Hurricane Idalia Disaster Recovery Resources
- Aug 30, 2023
- Hubert Klein
EisnerAmper hopes that you and your loved ones are safe in the wake of Hurricane Idalia as it makes landfall across Florida and the East Coast. As a result of the storm, many businesses—and people’s lives—have been greatly impacted.
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, heed official warnings and directives, stay away from downed power lines, and report hazards to local authorities. Also, if you are in an area of flooding get to high ground as soon as possible because water levels in many areas might still be rising. Finally, after the danger subsides, be prepared to communicate with your insurance providers about filing business interruption claims, in the case they’re needed.
The links below provide information where you can seek assistance if you are displaced or need emergency assistance.
Florida Related Links and 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 and Resources
- Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
- Hurricane Idalia | Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
North and South Carolina Links and 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
- Stay Informed. | Ready NC
Individuals impacted by Hurricane Idalia may be eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance, with each state having its own assistance page to help those in need, particularly with shelter.
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 often circulate during these trying times. Should you be contacted by a scammer, report it 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 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 instructions to receive help in the aftermath of Idalia.
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