https://www.fema.gov/ en President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Seminole Tribe of Florida Disaster Declaration https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221128/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-amends-seminole-tribe-florida-disaster <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Amends Seminole Tribe of Florida Disaster Declaration </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON -- Today, FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Seminole Tribe of Florida by authorizing an increase in the level of federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Ian, beginning Sept. 23, 2022, and continuing.</p> <p>The time period for 100% federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, has been extended for an additional 30-day period through Nov. 22, 2022.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>amy.ashbridge</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/28/2022 - 22:17</span> Mon, 28 Nov 2022 22:17:13 +0000 amy.ashbridge 646378 at https://www.fema.gov Federal Support for Hurricane Ian Nears $3 Billion; FEMA Extends Deadline for Applications https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221128/federal-support-hurricane-ian-nears-3-billion-fema-extends-deadline <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Federal Support for Hurricane Ian Nears $3 Billion; FEMA Extends Deadline for Applications</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON -- More than $2.97 billion in federal grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments has been provided to the state of Florida and to households after Hurricane Ian, with FEMA providing $769 million to households and $358 million to the state for emergency response. The U.S. Small Business Administration has provided $1 billion in disaster loans, while the National Flood Insurance Program has paid $793 million in claims.</p> <p>FEMA also recently announced it has extended the period for applications from survivors to Jan. 12, 2023.</p> <p>How FEMA is helping Floridians:</p> <ul><li><strong>FEMA has made individual assistance available to 26 counties in Florida. </strong>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.</li> <li><strong>FEMA is meeting survivors where they are to help jumpstart their recoveries.</strong> Disaster Survivor Assistance specialists are going door-to-door in Florida neighborhoods to help individuals register for assistance. These teams have visited <strong>261,000</strong> homes and interacted with more than <strong>129,000</strong> survivors in counties designated for Individual Assistance.</li> <li><a><strong>33 Disaster Recovery Centers are operating in impacted areas, </strong></a>with more<strong> </strong>than<strong> 75,000 </strong>visits by survivors.</li> <li><strong>FEMA is providing Transitional Sheltering Assistance in 26 counties to survivors eligible for temporary hotel stays. </strong>As of today, the program is providing housing for <strong>1,807 </strong>households with <strong>4,430 </strong>members<strong>.</strong></li> <li><strong>Hundreds of FEMA inspectors</strong> have performed over <strong>231,000</strong> home inspections for survivors who applied for federal disaster assistance.</li> <li><strong>FEMA is providing temporary housing to eligible Hurricane Ian survivors in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee and Sarasota counties. </strong>FEMA approved Direct Temporary Housing Assistance to provide options for those whose homes are uninhabitable because of the hurricane. FEMA determined that rental assistance is insufficient to meet the housing need in those counties because of a lack of available housing resources. FEMA will notify applicants who are eligible for direct housing. It will take time to transport, permit, install and inspect these units before they are available. Direct Temporary Housing Assistance may be provided for up to 18 months from Sept. 29, 2022, the date of the federal disaster declaration, to March 28, 2024.</li> <li><strong>The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $1 billion in low-interest disaster loans</strong> to homeowners, renters and business owners. Business Recovery Centers are located in Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee and Seminole counties.</li> <li><strong>As of Nov. 28, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has received more than 44,700 flood insurance claims and paid more than $793 million to policyholders.</strong></li> <li><strong>NFIP policyholders may receive up to $1,000</strong> to reimburse the purchase of supplies like sandbags, plastic sheeting and lumber. They may also receive up to $1,000 in storage expenses if they moved insured property. Policyholders should file a claim for flood loss avoidance reimbursement, regardless of whether it was successful in preventing flood damage.</li> <li>FEMA is conducting local hiring for more than 300 jobs in Brandon, Fort Myers, Kissimmee, Orlando and Sarasota. These positions are full-time, 120-day appointments that may be extended depending on operational needs. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through USAJobs.gov.</li> <li><strong>Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to eligible survivors</strong>. Floridians can file a claim for loss of income caused by Hurricane Ian by going to <a href="http://floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/disaster-unemployment-assistance">Disaster Unemployment Assistance - FloridaJobs.org</a> and selecting “Apply for Hurricane Ian DUA,” visiting a <a href="https://click.communications.deo.myflorida.com/?qs=7bfc39f3f685b818d2270deb3a85b6fbcd504721268d38dc6ef0b8ba4b5d97a5e56fdb311d7c2652973710c0992007c989c9ee9e1310e3df">local CareerSource Career Center</a>, or calling  800-385-3920. