Florida Tropical Storm Mitch (DR-1259)

Incident period: November 4, 1998 to November 5, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 6, 1998

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 28, 1998
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Monday, Jan. 4, is the last day for anyone in the declared counties who suffered damages during Tropical Storm Mitch to register for federal/state aid. The declaration for Mitch included Monroe and Palm Beach counties for individual assistance and Monroe County only for public assistance. "With less than one week to file for assistance, we are urging any resident or business owner who has not yet made application to do so immediately," said Federal Coordinating Officer Paul W. Fay, Jr., of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
December 16, 1998
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Federal/state assistance for victims of Hurricane Georges and Tropical Storm Mitch in Florida has reached $84.5 million. Acting Federal Coordinating Officer Pat Seaman of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said financial aid to residents, business owners and public entities will continue to increase as the state and FEMA continue processing applications.
December 14, 1998
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Only two weeks remain for anyone who suffered damages during Tropical Storm Mitch to apply for federal/state aid. "We are urging residents and business owners who had property losses in Monroe or Palm Beach counties as a result of Mitch to register for assistance before the Jan. 4 deadline," said Acting Federal Coordinating Officer Pat Seaman of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To apply, persons should call the toll-free FEMA line at 1-800-462-9029, or 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairments.
December 9, 1998
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- FEMA/state aid to residents and business owners who suffered damages in Hurricane Georges and Tropical Storm Mitch have exceeded $74 million, Deputy Federal Coordinator Pat Seaman of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. More than $71 million has been approved to date for damages in Monroe and the 16 Florida Panhandle counties included in the Georges declaration. More than $2.8 million has been approved for tornado and flood damages in Monroe and Palm Beach counties included in the Mitch declaration.
November 24, 1998
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- More than $945,000 in federal/state aid has been approved for Key Largo area residents and businesses that suffered damages during Tropical Storm Mitch, Federal Coordinating Officer Paul W. Fay, Jr., of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. In addition to those funds, there is an estimated $1.5 million for public assistance for Mitch damages. These estimates are for such things as debris removal, emergency protective measures, public buildings and utilities.
November 20, 1998
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- More than $38 million in recent Florida hurricane and storm damage assistance has been approved to date for residents, business owners and governmental entities by the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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