Florida Hurricane Resources

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Applying for FEMA

  •  Affected residents can apply for federal assistance at
  • www.disasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or by using the FEMA app. More than 83,000 survivors have applied for assistance so far
  • State Assistance Information Line -800-342-3557
  • The Florida State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) has been activated to provide an additional resource for Floridians to receive up-to-date information regarding

Hurricane Ian:

Missing Person’s• The Division of Emergency Management (Florida) has an Emergency Service Request form that you can report if someone is missing: https://missing.fl.gov/es

Initial Payment Centers

The Department of Financial Services has deployed two Initial Payment Centers in Fort Myers and Port Charlotte where insurance carriers will be in person to assist residents with the insurance claim process. Find the times and addresses for these payment centers: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/news/pressreleases/details/2022/10/05/medi…

Operation Blue Roof

  • Operation Blue roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide homeowners and permanently occupied rental properties in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permeate repairs. There is NO COST associated. To see if you or someone you know qualifies for Operation Blue Roof: https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Emergency-Operations/Blue-Roof-Info…
  • Help After a Disaster
  • This brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to them in a disaster recovery. Brochure can be here: https://www.fema.gov/assistance/individual/brochure

Disaster Distress Helpline

Floridians’ health and well-being are a top priority, and the Department of Children and Families is reminding individuals that they are not alone. All Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian can find someone to talk to today through the Disaster Distress Helpline by calling 800-985-5990.

Crisis Cleanup Line
A Home Cleanup Hotline opened to support survivors of Hurricane Ian. With the collaboration of over 1,800 volunteer organizations, the Crisis Cleanup Hotline helps homes and businesses get on the path to recovery. Crisis Cleanup may be able to help with:

  •  Fallen trees
  •  Drywall, flooring, and appliance removal to curb
  • Tarping Roofs
  • Debris removal to curb
  • Households in need of damage assistance can call 1-800-451-1954. The hotline will remain open through Friday, October 28, 2022