Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1831)
Incident period: March 26, 2009 to May 5, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 21, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
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.
May 30, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Hurricane season and the potential for considerable wind and flood damage begins in earnest June 1, so do not wait to make your home more hazard resistant. It's important to begin with a plan. Walk around your home or business and take note of possible causes of damage or vulnerability. Contact your local emergency manager to find out about the 100-year flood levels and where you are in the floodplain. Here are some tips from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Mitigation experts.
May 29, 2009
More Than $3 Million In Federal Disaster Aid Approved For Survivors Of North Florida Spring Storms And Flooding
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- More than $3 million in federal disaster aid has been approved to help north Florida residents recover from losses caused by the late March storms and flooding across north Florida. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance was approved for eligible homeowners, renters and businesses in 17 counties designated as disaster areas eligible for Individual Assistance. The counties are Calhoun, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.