In this time of recovery here are some websites and telephone numbers that might assist you or someone you know:
To apply for FEMA assistance visit: www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585. To find the nearest FEMA Disaster Recovery Center visit: https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator
If you need emergency help call 9-1-1.
If you need supplies, such as food, water, or ice, please contact your county emergency management at: http://www.floridadisaster.org/fl_county_em.asp or by phone at (850) 815-4001 for the location of the nearest distribution center. Your county emergency management can provide up-to-date information about shelters and local distribution centers for food and supplies.
HELP FOR SENIORS
HELP FOR VETERANS
Veterans in need of assistance or in need of their medication can contact the Veteran Disaster Hotline at 1- 800-507-4571 or go to any VA medical facility for assistance.
If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress please call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained counselor. You may also visit: http://bit.ly/2vH2Huc for more information about managing stress after a disaster and talking with children about traumatic events.
To find out if you qualify for temporary mortgage relief, visit the Freddie Mac website at: http://www.freddiem ac.com/about/hurricane-relief.html , the Fannie Mae website at: http://www .fanniemae.com/portal/about-fm/hurricane-relief.html or by phone at 1-800-2FANNIE (1-800-232-6643). To contact the Federal Housing Finance Agency visit: https://www.fhfa.gov/Homeownersbuyer/MortgageAssistance/Pages/Disaster-Assistance.aspx
You may also contact the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find out if you qualify for any hurricane-related help with your mortgage or mortgage insurance. To contact HUD about disaster assistance visit: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/ins/203h-dft or https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/nsc/qaho0121
Taxpayers in affected areas may be eligible for tax relief from the IRS. To learn more about IRS assistance visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-relief-in-disaster-situations .
DISASTER RECOVERY LOANS
The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing various disaster loans to qualifying Floridians. For more information about SBA disaster loans visit: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides loans to qualifying individuals, businesses, and communities after disasters. For more information visit: https://www.usda.gov/topics/disaster/storms, or contact the USDA office in Florida at: (352) 338-3400.
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Floridians who are unemployed as a result of a disaster, and who are ineligible for regular state unemployment insurance, are encouraged to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) through the U.S. Department of Labor. For additional information about DUA visit: https://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/disaster.asp or contact the U.S. Department of Labor by phone at 1-866- 487-2365.
HURRICANE RESPONSE HIRING
The U.S. Small Business Administration is hiring a variety of temporary positions located throughout areas affected by recent disasters. For more information visit: https://www.sba.gov/disasterassistance/hurricane-response-jobs-sba . For FEMA hiring visit: https://careers.fema.gov/hurricane-workforce.
For in-person assistance with storm-related questions, visit your local FEMA Disaster Recovery Center. For a list of centers in your area visit: https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1- 800-621-3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585. Be aware of SCAMS: Federal and state workers never ask for or accept money, and always carry identification badges. There is no fee required to apply for or to get disaster assistance from FEMA, or the State of Florida. If you suspect fraud call FEMA’s Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721, or the Florida Attorney General fraud hotline at 1-866-966-7226.
Emergency Assistance 9-1-1
Local resources (food, shelter, childcare,) 2-1-1
County Emergency Management Offices https://www.floridadisaster.org/counties/
Florida Highway Conditions: www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/traffic/live_traffic_feed.html, or dial 5-1-1 or *FHP (347)
Disaster Distress Helpline (for emotional distress) 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Blue Tarp Roofs (Army Corps of Engineers) 1-888-ROOF-BLU
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