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
October 24, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As state and federal disaster recovery efforts approach the Nov. 10 deadline for applicants to register for disaster aid, recovery officials point to continuing progress in bringing a wide range of disaster assistance to Florida individuals, businesses and public entities hit hard by Tropical Storm Fay and related flooding.
October 23, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) located in Astor and Indiantown will close operations at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. The DRCs are operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Response Team Disaster Teams with other federal, state and voluntary organizations to help those affected by Tropical Storm Fay. Through Monday the DRCs will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed Sunday.
October 20, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As the Nov. 10 deadline to apply for disaster assistance approaches, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) are reminding those individuals who were initially denied assistance because they have homeowners' or flood insurance that they may still be eligible for assistance.
October 18, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Disaster Recovery Center will open Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Starke to help Bradford County homeowners, renters and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Fay, recovery officials announced. The recovery center will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until further notice at: Bradford County Safety Complex 945-B North Temple Ave. Starke, FL 32091 Bradford was one of four counties added this week to the major disaster declaration of Aug. 24, making federal funds available to specific counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay.
October 17, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Floridians have learned and embraced the idea that rebuilding smarter and stronger is key in the line of defense against disasters such as Tropical Storm Fay. Having gone through hundreds of severe weather occurrences in past years, many Florida residents are eager to take advantage of prevention, preparation and mitigation tips and methods that can help them strengthen their homes and minimize future damage.
October 16, 2008
Bradford, Clay, Madison And Taylor Counties Now Eligible For Individual Disaster Assistance ? Charlotte Gets Public Assistance
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State Emergency Response Team announced today that federal aid has been made available to four Florida counties in the wake of Tropical Storm Fay.