FEMA assistance deadline looms for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian

ORLANDO, Fla. — Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian only have a week left to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, Jan. 12.


“Now is the time to get all the necessary documents together and apply for assistance before next week’s deadline,” Florida Department of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie said.

Homeowners and renters 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 assistance if they suffered loss and damage from Hurricane Ian.

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Hurricane Ian survivors can apply for FEMA assistance and continuously update their applications by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov, calling 800-621-3362, using the FEMA app or visiting one of more than 20 open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.