Scott Asks for More FEMA Assistance- Other Counties Continue to Be Assessed

By: Florida Division of Emergency Management Release Email
By: Florida Division of Emergency Management Release Email

Tallahassee, Florida -July 3, 2012

Governor Rick Scott today made a supplemental request to the President that the State of Florida receive Public Assistance in addition to Sunday’s Individual Assistance request for Presidential Declaration due to impacts from Tropical Storm Debby.

In response to Governor Scott’s request for assistance on Sunday, a federal declaration for Individual Assistance was granted for Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Pasco and Wakulla counties. Today’s request also includes additional counties recommended to receive Individual Assistance.

Additional counties requested for Individual Assistance include:
· Clay
· Pinellas
· Highlands
· Hernando
· Franklin
· Suwannee

Those counties that Governor Scott requested for Public Assistance today include:
· Baker
· Charlotte
· Citrus
· Columbia
· Dixie
· Franklin
· Hamilton
· Lafayette
· Liberty
· Manatee
· Pasco
· Sarasota
· Wakulla

State and FEMA teams continue to conduct Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments for the Public and Individual Assistance Programs across the State of Florida. Governor Scott’s request will continue to be amended in the coming days to add requests for additional counties as results from those Preliminary Damage Assessments are finalized.
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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