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.
News: Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds
June 26, 2009
June 25, 2009
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
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).
June 22, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Time to register for disaster assistance is running out for north Floridians who suffered property damage or other losses as a result of the storms and flooding of late March through early May. June 29 is the deadline to apply for federal-state disaster assistance.
June 20, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Flood insurance policyholders whose structures were damaged by flooding from the recent storms in northern and eastern Florida may be eligible for up to $30,000 in coverage in addition to their claims for damages. The extra money can be used by property owners to make their homes or businesses safer in the event of future floods. The benefit is called Increased Cost of Compliance, or ICC coverage, because it helps pay for the increased cost of complying with the local building codes. It is a part of most National Flood Insurance Program policies.
June 18, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Dealing with disasters can be overwhelming - and the application forms for disaster assistance can be confusing and the process can be frustrating. Fortunately, help is as close as a telephone. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to operate a toll-free Helpline staffed by specialists who can guide callers through the disaster assistance process.
June 16, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- While many North Floridians recovering from the storm and flood damage of late March through early May are already getting help, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to operate a toll-free telephone Helpline. Individuals are encouraged to call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 to register for assistance and to follow up on their applications. The Helpline is open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Multilingual operators are available.
June 15, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The clock is ticking for North Floridians who had property damage or other losses as a result of the intense storms and flooding that swamped wide areas of the region from mid-March through mid-May. Only two weeks remain to register for federal-state disaster assistance. June 29 is the deadline to apply for a wide range of federal disaster assistance programs.
June 6, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Eligible Leon, Wakulla and Levy county residents who lost wages, their jobs or businesses due to inclement weather between March 26 and May 5 have until June 15 at 7 p.m. to register for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).
June 1, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As if weather problems have not caused enough headaches for Floridians recovering from springtime floods, Hurricane Season is here. With the beginning of the hurricane season, many north Floridians, still dealing with the aftermath of the late March storms and flooding, are urged to think seriously now about re-stocking their emergency kits and reviewing their disaster plans. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida's Division of Emergency Management want residents to be prepared and ready to evacuate if ordered to do so.