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

April 29, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Federal and state disaster assistance is now available for people and businesses that need help recovering from uninsured or underinsured losses related to the storms, tornadoes, winds and flooding that began March 26. Affected counties include Calhoun, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Walton and Washington.
April 21, 2009
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Florida to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, and straight-line winds beginning on March 26, 2009, and continuing.
April 21, 2009
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for Florida. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Florida, FEMA-1831-DR (PDF 51KB)
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