BROOKSVILLE — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to supplement local recovery efforts in Hernando County for those affected by Hurricane Hermine.
Hernando residents and businesses affected by the hurricane will have the opportunity to register for federal disaster funds and emergency resources. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Those who sustained losses may now begin applying for assistance. To register, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call toll-free 1-800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 1-800-462-7585, and those who use 711 or Video Relay Service should call 1-800-621-3362. For information, visit fema.gov/news-release/2016/09/28/federal-aid-programs-state-florida.