Hurricane ian relief: how you can help

You must provide the following information to register:

  • Social security number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen, or qualified alien
  • Annual household income
  • Contact information (phone number, mailing address, email address* and damaged home address)
  • Insurance information (coverage, name of the insurance company, etc.).)
  • Bank account information (if you are eligible for financial assistance, the money can be deposited into your account)

What to keep in your refrigerator and throw away after power outages

If your refrigerator lost power supply during hurricane ian? When in doubt, experts advise throwing away food or doing a sight and smell test to avoid hospitalization for a foodborne illness.

US small business administration – SBA disaster loans

On 24. September 2022, president biden signed an emergency declaration for florida ahead of hurricane ian. This is why homeowners, renters, small businesses and nonprofits affected by hurricane ian may be able to apply for disaster loans through the U.S. Small business administration (SBA).

Disaster loans are low-interest loans designed to help homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofits recover from declared disasters.

There are three types of disaster loans:

  • Home disaster loans – loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real and personal property, including cars.
  • Business loans for physical disasters – loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, supplies, inventories, machinery and equipment. Companies of all sizes are eligible. Also private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc. Are eligible.
  • Economic injury disaster loans (EIDL) – working capital loans to assist small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and most private, nonprofit organizations of all sizes in meeting their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are designed to help during the post-disaster recovery period.

Who is eligible for an SBA disaster loan?

All species (florida counties): charlotte, collier, desoto, hardee, hillsborough, lee, manatee, orange, osceola, pinellas, polk, sarasota and seminole

Catastrophic economic injury loans (florida counties): brevard, broward, glades, hendry, highlands, indian river, lake, miami-dade, monroe, okeechobee, pasco, sumter and volusia.

How to apply?

Disaster loan applications can be submitted online at https://www.Sba.Gov. If you have any questions, you can also call 800-659-2955.

More drone footage of flooding in winter springs neighborhood

The winding hollow neighborhood is dealing with massive flooding in the wake of hurricane ian

Florida disaster fund – floridadisaster.Org

Latest resources and information from the florida division of emergency management on shelters, emergency food and water resources, florida disaster fund donations and shelter information.

To donate to the florida disaster fund, visit www.Volunteerflorida.Org/donatefdf or text "disaster" to 20222.

Heart of florida united way – apply for an e-gift card from walmart worth USD 300

Heart of florida united way allows people affected by hurricane ian to apply for a $300 e-gift card at walmart. To apply, visit www.Hfuw.Org/hurricaneian.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and reside in orange, osceola or seminole counties. Applicants must also demonstrate that they have been affected by hurricane ian, including loss of income due to work closures, loss of food or damage to the home. Applications are limited to one per household.

Applications are being accepted as long as funds are available. People can donate to heart of florida's hurricane recovery fund at www.Hfuw.Org/recoveryfund-donate.