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News: Florida Tropical Storm Debby

July 19, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Debby survivors have until Saturday to visit the disaster recovery center in Highlands County. 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 center to assist survivors by explaining disaster assistance programs and helping them apply for aid.
July 19, 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. Pinellas County is now eligible for Public Assistance, which helps pay for infrastructure damage.There are 22 counties designated for Individual Assistance. They are: Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Franklin, Gilchrist, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lafayette, Manatee, Nassau, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla.
July 19, 2012
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — While survivors finish repairs to their homes or find a new place to live, money may be available to help them pay for a clean and safe place to stay. Survivors who have been staying with friends or relatives because their homes were damaged or destroyed by Tropical Storm Debby may qualify for temporary rental assistance.Florida survivors living in a county designated for Individual Assistance may be eligible for federal disaster aid. By law, the Federal Emergency Management Agency cannot duplicate insurance benefits.
July 19, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A disaster recovery center is open in Manatee 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. seven days a week.Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U. S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:
July 19, 2012
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A disaster recovery center is open in Duval 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. seven days a week.Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U. S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:
July 19, 2012
News Release
29 Counties Now Eligible for Public Assistance for Cleanup, Repair CostsATLANTA, Ga -- Tropical Storm Debby survivors in Hillsborough, Manatee and Taylor counties in Florida can now apply for federal disaster assistance. Nine counties - Bradford, Collier, Duval, Lee, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Santa Rosa and Taylor – are now eligible for Public Assistance, which helps pay for infrastructure damage.
July 19, 2012
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- Disaster recovery centers are open in Hernando, Highlands and Pinellas counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Debby. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:
July 19, 2012
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- A disaster recovery center is open in Pasco 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. seven days a week.Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:
July 19, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two weeks after Tropical Storm Debby struck Florida, $5.3 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the storm and flooding.Almost 3,500 survivors have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help or information regarding disaster assistance. Some are seeking housing assistance from FEMA because the flooding has made their home unlivable or inaccessible.
July 19, 2012
News Release
ATLANTA, Ga. --  Florida’s State Emergency Response Team and the Federal Emergency Management Agency community relations teams are in the 11 declared counties going door to door with disaster assistance information to help survivors recover from Tropical Storm Debby.Anyone representing the SERT or FEMA, including FEMA-contracted home and property damage inspectors, carries a photo ID ensuring they are easily identifiable. FEMA and SERT teams wear agency shirts.