Florida Tropical Storm Fay (DR-1785)
Incident period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 24, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
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.