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Pinellas, Pasco residents eligible for FEMA aid after Idalia

The counties, where coastal and low-lying communities experienced flooding, were added to the eligibility list over the weekend.
 
Jerry Berg surveys damage outside of his mobile home at the Chesapeake Point Co-op park Thursday in Tarpon Springs. Two mobile homes burned to the ground as tidal flood waters from Hurricane Idalia pushed into the park last week.
Jerry Berg surveys damage outside of his mobile home at the Chesapeake Point Co-op park Thursday in Tarpon Springs. Two mobile homes burned to the ground as tidal flood waters from Hurricane Idalia pushed into the park last week. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Sept. 5, 2023|Updated Sept. 5, 2023

Pinellas County and Pasco County residents affected by Hurricane Idalia can apply for federal aid.

They’re among more than a dozen Florida counties where residents are eligible for FEMA’s individual assistance in the wake of the storm, which caused severe flooding in some coastal and low-lying communities in Pinellas and Pasco. Aid was made available in both counties over the weekend, with Pasco added to the list on Saturday and Pinellas on Sunday.

The other counties where residents can apply for assistance are: Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor.

FEMA’s individual assistance can include funding for temporary housing and home repairs. Those affected by the storm can go to disasterassistance.gov, use the FEMA app or call 1-800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

In Pinellas, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams were set to go door-to-door to help residents and business owners register for aid beginning Monday, according to the county.

For those in need of aid or looking to help, there are a number of organizations and fundraisers in the Tampa Bay area — see a list here.

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