Disaster Assistance

General Guidance
Disaster Preparedness Guide

Disaster Recovery: Getting the Most from Your Homeowners Insurance
Disaster Philanthropy Playbook

Disaster Safety for Construction Sites

Organize and Prepare for Disasters

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
How to Drive Safely Before, During and After a Storm

Worried about making mortgage or other payments in a timely manner due to loss of wages? Contact the financial institutions or companies involved directly.

Beware of scams! Check to see if the organization asking for money is registered in Florida at the Division of Corporations in the Florida Department of State. You can search by name, officer, zip code or street address.

Check with your national and state legislative representatives for updates on federal relief availability.
US House of Representatives
US Senate

Other National Contacts
    •    American Red Cross – Emergency Planning Resources; 1-800-733-2767.
    •    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 1-800-232-4636.
    •    FEMA - Call FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.
    •    NeighborWorks America Disaster Resources
    •    SBA – Disaster Loan Assistance; 1-800-827-5722.
    •    The St. Bernard Project, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization committed to helping residents and communities recover from disaster.

Check your local government website and other social media links to find out what’s going on in your community. Check with your state reps as well for state resources.
Florida House
Florida Senate

Other Florida Contacts
    •    Florida Division of Emergency Management
    •    Florida Department of Health – to reach your county contact
    •    FloridaBar – just in case
    •    Florida Housing Finance Corporation affordable rental housing locator
    •    Florida Legal Aid – see beware of scams above!