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.</li> <li><strong>Low-income Florida residents recovering from Hurricane Ian may be eligible for assistance from the Department of Agriculture’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).</strong> Survivors can find more information on Florida’s D-SNAP program by visiting the Florida Department of Children and Families’ <a href="https://www.myflfamilies.com/hurricaneian/">Hurricane Ian Response &amp; Recovery</a> website.</li> <li><strong>Operation Blue Roof installed 20,119 roofs </strong>in Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Lee and Sarasota counties. (Mission completed.)</li> <li><strong>National Flood Insurance Program Florida policyholders who had flood damage from the hurricane have a 90-day window to renew their policies.</strong> The extension applies to policies with renewal dates beginning Aug. 25, 2022 through Oct. 23, 2022. Policyholders whose renewal date is in this range should contact their agent or insurance company. FEMA also extended the proof of loss requirement for flood insurance policyholders in Florida who experienced flood damage from Hurricane Ian from 60 to 365 days. For more information on how to file a flood insurance claim, visit <a href="https://www.floodsmart.gov/how-do-i-start-my-flood-claim">How to Start Your Flood Insurance Claim</a><u>.</u></li> <li>If you or a member of your household uses adaptive or accessibility items that were damaged by Hurricane Ian, you may be eligible for FEMA assistance for those items. For homeowners, items can include an exterior ramp, grab bars and a paved pathway to the home’s entrance from a vehicle. Awards do not count toward your Housing Assistance or Personal Property maximum awards. For more information for homeowners and renters, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_updated-iappg-version-1.1.pdf">Update to FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide</a>.</li> </ul></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>mayshaunt.gary</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/28/2022 - 17:55</span> Mon, 28 Nov 2022 17:55:00 +0000 mayshaunt.gary 646371 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Approves More than $2 Million for Perry County Property Acquisition to Prevent Future Flood Damage https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221125/fema-approves-more-2-million-perry-county-property-acquisition-prevent <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Approves More than $2 Million for Perry County Property Acquisition to Prevent Future Flood Damage</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>FRANKFORT, Ky.</strong> – FEMA has approved more than $2 million in federal funding to Perry County for the acquisition of properties affected by the July floods in Eastern Kentucky. The cleared properties will remain as open space to eliminate damage from future flooding.</p> <p>13 properties – consisting of two Hazard Mitigation projects, one with seven properties and a separate project with six properties -- will be acquired by the Perry County Fiscal Court. They will demolish any structures and turn the property into green space.</p> <p>The first project, for the acquisition of seven properties, totals $1,523,988. The federal share of 75% ($1,142,991) will be contributed by FEMA and the remaining non-federal share of 25% will be contributed by a combination of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, local governments and homeowners.</p> <p>The second project, for the acquisition of six properties, totals $1,202,520. The federal share of 75% ($901,890) will be contributed by FEMA and the remaining non-federal share of 25% will be contributed by a combination of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, local governments and homeowners.</p> <p>As a condition of these grants, the relevant commonwealth, tribal, territorial or local government must maintain the property as open space in perpetuity.</p> <p>The projects will protect the community from the direct impact of severe storm events and provide a long-term solution to existing and future hazardous conditions. These acquisition and demolition projects will protect against future flooding events. Activities will be completed in strict compliance with federal, commonwealth and local rules and regulations.</p> <p>The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is managed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the projects are administered by the local community. FEMA does not acquire properties directly from the property owners. Communities may offer homeowners who agree to participate in the property acquisition process the pre-flood fair market value of the property. A licensed appraiser determines the fair market value. This program is voluntary and homeowners can withdraw from the program if they are no longer interested.</p> <p>The HMGP provides funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments so they can develop hazard mitigation plans and rebuild in a way that reduces or mitigates future disaster losses in their communities. When requested by an authorized representative, this grant funding is available after a presidentially declared disaster.</p> <p>For more information on Kentucky flood recovery, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4663">fema.gov/disaster/4663.