Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie (DR-1539)

Incident period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 13, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 13, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla.-- Disaster relief payments received from damages during last year’s Florida hurricanes are not taxable, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) states on its website (IRS.gov) that “qualified disaster relief payments are not included in the income of individuals to the extent any expenses compensated by these payments are not otherwise compensated for by insurance or other reimbursement.
April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Since the first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Charlotte County on August 17, 2004, 150 centers have assisted 581,712 disaster assistance applicants with damages and losses from the recent hurricanes. Presently, nine DRCs are open throughout the state, providing applicants with needed information and services.
April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Since the first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Charlotte County on August 17, 2004, 150 centers have assisted 581,712 disaster assistance applicants with damages and losses from the recent hurricanes. Presently, nine DRCs are open throughout the state, providing applicants with needed information and services.
April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. --The operational hours for the disaster Helpline are being changed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Florida as the number of inquiries has decreased, federal and state officials said today. Beginning April 11, the Helpline will be open to receive phone calls from disaster victims during the new hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Since the first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Charlotte County on August 17, 2004, 150 centers have assisted 581,712 disaster assistance applicants with damages and losses from the recent hurricanes. Presently, nine DRCs are open throughout the state, providing applicants with needed information and services.
April 8, 2005
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Since the first Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Charlotte County on August 17, 2004, 150 centers have assisted 581,712 disaster assistance applicants with damages and losses from the recent hurricanes. Presently, nine DRCs are open throughout the state, providing applicants with needed information and services.

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