CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Clay County has been added to the list of Florida counties eligible to receive state and federal assistance for damages from Tropical Storm Debby.
Governor Rick Scott requested that President Barack Obama make a federal disaster declaration for the state of Florida Tuesday. Since the request was made, six counties have been deemed eligible to receive federal assistance.
The disaster declaration will make federal funds available to families and individuals in Clay, Franklin, Hernando, Highlands, Pinellas and Suwannee counties. The governor's office said as preliminary damage assessments are completed there may be additional counties added to the declaration.
Any residents or business owners in those counties, who sustained any loss or damage from Debby, should begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov. You may also register on a web enabled mobile device by visiting m.fema.gov. Registration can also be done via phone by dialing 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The phone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
If you are applying for aid you should be able to provide your name, permanent address, phone number, insurance coverage and any other information that would help substantiate a loss.
For more information, visit FEMA's website about Tropical Storm Debby.
First Coast News