Over $1 billion in federal funding put towards Hurricane Ian recovery

ORLANDO, Fla. — FEMA is continuing to help survivors jumpstart their recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.


In two weeks, FEMA has approved more than $327 million in federal disaster assistance for over 182,500 individuals and families.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $31 million in low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and business owners.

As of Oct. 11, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has received more than 35,000 flood insurance claims and paid more than $48 million to policyholders, including $35 million in advance payments.

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FEMA is also still paying hotel and motel costs for those affected, which allows them to pay to participating hotels and motels in Alabama, Florida and Georgia that provide emergency shelter.

Hundreds of inspectors have performed over 49,000 home inspections to those who registered for federal disaster assistance.

FEMA is continuing to make assistance available to multiple counties in Central Florida.

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Those in Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and Volusia counties are eligible to apply for individual assistance.

Disaster Survivor Assistance specialists are still going door-to-door in Central Florida neighborhoods to help individuals register for assistance.

Residents can visit one of the 11 Disaster Recovery Centers operating across the state.

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You can keep up to date as recovery centers are continuously added, on the Florida Disaster website.

Those who are still in need of assistance can also apply for Florida’s D-SNAP program, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Operation Blue Roof or for FEMA’s Critical Needs Assistance, which is a one-time payment of $700 per household.

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