WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the Seminole Tribe of Florida to supplement the Tribe’s response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, beginning Nov. 7 and continuing.
The President’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives, protect property, public health and safety and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, under the public assistance program at 75% federal funding. FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.
Thomas J. McCool has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.