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Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1831)

Incident period: March 26, 2009 to May 05, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 21, 2009


June 26, 2009 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Federal and state officials overseeing north Florida's disaster recovery from the severe storms and flooding of late March through early May urge all registered applicants to stay in touch throughout the recovery process. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Response Team say this is especially important as disaster-related insurance claims are settled and contact information changes. The deadline for registering for disaster assistance is 7 p.m. Monday, June 29.

June 25, 2009 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Nearly 1,300 north Floridians have registered for federal-state disaster assistance following the storms and flooding of late-March through early May and there are still a few days left for others to do the same. June 29 is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance.

June 24, 2009 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Nearly $5.4 million in Public Assistance funds has been approved to help repair and rebuild infrastructure in the wake of severe storms between March 26 and May 5, according to State Emergency Response Team and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 705 $3,220,613.51 $2,916,598.19 $304,015.32
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 02:03 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $32,108,637.82 $3,054,215.38 $27,919,968.44
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 08:04 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Florida, FEMA-1831-DR (PDF 51KB)