THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES DISASTER IN FLORIDA
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Florida following severe tornadoes and flooding from Tropical Storm Gordon and ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist state and local recovery efforts. The storm, which began on November 14, 1994, has been blamed for six deaths and damaged more than 1,000 homes.
President Clinton's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Volusia County.
Assistance can include disaster housing grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Damage surveys by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are continuing in other areas and additional areas may be added after the assessments are completed.