Seminole County opens FEMA sites as residents deal with flooding

To find the FEMA Help Site calendar for the week and locations, scroll to the bottom of this article. Workers spent much of the afternoon building Palmetto in Sanford so people could walk through floodwaters to Marina Isle. Water rises but drops slightly at Lake Harney. Harney Lake owner Cody Clark keeps a close eye on water levels. “Yesterday it fell for the first time about half an inch and today another half an inch,” Clark said. an inch matters.” One inch makes all the difference right now, so I’m able to keep the pumps going and get them out as fast as they come in, so it’s been working so far,” Clark said. Lake Harney has reached its peaking and slowly descending, and Lake Jesup also peaking.” I am pleased to report that Lake Harney has crested. Lake Monroe could rise again in a day or two.” Emergency Manager Alan Harris said. JD Hunter shared photos of his home near Mullet Lake Park. ridge, he went through the recently opened FEMA water intake site in Seminole County, even though he has home and flood insurance, I never thought I’d need it, and maybe that I won’t need it,” Hunter said. According to FEMA, many prefer face-to-face rather than over the phone or online. “That way you can walk in, talk to someone one-on-one, get a straight answer, ask your questions, look someone in the eye who knows what they’re talking about,” Jann Tracey said. “They’ll answer any questions, what you can apply for, what you’re eligible for,” Harris said. FEMA usually deals with people without insurance or people who are underinsured, but there are other services, such as temporary lodging when your home cannot be lived in. Information about FEMA can be found on their website or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. And that’s because we have a big family – six of us, six animals, a bird, so it’s very difficult to get a place,” Clark said. He says his family started the process with FEMA. Flooding in Sanford is expected to stabilize within a day or two. FEMA in-person sites will be moving into Seminole County over the next few days, hoping to be as convenient as possible for people facing issues in the county You can find the locations below: Residents can keep up to date with Seminole County’s hurricane recovery efforts here Below: Watch the full update from Seminole County Seminole on FEMA and the Floods

To find the FEMA Help Site calendar for the week and locations, scroll to the bottom of this article.

Workers spent much of the afternoon building Palmetto in Sanford so people could walk through floodwaters to Marina Isle.

Water rises but drops slightly at Lake Harney.

Harney Lake owner Cody Clark keeps a close eye on water levels.

“Yesterday it was down for the first time about half an inch and today another half inch. So it’s down an inch,” Clark said.

Even at record flood levels, at Lake Harney, an inch drop counts.

“A thumb makes all the difference right now, so I’m able to keep the push-ups going and get them out as fast as they come, so it’s been working so far,” Clark said.

Lake Harney has crested and is slowly descending, and Lake Jesup is also cresting.

“We are still, of course, seeing flooding in some areas of our community,” Seminole County Alan Harris said. “I am pleased to report that Lake Harney has crested.”

Lake Monroe could rise in a day or two.

“Maybe an inch to three inches higher in downtown Sanford, so it should start to go down,” Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris said.

JD Hunter shared photos of his home near Mullet Lake Park.

With water coming in and no crest yet, he passed by the recently opened FEMA water intake site in Seminole County, even though he has owners and flood insurance.

“He might pay the deductible. Who knows what he might do? It’s good to have help, I never thought I’d need it, and maybe I won’t “Hunter said.

According to FEMA, many prefer face-to-face rather than over the phone or online.

“That way you can walk in, talk to someone one-on-one, get a straight answer, ask your questions, look someone in the eye who knows what they’re talking about,” Jann Tracey said.

“They’ll answer all the questions, what you can apply for, what you’re eligible for,” Harris said.

FEMA generally takes care of uninsured or underinsured people, but there are other services, such as temporary housing when your home cannot be lived in.

FEMA information can be found on their website or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.

“Airbnb and it’s very expensive. And that’s because we have a big family — six of us, six animals, a bird, so it’s very difficult to get a spot,” Clark said.

He says his family started the process with FEMA.

Flooding in Sanford should stabilize within a day or two.

FEMA’s in-person locations will be moving to Seminole County over the next few days, hoping to be as convenient as possible for those experiencing issues in the county.

You can find the locations below:

Seminole County

Seminole County FEMA Sites

Residents can keep up to date with Seminole County’s hurricane recovery efforts here.

Below: Watch Seminole County’s full update on FEMA and flooding

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