Florida Heavy Rains And Flooding (DR-1345)

Incident period: October 3, 2000 to October 11, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 4, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 1, 2000
News Release
Miami, FL -- Individuals who are unemployed because of the severe storms and flooding that lashed Southern Florida in early October have only 4 days to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. November 6th is the deadline for filing a disaster-related unemployment claim is for eligible residents of Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties.
October 30, 2000
News Release
Miami, FL -- Free legal assistance is available for South Floridians who suffered losses in the recent rains and flooding and who are unable to afford an attorney. Legal counselors can help with insurance claims for property losses and medical bills, assist in drawing up new wills and replacing deeds which may have been destroyed in the disaster. The attorneys will advise property owners on contracting for home repairs, and they can help renters in disaster-related disputes with landlords.
October 27, 2000
News Release
Washington, DC -- Besides engaging in disaster relief operations for the Miami floods, Florida also recently took on the separate task of testing a new FEMA initiative that for certain Presidentially declared disasters allows a qualified state to manage the agency's public assistance program.
October 27, 2000
News Release
Miami, FL -- As individual applications for disaster assistance topped the 45,000 mark, nearly $38 million has been approved from state and federal programs to help four southeast Florida counties recover from losses caused by early October floods. Federal/state recovery officials report that three weeks after President Clinton declared a disaster in Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties, total funding of approved assistance continues to climb and steps toward recovery are well under way. A quick look at the numbers (COB, Thursday, Oct. 26th 6:00 P.M):
October 27, 2000
News Release
Miami, FL -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Florida have approved $1,236,521 in recovery assistance funding to help many of the more than 1,600 Broward County residents routed from their homes or trapped in them following early October's heavy rains. The two-day downpour swamped many southern parts of the county, prompting a Presidential disaster declaration on October 4th that made county renters and homeowners eligible for a variety of state and federal programs designed to help people put their lives back together after a disaster.
October 26, 2000
News Release
Miami, FL -- Since the day after President Clinton declared four South Florida counties disaster areas following the Oct. 2nd-3rd downpours, community relations specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) have been reaching out to people affected by the storms.

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Photo of two people cleaning up after a flood.Miami, FL October 15, 2000 - Americorp volunteer Derrick Higgins helps West Miami residents with their flood clean up. Photo by Kay Hickcox/Americorps News Photo.

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