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July 30, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Although the deadline for individuals and business owners in Volusia County to register for disaster assistance has passed, the federal government continues allocating funds to help survivors recover from the severe late-May storms, flooding, tornadoes and straight line winds. More than $8.6 million has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist in the recovery efforts, including assistance from the U.S. Small Businesses Administration (SBA).
July 17, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Since May 27 when Volusia County was designated a disaster area eligible for federal aid, 4,405 of the county's storm survivors have registered for federal disaster assistance and more than $8.4 million has been approved to help them recover.
June 30, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Rebuilding your life, your home and your family is emotionally taxing after a disaster, but help is available. A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making crisis counseling available to storm-survivors.
June 26, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- While more than $6 million in disaster assistance has already been approved for those who suffered losses from the Volusia County flooding of May 17-May 28, there are only 30 more days to apply for federal aid. July 27 is the last day to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. FEMA may help eligible applicants pay for uninsured or underinsured home repairs, temporary housing, personal property and other serious unmet disaster-related needs through its grant programs.
June 24, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Since Volusia County was declared a disaster area eligible for federal aid on May 27, more than 4,213 of the county's storm survivors have registered for federal disaster assistance and nearly $6.4 million has been approved to help them recover. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved almost $5.6 million in grants through the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved nearly $750,000 in low-interest disaster loans.
June 20, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Flood insurance policyholders whose structures were damaged by flooding from the recent storms in northern and eastern Florida may be eligible for up to $30,000 in coverage in addition to their claims for damages. The extra money can be used by property owners to make their homes or businesses safer in the event of future floods.
June 12, 2009
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 11, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Recovery officials are urging Volusia County residents with disaster-related damage to visit one of the two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) currently operating in Volusia County this weekend. To date more than 3,000 homeowners, renters and business owners have visited the centers to talk face-to-face with a wide range of on-site specialists about recovery needs.
June 11, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Volusia County residents who are not U.S. citizens, but who are in the United States legally, may be eligible for disaster aid, according to state and federal officials. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or qualified aliens to receive FEMA disaster grants. Their legal status will not be jeopardized by applying for assistance. Qualified aliens include:
June 6, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Don't let the word "business" in the name U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) mislead you. For some homeowners, renters and businesses, low- interest disaster loans from the SBA may be the primary source of funds for recovery, so those who receive SBA loan applications should complete and return them as soon as possible.