Thursday, December 30, 2004

FEMA: Disaster Aid To Floridians Approaching $3.3 Billion

Since President George W. Bush declared Floridians eligible for disaster aid beginning with Hurricane Charley on Aug.13 and continuing through to Hurricane Jeanne on Sept. 26, 2004, assistance totaling $3.28 billion has been approved for a variety of programs. To date, 1.19 million storm victims have applied for federal and state assistance.

Death toll from the 2004 Florida hurricanes: 117

Death toll from the tsunami is estimated at 114,000. The Bush Administration has pledged $35M.


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