MACCLENNY, Fla. -- In Macclenny, some roads are still impassable. Hundreds of homes are still flooded. And thanks to a federal disaster declaration, FEMA worker Patricia Whitt says hurting homeowners are now eligible for federal assistance.
"The type of federal assistance that's available can come in the form of temporary housing, there could be grant money for home repairs," she said.
Starting tomorrow, FEMA workers will be going door to door doing damage assessments. It estimates about 300 homes in Baker County have flood damage.
If live in one of them, FEMA wants you to register into its system. Whitt says, "The registration process is actually quite simple. You can do it online or you can do it by calling the FEMA help line."
Registration takes 15 minutes. FEMA will ask you about the damage your home has sustained. After that, an inspector will call you for an appointment within five to seven business days.
Flood victims in Clay, Columbia, and Bradford Counties are also eligible for assistance.
You can do that by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. Or by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.
In the meantime, the Red Cross has opened a shelter for flood victims at Tynes Elementary School in Middleburg.