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Public Assistance is available to State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit organizations. Public Assistance is available for declared counties and additional designations continue to be made and may be made at a later date.

On 12/22/2022, FEMA amended the DR-4680 Hurricane Nicole Major Disaster Declaration to include the 51 counties previously declared under the EM-3587 Emergency Declaration; please see the attached map and more information available here:

  • the RPA submission deadline is 1/11/2023 for Applicants within the following 10 counties: Brevard, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Martin, Nassau, Palm Beach, St. Johns, St. Lucie, and Volusia. Applicants in these counties are eligible for both emergency work (Category A&B) and permanent work (Categories C-G).
  • the RPA submission deadline is 1/20/2023 for Applicants within the 51 add-on counties included in the amendment. Applicants in these counties are only eligible for emergency protective measures (Category B).

If you previously submitted an RPA under the Emergency Declaration (EM-3587), you will not have to resubmit another request for the Major Disaster Declaration (DR-4680). FEMA has confirmed that they will handle the transfer of information.

The Division hosts Applicant Briefings for potential applicants.  Applicant Briefings provide an overview of the following:
• Public Assistance process
• eligibility requirements
• how to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA)
• administrative and procurement requirements
• special considerations

You only need to attend one Applicant Briefing but are welcome to attend more if you choose to. Please click here to choose a time to attend a virtual briefing.
To view a recording of the briefing or download a copy of the participants’ manual please select one of the following links:
English Local Governments and State Agencies Applicant Briefing Hurricane Nicole DR-4680
Participant Manual 

English Private Nonprofits (PNPs) Applicant Briefing Hurricane Nicole DR-4680
Participant Manual

English Houses of Worship (HOWs) Applicant Briefing Hurricane Nicole DR-4680
Participant Manual

Disaster Recovery Centers are designed to help disaster survivors jumpstart their recovery from Hurricane Ian and Nicole.

DRCs are closed on Sundays. Please note that hours of operation may differ based on location.

DRCs are a coordinated effort between FEMA, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and additional state agencies.

It is not necessary to visit a center to apply for FEMA assistance. Survivors can go online to disasterassistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video about how to apply visit: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube.

Survivors who sustained damage from Hurricane Nicole should contact their insurance company, take pictures of the damage, begin clean up, and save receipts.

Brevard County

Brevard County Agricultural Center (Hurricane Nicole Assistance)
3695 Lake Drive
Cocoa, FL 32926
Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

Flagler County

Flagler County Fairgrounds (Hurricane Ian & Nicole Assistance)
150 Sawgrass Rd.
Bunnell, FL 32110
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday Through Saturday

Lake County

First Baptist Church of Astor (Hurricane Ian & Nicole Assistance)
24731 Ann St.
Astor, FL 32102
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday Through Saturday

Volusia County

Volusia Health Department (Hurricane Ian & Nicole Assistance)
1845 Holsonback Dr.
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday Through Saturday

The Center at Deltona (Hurricane Nicole Assistance)
1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32725
Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday

American Red Cross Financial Assistance

The Red Cross is providing financial assistance, based on household size, to people whose homes were confirmed to have been destroyed or sustained major structural damage from Hurricane Ian in September 2022, or Hurricane Nicole in November 2022.  

Major damage is indicated by significant structural damage to a residence that requires extensive repairs. This may include substantial failure of the roof, walls or foundation, or a water line above 18 inches in an essential living space. A residence that is destroyed is one that is a total loss or with damage so extensive that repair is not feasible.

For more information and steps to register for an appointment, please see www.redcross.org/ian

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has activated the private sector hotline at 850-815-4925 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Inquiries may also be emailed to ESF18@em.myflorida.com.

DEO is updating FloridaDisaster.biz with real-time information for business owners to prepare their businesses, families and employees.

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

Make 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.

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. If your home is not located in a colored evacuation zone, you may not need to evacuate. Know your home and its ability to withstand strong winds and rain.

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

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.

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