Florida Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1679)
Incident period: February 1, 2007 to February 2, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 3, 2007
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
February 16, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- More than 2,200 survivors of the two recent federally-declared disasters in North Central Florida have registered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The declarations cover the December 25 tornado and flooding in Volusia County and the swirl of storms that hit Lake, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties on February 2.
February 15, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- To date, more than 2,000 applicants from the February 3 severe storms and tornadoes declaration, and more than 200 applicants from the February 8 declaration have applied for federal and state disaster assistance.
February 14, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- They came in one by one attached to a pick-up truck with the word Cavalier adorning the white front of each travel trailer unit in tow. They were the first emergency housing units to arrive after the February 2 tornadoes.
February 14, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- How many times have you heard a tornado survivor's quavering voice..."I woke up... walls were shaking... the bed was shaking... then the roof was gone?... or "All I felt was my wife shake me to wake me up, then a roar... it was all over in three seconds."
February 12, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster recovery officials encourage residents and businesses dealing with tornado damage and loss to adopt a take-charge action plan to help speed the possibility of obtaining state and federal disaster aid:
February 10, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Florida are working together to provide temporary housing for the victims of the February 2 tornadoes in Lake, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. One solution involves bringing in travel trailers to house people displaced by the storms.