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).
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.
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.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
|Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved:||Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved*||Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved*||Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*|
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|
Preliminary Damage Assessment
- Florida, FEMA-1785-DR (PDF 34KB)