Hurricane Ian has officially made landfall near Cayo Costa, in southwestern Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Federal Support For Florida Hurricane Ian Victims Nears $3 Billion

More than $2.97 billion in federal grants, disaster loans, and flood insurance payments has been provided to the state of Florida and to households after Hurricane Ian, with FEMA providing $769 million to households and $358 million to the state for emergency response.

More than $2.97 billion in federal grants, disaster loans, and flood insurance payments has been provided to the state of Florida and to households after Hurricane Ian, with FEMA providing $769 million to households and $358 million to the state for emergency response.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has provided $1 billion in disaster loans, while the National Flood Insurance Program has paid $793 million in claims.

FEMA also recently announced it has extended the period for applications from survivors to Jan. 12, 2023.

FEMA has made individual assistance available to 26 counties in Florida.

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Residents in Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia counties are eligible to apply for Individual Assistance.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 12, 2023.

Disaster Survivor Assistance specialists are going door-to-door in Florida neighborhoods to help individuals register for assistance. These teams have visited 261,000 homes and interacted with more than 129,000 survivors in counties designated for Individual Assistance.

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