</a> Follow FEMA on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion4">FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4)/Twitter</a> and at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/fema">facebook.com/fema</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>gloria.huang</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/25/2022 - 22:02</span> Fri, 25 Nov 2022 22:02:12 +0000 gloria.huang 646273 at https://www.fema.gov How to Apply for FEMA Assistance After Hurricane Ian https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221123/how-apply-fema-assistance-after-hurricane-ian <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">How to Apply for FEMA Assistance After Hurricane Ian</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>ATLANTA</strong> – South Carolina homeowners and renters in Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties who were affected by Hurricane Ian may apply for FEMA disaster assistance.</p> <p>Survivors can apply for disaster assistance at <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">www.disasterassistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or by using the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA </a><a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">mobile app</a><a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">.</a> If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>When you apply for assistance, have the following information ready:</p> <ul><li>A current phone number where you can be contacted</li> <li>Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying</li> <li>Your Social Security number</li> <li>A general list of damage and losses</li> <li>Banking information if you choose direct deposit</li> <li>If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name</li> </ul><p>Survivors may be eligible to receive assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the Hurricane Ian. If you have homeowners, renters or flood insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If your policy does not cover all your disaster expenses, you may be eligible for federal assistance.</p> <p>Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to the cleanup and repair.</p> <p>Disaster assistance may include financial help with temporary lodging and home repairs, as well as other disaster-related expenses.</p> <p>For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance go to, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw</a><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw">.</a></p> <p>For information on South Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4677">fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ian</a>. Follow FEMA on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion4">FEMA Region 4 </a><a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion4">(@femaregion4) / Twitter</a> and at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/fema">facebook.com/fema</a><a href="http://www.facebook.com/fema">.</a></p> <p>###</p> <p><em>FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.</em></p> <p><em>All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, you can call the Civil Rights Resource line at 833-285-7448.</em></p> <p> </p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>ron.roth</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/23/2022 - 20:59</span> Wed, 23 Nov 2022 20:59:48 +0000 ron.roth 646213 at https://www.fema.gov President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for South Carolina https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221122/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-major-disaster-declaration-south <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for South Carolina </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Carolina to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Ian beginning Sept. 25 to Oct. 4, 2022.</p> <p>The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties.</p> <p>Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.</p> <p>Residents and business owners in the designated areas can apply for disaster assistance at <a href="https://www.disasterassistance.gov/">www.DisasterAssistance.gov</a>, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the <a href="https://www.ready.gov/fema-app">FEMA mobile app</a>. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.</p> <p>Federal funding is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Ian in Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper and Williamsburg counties.</p> <p>Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.</p> <p>Kevin A. Wallace, Sr. has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>luther.wills-dudich</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/22/2022 - 18:03</span> Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:03:17 +0000 luther.wills-dudich 646168 at https://www.fema.gov Deadline Approaching for Some Florida Flood Insurance Policyholders Affected by Hurricane Ian to Jumpstart Recovery https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221122/deadline-approaching-some-florida-flood-insurance-policyholders-affected <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Deadline Approaching for Some Florida Flood Insurance Policyholders Affected by Hurricane Ian to Jumpstart Recovery</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><em>NFIP Policyholders with Renewal Dates of Aug. 25 Through Oct. 23 Need to Take Action </em></h2> <p>WASHINGTON -- The deadline is approaching for some National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in Florida areas impacted by Hurricane Ian to renew their policies without the consequence of a lapse in coverage.