Florida residents who have been displaced from their homes because of damage caused by Tropical Storm Debby might be eligible for federal money to find a temporary place to live.
Residents living in a county designated for individual assistance may be eligible for rental assistance. After registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, residents may receive an initial two months of disaster aid.
FEMA cannot legally duplicate insurance benefits.
President Barack Obama declared a major disaster area for the state July 3 as a result of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Debby, which lingered in the Gulf of Mexico for days before sweeping across the state in June.
Many communities in the Tampa Bay area were hit with structure damage and flooding after days of rain and wind pelted the state. Several tornadoes also were confirmed in Florida.
Eight deaths were attributed to the storm.