FEMA announces additions to Transitional Shelter Assistance

“You find out how strong you are when you’re faced with something like that because it’s sinking or swimming and you’re not ready to sink yet,” said Bruce Fassberg. Fassberg lost everything after a hurricane hit King Point, waiting for what was next. Friday knows the answer. “Today we announced the addition of seven additional counties to the Transitional Shelter Assistance Program,” FEMA’s Rene Bavales announced Friday. This means long-term residence for Ian’s victims in those counties including Palm Beach and Okeechobee. Share with us: Upload your photos and videos via uLocal “We’ve worked with hotels and motels across the state and have about 286 of them.” For the Kings Point Fassberg victim, this is welcome news. “If it’s better and it’s available and close to my house because all my doctors are there like my oncologist, then definitely,” he said. Follow us on social networking sites Facebook | Twitter | As repairs begin, these will be positions for a month or two at a time. “I’m very happy with this because of the little news I’ve had and being in development and coming back to pick up my mail, they haven’t done anything yet, so it’s going to take a long time,” Fasberg said. People in temporary housing should check the list of transitional shelters added to be placed long-term. Once these are full federal plans to make available homes and manufactured trailers. Meanwhile, surrounded by some memorabilia salvaged from his Kings Point home, Fassberg is grateful. Don’t miss a thing: Subscribe to personalized newsletters and alerts from WPBF 25 News “I have nowhere else to go, in fact, if I wasn’t here, I would probably live in a cardboard box,” Wassberg said. Of the 700,000 claims made by Hurricane Ian victims so far, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than 300,000 have been approved. FEMA is urging people to check those letters of identification, read the reasons, and correct any issues.

“You find out how strong you are when you’re faced with something like that because it’s sinking or swimming and you’re not ready to sink yet,” said Bruce Fassberg.

Fassberg lost it all after a hurricane hit Kings Point and was waiting for what was next. Friday knows the answer.

“Today we announced the addition of seven additional counties to the Transitional Shelter Assistance Program,” FEMA’s Rene Bavales announced Friday.

This means long-term residence for Ian’s victims in those counties including Palm Beach and Okeechobee.

Share with us: Upload your photos and videos via uLocal

“We’ve worked with hotels and motels across the state and we have about 286 of them,” she said.

For the Kings Point Fassberg victim, this is welcome news.

“If it’s better and it’s available and close to my house because all my doctors are there like my oncologist, then definitely,” he said.

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As repairs begin, these will be positions for a month or two at a time.

“I’m very happy with this because of the little news I’ve had and being in development and coming back to pick up my mail, they haven’t done anything yet, so it’s going to take a long time,” Fasberg said.

People in temporary housing should check the list of transitional shelters added to be placed long-term. Once these are full federal plans to make available homes and manufactured trailers. Meanwhile, surrounded by some memorabilia salvaged from his Kings Point home, Fassberg is grateful.

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“I have nowhere else to go, in fact, if I weren’t here, I would probably live in a cardboard box,” Fasberg said.

Of the 700,000 claims made by Hurricane Ian victims so far, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than 300,000 have been approved. FEMA is urging people to check those letters of identification, read the reasons, and correct any issues.

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