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News: Florida Tropical Storm Debby

July 25, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and home improvement stores are teaming up to provide information and advice on cleaning up and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby. FEMA mitigation specialists – who can explain disaster-resistant ways to repair and rebuild –  will be in Highlands, Hillsborough and Polk counties beginning Wednesday, July 25. Mitigation specialists offer suggestions on cleaning mold and mildew. They also provide information on flood insurance.
July 25, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Property owners planning to rebuild homes or businesses damaged by Tropical Storm Debby should consider using construction methods that will minimize damage in future storms. Taking steps to reduce future damage is called hazard mitigation.  The most obvious example of mitigation is elevating flood-prone properties.  Information on many mitigation procedures is available free from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
July 25, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Tropical Storm Debby survivors in Citrus, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Polk and Sarasota counties in Florida can now apply for federal disaster assistance. What the disaster designation means:
July 24, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – A month after Tropical Storm Debby soaked Florida, more than $15 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the storm and flooding.Almost 10,000 survivors have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help or information regarding disaster assistance. Many people are seeking housing assistance from FEMA because their primary home is unlivable or inaccessible.
July 20, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — State and federal community relations teams are working door-to-door helping Tropical Storm Debby survivors in the 22 counties designated for federal individual assistance.
July 19, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center is open in Nassau County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Debby. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
July 19, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A disaster recovery center is open in Taylor County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Debby. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, July 21.
July 19, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center is open in Nassau County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Debby. The center is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
July 19, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — All disaster recovery centers open in Florida to assist Tropical Storm Debby survivors will have new Sunday operating hours beginning Sunday, July 22. The centers will now open at noon and close at 6 p.m. on Sundays. Hours will remain 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U. S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.
July 19, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Debby survivors have until Saturday to visit disaster recovery centers in Bradford and Clay counties. Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U. S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the centers to assist survivors by explaining disaster assistance programs and helping them apply for aid.