</p> <p>Previously, NFIP announced that certain Florida policyholders impacted by Hurricane Ian have a 90-day grace period, instead of the standard 30-day grace period, to renew their policies.  This means once the policy is renewed, if the policyholder suffered flood damage from Hurricane Ian or another flood, they may file a claim.</p> <p>The extended grace period applies to policyholders whose flood insurance policy expiration dates began on Aug. 25, 2022, through and including Oct. 23, 2022. This means for policyholders whose renewal date was originally Aug. 25, the deadline for renewing their policy is now Wednesday, Nov. 23.</p> <p>FEMA has identified over 11,000 policyholders in Florida who may still be able to renew their policy due to the grace period extension. FEMA estimates there are 220 policyholders who have until Nov. 23 to take advantage of the grace period extension.</p> <p>The grace period extension will help thousands of Florida policyholders renew their flood insurance policies with no lapse in coverage.  To maximize awareness, FEMA has taken the extraordinary step of going door-to-door to notify policyholders of this opportunity, while flood insurance companies and insurance agents have also been instructed to contact them.</p> <p>There are 26 Florida counties designated for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program where policyholders can take advantage of the grace period. FEMA encourages all affected policyholders residing in these counties to jumpstart their recovery by using the grace period to renew their policies as soon as possible.</p> <p>As of Nov. 21, more than 45,000 policyholders have submitted claims for damage from Hurricane Ian.  The majority of these claims are in Florida. The National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $706 million in total claims payouts to insured policyholders.</p> <p><strong>Hurricane Fiona</strong></p> <p>Policyholders in Puerto Rico also received a <a href="https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221114/flood-insurance-policyholders-puerto-rico-given-additional-time-renew#:~:text=FEMA%20in%20Action-,Flood%20Insurance%20Policyholders%20in%20Puerto%20Rico%20Given%20Additional%20Time%20to,and%20Provide%20Proof%20of%20Loss">90-day extension</a>. The renewal extension applies to policyholders whose flood insurance policy expiration dates began on Aug. 17, 2022, through and including Oct. 15, 2022. As of Nov. 14, there are over 79 policyholders who can still renew their flood insurance policy due to the grace period extension.   As of Nov. 16, more than 121 claims have been submitted following Hurricane Fiona. The National Flood Insurance Program has paid over $880,000 in total claims payouts to insured policyholders in Puerto Rico.</p> <p><strong>Contact Your Insurance Agent or Company to Renew an Expired Policy</strong></p> <p>Policyholders who wish to take advantage of the grace period for either hurricane Fiona or Ian should contact their agent or insurance company today. Policyholders who don't have their insurance agent or company's contact information should call 877-336-2627 for assistance. To learn more about how to file a flood insurance claim visit <a href="http://www.floodsmart.gov">floodsmart.gov</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>luther.wills-dudich</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/22/2022 - 14:37</span> Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:37:45 +0000 luther.wills-dudich 646165 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance to Jan. 12; Federal Support for Florida Recovery Effort Surpasses $2.69 Billion https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221121/fema-extends-deadline-apply-hurricane-ian-federal-disaster-assistance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance to Jan. 12; Federal Support for Florida Recovery Effort Surpasses $2.69 Billion</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WASHINGTON <strong>-- </strong>Today, FEMA announced that Hurricane Ian survivors who suffered damage to their property have additional time to apply for federal disaster assistance, with the application deadline extended to Jan. 12, 2023.</p> <p>The agency also announced that more than $2.69 billion in federal grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments has been provided to the state of Florida and households after Hurricane Ian. FEMA has provided $752 million to households and $327 million to the state for emergency response and recovery, while the U.S. Small Business Administration has provided $962 million in disaster loans and the National Flood Insurance Program has paid $652 million in claims.</p> <p>How FEMA is helping Floridians:</p> <ul><li><strong>FEMA has made individual assistance available to 26 counties in Florida. </strong>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.</li> <li><strong>FEMA is meeting survivors where they are to help jumpstart their recoveries.</strong> Disaster Survivor Assistance specialists are going door-to-door in Florida neighborhoods to help individuals register for assistance. These teams have visited <strong>225,000</strong> homes and interacted with more than <strong>118,000</strong> survivors in counties designated for Individual Assistance.</li> <li><strong>34 Disaster Recovery Centers are operating in impacted areas, </strong>with more<strong> </strong>than<strong> 70,000 </strong>visits by survivors.</li> <li><strong>FEMA is providing Transitional Sheltering Assistance in 26 counties to survivors eligible for temporary hotel stays. </strong>As of today, the program is providing housing for <strong>1,687 </strong>households with <strong>4,192 </strong>members<strong>.