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

May 25, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Since 1978 Santa Rosa County and its residents and businesses have received more than $417 million from flood insurance settlements. What would this and other north Florida counties look like today if they didn't have flood insurance? Flood insurance, which is issued through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has helped hundreds of thousands of north Florida residents repair and rebuild after devastating floods.
May 25, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida residents who have lost jobs or businesses as a result of the recent weather-related disaster may be entitled to Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits (DUA). Application Deadlines
May 20, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- When a natural disaster such as the spring storms and flooding in north Florida occurs, murky floodwaters are a witch?s brew of highly toxic materials that contaminate wells, damage septic systems and, with thriving molds, can destroy a structure and cause serious illness.?
May 20, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Levy County will permanently close at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, but those who suffered damages due to the storms and flooding between March 26 and May 5 can still get the help they need.   
May 19, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- People who have applied for federal disaster assistance should not despair if the first response they receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a letter rejecting the application. One of the reasons for a determination of ineligibility of an applicant is the absence of a signed declaration and release form. Another concerns insurance. FEMA cannot provide assistance which is available from another source, including insurance. Assistance programs are not intended to duplicate insurance compensation for disaster-related loss or damage.
May 18, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Leon, Madison and Suwannee counties will permanently close on Wednesday, May 20, but help is still available. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will open two centers and have representatives available to discuss low-interest disaster loans in both Madison and Suwannee counties, and help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is as close as an open DRC, phone or computer.  FEMA and the State Continue To Help

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Florida, FEMA-1831-DR (PDF 51KB)
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