flood recovery

SBA Flood Assistance
4:15 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Deadline Looms For Flood Assistance

A local gym flooded and damaged from April's weather.
Credit Lindsay Myers

Time is running out for residents in northwest Florida affected by storms and flooding to apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency: tshe deadline to register is Monday, July 7.

Survivors in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Jackson, Okaloosa and Walton counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance that may include money to help pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs or other serious disaster-related expenses.

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New Manna Home?
5:43 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Deal In The Works For A New Manna Food Pantry Home

The Manna headquarters on Gonzales Street in Pensacola days after the flood in April, 2014.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Manna Food Pantries and the Escambia County School District are working on a deal to move the non-profit onto the site of an abandoned school. The property is the site of the former J. Lee Pickens School on Hayne Street in Pensacola which has been vacant for 20 years. Dee Dee Flounlacker, the Executive Director of Manna Food Pantries says the deal is just for the land, not the building which was demolished last month.

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Flood Recovery
3:07 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Bridge Loans Available For Flooded Businesses

Credit buysourceone.com

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated by Gov. Rick Scott. The program is a source of practical cash flow to small businesses in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties, which were affected by last month’s severe flooding.

Escambia County building inspectors report about 160 businesses in unincorporated areas have flood damage, 83 of which are major. Businesses in Pensacola have $6 million in damages, while 23 businesses in Santa Rosa County were hit.

But just what is a bridge loan?

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Minor League Charities
12:29 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Baseball Charity Offers $10,000 To A Local Non-Profit

Credit Minor League Baseball

A national charitable group is making a $10,000 donation to a local non-profit and you get to help decide which one gets the windfall. 

Minor League Charities, a national cooperative effort of all minor league baseball teams across the country, is donating the money through the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.  Jonathon Griffith, Executive Vice President of the team said they decided to leave the choice of which non-profit gets the finds to the team's fans.

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Flood Recovery
10:22 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Flooded? Here's How To Get Help

Representatives from the Florida State Emergency Response Team conducted a meeting Tuesday for public assistance applicants where SERT and FEMA reps outlined the available assistance and the eligibility standards.

Steve Hyatt, the Public Assistance Officer for the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s Bureau of Recovery, spoke at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center. There to listen were people representing the local governments and various non-profits that took hits in last month’s storms and flooding.

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