Gainesville, FL – Today, at the strong urging of Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Alachua, Bradford, and Union Counties was awarded a major disaster declaration for individual assistance. This is a critical declaration because it allows individuals who have suffered damage and loss from Hurricane Irma to begin the recovery process.
- All individuals wishing to apply are encouraged to do so at disasterassistance.gov.
- Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
Congressman Yoho released the following statement:
“I am extremely proud of the rapid response that our local, state and federal partners have demonstrated over the last few days. I am even more proud of the fact that as of today, every county in our district has become eligible for individual assistance, public assistance, and hazard mitigation assistance. Being able to provide our communities with every tool available is my goal, and I am proud of our team for their rapid response. Now, we can ensure that every citizen in our district can begin the rebuilding and recovery process.”
All 67 Florida counties were designated for the Public Assistance Program (Categories A-G), including direct federal assistance. Visit FEMA’s website for more details.