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Lake Okeechobee releases trigger activation of Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center

By Staff | Mar 2, 2016

In response to severe economic losses from frequent discharges of harmful floodwaters from Lake Okeechobee by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State Emergency Response Team has activated the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center. The Center will assist in assessing the impact the discharges and flooding have had on local businesses in Lee, Martin and St. Lucie counties. The Center is a partnership between the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Center for Disaster Risk Policy at Florida State University.

Affected businesses can complete a “Business Damage Assessment Survey” available at: flvbeoc.org/index.php?action=bda. Select the “Lake Okeechobee Discharge” event. The survey results will be shared with various state and local agencies to expedite implementation of appropriate disaster relief programs for affected businesses.

Source: City of Cape Coral