Those in Pinellas County impacted by Hurricane Idalia may now be eligible for assistance, a release states.
According to the release from the City of Treasure Island Florida, The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that Pinellas County has been added to Florida's Major Disaster Declaration, making communities across the county eligible for federal assistance, including Individual Assistance.
Disaster assistance may include financial help for temporary lodging, essential home repairs, and other disaster-caused expenses. FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams have now begun meeting with homeowners, renters, and businesses that Hurricane Idalia impacted in Pinellas County as of Monday, September 4, 2023.
They will go door to door in the affected areas. They will be wearing an official FEMA shirt or vest and have an ID badge displayed above their belt line. They can help people register for FEMA Individual Assistance or update any information for people who have already registered.
Those impacted by Hurricane Idalia can visit disasterassistance.gov, download the FEMA app, or call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Residents who use TTY may call 1-800-462-7585. Disaster survivors who use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) may also call 800-621-3362. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time, seven days a week. The information you share will be used to determine our needs for federal assistance here in Pinellas.