JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s been two weeks since Tropical Storm Debby hit Florida, and already $5.3 million in state and federal aid has been approved to help those affected by the storm and flooding.
Nearly 3,500 survivors have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help or information regarding disaster aid.
Some victims are seeking housing assistance from FEMA because the flooding has made their home unlivable.
932 households have already been approved for FEMA grants that assist with temporary rentals and personal property loss.
$4.7 million has been approved for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home repair costs.
FEMA has approved more than $551,000 to cover other essential disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.
No matter the degree of loss or insurance coverage, survivors are urged to apply for help by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) from to
Businesses that need help may contact the Small Business Administration at the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339).