Florida Residents Impacted by Hurricane Irma May Register for FEMA Assistance

The following is a release from FEMA about qualifying for FEMA Assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irma.


Release date: 
September 11, 2017
Release Number: 
ATLANTA – Survivors with losses due to Hurricane Irma in Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials. Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through theFEMA App.
Applicants will need the following to apply:
·         Social Security Number;
·         Daytime telephone number;
·         Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property; and
·         Private insurance information, if available.
By registering for federal assistance on www.DisasterAssistance.gov
·         You can look up your address to find out if it is in a disaster area declared for Individual Assistance.
·         Check the status of your application and get updates by SMS or email.
·         Upload documents to support your application.
Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, is to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.
When an applicant registers, each receives a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.




The IHPA is a not-for-profit organization, which unites and represents the Hurricane Protection Industry.

We are comprised of suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, architects, engineers, testing laboratories, governmental agencies and code writers dedicated to the protection of life and property from the devastation associated with hurricanes.

We seek to insure the publics’ safety and welfare by endorsing the testing and approval of legitimate hurricane protection systems and through information and educational programs.

For more information on this topic please contact Membership Chairman Don Leggett at 813-927-9993, dleggett@aesoa.net or at INTHPA.com.