Hurricane Idalia Situation Report #3
· Response and recovery efforts remain ongoing in Florida and Georgia.
· State of Florida Updates:
o Evacuation orders have been lifted in 22 counties, but seven (mandatory and voluntary) orders remain in place.
o Four shelters are currently open.
o Healthcare Update:
ü A total of 60 medical facilities were fully or partially evacuated.
ü 82 facilities remain on generator power.
o Nine Points of Distribution are open in Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison and Suwannee and Taylor counties.
o 13 Feeding Sites are open and being managed by Mercy Chefs, Operation BBQ Relief, Florida Baptists, Salvation Army, and Catholic Charities.
o As of this morning 97,000 customers remain without power.
o Four ports and waterways remain closed.
o The State’s Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated to support impacted businesses.
· State of Georgia Updates:
o One shelter is open with a population of 56 people as of this morning.
o The Salvation Army is operating canteens at eight locations in the affected areas.
o Two nursing homes (75 patients) in Chatham County were evacuated.
o A total of 76,000 customers are without power.
o All interstates, bridges, airports, and ports are now open.
o The Governor has requested a Federal Disaster Declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
· American Red Cross Update:
o More than 500 disaster workers have been deployed.
o They have distributed 26,700 meals and snacks.
· RxOpen has been activated in Florida and Georgia to report on the status of pharmacies, dialysis centers, and community health centers in the affected areas.
· Federal Response and Recovery Updates:
o The President is planning on visiting the affected areas in Florida on September 2nd.
o FEMA has deployed 300 personnel.
o The National Response Coordination Center has transitioned to sustained operations.
o Three FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance strike teams have been deployed to Florida.
o Federal Agency Updates:
ü The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has deployed teams and resources to assist the affected states with infrastructure, power assessment and temporary roofing requirements as needed.
ü The Environmental Protection Agency has issued an emergency fuel waiver to address fuel supply shortages.
· FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, September 1st
· FEMA, Federal Partners Unite to Jumpstart Hurricane Idalia Recovery Efforts
· FEMA Twitter Page
· FEMA Region 4 Twitter Page
· American Red Cross Twitter Page
· Florida Division of Emergency Management Twitter Page
· Florida Emergency Info for Idalia Website
· Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Twitter Page
· Georgia Hurricane Idalia Website
· Craig Fugate’s Twitter Page
Florida Disaster Fund (New)
FACT SHEET: Citizenship Status and Eligibility for Disaster Assistance FAQ (New)
National VOAD Monetary Donations Guidance