Category Archives: Disaster

Rescuers Race to Prevent More Deaths from European Floods

BERLIN (AP) — In one flooded German town, the ground collapsed under family homes. In another, floodwaters swept through an assisted living center, killing 12. Rescue workers across Germany and Belgium rushed Friday to prevent more deaths from some of the Continent’s worst flooding in years as the number of dead surpassed 125 and the…

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Governor DeSantis: No Structural Damages as Elsa Passes Through Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis announced that no major structural damages have been reported in the state as tropical storm Elsa passes through, during a press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee. DeSantis added that no healthcare facilities have reported any power outages but have been in contact with local…

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Governor DeSantis Issues an Updated Executive Order Regarding Tropical Storm Elsa

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-151, which expands the State of Emergency to include the following counties: Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Hamilton, Gilchrist, Jefferson, Lake, Lafayette, Madison, Marion, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor and Wakulla. Additionally, Executive Order 21-151 removes the State of Emergency from the following counties: DeSoto, Hardee and…

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Fried on Piney Point: Emergency De-Escalated, but ‘Many Balls Were Dropped in the Process’

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN) – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried addressed the Piney Point reservoir water leak in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, saying she was informed that “the emergency has de-escalated” over the last 24 hours, but warned that this situation could have been prevented were it not for what she called…

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Florida Has Paid Over Eighty Percent of FEMA Debt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – The state of Florida has paid 82% of the total funds, almost eight billion dollars, obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since 2004, according to a presentation by Kevin Guthrie, Deputy Director of Emergency Management, in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development of the Florida Senate.…

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