</strong></li> <li><strong>Hundreds of FEMA inspectors</strong> have performed over <strong>225,000</strong> home inspections for survivors who applied for federal disaster assistance.</li> <li><strong>FEMA is providing temporary housing to eligible Hurricane Ian survivors in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee and Sarasota counties. </strong>FEMA approved Direct Temporary Housing Assistance to provide options for those whose homes are uninhabitable because of the hurricane. FEMA determined that rental assistance is insufficient to meet the housing need in those counties because of a lack of available housing resources. FEMA will notify applicants who are eligible for direct housing. It will take time to transport, permit, install and inspect these units before they are available. Direct Temporary Housing Assistance may be provided for up to 18 months from Sept. 29, 2022, the date of the federal disaster declaration, to March 28, 2024.</li> <li><strong>The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $962 million</strong> <strong>in low-interest disaster loans</strong> to homeowners, renters and business owners. Business Recovery Centers are located in Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee and Seminole counties.</li> <li><strong>As of Nov. 13, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has received more than 44,400 flood insurance claims and paid more than $652 million to policyholders.</strong></li> <li><strong>NFIP policyholders may receive up to $1,000</strong> to reimburse the purchase of supplies like sandbags, plastic sheeting and lumber. They may also receive up to $1,000 in storage expenses if they moved insured property. Policyholders should file a claim for flood loss avoidance reimbursement, regardless of whether it was successful in preventing flood damage.</li> <li>FEMA is conducting local hiring for more than 300 jobs in Brandon, Fort Myers, Kissimmee, Orlando and Sarasota. These positions are full-time, 120-day appointments that may be extended depending on operational needs. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through USAJobs.gov.</li> <li><strong>Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to eligible survivors</strong>. Floridians can file a claim for loss of income caused by Hurricane Ian by going to <a href="http://floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants/disaster-unemployment-assistance">Disaster Unemployment Assistance - FloridaJobs.org</a> and selecting “Apply for Hurricane Ian DUA,” visiting a <a href="https://click.communications.deo.myflorida.com/?qs=7bfc39f3f685b818d2270deb3a85b6fbcd504721268d38dc6ef0b8ba4b5d97a5e56fdb311d7c2652973710c0992007c989c9ee9e1310e3df">local CareerSource Career Center</a>, or calling  800-385-3920. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.</li> <li><strong>Low-income Florida residents recovering from Hurricane Ian may be eligible for assistance from the Department of Agriculture’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).</strong> Survivors can find more information on Florida’s D-SNAP program by visiting the Florida Department of Children and Families’ <a href="https://www.myflfamilies.com/hurricaneian/">Hurricane Ian Response &amp; Recovery</a> website.</li> <li><strong>Operation Blue Roof installed 20,119 roofs </strong>in Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Lee and Sarasota counties. (Mission completed.)</li> <li><strong>National Flood Insurance Program Florida policyholders who had flood damage from the hurricane have a 90-day window to renew their policies.</strong> The extension applies to policies with renewal dates beginning Aug. 25, 2022 through Oct. 23, 2022. Policyholders whose renewal date is in this range should contact their agent or insurance company. FEMA also extended the proof of loss requirement for flood insurance policyholders in Florida who experienced flood damage from Hurricane Ian from 60 to 365 days. For more information on how to file a flood insurance claim, visit <a href="https://www.floodsmart.gov/how-do-i-start-my-flood-claim">How to Start Your Flood Insurance Claim</a><u>.</u></li> <li>If you or a member of your household uses adaptive or accessibility items that were damaged by Hurricane Ian, you may be eligible for FEMA assistance for those items. For homeowners, items can include an exterior ramp, grab bars and a paved pathway to the home’s entrance from a vehicle. Awards do not count toward your Housing Assistance or Personal Property maximum awards. For more information for homeowners and renters, visit <a href="/sites/default/files/documents/fema_updated-iappg-version-1.1.pdf">Update to FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide</a>. </li> </ul></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>amy.ashbridge</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/21/2022 - 17:50</span> Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:50:34 +0000 amy.ashbridge 646117 at https://www.fema.gov Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Thanksgiving Holiday https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221121/disaster-recovery-centers-close-thanksgiving-holiday <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Thanksgiving Holiday</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>BRANDON, Fla.</strong> – 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.</p> <p>It is not necessary to visit a center to apply for assistance. Survivors can go online to <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, use the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a> or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video about how to apply visit: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU7wzRjByhI">Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube</a>.