DSI Provides Key Support to Northwest Florida Region After Major Flooding and Damages Occur

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Northwest Florida Region was impacted by severe flooding and tornadoes in late April 2014, resulting in a Presidential declaration on May 6, 2014.  A FEMA Joint Field Office was established in Pensacola and DSI was tasked to provide a substantial number of Public Assistance Program experts to facilitate all field recovery operations in all phases of the FEMA PA process.  In the final analysis, a total of 73 applicants were impacted by this disaster with total damages exceeding $181 million as documented in 1022 project worksheets.  During the development phase, in recognition of DSI’s expertise, our staff was authorized to serve as the primary author of a large number of these projects—actually entering them into the FEMA EMMIE system directly.  Work continues on these projects as the impacted communities finalize the work to repair and mitigation damages.

Gloria Perryman