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 1, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Recovery officials want flood-weary Floridians to know that a substantial source of potential risk-reduction funding is built into most National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies.Florida NFIP policyholders who sustained substantial flood damage or a repetition of previous flooding damage due to Tropical Storm Fay may be eligible for financial help of up to $30,000 to assist in paying the cost of bringing their homes and businesses into compliance with floodplain ordinances.
September 29, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- To meet the needs of Tropical Storm Fay survivors, short-term Disaster Recovery Centers will be opening this week in Gainesville and Quincy. The centers will be open in Alachua and Gadsden counties from Wednesday to Saturday. The recovery centers will initially open at noon and then operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations: Oct. 1-4 (Wednesday through Saturday) (Gadsden County) Gadsden County Sheriff's Office 339 E. Jefferson Highway (U.S. 90) Quincy 32351
September 26, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- As September's designation as "National Preparedness Month" comes to close, recovery officials remind Floridians that disaster readiness is a year-round job. Taking precautions long before storm clouds start to form is the best answer for minimizing damage from foul or extreme weather such as windstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes.
September 26, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The usual images from the first days of a disaster are dramatic and memorable: scores of people with chainsaws cutting tree limbs from houses or roads; or operating boats to snatch frightened people from trees or housetops; or helping feed hundreds of hungry storm survivors inside a huge   dining tent. Many of these people are there because they simply saw a need to help - volunteers. But when the emergency response ends, what happens to the volunteers when the TV cameras leave and the sky is blue?
September 24, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- After serving nearly 400 Tropical Storm Fay survivors, the Disaster Recovery Center in Lee County will close this week. The recovery center in Bonita Springs will cease operations Saturday at 6 p.m. The closure is based on a steady decrease in visitors to the center in the last week, according to state and federal recovery officials. The Lee County center is located at: Bonita Springs Recreation Center 26740 Pine Ave. Bonita Springs, 34135
September 24, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Florida announced on Wednesday the expansion of federal aid to more Floridians as a result of Tropical Storm Fay. People in Alachua, Gadsden, Liberty and Martin counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance, which makes available federal programs to help individuals and households recover from a disaster.

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