Florida Tornadoes: Disaster Aid Nears $5 Million

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Release date: 
February 15, 2007
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- To date, more than 2,000 applicants from the February 3 severe storms and tornadoes declaration, and more than 200 applicants from the February 8 declaration have applied for federal and state disaster assistance.

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $2,345,581 in housing (HA) and other needs assistance (ONA) under the Individuals and Households Programs (IHP). The U.S. Small Business Administration has provided $2,585,500 in    low-interest disaster-related loans to homeowners and renters in the four declared counties in east
central Florida.

Recovery Officials from FEMA and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) urge all homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage from the severe storms or tornadoes to apply to FEMA for help as soon as possible.

Disasters Overview at a Glance:
DR-16792020 In declared counties$1,834,327 309 Approved$ 232,876 140 Approved$2,585,500 30 Approved, 74 pending95.4% Complete 891 issued
DR-1680222 In declared counties$253,619 73 Approved$ 24,759 23 ApprovedPending Approvals  89.9% Complete 138 issued


SBA Loans: 1679
Home Loan Applications Issued1,427
Business Loan Applications Issued190


SBA Loans: 1680
Home Loan Applications Issued118
Business Loan Applications Issued14
  • Direct Housing:
    • The first two travel trailers have been leased; and
    • Approximately 20 applicants are approved to receive travel trailers
Last Updated: 
May 8, 2013 - 15:15
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