Federal Assistance from Citrus County to Recovery Efforts, Biden Issues Florida Disaster Statement

Video: WFLA’s Eagle 8 flies over Citrus County after Hurricane Idalia

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — After Hurricane Idalia hit Florida’s Big Bend, President Biden ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in affected areas.

Federal funds are available to individuals in Citrus, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee and Taylor counties.

Assistance includes grants for temporary housing and home repairs, as well as low-interest loans to cover uninsured property damage. These programs will help individuals and business owners recover from the storm.

Federal co-funding is available for hazard reduction efforts throughout Florida.

Anyone who has suffered damage in the designated areas can apply for assistance at the following address: www.DisasterAssistance.govby calling or using the 800-621-3362 FEMA app.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LauraCoffey@worldtimetodays.com.

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