President Joe Biden has declared Florida a disaster area and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred April 12-14, 2023, primarily in the county. of Broward.

This action makes federal funds available to affected people in Broward County.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover the loss of uninsured property, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of disasters. ‘a disaster.

Federal funds are also available to eligible state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-share basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Broward County.

Fort Lauderdale was one of the hardest hit areas in historic flooding on April 12 and 14, with hundreds of homes impacted.

Residents and business owners in affected areas can request assistance with requesting assistance at:, or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362).

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