Disaster Recovery Resources
September 29, 2022
By Hubert Klein
EisnerAmper hopes that you and your loved ones are safe in the wake of Hurricane Ian and its aftermath. As a result of the storm, many businesses -- and people’s lives -- have been interrupted, triggering relief programs that everyone should be aware of.
The first thing to do is ensure you and your loved ones are safe and out of harm’s way. Be aware of your surroundings and stay away from downed power lines and report hazards local authorities. Also, if you are in an area of flooding get to high ground as soon as possible as water levels in many areas are still rising. The links below are provided information where you can seek assistance if you are displaced or need emergency assistance.
Florida Related Links & Resources
- Home | Florida Disaster
- SERT | Florida Disaster
- State Emergency Response Team Branches | Florida Disaster
- County Emergency Management | Florida Disaster
- Recovery Publications | Florida Disaster
Georgia Related Links & Resources
- Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
- Hurricane Ian | Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
North & South Carolina Links & Resources
- Prepare - South Carolina Emergency Management Division (scemd.org)
- Emergency Planning for Your Family - South Carolina Emergency Management Division (scemd.org)
- NC DPS: Emergency Management
- Prepare. Stay Informed. | Ready NC
Individuals impacted by Hurricane Ian may be eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance, with each state having its own assistance page to help those in need, particularly with shelter.
Please also be aware that during disasters like this, scams are rampant. People try to use panic to their own benefit; FEMA has a rumor control page, which was rolled out following Hurricane Ida, highlighting rumors and scams that are circulating during these times. Should you be contacted by a scammer please, report to the authorities as quickly as possible to help prevent others from being taken advantage of.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management has helpful tools on Plan & Prepare | Florida Disaster. These pages provide valuable insight on what to do for both personal homes and businesses, providing resources on how to recover both physically and financially. Additionally, Disaster Assistance, a website run by the federal government, provides simple step-by-step applications to receive help in the aftermath of Ian.