Tropical Storm Fay
An update report for Tropical Storm Fay, Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike produced by FEMA and SERT.
Individual Assistance Available for Residents of the Following Counties
Alachua | Baker | Bradford | Brevard | Clay | Collier | Duval | Gadsen
Glades | Hendry | Jefferson | Lake | Lee | Leon | Liberty | Madison | Marion
Martin | Nassau | Okeechobee | Orange | Polk | Seminole | St. Lucie
Taylor | Volusia | Wakulla
Individual Assistance is assistance available to individuals affected by a disaster. There are two primary types of disaster assistance through FEMA- housing assistance and other needs assistance. Residents in approved counties should register with FEMA by phone or at www.fema.gov.
Deadline for Individual Assistance was November 10, 2008.
Speech or hearing disabilities call TTY 1-800-462-7585
Declarations and Executive Orders for Tropical Storm Fay
10/16/08 - Executive Order 08-213
09/12/08 - FEMA Emergency Declaration 1785
08/21/08 - FEMA Emergency Declaration 3288
08/20/08 - Governor Requests Emergency Declaration
08/16/08 - Executive Order 08-170
Tropical Storm Fay Recovery
Fay Disaster Assistance In Florida Tops $24 Million
More than $24 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans has been approved for homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages during Tropical Storm Fay. Since the Aug. 24 presidential declaration, more than $15.4 million has been distributed to 4,843 approved individual and household applicants. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster-related loans to homeowners, renters and businesses now total approximately $9.3 million.
FEMA Disaster Deadline For Tropical Storm Fay Is November 10
November 10 is the deadline for residents in 27 designated counties to apply for a wide range of state, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal disaster assistance programs. The counties include: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Collier, Duval, Gadsden, Glades, Hendry, Jefferson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Martin, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, Taylor, Volusia and Wakulla counties.
Disaster Assitance Registration Reaches To More Than 17,500
Disaster Assistance Reaches $21.4 million
Registration Deadline November 10
As state and federal disaster recovery efforts approach the November 10 deadline for applicants to register for disaster aid, recovery officials point to continuing progress in bringing a wide range of disaster assistance to Florida individuals, businesses and public entities hit hard by Tropical Storm Fay and related flooding.
Four Additional Counties Now Eligible For Individual Disaster Assistance
Bradford, Clay, Madison and Taylor Counties Now Eligible For Individual Disaster Assistance – Charlotte County Gets Public Assistance
Federal aid has been made available to four additional Florida counties in the wake of Tropical Storm Fay. Residents of Bradford, Clay, Madison and Taylor counties who suffered damage or loss as a result of Fay can now register for disaster assistance. Multilingual operators are available to speak to applicants. The toll-free telephone numbers are open from 7 a.m. to midnight daily until further notice. Individual Assistance is available in affected counties. Residents in approved counties should register with FEMA by phone or at www.fema.gov.
Insurance and Disaster Assistance
Tropical Storm Fay Survivors with Insurance May Still Be Eligible
For Disaster Assistance
As the November 10 deadline to apply for disaster assistance approaches, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) are reminding those individuals who were initially denied assistance because they have homeowners’ or flood insurance that they may still be eligible for assistance.
Executive Order For Tropical Storm Fay Extended 60 Days
Governor Charlie Crist has signed a Executive Order extending the State of Emergency to cover ongoing statewide recovery efforts for Tropical Storm Fay.
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opens in Duval County
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Jacksonville - Duval County, Florida on October 6 at 10 a.m. in the Regency Square Regional Building. Opening of this Center will make it convenient for disaster survivors affected by the Tropical Storm Fay that occurred August 18 - September 12, 2008 to apply for disaster loan assistance.
Tax Relief Available For Floridians In Disaster Area
Floridians in disaster-declared counties affected by Tropical Storm Fay may be eligible for various forms of tax relief from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS is postponing until Nov. 17 certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster areas. Taxpayers may also qualify to receive refunds from their 2007 taxes because of deductible disaster-related losses from this declared disaster. Details can be found on the IRS Web site, www.IRS.gov by launching a search for "Florida Tropical Storm Fay" or by calling the agency’s disaster helpline, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676).
