Tallahassee, Florida- July 10, 2012
Additional assistance to aid in recovery from the impacts of Tropical Storm Debby was requested today for six additional Florida counties. A request was made to extend the federal declaration for Public Assistance to include Bradford, Collier, Duval, Levy, Santa Rosa and Taylor Counties.
Public Assistance provides grant assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures. Costs for repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly-owned facilities can also be covered under Public Assistance. Twenty Florida counties were approved on July 9th under the federal declaration.
Tropical Storm Debby made landfall June 27 in Steinhatchee, FL. Impacts from the storm were felt statewide. The primary concern from Tropical Storm Debby was the prolific amount of rainfall and the resulting flooding impacts. Six rivers across Florida reached major flood stage, and two rivers, the Sopchoppy and the St. Marys, reached record breaking crests.
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