The agency is registering residents who wish to apply for aid.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Alex Tiegen
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials paid a visit Thursday to the Walden Pond mobile home park in New Port Richey to register tenants who wish to apply for disaster recovery aid. Walden Pond is closing, effective July 31, and residents have been sent letters from the owners telling them to vacate by 11:59 p.m. on that day. The letters are dated July 6. “We want to speak with every resident to make sure that they are registered with FEMA before they have to leave the park,” said FEMA spokeswoman Renee Bafalis. “Now normally we just go around asking them to register, but today, because the time frame is getting very short, we are physically registering them." The FEMA employees, accompanied by a State Emergency Response Team …
It will be a one-stop information center for those who need help recovering from Tropical Storm Debby.
Officials are going to open a disaster recovery center in the New Port Richey area to aid those impacted by Tropical Storm Debby. In disaster recovery centers, local, state, federal and nonprofit resources are gathered under one roof to serve those in need of disaster assistance programs. County Commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday with the Federal Emergency Management Agency that paves the way for the center's establishment. Folks who have trouble navigating the bureaucracy involved in finding and applying for aid or those who need a specific service can find help there, Pasco County Emergency Operations director Annete Doying told commissioners during Tuesday's meeting. “The elderly woman who needs assistance with getting the …