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Florida Tornadoes and Floods 2014
Tornadoes and flooding devastated areas in Florida in late April 2014.
Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Jackson, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.
Note: June 9, 2014 was the last day to apply for disaster unemployment. FEMA DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 21, 2014.
Key resources for those affected by the tornadoes and floods:
- Florida Disaster Relief Hotline: 866-550-2929
- Free legal assistance available to storm survivors through a partnership between the Florida Bar Association and their Young Lawyers Section, ABA- Young Lawyers Division and FEMA. Please see the press release for more information.
- Information to assist disaster survivors has also been posted (and will be updated regularly) at the FloridaLawHelp.org disaster page.
- Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding (DR-4177)
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locator
- American Red Cross Shelter Locator
- Florida's Office of the Governor
- Florida's Division of Emergency Management gives further information about this disaster and state programs available.
- FEMA Disaster Reporter: view pictures of the disaster either in a list view or off a zoomable street level map.
Residents and businesses affected by the April tornadoes and flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 21, 2014. THIS IS AN EXTENSION.
- If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
- You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.
Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:
- Help After a Disaster: FEMA's Guide for the Individual Applicant