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Sally Recovery


View the latest tropical information from the National Hurricane Center.

Public Notice for FEMA 4564-DR-FL, FEMA 3546-EM-FL

Notification of a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-4564-DR-FL)  (09/23/20)

Major Disaster Declaration Request for Hurricane Sally

Public Assistance- Assistance to State, Local, Tribal and Territorial governments and certain private-non-profit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities

Counties Public Assistance Individual Assistance
Bay Category B Declared
Calhoun Category B  
Escambia Categories A through G Declared
Franklin Category B  
Gadsden Category B  
Gulf Category B  
Holmes Category B  
Jackson  Category B  
Liberty Category B  
Okaloosa Category B Declared
Santa Rosa Categories A through G Declared
Walton Category B Declared
Washington Category B  



Federal disaster assistance is available to affected individuals in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties following the impact of Hurricane Sally. 

The deadline to register is Dec. 1, 2020.

When a disaster occurs, this program provides grant money and services to people in the declared area whose property has been damaged or destroyed and whose losses are underinsured or not covered by insurance. To file a claim for assistance, you must first register with FEMA in one of the following ways:

If you are in one of these counties, you will need the following to apply for assistance:

  • Social Security Number;
  • Daytime telephone number;
  • Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property; and
  • Insurance information, if available.

The following information is necessary when you register:

  • Address of the damaged dwelling where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone number
  • Insurance information
  • Total household annual income
  • Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into a bank account)
  • A description of disaster-caused damage and losses

Small Business Administration

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Florida For Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sally  (10/06/20)

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/.

Additional details on the Business Recovery Center, requests for loan applications and information on the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to FOCE-Help@sba.gov.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 1, 2020. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 2, 2021.

SBA representatives will provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The SBA is committed to the Florida small business community’s economic recovery.

Escambia County Business Recovery Center
East Pensacola Heights Clubhouse
3208 East Gonzalez St.
Pensacola, FL 32503
Hours:   Sunday-Saturday (7 days a week)
               8 a.m. to 8 p.m/ (CST)

Okaloosa County Business Recovery Center
Bridgeway Center
Building C
205 Shell Ave.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Hours:    Sunday-Saturday (7 days a week)
                8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CST)

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DEO is currently surveying businesses in the affected counties through the Florida Business Damage Assessment Survey. To access the survey, please visit www.FloridaDisaster.biz.

To apply or to learn more about the eligibility requirements for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, visit www.FloridaJobs.org/EBL. The deadline to apply for the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan is Novermber 14. This short term, interest-free loan program is available to small businesses in Florida that have experienced economic injury as a result of Hurricane Sally. 

For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan program, contact DEO at 833-832-4494 or email EmergencyBridgeLoan@deo.myflorida.com.

Get a Family or Business Plan by visiting Get A Plan!. This tool allows you to build a downloaded plan for your family and/or business with a preparedness checklist, emergency management contacts.

County Emergency Management - county emergency management contacts and websites

Alert Florida - sign up to receive emergency alerts and other public safety notifications in your community

Reach out if you need support through any disaster crisis.

Florida 211
The call goes to local helpline call centers that have crisis counselors for disaster recovery and can provide information on access to local resources such as housing, food and health care.
Dial: 211

Disaster Distress Helpline
A national helpline that provides crisis support services for individuals in emotional distress that are impacted by disaster.
Phone: 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center
A national helpline that provides emotional support, spiritual care, health information and grief support.
Phone: 833-492-0094

Florida Storms - Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Google Play  iTunes

Florida 511 - Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511.

FEMA - mobile app

Red Cross - mobile apps

Everbridge - mobile apps

Gas Buddy - Gas stations availability

Florida 511 - Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida with Florida 511.

Florida Highway Patrol - Florida Highway Patrol Live Traffic Crash and Road Condition Report. Reports are updated every five minutes. Incidents located within city limits also may not show on the map since it is not common practice for FHP to work incidents inside city limits.

Florida Traffic - Traffic incidents and conditions from Florida 511 and Florida Highway Patrol brought to you by Florida State Emergency Response Team Geographic Information Systems.

Check with https://floridastateparks.org/StormUpdates for closings to state parks in the event of a disaster.

All Florida coastal counties and counties are susceptible to storm surge and most have designated evacuation zones. Use the mapping tool above to search by address and determine if you are in a designated evacuation zone. 

Evacuation Zones - to determine if you are in a designated evacuation zone

Evacuation Orders -  View Florida county evacuation orders

Read More About Evacuation Zones - learn more about designated evacuation zones, which counties have them and which don't, how flood zones are factored into evacuations, and evacuation orders

FEMA is seeking public comment on proposed actions to restore the eroded Gulf Coast shoreline along Navarre Beach on Santa Rosa Island, Santa Rosa County, Florida resulting from Hurricane Sally.

Supplemental Environmental Assessment

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