Volusia County has been declared a federal disaster area.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Officials with Volusia County Government have announced that President Joe Biden has declared Volusia County, along with other Florida Counties, a federal disaster area due to Hurricane Nicole.
According to a release, the Federal Disaster Declaration authorizes FEMA to provide individual assistance, public assistance, and hazard mitigation in Volusia County.
"We are very pleased that the Federal government has recognized the need for assistance in our county and is taking responsive measures," said Emergency Services Department Director Jim Judge. "Those impacted by Nicole now have the opportunity to apply for help."
FEMA Staff currently operates a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Department of Health-Volusia, 1845 Holsonback Drive in Daytona Beach, for those affected by Hurricane Ian. Residents impacted by Hurricane Nicole may apply for assistance at the DRC. The DRC's hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Those wishing to apply for disaster assistance can apply online, at www.disasterassistance.gov, through the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 800-621-3362.
For more information regarding assistance available for Hurricanes Ian and Nicole survivors, visit www.volusia.org/pin.
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