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Hurricane & Disaster Resources

Hurricane & Disaster Resources

Assistance is available. The Legal Aid community is here to help!

Hurricane & Disaster Resources

Assistance is available. The Legal Aid community is here to help!

Hurricane & Disaster Resources

Hurricane and disaster assistance is available. Find legal resources and information for disaster survivors. Our legal aid professionals and pro bono volunteers are ready to assist. Please see below for important information, such as Disaster Recovery Centers, how to apply for FEMA assistance, and additional resources.

Legal Services

The Disaster Legal Services Hotline is open.
Survivors may call 866-550-2929 for legal assistance.


To find information for currently open general and special needs shelters, please visit

Information by Phone

The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has activated the State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) to provide an additional resource for Floridians to receive up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Ian. Residents and visitors may call this toll-free hotline at 1-800-342-3557.

Information Online

The Florida Disaster Website provides resources for shelters by county, evacuation zones, traffic updates, road closures, and power outages. Visit

SNAP Information

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) provides food assistance for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Ian who are not receiving food assistance benefits through the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, D-SNAP is implemented by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF received approval to issue mass replacements of SNAP benefits for individuals who did not receive an early release of benefits (households that received benefits from 9/15/22 -9/28/2022) in the following impacted counties: Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, and Volusia. Replacement benefits were automatically loaded to EBT cards on October 3, 2022.

For new applications for SNAP benefits, you may apply online at Visit for more information about SNAP benefits related to the hurricane.

Scam Alert

Beware of Hurricane Related Scams. Anyone who suspects price gouging can report it to the Florida Attorney General’s Office by using the No Scam app, visiting or calling 1 (866) 9NO-SCAM. Attorney General Moody’s No Scam app can be downloaded for free on Apple and Android devices through the app store by searching No Scam. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers disaster relief to eligible victims through various programs. When seeking aid, consider the following:

  • No state or federal disaster-relief agency will call asking for personal information;
  • State and federal workers carry identification and will not ask for or accept cash;
  • Know that applications for FEMA relief programs are free and can be accessed at or by calling 1 (800) 621-FEMA; and
  • Be wary of anyone who offers to fill out, assist with or expedite an application as they may be seeking access to personal information.

If you have been a victim of a scam, report it immediately by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226) or visit or Scams at a Glance: After the Storm | Estafas: Despues de la Tormenta.

Disaster Recovery Centers

Charlotte County

Tringali Rec Center
3450 North Access Road
Englewood, FL 34224
Open Daily 8AM-6PM

Collier County

Veterans Community Park
1895 Veterans Drive
Naples, FL 34109
Open Daily 9AM-6PM

Hardee County 

Wachula Civic Center
515 Civic Center Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873
Open Daily 9AM-6PM

Highlands County 

Highlands County Extension Office
4509 George Boulevard
Sebring, FL 33875
Open Daily 9AM-6PM

Lake County 

First Baptist Church of Astor
24731 Ann Street
Astor, FL 32102
Open Daily 9AM-6PM

Lee County

Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Open Daily 8AM-7PM

Joseph P.D Alessandro Office Complex
2295 Victoria Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Open Daily 8AM-7PM

Orange County

Barnett Park
4801 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32808
Open Daily 9AM-6PM

Osceola County 

Hart Memorial Central Library
211 East Dakin Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Open Daily 9AM-6PM  

Polk County 

W.H. Stuart Center
1702 South Holland Parkway
Bartow, FL 33830
Open Daily 9AM-6PM

Sarasota County 

Shannon Staub Library
4675 Career Lane
North Port, FL 34289
Open Daily 9AM-6PM

Seminole County

Seminole State College, Automotive Center
100 Welden Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773
Open Daily 9AM-6PM

St. Johns County

Wind Mitigation Building
3111 Agricultural Center Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Open Daily 9AM-6PM 

Volusia County

Volusia Health Department
1845 Holsonback Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Open Daily 9AM-6PM

*Disaster Resource Center Information current as of 10-18-2022. Visit for the most up to date information.

Apply for FEMA Individual Assistance

Hurricane Ian Individual Assistance is available in Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia counties. Individuals may apply in multiple ways:

Florida homeowners and renters who registered for FEMA disaster assistance after Hurricane Ian should stay in touch with FEMA to ensure the disaster assistance process stays on track. Keep your information updated! FEMA encourages survivors to request direct deposits of disaster assistance to their financial institution. Survivors should let FEMA know as soon as possible of any changes to their banking information. It is important to note that FEMA disaster assistance checks cannot be forwarded. If you cannot access your home address, you can request the postal service to hold your mail.