STORM UPDATE 7/7/2012 5:30 PM (FEMA)

FEMA has announced it will be opening a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lake City beginning Monday morning, July 9, located at 484 SW Commerce Drive, Suite 145, in the Westfield Square Shopping Center. The Center will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Representatives of FEMA, the Small Business [...]

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STORM UPDATE 7/6/12 4:30 PM

The Columbia County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 9, at the Columbia County Combined Communications Center, 263 NW Lake City Avenue. The meeting will be part of a briefing on conditions accompanying the Tropical Storm Debby flooding. The County Commission will also consider a [...]

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FL DOT STATE ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE 7/5/12 11:45 AM

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby. Columbia County SR 247 at a section of roadway between County Roads 240 and 242 is closed and totally impassable. Traffic detoured to SR 47 and US 27. Nassau County US 301 [...]

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FEDERAL DISASTER AID PROGRAMS 7/4/2012 11:00 AM

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Florida. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Initial assistance may be provided for [...]

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STORM UPDATE 7/3/2012 8:30 PM (Disaster Declaration)

Federal and state assistance will be soon become available to individuals and families in Columbia County due to the impact of Tropical Storm Debby. The assistance will be in the form of federal disaster funds and emergency resources to help them on their paths to recovery. According to Florida Governor Rick Scott, the funding will [...]

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