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2012-08-15 13:59 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The disaster recovery centers in Brooksville and New Port Richey will transition to disaster loan outreach centers operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration Monday, Aug. 20.

2012-08-13 12:23 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Even if survivors of Tropical Storm Debby have insurance, temporary disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency may still help. Disaster assistance may be able to fill insurance gaps or help those who have been waiting more than 30 days on a homeowner’s insurance claim.

2012-08-10 13:51 - Updates

 Some flood-damaged homes are still inaccessible in Columbia, Hernando, Pasco and Suwannee counties due to flooded roadways. Survivors living in these homes may be eligible for one month of FEMA rental assistance.If you live in one of the 22 counties designated for federal disaster assistance and your home is inaccessible, call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362). People who are deaf or hard of hearing and use a TTY can call 800-462-7585.

2012-08-08 19:09 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Debby survivors who have already registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are urged to keep in touch with the agency, especially if they have been displaced by the disaster. Survivors who have registered for state and federal assistance should keep their contact information current to ensure timely delivery of important assistance updates.

2012-08-08 13:21 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and local stores are teaming up this week to provide information and advice on cleaning up and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby. FEMA mitigation specialists, who can explain disaster-resistant ways to repair and rebuild, will be in Hillsborough County beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, and Pasco County beginning Friday, Aug. 10. Mitigation specialists offer suggestions on cleaning mold and mildew. They also provide information on flood insurance.

2012-08-08 12:43 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Home Depot are teaming up to provide information and advice on cleaning up and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby. FEMA mitigation specialists, who can explain disaster-resistant ways to repair and rebuild, will be in Duval County beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8. Mitigation specialists offer suggestions on cleaning mold and mildew. They also provide information on flood insurance.

2012-08-03 19:36 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Debby survivors should use their government grants only to meet specific disaster-related needs. Federal assistance received from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency must be spent for repairs or replacement of items that were damaged as a direct result of the disaster and that are not covered by insurance.

2012-08-03 12:00 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Mold in flood-damaged homes and other structures can cause health problems if it is not eliminated. People with asthma, allergies and other breathing conditions may be more sensitive to mold, and people with immune suppression are more susceptible to infections caused by mold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Quick action can minimize the damage caused by mold and stop its spread. Do not wait for an inspector to begin cleanup. If possible, take pictures of the damage.

2012-08-02 15:24 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists will be providing information and advice on cleaning and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby on Saturday in Highlands County. FEMA mitigation specialists – who can explain disaster-resistant ways to repair and rebuild – will be at the Summer of Love Volkswagen Jubilee in downtown Sebring on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mitigation specialists offer suggestions on cleaning mold and mildew. They also provide information on flood insurance.

2012-08-02 15:19 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the 9th Annual Kingfish Shootout are teaming up in Franklin County to provide information and advice on cleaning and rebuilding homes after Tropical Storm Debby. FEMA mitigation specialists – who can explain disaster-resistant ways to repair and rebuild –  will be at the fishing tournament at 501 St. James Ave. (U.S. 98) in Carrabelle on Aug. 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Aug. 5 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.