FEMA offers disaster tips in 13 languages

It’s only July, and we have already seen the first named storms of the season. Don’t wait until a hurricane is approaching — act now to protect your home and family. FEMA has preparedness tips in 13 languages. Hurricanes are part of living in Florida: • Florida has experienced more landfalling hurricanes than any other […]

Deadline for free disaster legal services hotline

More than 2,000 Floridians have received advice and referrals on Hurricane Irma legal issues ORLANDO — Hurricane Irma survivors who need legal assistance but cannot afford an attorney have one more week to contact a toll-free hotline and request help. Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma should call 866-550-2929 before June 15 to receive a referral […]

Nonprofit Houses of Worship May Apply for FEMA Help

Deadline to Request Assistance from Hurricane Irma Damage is Feb. 15 ORLANDO — A FEMA policy update has made private nonprofit houses of worship eligible to apply for potential funding through the Public Assistance grant program to help with certain disaster-related costs. The deadline for Florida houses of worship to submit a request for Hurricane […]

Disaster Recovery Center opens for five days in Clewiston

ORLANDO — A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens Tuesday, November 14, for five days in Clewiston to help Florida storm survivors. Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Florida are available […]

FEMA application deadline extended

ORLANDO – The deadline for Hurricane Irma survivors in all 48 designated Florida counties to register for FEMA individual disaster assistance has been extended to Nov. 24, 2017. The extension agreed upon by the state and FEMA is for survivors living in disaster-designated individual assistance counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, […]

Two weeks left to register for federal disaster assistance in Florida

ORLANDO — Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma have only two weeks to apply for federal disaster assistance that may cover temporary housing, essential home repairs and serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Disaster assistance is available to eligible individuals and households in the 48 disaster-designated counties with storm-related damages between Sept. 4 through Oct. […]

Flood insurance policyholders: Understand your claims options

ORLANDO, Fla. – In an effort to quickly get recovery funds into the hands of survivors, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has enhanced the flood insurance claims process with changes to how you file your claim. If you’re a policyholder, understand the process and options to speed your recovery from Hurricane Irma. Advance Payments […]

Disaster Recovery Center hours change

ORLANDO, Fla. – Beginning Sunday, Oct. 29, the hours at most Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will change to Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Survivors are encouraged to check times before going and may locate a DRC near them at www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers or by calling the […]

FEMA letter says you are ineligible for disaster assistance?

That may not be the last word ORLANDO — Applicants for FEMA disaster assistance should not consider the initial determination letter from the agency ruling them ineligible for disaster assistance as the final word. FEMA offers these tips to keep in mind if you receive such a letter: • Applicants must read their letters carefully. […]

Important application dates for disaster recovery assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reaching out to remind you of important dates and deadlines as you proceed with your recovery from Hurricane Irma. Do not miss out on assistance that may be available to you because of a missed deadline. Some deadlines may be extended, but do not wait. The following information was […]