Hurricane Ian FEMA assistance: How Florida homeowners can apply for help

Florida residents and homeowners impacted by Hurricane Ian can apply for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) assistance to help cover temporary housing, basic home repairs, or other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

The following counties are eligible:

  • Charlotte
  • Collier
  • DeSoto
  • Flagler
  • Hardee
  • Hillsborough
  • Lee
  • Manatee
  • Orange
  • Osceola
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Putnam
  • Sarasota
  • Seminole County
  • St. Johns
  • Volusia


There are three ways to apply for disaster assistance:, via FEMA mobile app, or by phone, 800-621-3362 (7 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

To register, you need to provide the following information:

  • Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien
  • Annual household income
  • Contact information (phone number, mailing address, email address*, and damaged home address)
  • Insurance information (coverage, insurance company name, etc.)
  • Bank account information (if you are eligible to receive financial assistance, the money can be deposited in your account)

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For more information on Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit 

Tropical Storm Ian is poised to become one of the most expensive weather catastrophes in U.S. insurance history. Ian made landfall in Florida as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane before weakening. 

Insurance Information Institute spokesperson Loretta Worters told FOX Business Thursday that "while it's too early to tell what the damage projections will be, many of the insurance modelers are putting it at between $20 and $40 billion."