Hurricane Idalia brought significant damage and flooding across its path through the Southeast. Follow instructions from local authorities and use the resources on this page to stay safe after the storm.
FEMA is coordinating with federal, state, and local partners to provide critical supplies and help communities and individuals kickstart cleanup and recovery.
Learn more about the response to Hurricane Idalia across all federal agencies on USA.gov.
Resources for Affected Areas
Apply for Assistance
Federal disaster assistance has been made available to the states of Florida and Georgia to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected.
Homeowners and Renters
Individuals who had uninsured damage or losses caused by Hurricane Idalia may apply for FEMA disaster assistance online or by calling 800-621-3362.
If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.
Post-Storm Safety Tip
Before you start cleanup activities, contact your insurance company and take pictures of the home and your belongings. Remember – drying your home and removing water-damaged items is your most important step for preventing mold damage.
Doing Business with FEMA
If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.
If you own a business involved with debris removal and want to work on clean-up efforts in affected areas, please contact the local government in affected areas to offer your services.
Disaster Related Tools
Common Disaster-Related Rumors
Help keep yourself, your family and your community safe after the Hurricane Idalia by being aware of rumors and scams and sharing official information from trusted sources.
FEMA in Your Language
Access information in multiple languages about disaster assistance programs, emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities, and flood insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Download multimedia resources such as social graphics, flyers, announcer scripts, accessible videos and animations in multiple languages to help you share important disaster information.
If you have flood insurance from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program visit FloodSmart.gov to learn more about how your flood insurance policy.
Civil Rights Anti-Discrimination
Download this printable flyer in English (or in multiple languages) to provide quick access to support in the case of a civil rights violation. FEMA has resources to ensure equal access to all programs, services and benefits.