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
September 23, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida homeowners, renters and businesses in the 19 disaster-declared counties who sustained damage or loss from Tropical Storm Fay have only one month left to apply for disaster assistance, said state and federal officials. October 24 is the last day applications will be accepted for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Individual Assistance program. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must also be submitted by that date.
September 22, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Floridians in disaster-declared counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay may be eligible for various forms of tax relief that could ease the distress of some losses.
September 20, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Fay brought more than flooding. It put people out of work. But people, such as the self-employed, who normally would not be eligible for unemployment may get help through the state-managed, federally funded Disaster Unemployment Assistance program. If you lost your job because of Tropical Storm Fay and associated flooding or became unemployed as a result of the disaster, you may be eligible to receive unemployment compensation.
September 20, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The 30-day deadline for 67 Florida counties to apply for federal Public Assistance reimbursement funding to help pay for undertaking emergency protective measures and debris disposal is Monday, Sept. 22. As Tropical Storm Fay first hit Florida, the President's emergency declaration on August 21 specifically authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to identify, mobilize and provide at ?its discretion equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency throughout the state.
September 19, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Disaster Recovery Center is open in Eustis to help Lake 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: Lake County Fairgrounds Ashford Building 2101 County Road 452 Eustis???? 32726
September 18, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- To meet the needs of Tropical Storm Fay survivors, short-term Disaster Recovery Centers will be opening throughout the state. Four centers will open in Baker, Collier, Jefferson and Marion counties during the month for various four-day intervals. The recovery centers will initially open at noon and then operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations: Sept. 19-22 (Collier County) Old Coronado Library 4898 Coronado Parkway Naples 34116