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Hurricane Ian recovery aid applications extended by FEMA

The deadline for Hurricane Ian survivors to apply for disaster assistance has been extended by the Federal Emergency Management Administration until Jan. 12, 2023.

The deadline applies to survivors in Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia counties was changed at the request of the state of Florida from Nov. 28, 2022 to Jan.12, 2023.

The multiple Disaster Recovery Centers that operate in the relevant area include:

  • Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, 33919

  • Lake Kennedy Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, 33915

  • Estero Council Chambers, 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle, Estero, 33928

  • Beach Baptist Church, 130 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach, 33931

  • Phillips Community Park, 5675 Sesame Dr, Bokeelia, 33922

  • Bonita Springs Recreational Center, 26740 Pine Ave, Bonita Springs, 34135

  • Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 33957

  • Donna Fiala Eagle Lakes Community Center, 11565 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, 34113

The centers will be closed between Nov. 24-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday and reopen Nov. 28.

Citizens ae welcome to visit the center closest to them, even if it is not in their county.

In order to find the closest center, an online locator is available on:

Citizens who prefer not to attend a Disaster Recovery Center are welcome to contact FEMA on: https://www/, or to use the FEMA mobile app or call 800-621-3362 to apply.

FEMA phone line is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.


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