Tropical Storm Fay Survivors, Register Now With FEMA For Help
If you are one of the thousands of people affected by Tropical Storm Fay’s flooding and live in Baker, Brevard, Collier, Duval, Glades, Hendry, Jefferson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Marion, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Polk, St. Lucie, Seminole, Volusia or Wakulla counties, you may be eligible for assistance.
Due to the demand caused by multiple national disasters, off-peak hours and weekends are an ideal time to register. So don’t delay.
Tropical Storm Fay Recovery Continues In Florida
Nearly $12 million in aid disbursed as state rebounds
from Tropical Storm Fay
More than 13,000 people have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance following Tropical Storm Fay in August. To date, virtually all of the more than $10 million approved from FEMA's Individuals and Households Program is now in the hands of Floridians. The U.S. Small Business Administration has also approved nearly $1.8 million in low-interest, disaster loan applications for homes. Another $66,800 was approved for businesses.
Florida Receives Federal Presidential Declaration In Response To Tropical Storm Fay
Public assistance funds granted to Brevard, Monroe, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties
Governor Charlie Crist today announced that Florida has received a Presidential Declaration from the President of the United States, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as a result of the flooding rains and severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Fay. This declaration will provide public assistance funds to Brevard, Monroe, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties.
Public Assistance funds will provide assistance to State and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. Other counties will be considered as damage assessments continue throughout the state.
Governor Crist Requests Additional Assistance For Floridians Affected By Fay
Governor Charlie Crist sent a letter today through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, requesting a Presidential Declaration for areas affected by Tropical Storm Fay. An Emergency Declaration has already been declared for all counties in Florida, providing assistance in debris removal and costs associated with local response to this storm. If granted, a Presidential Declaration could provide for individual assistance for eligible residents who were impacted by Tropical Storm Fay.
The State Emergency Response Team continues to respond to local requests for assistance in affected counties.
Florida Receives Federal Emergency Declaration In Response To Tropical Storm Fay
Assistance to cover response costs in Florida counties impacted by Tropical Storm Fay
Governor Charlie Crist today announced that Florida has received an Emergency Declaration from the President of the United States, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as a result of the flooding rains and severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Fay August 18, 2008 and continuing.
“We are grateful to President Bush and Administrator Paulison for their
timely response in granting this request,” said Governor Crist. “Nearly all of our
67 counties will have been impacted by the time Fay leaves our state and these
funds will help our local and state partners recoup the costs of keeping Floridians
The initial request, submitted by the Governor on August 20, is specifically
for disaster assistance through the Public Assistance program, in categories A
and B to cover the costs of debris removal and protective measures taken by the
counties and state agencies to ensure the safety of their residents during the
landfall and trek of Tropical Storm Fay across the state.
Governor Crist Requests Federal Emergency Declaration
Assistance sought for Florida counties impacted by Tropical Storm Fay
Governor Charlie Crist today has made a request to the President of the United States, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that the State of Florida receive an Emergency Declaration to assist Florida counties that were impacted by Tropical Storm Fay and the epic flooding in Brevard County, as well as those that continue to be impacted as the storm moves across the state.
“Florida is facing a serious, catastrophic weather system,” said Governor
Crist. “This request is important for Florida counties and we look forward to
working with our Federal partners as the request is considered.”
Governor Signs Executive Order in Response to Tropical Storm Fay
Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed Executive Order 08-170, freeing up the State’s resources to respond to Tropical Storm Fay.
Health Risks after the Storm
The Florida Department of Health encourages residents to take action after the storm to prevent food-borne disease, waterborne illness, fire hazards and mosquito-borne illness.
Emergency Managers Warn Of Carbon Monoxide Dangers
As residents prepare for and recover from Tropical Storm Fay, Emergency Managers and the Florida Department of Health are urging the public to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) exposure by taking precautions with gas-powered appliances and charcoal or gas grills.
Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas, and is highly poisonous. Depending on the level of exposure, CO may cause fatigue, weakness, chest pains for those with heart disease, shortness of breath upon exertion, nausea, vomiting, headaches, confusion, lack of coordination, impaired vision, loss of consciousness, and in severe cases, death.
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