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 11, 2009
News Release
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.
May 9, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Calhoun County will close at 6 p.m. Monday, May 11, but will be open- along with the other nine DRCs- regular hours on Mother's Day, Sunday.
May 9, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Liberty and Walton counties will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Although the centers are closing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) want survivors of the recent storms to know they can still register for assistance and get help with the FEMA application process.
May 8, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- All north Florida Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be open regular hours this Sunday, Mother's Day, to assist survivors of the storms and flooding that began March 26.  After Holmes and Washington counties' DRCs close this Saturday at 6 p.m., the 10 remaining centers will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
May 8, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- More than $1.5 million in federal disaster aid has been provided in the last 10 days 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. The help went to people who were found to be eligible for assistance in 14 counties that were designated disaster areas. The counties are: Calhoun, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Walton and Washington.
May 7, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Holmes and Washington counties will close at 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 9. It’s not mandatory to go to a DRC, but survivors of the storms that began March 26 may visit any of the 10 DRCs remaining, or call FEMA’s toll-free registration and Helpline to discuss the status of their FEMA application. Call FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for those with a speech- or hearing-impairment. Representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.  

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