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Florida Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds (DR-1840)

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Incident period: May 17, 2009 to May 28, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 27, 2009


July 30, 2009 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 1,914 $7,404,072.21 $5,927,317.59 $1,476,754.62
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 01:54 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $5,429,517.49 $2,238,707.07 $2,987,650.42
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:36 (Updated daily)

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