Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery

June 1st marks the start of hurricane season in Florida. As Floridians, we are all too familiar with the destructive power of these storms. Begin preparing your family by reviewing the steps you should take before, during, and after a storm. By creating an emergency plan and gathering items for a supply kit, you can reduce the impact of a hurricane. This checklist suggests items for a kit and provides important phone numbers. Please post it in a central place in your home.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist (English)

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist (Spanish)

The websites provided below are additional resources you and your family may find useful.

www.fema.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

www.ready.gov

A supplementary website provided by FEMA that focuses on hurricane preparedness.  

www.listo.gov

A supplementary website provided by FEMA in Spanish that focuses on hurricane preparedness.  

www.nhc.noaa.gov

National Hurricane Center

www.noaa.gov

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

www.floridadisaster.org

Florida Division of Emergency Management 

More on Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery

Apr 27, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, issued the following statement after the passage of H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act. H.R. 4 also includes the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRAA).
Mar 8, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, along with 15 bipartisan members of the Florida delegation, wrote to Agriculture Secretary Perdue to request that any disaster relief payments to producers not be subject to strict payment and income limitations typically used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Feb 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act.

“This bipartisan legislation continues government operations and funds programs that are critical to Americans across the nation. It also invests in our military during a time where we must provide our troops with the proper resources to defend our country, help our allies, and stand up to our adversaries.

Jan 25, 2018
Congressman Diaz-Balart today hosted roundtables in Collier and Hendry Counties to discuss hurricane recovery efforts with local officials and community leaders.
Dec 21, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today spoke in support of H.R. 4667, Supplemental Disaster Assistance in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the 2017 wildfires, ahead of its passage.
Dec 18, 2017
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after additional supplemental disaster relief was introduced.
Dec 15, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a federal grant of $12.3 million dollars for the state of Florida.
Dec 1, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, held a subcommittee hearing on the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) supplemental request, with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Neal Rackleff serving as a witness.
Nov 30, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, held a subcommittee hearing on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Emergency Relief, with FHWA Deputy Administrator Brandye Hendrickson and FHWA Executive Director Walter Waidelich serving as witnesses.
Nov 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released $615,922,000 to the state of Florida as part of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR).

Nov 3, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today hosted a roundtable on the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief program.
Oct 12, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the passage of additional supplemental appropriations for disaster relief.
Sep 28, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the passage H.R. 3823, Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017.
Sep 13, 2017
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Hendry County has been added to the list of counties in Florida eligible for Individual Assistance (IA) as part of the Major Disaster Declaration issued by President Trump on Sunday.
Nov 4, 2016
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers announced they have accredited parts of the Herbert Hoover Dike.
Oct 7, 2015

WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Collier County achieved a substantial victory in a 10-year struggle with FEMA over reimbursement for sand replenishment and beach restoration projects following Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005 and Tropical Storm Gabrielle in 2001.  Collier County pursued a corrective response to reverse FEMA’s decision to take back (deobligate) millions in funding previously approved by both the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) and FEMA.  FEMA granted Collier’s appeal of $7.76

May 24, 2015
Congressman Diaz-Balart encourages families and individuals to prepare for Hurricane Season. Diaz-Balart promotes National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which begins on May 24th and runs through May 30th.
May 23, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart encourages families and individuals to prepare for Hurricane Season. Diaz-Balart promotes National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which begins on May 25th and runs through May 31st. Hurricane Season starts next Sunday, June 1st.
Mar 4, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3370, The Homeowner Flood Insurance Act of 2014:
Feb 12, 2014
Congressman Diaz-Balart released the following statement after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced this evening that he would be bringing flood insurance legislation to the floor for a vote: