Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

Traffic & Safety — Friday, September 30, 2022
. Homeowners and renters in Orange County who were affected by Hurricane Ian can apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

Apply online at, call 800-621-3362 between 7am – 11pm Eastern, or use the FEMA mobile app. Those who use a relay service, such as a video relay service or a captioned telephone service, should provide that number to FEMA.

When applying for assistance, please have the following items ready:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your social security number
  • A general list of damages and losses
  • Banking info if you choose direct deposit
  • If insured, the policy number, the agent’s name, and/or the company name

Survivors may be eligible to receive assistance for uninsured or underinsured damage and losses resulting from Ian, If you have homeowners, renters, or flood insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. FEMA cannot duplicate benefits or losses covered by insurance. If your policy does not cover all your disaster expenses, you may be eligible for Federal assistance.

Take photos to document damage. Begin cleanup and repairs to prevent additional damage. Keep all receipts from purchases related to cleanup and repair.

Disaster assistance may include financial help with temporary lodging and home repairs, as well as other disaster-related expenses.

For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance, visit:

For information on Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit