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

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 2, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Don't let half-truths and rumors cause you to miss out on federal disaster assistance available to Floridians devastated by severe storms and flooding since May 17.  Here are some answers that should help clarify common misconceptions about disaster assistance offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
June 1, 2009
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Less than 24 hours after President Barack Obama designated Volusia County to be a major disaster area, Community Relations teams hit the ground going door to door to help its residents get the valuable information they need to speed recovery.
May 27, 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 May 17, 2009, and continuing.

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