Media Release

Tropical Storm Fay Federal Assistance

Thursday, September 25, 2008 1:00 AM

3 p.m.


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County residents, including municipal and incorporated area residents, who suffered damages caused by Tropical Storm Fay are now eligible for two forms of assistance from the federal government:


1.     The FEMA Individual Assistance Program. Individual Assistance covers basic needs only and will not compensate you for the entire loss. 


2.     Some residents may be qualified for a low interest loan through the Small Business Administration (SBA).


The first step in determining eligibility is to register with FEMA by calling 1 800-621-3362 or apply on line at


Before calling be sure to know the following:

  • Phone Number
  • Social Security Number
  • Current Mailing address
  • Address of damaged property
  • Description of damages
  • Insurance information (if you have insurance)

 To be eligible you must apply.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).