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Personal assistance from FEMA for tornadoes Lee and Charlotte denied

LEE AND CHARLOTTE COUNTRIES

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) received news that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied requests for individual assistance to people in Lee and Charlotte counties impacted by tornadoes. January vortex.

An EF1 tornado touched down on Placida in Charlotte County and an EF2 tornado touched down on Iona in Lee County on the morning of January 16.

On January 24, FDEM requested all programs under the Individual Assistance framework, including Individual and Household Programs, Disaster Case Management, Crisis Training and Counseling Programs Crisis, Disaster Legal Services, and Disaster Unemployment Assistance. You can read the full request below:

Following a disaster, FDEM may deploy disaster recovery personnel to affected counties to conduct a Joint Damage Preliminary Assessment with county, FEMA, and Business Administration officials. Small of the United States. These assessments identified 158 homes either destroyed or severely damaged.

These issues affect mainly older residents, with 84% of them receiving Social Security Income. The state found that some survivors were forced to stay with neighbors to stay near their damaged homes during the assessment. With a high rate of elderly people and homes being destroyed, this particular population will decline due to displacement and unstable housing.

FDEM plans to appeal the decision due to the devastation these tornadoes caused and the chaos left with displaced residents. FDEM is also trying to identify other available means of support. You can read the rejection letter below:

Kevin Guthrie is the director of FDEM. “As we begin the decision appeal process, I want to reassure Floridians that the Department is committed to supporting recovery efforts,” Guthrie said. “We will continue to work with our local and federal partners to provide relief to affected residents and ensure all types of disaster assistance is provided.”

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Tom Vazquez

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