Federal Outlay for Florida Tornado Recovery Approaches $43 Million

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Release date: 
January 30, 2008
Release Number: 
R4-08-023

ATLANTA, Ga. -- In December 2006 and February 2007, tornadoes and severe storms struck central Florida, causing widespread damage across Lake, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia Counties. The presidentially declared disasters enabled citizens and communities to apply for federal assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports that nearly $43 million in Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and disaster loans have been invested to date in the State of Florida to support the recovery effort.   

$42,900,862.36 Total federal outlay to assist people and communities

$23,995,700.00     The U.S. Small Business Administration approved 269 low-interest disaster loans.

  • $18,615,900 for 244 homeowner and renter loans
  • $4,379,800 for 24 business and Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  • $1,000,000 for one non-profit loan

$14,382,686.55 Federal share of Public Assistance funds obligated

$4,522,475.81 Amount of disaster assistance has been approved through the Individuals and Households Program.

  • $3,747,029.52 for Housing Assistance
  • $775,446.29 for Other Needs Assistance

A county-by-county summary follows.

IHP - Individual and Household Program
HA - Housing Assistance
ON - Other Needs

County Assistance
County ApplicationsTotal IHPHAONAPublic
Assistance
Lake595$1,828,644.98$1,568,320.83$260,324.15$4,774,556.29
Seminole19$963.83$0$963.83*
Sumter740$171,757.67$137,711.17$34,046.50$466,547.69
Volusia 16791,073$1,578,080.45$1,242,814.50$335,265.95$5,694,787.93
Volusia 1680323$943,028.88$798,183.02$144,845.86*
PA Other**    $3,446,794.64
TOTAL2,750$ 4,522,475.81$ 3,747,029.52$ 775,446.29$14,382,686.55

* Counties declared eligible for Individual Assistance only.
**Federal share of Public Assistance granted to agencies and utility companies serving multiple counties.

U.S. Small Business Administration

County
A*HomeABusiness or EIDL*ANon ProfitATotal
Lake 
DR 1679
50$3,328,4006$1,213,500  56$4,541,900
Seminole
DR 1679
1$7,80000001$7,800
Sumter
DR 1679
114$9,296,5005$192,60000119$9,489,100
Volusia
DR 1679
69$5,354,5009$1,663,0001$1,000,00079$8,017,500
Volusia
DR 1680
10$628,7004$1,310,7000014$1,939,400
TOTAL244$18,615,90024$4,379,8001$1,000,000269$23,995,700

* Approvals                 **Economic Injury Disaster Loan

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
May 6, 2013 - 01:31
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