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Florida Tropical Storm Mitch (DR-1259)

Incident period: November 04, 1998 to November 05, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 06, 1998

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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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $3099238.12 $2656536.59 $442701.53
Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:01 (Updated daily)

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