Two weeks after Tropical Storm Debby struck Florida June 28, $5.3 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the storm and flooding.
Almost 3,500 survivors have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help regarding disaster assistance. Some are seeking housing assistance after flooding made their home unlivable.
Disaster assistance is also provided by the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Small Business Administration.
The following is a snapshot of the disaster recovery effort as of July 9:
932 households approved for FEMA grants for temporary rentals and personal property loss.
$4.7 million approved for housing grants, including short-term rentals and home repairs.
More than $551,000 approved to cover essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.
1,715 home inspections completed.
620 visits to disaster recovery centers by people affected by the disaster.
5 disaster recovery centers open.
No matter the degree of loss or insurance coverage, survivors are urged to apply for help by calling (800) 621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. People who are hard of hearing may call (TTY) (800) 462-7585.
Go online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.