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 18, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- More than 13,000 people have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance following Tropical Storm Fay and the widespread flooding that dumped up to 17 inches of rain in parts of Florida in August. To date, virtually all of the more than $10 million approved from FEMA's Individuals and Households Program is now in the hands of homeowners and renters in stricken communities.
September 17, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- With thousands of sizeable disaster assistance payments being distributed to people affected by Tropical Storm Fay in Florida, state and federal emergency officials are urging recipients to take care with the way they handle the money and use it only for disaster-related losses. Experience tells disaster managers that this is a time when people are particularly vulnerable, and predators are quick to take advantage of them. When dealing with thousands of dollars, caution is required.
September 16, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers in Northwest Florida will be closing this week. The recovery center in Crawfordville will close Thursday at 6 p.m., while the center in Tallahassee will cease operations Friday at 6 p.m., state and federal recovery officials announced. The Wakulla County center is located at: Agricultural Building 84 Cedar Ave. Crawfordville 32327????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? The Leon County center is located at:
September 16, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opened at noon Monday, Sept. 15, in Nassau and Glades counties to assist homeowners, renters and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Fay in those counties, recovery officials announced. The DRCs will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Applicants may visit any DRC to receive help. The new centers are located at: Nassau County Nassau County Building 45401 Mickler Street Callahan, FL 32011
September 16, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Housing assistance is available for homeowners and renters still unable to access their homes because of standing floodwater left behind by Tropical Storm Fay in declared counties. If you live in Baker, Brevard, Collier, Duval, Glades, Hendry, Jefferson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Polk, St. Lucie, Seminole, Volusia or Wakulla counties, you may be eligible for a one-month housing grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Here are the steps you will need to follow:
September 16, 2008
News Release
ORLANDO, Fla. -- If you have applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and receive a letter saying your initial request for help has been denied, it may mean your application was incomplete or incorrect. One of the most common reasons for denial concerns insurance. FEMA must deny aid until an insurance settlement is reached because assistance programs are not intended to duplicate insurance compensation or cover deductibles for disaster-related loss or damage.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Florida, FEMA-1785-DR (PDF 34KB)
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