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Pinellas to Get Federal Aid for Debby Recovery

Pinellas County residents are eligible to receive federal assistance as they clean up after Tropical Storm Debby, officials said.

Pinellas County residents are eligible to receive federal aid as they recover from Tropical Storm Debby, according to an Associated Press report on TBO.com.

Clay, Franklin, Hernando, Highlands and Suwannee counties were also added to the list of counties eligible for federal assistance, Florida emergency management officials said Wednesday.

President Barack Obama previously ordered federal aid to help residents in Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Pasco and Wakulla counties, the AP reports.

The declaration means residents hit by the storm may be eligible for temporary housing and home repair grants and low-cost loans for properties that are uninsured.

Business owners and residents can apply for assistance by going online to disasterassistance.gov or calling 1-800-621-FEMA.

Thriteen Stars July 05, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I am absolutely disgusted that MY tax dollars are being spent on those in need. This is just as bas as those "Americans" that are going to receive the healthcare. USA!!
Mittsdashit July 06, 2012 at 12:31 AM
(at)Thriteen Stars... hells yeahs bro! I's all bout my man spenden dos dimes on hurtin the brownizz... but my dimes on my fellow homies? Some whack...
Sunde Farquhar July 06, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Saw a lot of damaged homes and flooded roads & businesses while out covering the storm. If you know a victim of the storm who might benefit from this federal aid, feel free to email them this article.

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