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 15, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The centers, located in Eustis and Sanford will cease operations at 6 p.m. Saturday. They will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Saturday, 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. The Lake County center is located at: Lake County Fairgrounds Ashford Building 2101 County Road 452 Eustis, FL 32726
October 15, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) caution Floridians to be on the lookout for fraudulent activities by unscrupulous individuals who try to take advantage of situations created by disasters such as Tropical Storm Fay. The Office of the Inspector General of FEMA investigates all citizens' complaints of fraud, waste or abuse involving FEMA contracts, programs or personnel. It maintains a toll-free Fraud Hotline at 1-800-323-8603.
October 10, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Six weeks after Tropical Storm Fay swamped portions of the state with record rainfalls, recovery officials report a decline in new registrations and applicant visits to Disaster Recovery Centers. To date 15,843 Floridians in the 23 counties designated for Individual Assistance have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Almost all of the more than $13 million approved from FEMA's Individuals and Households Program has been rapidly disbursed to people from hard-hit areas.
October 10, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Disaster Recovery Center is open in Indiantown to help Martin County homeowners, renters and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Fay, recovery officials announced. The recovery center will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. The new center is located at: 15516 SW Osceola St. Suite A Indiantown 34956
October 6, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Disaster Recovery Center is open in Astor to help Lake County homeowners, renters and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Fay, recovery officials announced. The recovery center will operate Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Sundays) until further notice.? The new center is located at: 55420 Front St. (next to Sheriff's Office substation) Astor 32102
October 2, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Three Disaster Recovery Centers in Northeast and South Florida will be closing this week. The recovery center in Callahan will close Friday at 3 p.m., while the center in Jacksonville will close Friday at 6 p.m. and the one in Moore Haven will shut down Saturday at 6 p.m., state and federal recovery officials announced.

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