Florida Hurricane Ian (DR-4673)
Hurricane Ian began pounding Florida on September 23, 2022, before finally making landfall on September 28. On September 29, 2022, President Biden declared a major disaster.
People in the following counties are eligible to receive federal disaster assistance:
- Palm Beach‡
- St. Johns**
*Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole counties were added on September 30, 2022.
**Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties were added on October 1, 2022
†Highlands and Lake counties were added on October 3, 2022
‡Palm Beach county was added on October 7, 2022
⁑Glades and Pasco Counties were added on October 14, 2022.
⁂DeSoto, Hendry, Monroe, and Okechobee counties were on November 10, 2022.
For the complete whitehouse.gov press release, please click here.
A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for victims of Hurricane Ian and the resultant damage in Florida.
Low-income survivors facing legal issues may call the Hotline at 866-550-2929. The Hotline is available 24/7 and callers can leave a message at any time. Callers should identify that they are seeking storm-related legal assistance, the county in which they are located, and their legal problems. Survivors who qualify for assistance will be matched with Florida lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal help.
For more information, please see the complete press release.