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Florida Division of Emergency Management

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The FEMA sponsored Florida Catastrophic Planning (FLCP) Initiative, which began in November 2006, consider two large-scale incidents resulting in projected consequences of catastrophic proportions: a breach of the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) around the waters of Lake Okeechobee and a Category 5 hurricane impacting the entire South Florida peninsula, which has a population of nearly seven million. In April 2006, experts hired to evaluate the HHD said that the dike posed “a grave and imminent danger.” If the dike were to fail, the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee would be flooded, resulting in great human ...
The division ensures that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts. DEM is responsible for the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) which is composed of various intergovernmental entities, volunteers, and the private sector. The division coordinates the efforts of the Federal Government with other departments and agencies of state government, with county and municipal governments and school boards, and with private agencies that have a role in emergency management. The Director is appointed by the Governor of Florida , and serves as an agency head. David Halstead ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
CONTINUED HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED TODAY ...
Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are again urging beachgoers along the Atlantic coast in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties to use caution today through Sunday as a high risk of dangerous rip currents is expected. When red flags are flying beachgoers need to be aware that swimming in the Atlantic Ocean can be dangerous. “Though the weekend will bring favorable beach weather, conditions will be very rough along the Southeast Florida coast,” State Meteorologist Amy Godsey said. “We strongly urge beachgoers to heed local officials’ warnings and stay out of the water where red ... market research, surveys and trends
Franklin County Emergency Management oil spill press release
APALACHICOLA--The Franklin County Emergency Operations Center(EOC) is activated to a Level Two , or partial activation to monitor the Deepwater Horizon response and its possible impact to the county. “At this time, Franklin County is safe and has not been impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf.” says Director of Emergency Management Pam Brownell. “Like we do for every potential hazard, we are pulling out our plans and making preparations to ensure the county and all those that work and live here are ready for any possible scenario .” Here is a summary of local , state and BP response actions to date : * ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

FEMA: Florida 2004 Hurricane Recovery Passes $5.6 Billion Mark
ORLANDO, Fla. -- One year after Hurricane Charley made landfall as the first of four major hurricanes to strike Florida, federal and state disaster assistance totals more than $5.6 billion, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency reported today, releasing county-by-county data for its Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs. “As we mark this occasion, we reaffirm our commitment to the ongoing recovery effort and appreciate the work that has been done and the challenges that remain,” said Scott R. Morris, director of Florida Long Term Recovery for FEMA. Morris ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Division of Emergency Management 2007 Shelter Retrofit Report IV ...
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (Division) is statutorily responsible for ... Florida has invested around $26 million in state funds to retrofit ... retrofitting, which accounts for 51 percent of the statewide ARC 4496 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
FEMA Approves Florida's 2010 Enhanced Mitigation Plan
Governor Charlie Crist today announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Florida’s updated 2010 enhanced mitigation plan. The recent approval of the plan by FEMA continues the increased percentage of total federal assistance the state receives for disaster mitigation activities at 20 percent, compared to 15 percent for states without an approved enhanced plan. The National Review Panel unanimously voted to approve Florida’s enhanced plan continuing Florida’s membership in an elite list of only 10 states nationwide to achieve this status. market trends, news research and surveys resources
Great Hurricane Blowout Dine in the Dark Sweepstakes
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's not too late to share your "power free" recipes and be entered to win a trip for two to Destination Kohler in beautiful Kohler, WI. Kohler is sponsoring the sweepstakes as a part of the "Dine in the Dark" phase of the Great Hurricane Blowout (Blowout). The trip to Kohler , valued at $1,600 , includes an overnight stay for two at the American Club in Kohler, WI , two spa treatments at Kohler Waters Spa and two dinners prepared by Chef Ulrich Koberstein .   "Dine in the Dark" encourages families to think outside of the box about the types of meals they can ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 2008 – 2013 STRATEGIC PLAN
July 1, 2008 – The Florida Division of Emergency Management's 2008-13 Strategic Plan was adopted. October 27, 2008 – Executive Staff convened for a plan ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
FEMA: State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management
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University of Florida Campus Safety Resources
An e-mail list (LISTSERV), EMER-L, has been created to address topics related to Emergencies, and Emergency Management. The EMER-L list will provide an additional communication forum of emergency information for the University of Florida community. Postings will relate to issues or problems, such as: Business Resumption Civil Disorders Communications Computer Networks Disaster Plans & Policies Electric Power FEMA Fire Flooding Hazardous Materials Health & Safety Internet Resources & Citations LAN Backup and Recovery Seminars & Training Statutes & Regulations Transportation Twenty-Four/Seven Operations Water Weather You may ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Im Moving to Orlando Florida in 2009 to go to College, do you ...
I also wanted to know about the crime rate in comparasion to los angelos. I don't plan to invest property, I just want to live in Florida for about 2 -3 years, knowing the do's and donts about huricanes. I also heard that orlando hasnt had a direct hit in a while. What are the major cities at risk? Are there any hurricane free cities, if any? If you are asking if you are personally at risk for injury from hurricanes in Orlando, I would say the chances are very small. It is not unlikely that Orlando will suffer another direct hit from a hurricane, but it certainly isn't as severe as the coastal areas. ...
U.S. to halt Haiti evacuations stirs fears for sick
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Critically injured Haitian earthquake victims are no longer being flown by the U.S. military for treatment in the United States, raising fears that some will die because of a dispute over who should pay for their treatment. U.S. officials said on Saturday that no solution had yet been found in order to renew the U.S.-run medical evacuations, which were halted earlier this week. Florida Governor Charlie Crist is asking the federal government to share the burden of treating people seriously injured in the January 12 quake and who need specialized medical care in U.S. hospitals. "Florida's ...