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Residents of states impacted by Ian should pay attention to ongoing risks, monitor local media closely for forecast updates, and follow instructions provided by their local officials.

FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSATs) work in the hardest hit communities to help survivors register for assistance and identify immediate and emerging threats.

Be alert to scammers and identity thieves trying to take advantage of survivors. Monitor and report any suspicious activity or anything that you don’t think is right. Visit Disaster Fraud to learn more.

Ian’s recovery and cleanup may take some time. It is important to protect yourself and your family during this time.

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Learn more about the Hurricane Ian response across all federal agencies at USA.gov.

Ask for help

People affected by Hurricane Ian in Florida can now apply for help.

  • Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Call 800-621-3362
    • If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service, or the like, give FEMA the number for that service.

FEMA video on answering “Yes” when registering for Disaster Assistance to identify the type of assistance survivors with disabilities will need to help them through the recovery process.

FEMA video on answering “Yes” when registering for Disaster Assistance to identify the type of assistance survivors with disabilities will need to help them through the recovery process.

Resources for affected areas


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Disaster Recovery Centers

Affected survivors from approved designated counties can travel to the nearest DRC to seek assistance. Representatives from FEMA and the US Small Business Administration are available at these centers to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence, and provide repair and reconstruction documentation to make homes more resilient to disasters.

Residents who have already registered for assistance do not need to travel to DRC, but can ask questions or request additional information in person at DRC in addition to online or by phone.

See DRCs near you

Operation Blue Roof

In Florida, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has activated its Operation Blue Roof program for approved counties for individual assistance. Residents can enroll in the program and complete an entry fee form at BlueRoof.us.

Toll free call 1-888-766-3258 for more information.

How to help Floridians

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Do not self-deploy to disaster areas.

  • Volunteer to help. There will be volunteering opportunities for months or even years after the disaster. A list of agencies offering volunteer opportunities can be found on the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website.
  • Money is the best gift. After a disaster, people still want to help, but it’s important to donate responsibly. When people support voluntary organizations with financial contributions, it helps ensure a steady flow of important services to people in need after a disaster.
  • Identify what is needed. Before donating supplies, contact organizations working in the affected area to find out how much is needed and when it is needed. Used clothes are never needed in a disaster area. Unwanted donations can overwhelm charities on the ground as they need to be sorted out.
  • Family and friendly reunification. If you need help locating a missing friend or relative, call the Red Cross at 800-733-2767 and provide as many details as possible to help us possibly locate your missing loved one.

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Safety tips after the storm

Safety is the number one priority after any storm. Be careful in damaged, flooded and power cut areas.

Find more safety tips after a storm on Ready.gov.

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Rumors and scams

There are often many rumors and scams after a disaster. Do your part to stop the spread of rumors by doing three simple things:

  1. Find reliable sources of information.
  2. Share information from trusted sources.
  3. Discourage others from sharing information from unverified sources.

Disaster tools

Pictures and B-roll

Watch images and videos from Hurricane Ian to see how FEMA and federal partners are supporting on the ground.

Download multimedia resources such as social graphics, flyers, advertiser scripts, videos and animations accessible in multiple languages ​​to help you share important disaster information with others before, during and after a disaster .

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

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

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

If you have flood insurance from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program and experienced flooding during Hurricane Ian, visit FloodSmart.gov to learn more about how to file your claim. flood insurance.

Access information on disaster assistance programs, emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities, and flood insurance in multiple languages.

Get tips to help you recover your family treasures after a disaster.

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