Hurricane Ian survivors who suffered damage to their property now have additional time to apply for federal disaster assistance.
FEMA has extended the application deadline to Jan. 12, 2023, for residents in various counties, including Volusia County.
There are multiple Disaster Recovery Centers operating throughout the impacted area. To find a center close to you, visit floridadisaster.org, or text DRC along with your zip code to 43362.
It is not necessary to visit a Disaster Recovery Center to apply for assistance. Residents can go online to disasterassistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call 800-621-3362. The line is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay, captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video on how to apply visit, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU7wzRjByhI.
Have insurance? FEMA is encouraging people to file a claim for damage to their home, personal property and vehicles before applying for FEMA assistance. FEMA cannot duplicate other sources of assistance you may have received.
For the latest information on Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit floridadisaster.org/info and fema.gov/disaster/4673.