Eye on the Tropics

FEMA crews go door to door in Central Florida to sign up residents for assistance after Irma

MIMS, Fla. — Crews with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency were out on the streets in Central Florida Friday going door to door signing up residents for assistance and answering questions about services.

Soon, FEMA officials said they will be opening disaster resource centers to help residents affected by Hurricane Irma get back on their feet.

Brevard County resident Shirley Murphy planned to retire in the next few years, but after a tornado during Irma turned her home into a twisted pile of metal, she’s now wondering what she will do.

“It’s a mess,” Murphy said. “Gone. Everything I have worked for is gone.”

All her money was tied up in her Mims home and Murphy said she doesn’t have the resources to rebuild her decimated home.

She filled out a FEMA application Thursday, but she didn’t know when she would receive assistance or what she will be able to rebuild.

Shannon Butler

Shannon Butler, WFTV.com

Shannon joined the Eyewitness News team in 2013.

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