Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Irma may now register for FEMA assistance .
If you live in one of the following counties, you can register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials:
- Indian River
- Palm Beach
- St. Johns
- St. Lucie
You can also call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585)
To get help in person, find a Disaster Recovery Center near you with the Disaster Recovery Center locator
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Be prepared to give the following information:
- Social Security Number;
- Daytime telephone number;
- Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property; and
- Private insurance information, if available.
Once you register, you can:
- Look up your address to find out if it is in a disaster area declared for Individual Assistance.
- Check the status of your application and get updates by SMS or email.
- Upload documents to support your application.
Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, is to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.
When you register for disaster assistance either online or by phone, you will need the following to complete your application.
- Social Security number
- Address of the location where the damage occured (pre-disaster address)
- Current mailing address
- Current telephone number
- Insurance information
- Total household annual income
- Routing and account number for your checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into your bank account).
- A description of your disaster-caused damage and losses
When an applicant registers, each receives a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.
Get more info from FloridaDisaster.org here.