Post Hurricane Ian Resources for the Gulf Coast
Hurricane Ian had a devastating impact along the Florida Gulf Coast. Our area was particularly hard hit. The destruction seen in our neighborhoods is heartbreaking and proof of the unrelenting power of Mother Nature.
Despite our best efforts to be prepared, sometimes it’s not enough. For those who need assistance, here’s a list of resources in the area that may be of help.
On Saturday, The Naples News-Press compiled an extensive list of post-storm available resources in the Naples area: Saturday supplies update: What's open and where to get what you need after Hurricane Ian
NBC2 News SWFL resources list: https://nbc-2.com/news/local/2022/10/02/emergency-resources-available-for-swfl-after-hurricane -ians-impact/
To find more information about government resources post-Ian: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ian, https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4673, or https://www.disasterassistance.gov/.
To apply for FEMA assistance by phone: 800-621-3362
The American Red Cross - disaster relief, shelter, and to help locate loved ones: https://www.redcross.org/get-help.html
State housing resources: https://www.floridahousing.org/programs/special-programs/ship---state-housing-initiatives-partnership-program/disaster-relief
Florida Department of Children and Families: 850-300-HOPE, https://www.myflfamilies.com/hurricaneian/
Flood Insurance Writers of Florida company links: https://www.floir.com/sections/pandc/floodinsurance/floodinsurancewritersfl.aspx
The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund: https://www.sbafla.com/fhcf/
Bonita Springs Utilities, Inc. post-Ian information site: https://bsu.us/hurricane-ian-advisory/
A list of resources available in Lee County, including assessing tree damage, debris and garbage collection, emergency permits, FPL power restoration, lost pet search, “marked safe” lists, safe water, and Salvation Army: https://www.leegov.com/hurricane/afterthestorm
For those in our area who were not as fortunate as others, we hope that the links we’ve provided you are useful and can help you during your crisis. When you’re ready, the experts at Wind Safe Shutters will be there for you when you begin to prepare your home as best as you can for the next storm.