Florida Hurricane Ivan (DR-1551)
Incident period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 16, 2004
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 18, 2004
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Okaloosa County in the Florida Panhandle has been added to the list of counties declared eligible for federal disaster assistance for individuals and households in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. The assistance, to be coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses. Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration also are available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
September 16, 2004
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered the release of all necessary federal disaster aid resources for Florida pummeled for the third time by a hurricane in little over a month.