ORLANDO, Fla. -- At the request of the State of Florida, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Preliminary Damage Assessment Team (PDA) members were deployed at 8 a.m. today to Volusia and Pasco Counties which were struck by tornados on Christmas Day. FEMA received the request Dec. 26 shortly after 5 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- With the passing of the Oct. 31 deadline, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has closed its books on the 2004 disaster housing effort in Florida, which at one point included more than 17,000 FEMA-issued trailers and mobile homes scattered across the state. As of today, less than 0.5 percent (less than one-half of 1 percent) of the agency’s manufactured housing units in Florida remain occupied by victims of the 2004 storms.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that nine non-profit groups, covering 12 counties, have agreed to help families and individuals still struggling to find permanent housing following Florida's 2004 storm season. Each will take possession of manufactured housing units under FEMA's new interim donation policy. As part of the agreements, people occupying those units will be able to remain in their trailers or mobile homes. They also will have their cases managed by a non-profit organization.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
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Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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