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Still Cleaning Up After Debby


The good news is it looks like tropical storm Ernesto won't touch Florida.

The bad news is people in the Tampa Bay area are still working to recover from the damage done by tropical storm Debby in late June.

And The Federal Emergency Management Agency -- FEMA -- wants people to know that there's just under a month left to register for federal disaster assistance for Debby damage.

FEMA Public Information Officer Renee Bafalis encourages people to register even if they have insurance coverage:

"We also would like you (the insured) to contact FEMA because sometimes your insurance doesn't cover all of the damages you may have incurred.  And we want to make sure you get into our system before the deadline comes about and you miss that window."

The deadline for registering with FEMA is September fourth. You can register by phone at  1-800-621-3362 or do it online at disasterassistance.gov.

Bafalis says that even if you don't qualify for a FEMA grant, you still might qualify for a low-interest loan from the Small Business Administration.

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