related costs. The deadline for Florida houses of worship to submit a request for Hurricane […]

U.S. Sugar prepares for cold weather in South Florida

CLEWISTON — With South Florida expected to experience some of the coldest weather of the season, U.S. Sugar and its family of farmers have begun making preparations to limit any impact on crops. On Jan. 3, U.S. Sugar’s Senior Director for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Judy Sanchez issued the following statement: “As the coldest […]

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Today is the last day to register for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Irma in Florida

ORLANDO  — You have until 11:59 p.m. tonight, Friday, Nov. 24, to register with FEMA if you have damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida between Sept. 4 and Oct. 18. How to register: • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov. • Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you […]

FHP reminds travelers to buckle up this Thanksgiving

FHP aims to prevent crashes through increased visibility during the holiday weekend TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Thanksgiving holiday is a peak travel period for families nationwide. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) wants all motorists to Arrive Alive this Thanksgiving holiday and is reminding motorists to buckle up before they hit the road. During the 2016 […]

Friday is the Last Day to Register for FEMA Assistance

ORLANDO — Survivors of Hurricane Irma have until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 to register for assistance from FEMA and/or submit an application for a Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan. How to register with FEMA: Online at DisasterAssistance.gov. Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). […]

FEMA application deadline extended

ORLANDO, Fla. – The deadline for Hurricane Irma survivors in all 48 designated Florida counties to register for FEMA individual disaster assistance has been extended to Nov. 24, 2017. The extension agreed upon by the state and FEMA is for survivors living in disaster-designated individual assistance counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, […]

Two weeks left to register for federal disaster assistance in Florida

ORLANDO — Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma have only two weeks to apply for federal disaster assistance that may cover temporary housing, essential home repairs and serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Disaster assistance is available to eligible individuals and households in the 48 disaster-designated counties with storm-related damages between Sept. 4 through Oct. […]

Flood insurance policyholders: Understand your claims options

ORLANDO, Fla. – In an effort to quickly get recovery funds into the hands of survivors, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has enhanced the flood insurance claims process with changes to how you file your claim. If you’re a policyholder, understand the process and options to speed your recovery from Hurricane Irma. Advance Payments […]

Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change

ORLANDO, Fla. – Beginning Sunday, Oct. 29, the hours at most Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will change to Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Survivors are encouraged to check times before going and may locate a DRC near them at www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the […]