All Disaster Recovery Centers in Florida for Hurricane Ian will close for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend from Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov 27.

Centers will reopen at their regular hours Monday, Nov 28.



Recovery Resources

Apply Online for FEMA Disaster Assistance: 

If your household was impacted by the disaster, FEMA may be able to assist with disaster related expenses, home repairs, and provide other financial assistance. 

To qualify for FEMA Disaster Assistance, you must be a full time Florida Resident (living in Florida for more than 6 months out of the year). If you have homeowners’ insurance, you must make a claim with your insurance company before applying for FEMA Disaster Assistance.


Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) / Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)

Hours:
FEMA & SBA hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday. 

State Agencies hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Closed on Sunday


Services Available at this Location: FEMA Disaster Assistance, Food Stamps, WIC Assistance, Vital Documents (birth and death certificates), and more. 

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Lake Kennedy Center

Hours:
FEMA & SBA hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday


Services Available at this Location: Help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications, and learn about other resources available.

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Estero Council Chambers

Hours:
FEMA & SBA hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday. 


Services Available at this Location: Help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications, and learn about other resources available.


Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Beach Baptist Church

Hours:
FEMA & SBA hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday


Services Available at this Location: Help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications, and learn about other resources available.

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Sanibel Community Church

Hours:
FEMA & SBA hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday


Services Available at this Location: Help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications, and learn about other resources available.

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Pine Island - Phillips Community Park

Hours:
FEMA & SBA hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday


Services Available at this Location: Help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications, and learn about other resources available.



The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) offers mutiple programs that may be of assistance. Below are are brief descriptions, but more information and applications can be found on the DCF Hurricane Isan Response & Recovery website

D-SNAP Logo.png The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) provides food assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Ian and who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, D-SNAP is implemented by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

How to apply for D-SNAP:

Step 1 - Pre-register online by visiting MyFLFamilies.com/DSNAP

  • Verification is required for certain elements of the application.
  • Eligibility can be determined more quickly and easily if a state driver's license or identification number and a Social Security number is provided.
  • Residents who are unable to pre-register online can visit one of the D-SNAP event locations in-person when they are open.

Step 2 - After online pre-registration is complete, applicants must complete a phone interview by calling the D-SNAP Call Center 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at 850-663-1919.

To qualify for D-SNAP benefits:

  • Applicants must NOT be receiving regular SNAP benefits
  • Applicants must have been living or working in a disaster-declared county at the time of Hurricane Ian
  • Applicants must have suffered a disaster-related loss such as:
    • Damage to their home(s) or self-employment property
    • Loss of food
    • Reduction or loss of income
    • Other disaster-related expenses
  • Applicants must meet financial eligibility requirements


Family Resource Support Center logo.jpg Family Resource Support Centers are open in the impact area and will serve as a central location for access to community resources and support. Department staff will be on-site, including Hope Navigators, behavior health partners who specialize in disaster recovery response, and public benefit eligibility specialists to help individuals and families who need assistance due to Hurricane Ian. 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have opened a business recovery center to assist with the following programs:

  • SBA Physical Disaster Loan
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
  • Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
​LOCATIONS & HOURS
​The Hub at SWFL, Inc. 
25071 Chamber of Commerce Dr. 
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
​Sun - Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
last entry of the day at 4:30 p.m.
​Kiwanis Club
360 Santa Barbara Blvd. S.
Cape Coral, FL 33991
OPENS MONDAY, 10/10 AT 10 A.M.
Mon - Thu: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.​

United Way continues its commitment to providing additional information on resources available to the residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

The 2-1-1 Storm Information Hotline is staffed and available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 2-1-1 or 239-433-3900. 

Distant friends and family can use the Emergency Service Request Form from the Florida Division of Emergency Management to request help for loved ones they have lost contact with following Hurricane Ian. Local residents can also use the form to ask for help.

Go to https://missing.fl.gov/es for the form.


Federal Assistance is available to eligible individuals and families impacted by this disaster. 


FEMA Needs Your Contact Information 

Florida survivors who applied for FEMA disaster assistance after Hurricane Ian are asked to provide current contact information to ensure the application review process stays on track. 

It’s important to update FEMA about changes to your status, particularly your housing situation. You should update FEMA concerning changes in insurance, your phone number and other contact information as soon as possible and as often as necessary. FEMA may need to contact you. Missing or wrong information could delay the delivery of assistance. When contacting FEMA, keep handy the nine-digit number assigned to you when you first applied. 

To update your information, you can call 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. or visit a Disaster Recovery Center. To find a center near you text “DRC” and your Zip Code to 43362 or visit fema.gov/drc.

3 Ways to apply for assistance.

3. Call: 1-800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Funeral Assistance

FEMA provides financial assistance under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) to households with disaster-caused funeral expenses. Learn more here.


Florida Hurricane Ian FEMA Resources can be found here.

Service alerts and updates on Hurricane Ian impacts on the postal service can be found here



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