Pinellas County Eligible for FEMA Assistance- Disasterassistance.gov
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that Pinellas County has been added to Florida’s Major Disaster Declaration, which makes our community eligible for federal assistance, including Individual Assistance.
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. Information you share will be used to determine our needs for federal assistance here in Pinellas.
Disaster assistance may include financial help for temporary lodging, basic home repairs and other disaster-caused expenses.
If you don’t see Pinellas listed on the website among eligible counties under the Disaster Declaration, proceed with completing the online application and you will be contacted. The Disaster Assistance website is currently being updated to reflect the inclusion of Pinellas County.
FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams will begin meeting with homeowners, renters and businesses that were impacted by Hurricane Idalia in Pinellas County on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. They will go door to door in the affected areas to help people register for FEMA Individual Assistance or update their information if they have already registered. FEMA will then assess each individual/family’s needs and determine if they are eligible for assistance.
Financial assistance payments will not be distributed the same day as registration; they will be distributed once applications are approved. FEMA representatives will be wearing official FEMA shirts or vests and have ID badges displayed above their belt lines.