Unformatted text preview: In Indian River County, hard hit by Frances and Jeanne with more than 49,000 houses damaged or destroyed, just under 14,000 residents had received $20.5 million in FEMA help through Friday, $1 million less than Miami-Dade. &quot;We just pay the claims that come in and are eligible,&quot; said FEMA spokesman Jess Seigal. Annette Barket, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys, said her organization responded to only about 100 calls for help, all of them requiring only minimal assistance. &quot;There's a huge disparity there,&quot; Barket said, comparing the calls for assistance to the number of FEMA claims. Citing privacy laws, FEMA does not identify aid applicants or recipients or provide a breakdown of claims more specific than the county of origin....
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- Spring '10
- Miami, Broward County, Florida, Federal emergency Management Agency, miami-dade county