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December 16, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As 2008 comes to a close, state and federal partners continue to provide assistance and work in partnership toward recovery for the people and communities in Florida counties impacted by Tropical Storm Fay. In the aftermath of the August storm that caused major damage in 27 presidentially designated Florida counties, 19,251 people registered for individual assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT).
December 3, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- If you applied for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following Tropical Storm Fay and later received a letter stating you were not eligible for disaster aid, an appeal letter may reopen your chances for disaster assistance.
November 25, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In August after Floridians dealt with Tropical Storm Fay and later in September with the wrath of Hurricane Gustav, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared both storms major disasters. Disaster aid in the form of Public Assistance or "infrastructure assistance" was made available to the state and local governments in 41 Fay-stricken counties and six counties for Hurricane Gustav.
November 21, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- More than $27.79 million in disaster assistance has been approved by state and federal sources to help Floridians recover from Tropical Storm Fay and related flooding. Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) said that since the presidential declaration August 24, FEMA's Individuals and Households Program designated for 27 Florida counties has distributed more than $16.27 million to 5,087 applicants.
November 19, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay, Florida residents with disaster-related needs not met by federal or state assistance programs can explore another alternative by learning about their local Long-Term Disaster Recovery Committee (LTRC).
November 17, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Floridians seeking to build smarter and stronger homes to defend against future storms can now get face-to-face advice from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation specialists. Specialists in "mitigation" - the art of reducing risks and damage - will be available for consultation at Lowe's stores in Naples, Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Jacksonville, to educate the public on prevention, preparedness and rebuilding after a disaster.
November 11, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Floridians have learned that after natural disasters, rebuilding smarter and stronger is critical in defending against disasters such as Tropical Storm Fay. Having gone through hundreds of severe weather occurrences in past years, many Florida residents want to take advantage of prevention, preparation and mitigation tips and methods that can help them strengthen their homes and minimize future damage.
November 7, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- More than $24 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans has been approved for homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages during Tropical Storm Fay, as the Monday, Nov. 10, registration deadline for disaster assistance comes to a close.
November 6, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Monday, Nov. 10, is the final deadline for any Florida resident with disaster-related damage in the 27 designated counties hit by Tropical Storm Fay to register for Individual Assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The counties include: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Collier, Duval, Gadsden, Glades, Hendry, Jefferson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Martin, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, Taylor, Volusia and Wakulla counties.
November 5, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Floridians who are planning to repair or rebuild their homes or businesses after flooding from Tropical Storm Fay subsides are facing many choices - and, yes, opportunities - regarding how they put the pieces of their homes and lives back together. State and federal emergency management officials are hoping that some of those choices will include proven techniques that can help reduce or prevent future storm damage.