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Get the latest Hurricane Ian disaster recovery information from FEMA. And learn how the United States government is responding to the hurricane with resources to help you recover from the storm.
Financial and Other Assistance
- Learn how you can qualify for financial assistance after a disaster to get help with food, bills, unemployment, and more.
- Find out if you are eligible for an SBA Disaster Loan. These low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration can help homeowners, small businesses, and non-profits recover from a declared disaster.
- If you have a flood insurance policy, learn how to file a flood insurance claim. You will also find information on applying for disaster assistance.
- Find out if you are eligible for Hurricane Ian-related tax relief from the IRS.
- Homeowners in certain Florida counties can get free, temporary roofing through the Army Corps of Engineers. Sign up on the Operation Blue Roof website, or call 1-888-766-3258.
Health and Safety
- Call or text the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990. The national hotline provides free 24/7, crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Deaf and hard of hearing ASL callers can use a videophone or ASL Now.
- Register with your local emergency management agency to receive assistance during a disaster. Register if you need electricity to operate medical equipment, need transport services to evacuate, or need help getting medication. The statewide registry provides first responders with valuable information in disasters or other emergencies.
Military and Veterans
- If you are a veteran or are concerned about a veteran who is in distress, contact the Veterans Crisis Line, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 988, then Press 1; text message (838255); or chat online.
- If you receive care through the VA, you can get VA mental health services and/or engage with a mental health specialist at your local VA facility.
- For additional resources on coping when current events bring up past trauma, visit the VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention’s recent VAntage Point article.
- You can connect with other veterans at a community-based VA Vet Center.
- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is monitoring the status of communication for areas impacted by Hurricane Ian, and offers tips for communicating during an emergency.
Business and Consumer Information
- Get consumer and banking information from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) if you have been impacted by the storm. You will also find articles on managing finances during a disaster and avoiding scams.
- The Census Bureau provides data tools for disasters, natural hazards, and weather events.
Resources for Workers and Employers
- Visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Disaster Recovery website to learn about disaster-related unemployment assistance, staying safe during storm cleanup, and wages and worker claims following the storm.