More than $4.4 billion in federal grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments have been provided to the state of Florida and to households affected by Hurricane Ian to help survivors jumpstart their recovery.
FEMA has provided $847 million to households affected by Hurricane Ian and $496 million to the state for emergency response to Hurricane Ian, while the U.S. Small Business Administration has provided $1.35 billion in disaster loans and the National Flood Insurance Program has paid $1.72 billion in claims to survivors of Hurricane Ian.
Additionally, FEMA has also received 3,516 registrations from Hurricane Nicole survivors.
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FEMA has made individual assistance available to 26 counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Ian. 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. 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 more than 351,000 homes and interacted with nearly 152,000 survivors in counties designated for Individual Assistance after Hurricane Ian.
24 Disaster Recovery Centers are operating in areas affected by Hurricane Ian, with nearly 101,000 visits by survivors.
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The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $1.35 billion in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and business owners affected by Hurricane Ian. Business Recovery Centers are located in Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee and Seminole counties.
Homeowners and renters in Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Putnam, St. Johns or Volusia counties who were affected by Hurricane Nicole are now eligible to apply for FEMA disaster assistance because of President Joseph R. Biden’s approval of the State of Florida’s request for a major disaster declaration.
FEMA has six disaster recovery centers open in the counties affected by Hurricane Nicole.