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 14, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- If you are one of the thousands of people affected by Tropical Storm Fay's widespread flooding, recovery help is at your fingertips - dial the Federal Emergency Management Agency's hotline to register. 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 assistance.
September 12, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Crawfordville to assist Wakulla 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: Wakulla Agricultural Building 84 Cedar Ave. Crawfordville 32327
September 12, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- For survivors of Tropical Storm Fay, timely communication with disaster workers is important in assuring a satisfactory recovery, and the toll-free FEMA registration number serves as a good way to stay in touch - even after a Disaster Recovery Center closes.
September 11, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Violent weather threatens more than homes and people. As it does during any major disaster, it can also damage or destroy infrastructure - bridges, highways, hospitals, public buildings, parks, electrical distribution systems and water or sewage treatment plants. Weather violence also scatters tons of debris or disrupts communications and requires costly emergency service expenditures to protect an endangered public before, during and after a disaster.
September 10, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- More than half of Florida's counties are now getting help from state and federal disaster assistance programs following the severe weather and flooding brought by Tropical Storm Fay's record four landfalls last month. More than 10,000 people have applied for assistance and more than 6,600 have visited Disaster Recovery Centers located statewide. Qualified homeowners, renters and business owners have received $8.4 million from FEMA's Individual and Households program.
September 9, 2008
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster applicants who have received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application should take the time to fill it out - even if they don't want a loan. Failure to fill out the SBA disaster loan application can put those impacted by Tropical Storm Fay at risk of stopping the disaster assistance process in its tracks.