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…

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…

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…