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FEMA Disaster Assistance Following Hurricane Irma 

What is FEMA?

Simply put, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is a government agency that was created to help individuals recover from catastrophic events, like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.  In light of the recent devastation in Florida following Hurricane Irma, we wanted to share some valuable information about FEMA, and assistance programs that might be available to you if you are located in a designated disaster area.  To find out if you are in a designated disaster area, please visit this link: http://www.floridadisaster.org/info/.

What Types of Assistance Programs Does FEMA Provide?

o   Loans available up to $200,000 for primary residence
o   $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses
o   Loans available up to $2 million for business property losses not fully compensated by insurance (Source: U.S. Small Business Association)

How to Apply for Assistance

Please note that you have 60 days from the date of declaration to apply for assistance.

Individuals who sustained losses in the designated area(s) can begin applying for assistance by:

For more detailed information regarding FEMA and other governmental assistance for Hurricane Irma, please utilize the links listed below.

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/help-for-victims-of-hurricane-irma

http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp