Recent heavy rainfall caused trouble for counties east of Santa Rosa during the month of July.
As a result of flood damage caused by rising waters and other storm damage, the President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Florida and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 2-7, 2013.
Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in the counties of Holmes, Walton and Washington.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Terry L. Quarles as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.