ORLANDO, Florida. – Nearly a month after Hurricane Nicole made landfall in Florida, additional federal aid is available to Central Florida counties.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that the following counties will be eligible for hurricane assistance:
– Flag bearer
– Indian River
– Palm Beach
– St. Jones
– St. Lucy:
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The agency says it will help provide financial relief to homeowners and renters affected by the storm between Nov. 7 and Nov. 30.
Families affected by hurricanes Iain and Nicole may need to apply twice for disaster relief if their homes are damaged.
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Damage assessment will be done on a case-by-case basis based on which storm caused it.
If you have homeowners, renters, or flood insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible because federal aid can cover the remaining costs of a disaster. FEMA encourages people to keep documents and receipts that show purchases for cleanup and repairs.
Flagler County residents were part of a special announcement made by President Biden last week. Biden approved a disaster declaration for the state of Florida on November 13, allowing FEMA to begin its Individual Assistance.
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County residents will receive financial assistance for home repairs and temporary housing.
The Disaster Recovery Center, located on the Flagler County Fairground property, will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for residents to apply in person.
“It is likely that the facility will remain open until at least mid-January, and possibly longer, now that there is an announcement for Nicole for Flagler County,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord.
For those interested in applying for FEMA disaster assistance, click here, use the FEMA mobile app, or call 800-621-3362, open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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