Wakulla and Taylor Counties Now Eligible for Federal Aid Following Hurricane Hermine

Posted at 3:10 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 19:37:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – FEMA has announced that residents in Wakulla and Taylor counties will now be eligible to receive federal aid for damages after Hurricane Hermine.

Previously, Leon County was the only county in the district eligible for individual assistance.

“I want to thank the administration and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate for extending assistance to North Florida’s rural counties. Now all those affected by affected by Hurricane Hermine will be able to receive the assistance they deserve,” Rep. Graham said. “Our office is ready to help them cut through any bureaucratic red tape to access this new aid.”

To be eligible for federal aid under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program, you must have suffered storm damage and losses from Hurricane Hermine. 

Officials have encouraged citizens to register with FEMA as soon as possible here, with the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 1- 800-621-3362.

Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and for other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs.