Update on the 2020 Census
All Villaggio residents should file their 2020 Census using a Florida address! Why? Fortunately, hurricane Dorian passed by with wind and rain, but for a while, we were the target of a Cat 5 hurricane. Had there been flooding and damage to structures on a massive level, the governor would have declared a State of Emergency. The federal agency that would respond is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Are you aware that the agency’s initial response is based on Census population count in the affected area? FEMA will provide, as a small example, emergency extraction via helicopters, food, water, materials, and shelter. Additionally, FEMA provides state and local governments with experts in specialized fields, funding for personal rebuilding efforts, and relief funds for rebuilding infrastructure by directing individuals and state/local governments to access of low-interest loans. All of these personnel, services and funding for rebuilding and relief money is tied directly to the Census population count.