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Congresswoman Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

Congresswoman Val Demings Announces Federal Assistance For Residents of Orange County

September 13, 2017
Press Release

Orlando, FL – U.S. Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10) praised the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to extend Individual Assistance programs to Orange County residents.  Orange County joins 20 other Florida counties with extensive damage to homes, businesses and properties to receive the designation.

“Since Hurricane Irma passed, I have toured the damage left across Orange County and met with residents struggling to recover.  We are a strong community and help one another, but the federal government must do its part to get impacted residents back on their feet.  That is why I joined the entire Central Florida delegation to demand disaster assistance for home and business owners across the region. I thank the federal government for heeding our calls and extending FEMA’s Individual Assistance programs to Orange County residents,” said Demings.

“Our community experienced its most damaging storm in a generation, and many residents are still dealing with the remnants of flooding, wind damage and continued power outages.  My office stands ready to assist all constituents in their time of need and I will continue working to make sure that Central Floridians get the support and resources they need to recover from the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma.”

Residents of Orange County can register for Individual Assistance grants, loans, temporary rental assistance, unemployment payments, loans for small businesses and crisis counseling for affected individuals at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362, or by downloading the FEMA App.

A PDF of the statement of Congresswoman Demings can be viewed here. 

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