MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- More local counties are getting some much needed financial relief as they struggle to recover from Tropical Storm Debby.
The federal government approved public assitance for Baker, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Manatee, Nassau, Pasco, Sarasota, Suwannee, Union and Wakulla Counties. They join Duval and Nassau in receiving grant assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures.
In addition to Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), the Small Busineses Association (SBA) is offering low interest loans to help homeowners and renters get back on their feet.
"We can loan a homeowner for real estate losses up to $200,000 to build their home back on top of that up to $40,000 for contents loss," explained Richard Diagle.
On top of that, those living along Black Creek in Middleburg will receive help from Emergency Management crews Tuesday who will be busy picking up large amounts of debris.
Clean up started at 7 AM and will continue all morning along Lazy Acres Road, Scenic Drive, Cornell Road and Main Street. Residents are asked to move debris to the road, leave it outside of any containers they hope to keep, and approximately 10 feet away from their regular garbage.
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