Florida Hurricane Irene (DR-1306)
Incident period: October 14, 1999 to October 24, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 20, 1999
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October 20, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for Florida to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Irene. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to private property from Irene that began impacting the state on October 14.