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 16, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Jackson County will permanently close at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 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 15, 2009
More Than $2.1 Million In Federal Disaster Aid Approved For Survivors Of North Florida Spring Storms And Flooding
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- More than $2.1 million in federal disaster aid has been approved to help people recover from losses caused by severe March storms, tornadoes and flooding across north Florida that resulted in a major disaster declaration by the president.
May 15, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open at noon on Friday, May 15, in Levy County. Those who suffered uninsured and underinsured losses due to storms and flooding between March 26 and May 5 are urged to visit the center where they may meet disaster recovery specialists to help in their recovery. DRCs are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. DRC OPENING AT NOON FRIDAY, MAY 15:
May 14, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Dixie and Lafayette counties will close permanently at 6 p.m. Friday, May 15, but disaster help is still available to homeowners, renters and businesses in north Florida.
May 13, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- At noon on Wednesday, May 13, a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Leon County for one week to serve north Floridians who suffered damages or losses due to storms and flooding between March 26 and May 5. Disaster-recovery specialists from state and federal agencies will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information about disaster-assistance programs. DRC OPEN WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (NOON), THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (6 P.M.):
May 11, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- People affected by late March flooding in north Florida who have legal, permanent resident cards (INS Form I-551, often referred to as a "Green Card"), are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance available in any of the 14 counties designated under a major disaster declaration by the president. The 14 Individual Assistance counties are: Calhoun, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Walton and Washington.