Individual assistance is now available for those affected by Tropical Storm Debby in Duval, Nassau and Union counties through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
A total of 14 Florida counties have been designated for individual assistance, including: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Franklin, Hernando, Highlands, Nassau, Pasco, Pinellas, Suwannee, Union and Wakulla, according to a release from FEMA.
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Twenty counties have been approved for Public Assistance, including Baker, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Manatee, Nassau, Pasco, Sarasota, Suwannee, Union and Wakulla.
Public assistance provides reimbursement to local governments and tribal organizations and some nonprofit organizations for expenses incurred in a disaster, the release explained.
There are three ways to apply for Individual Assistance:
• By calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Help is available in most languages, and lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585.
• Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
• By tablet or smartphone using the FEMA app (search "FEMA" in your device's app store) or m.fema.gov.
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