Updated: Oct 4
I hope that you, your family, and your friends were spared the brunt of Hurricane Ian. Our office has re-opened and thankfully none of us sustained any major damages. Mostly just power failure for a couple of days and a mess to clean up. Unfortunately, I know that this was much worse for thousands of Floridians as just in our area of Central Florida there are many neighborhoods completely flooded out. Here are some resources that may help our friends and neighbors in their recovery efforts.
A brochure from FEMA on obtaining help after a disaster
If you think that you may qualify, then start a claim as soon as possible. Assistance from FEMA may help you and members of your household affected by a disaster, take care of necessary expenses and serious needs that cannot be met through insurance or other forms of assistance. Provided below are links to a few FEMA web pages regarding Hurricane Ian and additional links to resources available from other governmental agencies. On a personal note, I have submitted a claim to FEMA before so if you would like to learn more about my experience then I would be happy to share it with you.
Here is the link to the Hurricane Ian page at FEMA.
Check back frequently for updates on available resources.
Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by this disaster.
U.S. Small Business Administration is offering Disaster Loan Assistance for small businesses and nonprofits who have been affected by the storm.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7 365-day-a-year national hotline dedicated to providing crisis counseling and referrals to local resources.
Florida Division of Emergency Management is providing information on state-level press releases and locations for Emergency food and water.
Learn more about the response to Hurricane Ian across all federal agencies.
Avoiding Scams after a Disaster.
I regret having to post this and am saddened by the destruction that I have seen throughout our community and the State of Florida. However, we are here to help so feel free to call or write if we can be of service in any way. You are welcome to pass this information along to anyone whom you think would appreciate it. Kind Regards, David J. Blount CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ Investment & Insurance Planning Services, LLC 407-542-3249 www.davidblountIIPS.com dblount@davidblountIIPS.com
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