Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1680)

Incident period: December 25, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 8, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 15, 2007
News Release
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
News Release
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 14, 2007
News Release
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 12, 2007
News Release
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
News Release
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.
February 9, 2007
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $1,899,654 to help Floridians recover from the deadly tornadoes and storms that struck the state. As of close of business, February 8, 1631 residents had registered with FEMA for some form of disaster assistance, including financial grants, and other disaster-related services. Federal grants totaling $1,706,830 are going directly to applicants to help pay for housing assistance, including rental assistance and repairs to their homes.

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