Hurricane Irma Recovery Resources

At CareerSource Brevard we are dedicated to helping you recover as quickly as possible from Hurricane Irma.  Below you will find resources for businesses and individuals.

Contact Information

  • Crisis Cleanup: 800-451-1954 or www.crisiscleanup.org.
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance: (800) 621-3362 or www.FEMA.gov/apply-assistance
  • FEMA for People with Disabilitieshttps://www.fema.gov/resources-people-disabilities-access-functional-needs
  • Florida’s 2-1-1 Help Line: 211
  • Florida Emergency Information Line:  (800) 342-3557
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: (DEO) Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program to provide temporary income support to eligible individuals in counties approved for FEMA Individual Assistance. floridajobs.org
  • Florida Hotline: (850) 410-1403
  • Florida Power and Light: (800) 468-8243
  • Florida SBDC Network: the state’s chief provider of business assistance [Fl. Stat. 288.001]. For questions about the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, the U.S. SBA Physical and Economic Injury Loan Programs, and how the Florida SBDC can help, call: 850-898-3489 or visit Disaster@FloridaSBDC.org.
  • SERT: Open/close status of businesses is being posted to the SERT Tropical Storm Irma web page: floridadisaster.org/info/
  • Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans: 800-659-2955 or https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
  • State Volunteer and Donations: (800) 354-3571

Resources

Brevard County Emergency Management

http://www.brevardfl.gov/emergencymanagement/home/

Brevard County Public Works

  • North area — from the Volusia County line south to the southern boundary of Port St. John, on the mainland: call 321-264-5084
  • Central area — All of Merritt Island and south to the Pineda Causeway on the beaches, and from the Southern boundary of Port St. John to Viera Boulevard on the mainland: call 321-455-1389
  • South Area — from Viera Boulevard to the Indian River County line on the mainland, and from Pineda Causeway south to the Sebastian Inlet on the beaches: call 321-255-4310

If you experience flooding on your property and have access to the internet you can report flooding at https://tinyurl.com/BCFlood. There is also a link available on the Natural Resources-Watershed Management Program home page: http://www.brevardfl.gov/NaturalResources/WatershedProgram

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

For Florida businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Irma, here http://www.floridajobs.org/news-center/DEO-Press/2017/09/13/federal-reemployment-assistance-available-for-disaster-victims

Dislocated Worker Grants

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

FAQs

Florida’s Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center

This is the primary portal for private sector preparation, damage assessments and recovery.  Please fill out the damage assessment forms.  This information helps to assess the damage and begin the recovery process. http://www.flvbeoc.org/index.php?action=bda

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 9, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 11, 2018.

Food

Help with food-Here are some resources that can help, according to Brevard County officials:

North Brevard

  • North Brevard Sharing Center, 4475 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville, 321-269-6555
  • Salvation Army – North, 1218 W. Main St., Titusville, 321-269-3110

Central Brevard and Merritt Island

  • Salvation Army – Central, 919 Peachtree St., Cocoa, 321-632-6060
  • Central Brevard Sharing Center, 113 Aurora St., Cocoa, 321-631-0306

South Brevard

  • South Brevard Sharing Center, 17 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne, 321-727-8581
  • Salvation Army – South,1080 Hickory St., Melbourne, 321-724-0494
  • Daily Bread, Melbourne, 815 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne,321-723-1060

Beachside

  • Catholic Charities, 3050 Holy Name Way, Indialantic, 321-636-6144

Additionally, the Disaster Food Stamps or D-SNAP program has been approved in Florida to provide food assistance to those impacted by the disaster. Call 866-762-2237 for details.

SBA loans for businesses: Federal Assistance from Irma Damage

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. The loans can be used for loss and damages not fully covered by insurance.

  • Submit an online application at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
  • Download an application from www.sba.gov/disaster and submit to a SBA disaster recovery center or mail to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
  • Visit a SBA recovery center for one-on-one assistance; or
  • Visit their local Florida SBDC for assistance

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is November 9, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 11, 2018.

The Florida Department of Emergency Management

Page dedicated to providing updated information to those impacted by the storm. You can reach this critical resource at http://www.floridadisaster.org/info. This website provides direct links to federal disaster aid, along with information on road closures, shelters, evacuation details and more.

VOLUNTEER/Giving

American Red Cross

Become a certified American Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer to help Floridians in need. In partnership with the American Red Cross and other volunteer organizations, Floridians may sign up to assist in or operate shelters in response to Hurricane Irma impacts and preparation. Register today for American Red Cross certification at https://www.volunteerflorida.org/.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance

Vetting charities that are currently soliciting assistance to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. go.bbb.org/2xl1Bc2

Myflorida.com

Visit dms.myflorida.com, click on the Hurricane Irma banner to learn more about how to help