Florida Tropical Storm Debby (DR-4068)

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July 26, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- People who receive federal disaster assistance as a result of Tropical Storm Debby will not pay additional income taxes or see any reduction in their Social Security checks or any other federal benefits.Disaster assistance for temporary housing, essential home repairs, replacement of personal property or for other needs does not count as income. Disaster relief payments from the government or donations from charitable organizations will not affect Social Security payments or Medicare benefits.
July 26, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide information and advice on cleaning up and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby at community events in Suwannee and Hernando counties this week.FEMA mitigation specialists – who can explain disaster-resistant ways to repair and rebuild –  will be at the Smokin’ on the Suwannee BBQ at 13944 48th St. in Live Oak. They will be available Friday, July 27, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p. m.
July 25, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center will open in Steinhatchee at noon on Thursday, July 26. The center will be open through Saturday, July 28, to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Debby. 
July 25, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center is open in Sarasota 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. 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.
July 25, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tropical Storm Debby survivors have until Saturday to visit disaster recovery centers in Hillsborough and Manatee 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 explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.
July 25, 2012
News Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tropical Storm Debby survivors have until Saturday to visit disaster recovery centers in Baker and Nassau 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 center to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

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