Category: Hurricane Michael

Gov. Ron DeSantis, FDOT Announce $9.8 Million in FEMA Funding for Hurricane Michael Debris Cleanup

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that following President Donald Trump’s commitment to federally fund 100-percent of the first 45 days of Hurricane Michael recovery, the Florida Department of Transportation will receive $9.8 million from FEMA to reimburse the cost of debris cleanup in Jackson County.

ECONOMIC REPORT: Brevard County Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.9 Percent in September

Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent, the lowest since February 2007, and a decrease of 7.3 percentage points since December 2010; this drop is faster than the national decline of 5.6 percentage points.

Patrick Air Force Base Opens Arms to Hurricane Displaced Tyndall Air Force Base Airmen

The 45th Space Wing held a modified Emergency Family Assistance Center on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Airman & Family Readiness Center for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen displaced due to Hurricane Michael.

Florida Forest Service: Timber Damage Caused By Hurricane Michael Estimated at $1.3 Billion

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, today announced the estimated value of timber damage in Florida due to Hurricane Michael is $1.3 billion, impacting nearly three million acres of forestland.

Attorney General Pam Bondi Urges Floridians Beware of Scams For Debris Removal, Contractors

Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida’s Panhandle, leaving a path of destruction that will take months to repair. As search and recovery efforts continue, Attorney General Pam Bondi is urging consumers to be wary of disaster-related scams and guard against price gouging.

Brevard County Emergency Management Officials Join Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

Brevard County Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser and Emergency Management Planning Coordinator Kate Dean were deployed to the Florida Panhandle on Thursday as part of a six-member Emergency Operations Center support team in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.