</p> <p>For the latest information on Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit <a href="https://www.floridadisaster.org/info">floridadisaster.org/info</a> and <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4673">fema.gov/disaster/4673</a>. Follow <a href="https://www.twitter.com/femaregion4">FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter</a> and at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/fema">facebook.com/fema</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>thomas.wise</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/21/2022 - 17:47</span> Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:47:12 +0000 thomas.wise 646116 at https://www.fema.gov FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance to Jan. 12 https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221121/fema-extends-deadline-apply-hurricane-ian-federal-disaster-assistance-jan-12 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance to Jan. 12</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>BRANDON, Fla.</strong> –  At the request of the State of Florida, Hurricane Ian survivors who suffered damage to their property have additional time to apply for federal disaster assistance.</p> <p>FEMA has extended the application deadline to Jan. 12, 2023, for survivors 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.</p> <p>There are multiple Disaster Recovery Centers operating throughout the impacted area. To find a center close to you, go online to: <a href="https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator">DRC Locator</a> or <a href="http://www.floridadisaster.org">floridadisaster.org</a>, or text DRC along with your Zip Code to 43362.</p> <p>It is not necessary to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply. Survivors can go online to <a href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov/">disasterassistance.gov</a>, use the <a href="https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages">FEMA mobile app</a> or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video about how to apply visit: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU7wzRjByhI">Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube</a>.</p> <p>If you have insurance, you are encouraged to file a claim for damage to your home, personal property and vehicles before you apply for FEMA assistance. FEMA cannot duplicate other sources of assistance you may have received.</p> <p>For the latest information on Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit <a href="https://www.floridadisaster.org/info">floridadisaster.org/info</a><u> </u>and <a href="https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4673">fema.gov/disaster/4673</a>. Follow <a href="https://www.twitter.com/femaregion4">FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter</a> and at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/fema">facebook.com/fema</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>thomas.wise</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/21/2022 - 13:42</span> Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:42:17 +0000 thomas.wise 646112 at https://www.fema.gov Kentucky Disaster Recovery Centers to Close Nov. 22, Help is Still Available https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20221118/kentucky-disaster-recovery-centers-close-nov-22-help-still-available <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Kentucky Disaster Recovery Centers to Close Nov. 22, Help is Still Available</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>FRANKFORT, Ky</strong>. – In close coordination with Kentucky Emergency Management, FEMA and affected counties, a decision has been made to close the remaining Disaster Recovery Centers in Eastern Kentucky, but help is still available.</p> <p>The following Disaster Recovery Centers will cease operations at the close of business on Nov. 22, 2022:</p> <ul><li>Breathitt County: Breathitt County Library – 1024 College Ave, Jackson, KY 41339</li> <li>Knott County: Knott County Sportsplex - 450 Kenny Champion Loop #8765, Leburn, KY 41831</li> <li>Letcher County: Letcher County Recreation Center – 1505 Jenkins Rd., Whitesburg, KY 41858</li> <li>Perry County: Hazard Community College –1 Community College Dr., Hazard, KY 41701</li> </ul><p>Although Disaster Recovery Centers are closing, that does not mean FEMA is leaving. Survivors whose homes were damaged by the Eastern Kentucky flooding can still get updates about applications, learn about the appeals process or check the status of their claim the following ways:</p> <ul><li>Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362</li> <li>Log into their account at <a href="///C:/Users/cpacheco/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/4JPZJEGH/DisasterAssistance.gov">DisasterAssistance.gov</a></li> <li>Use the <a href="/about/news-multimedia/mobile-products">FEMA Mobile App</a></li> </ul><p>For official information on the Kentucky flooding recovery, visit <a href="/disaster/4663">fema.gov/disaster/4663.</a> Follow FEMA on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/femaregion4">FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter</a> and at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/fema">facebook.com/fema</a>.</p></div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>amy.ashbridge</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/18/2022 - 22:30</span> Fri, 18 Nov 2022 22:30:49 +0000 amy.ashbridge 646012 at https://www.fema.gov