Storm Recovery Resources
Reporting Damage in Pinellas County
Click on the links below to report any damage to Pinellas County Government as soon as possible:
Individuals, including homeowners and renters, who suffered damage or loss due to Hurricane Ian may register for assistance:
Survivors can apply for FEMA assistance through one of the following ways:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
- Calling 800-621-3362
- Use the FEMA App.
*If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. These toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice; operators are standing by to assist survivors in multiple languages.
To expedite your registration, have the following information at hand:
A current phone number where you can be contacted;
Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying;
Your Social Security number, if available;
A general list of damage and losses to your home and personal property; and
If insured, the insurance policy number, or the agent and company name.
If you have a homeowner’s or flood insurance policy, file your insurance claim immediately, before applying for federal assistance. The faster you file, the faster your recovery can begin.
Disaster assistance may provide temporary help and a place to stay while you build your recovery plan. Although the federal government cannot make you whole, it may be able to help your recovery move forward by providing grants for basic repairs to make your home safe, accessible and secure. FEMA is unable to duplicate insurance payments. However, those without insurance, or those who may be underinsured, may still receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.
- BayCare Public Food Distribution: Friday Sept. 30th - Sunday Oct. 2nd - BayCare Administration Building 2985 Drew St. Clearwater, FL 33759
- Feeding Tampa Bay: Text FTBFYI to 833-530-3663 or visit Feeding Tampa Bay for information on locations for food assistance.
- Tampa Bay Network To End Hunger: Call (813)344-5837 or use Interactive map at Tampa Bay Network To End Hunger (endhungertampabay.org)
- Publix Store Status | Publix Super Markets
- Walmart- store status Walmart Store Status Dashboard - Walmart EOC (arcgis.com)
- Target- Store status Stores Near Me : Target
- Florida Housing- All current listings are up to date in the event that families need to quickly relocate. FloridaHousingSearch.org | Florida Apartments | Florida Rental Homes
- Residents are able to request early prescription refills at this time. For more information visit Florida Health.
- Rx Open pharmacy facility status
- BayCare- Facility Status
- HCA Pinellas- Facility Status
- Durable Medical Equipment (BayCare) - assistance 1-800-940-5151, option 3 Durable medical equipment includes: oxygen, walkers, wheelchairs, CPAPs
- FL Blue TeleHealth - Florida Blue offering free visits for anyone impacted by Hurricane Ian, including non-members. Clinicians can help with non-emergency conditions. Call the Teledoc hotline at 855-225-5032.
- Dialysis Services- If unable to contact your regular provider, call 800-826-3773.
Report price gouging information to the Florida Attorney General’s Office by:
Free App - Download No Scam, a free app available for Android and Apple devices which enables the user to report suspected price gouging with photos, documents, and screen shots from a mobile device.
- Online at MyFloridaLegal.com
- Calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226).
Donations To Assist with Recovery
- United Way Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund
- 211 TBC Hope Fund
- Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund - This fund is a partnership among Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Pinellas Community Foundation, and United Way Suncoast.
- Volunteer Florida - The State of Florida has set up a donation fund to help communities with disaster response and recovery activities.
- Disaster Relief Donations | Feeding America
- Big Storm Brewing is collecting supplies for victims of Ian in Lee and Charlotte counties. For those in the Tampa Bay area who stocked up on supplies ahead of Hurricane Ian, and have more than what you need, you can donate them.
- Big Dog Ranch Rescu e- Animal rescue providing pet supplies to families and shelters struggling with the aftermath of the storm. Hurricane and Disaster Relief (bdrr.org)
- Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas/West Pasco to host Supply Drive for Southwest Florida
Starting Saturday, October 1st, the Clearwater and New Port Richey ReStores will be accepting cleaning and safety supply donations through Saturday, October 15th, to be taken to South Florida. Monetary donations can also be made online through the website. https://habitatpwp.org/ian
- 988 Lifeline - Provides crisis and emotional assistance 24/7 by calling 988, texting 988 or online chat.
- Disaster Distress Helpline - 1-800-985-5990 available 24/7 to provide immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural- or human-caused disasters. Learn more about other behavioral health resources available from DHHS at ncdhhs.gov/behavioral-health-during-and-after-hurricane.
- BayCare - One free telehealth visit for all registered users of BayCareAnywhere starting Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Wednesday, Oct. 12. If you have an immediate medical need, you can initiate a telehealth visit via the BayCareAnywhere app and use coupon code 'IAN' when prompted.
- New Directions Behavioral Health/FL Blue - Toll-free 24/7 bilingual emotional support helpline at 833-848-1764 for anyone in Florida experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, trauma, and grief and in need of immediate emotional support. Referrals to other sources of mental health support and community resources also provided.
- Cigna- 24/7 clinical support to help with anxiety, stress, or other issues all those affected by Hurricane Ian. Cigna customers: (800) 244-6224 Non-customers: (866) 912-1687
- Volunteer Florida - View different opportunities to assist communities impacted by Hurricane Ian.
- Feeding Tampa Bay - Work directly with local emergency management operations to provide food, water, and hygiene items during crisis situations.
- UHaul- Offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage at 43 Florida facilities to residents who stand to be impacted by Hurricane Ian. Hurricane Ian Prep: 43 U-Haul Locations in Florida Offer Free Self-Storage | U-Haul (uhaul.com)
- Operation Blue Roof - Free protective coverings for damaged roofs Army Corps of Eng. 888-766-3258
- FloridaDisaster.biz is a partnership between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM). Provides information about preparedness resources, current disaster updates, and access to recovery programs for businesses. Home | Florida Disaster
- Hope Line - One-on-one support for impacted families who are struggling and need help. Call 850-300-HOPE.
- Florida Disaster Unemployment Assistance - Unemployment benefits for individuals unemployed as a result of the disaster that are not covered by regular state or private unemployment insurance. Applicants have 30 days to file after the disaster is announced. Phone: (800) 204-2418 Disaster Unemployment Assistance - FloridaJobs.org
- Florida Department of Education List of School Closures Statewide - Find all the latest information regarding school closures due to Hurricane Ian here.
- How to locate loved ones trapped by Hurricane Ian - https://missing.fl.gov/es -Please complete the following form on behalf of yourself or with the last known location of your loved one(s). This information will help rescue workers locate you and your loved ones as quickly as possible.
- Florida's Disaster Assistance for Businesses
Enterprise Florida has launched a Disaster Assistance Resources Page with a list of state and federal resources available for businesses to utilize in their mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities.