Hurricane Idalia

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.

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Learn more about the response to Hurricane Idalia across all federal agencies on

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.

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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

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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

Get answers to frequently asked questions about emergency shelters, disaster assistance, flood insurance and more.

Save Your Family Treasures

Get guidance to help you recover your family treasures from a disaster.

Volunteer and Donate

There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Multimedia Toolkit

Download multimedia resources such as social graphics, flyers, announcer scripts, accessible videos and animations in multiple languages to help you share important disaster information.

Flood Insurance

If you have flood insurance from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program visit 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.

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Press Releases, Blogs, and Fact Sheets

Georgia survivors of Hurricane Idalia who apply for disaster assistance from FEMA may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) with information on how to apply for a long-term, low-interest disaster loan.
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The State of Florida and FEMA are operating Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Sarasota County to provide one-on-one help to people affected by Hurricane Idalia. The center schedule is:
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FDEM’s Office of Floodplain Management and FEMA remind residents planning to make repairs or rebuild after Hurricane Idalia to consult with their community’s building or planning department first to see if permits are necessary before work can start. Do not rely solely on the contractor’s opinion as to whether permits are required or not.
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FEMA Individual Assistance helps disaster survivors begin recovery by providing grants for basic, critical needs. FEMA assistance is not a substitute for insurance, nor can it duplicate other sources of assistance.
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The State of Georgia and FEMA have opened aDisaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Glynn County to serve Hurricane Idalia survivors from Cook, Glynn and Lowndes counties.
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