Hillsborough: Disaster assistance resources

Published on: September 21, 2017

Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist

From Commissioner Victor Crist:

Disaster Assistance Resources Are Available
Resources for residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma
Hillsborough County residents impacted by Hurricane Irma are eligible for individual disaster assistance. Residents can easily access federal disaster assistance through the FEMA mobile app available in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. The app allows residents to upload and share photos of damage, access local resources, and toggle between English and Spanish. Assistance can also be requested by filling out an online questionnaire and aid application at DisasterAssistance.gov or calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585). Those with access to the Internet are encouraged to apply that way.

Hillsborough County continues to assess damage to businesses in order to provide resources for recovery. Business owners are highly encouraged to complete an onlinesurvey or report preliminary damage assessments to the State of Florida at FLVBEOC.org. Businesses may also be eligible for recovery assistance at SBA.gov/Disaster or 1-800-659-2955.

Individual Assistance
Business Assistance
Storm Damage
County Recovery
Hillsborough County, Fla. – Even before Hurricane Irma hit Hillsborough County, good Samaritans all around the country began asking how they could help residents. Hillsborough County has established the Hillsborough County Irma Relief Fund that will directly fund recovery efforts.
Hillsborough County, Fla.- On Monday September 18, County debris management contractors AshBritt and Phillips & Jordan started working systematically through neighborhoods to collect yard debris related to Hurricane Irma.Due to the extent of storm damage the initial collection may take 3-4 weeks. Yard waste debris will only be collected from the right of way (ROW). The contractor will not access private property to remove vegetative waste. The contractors will be accompanied by a debris monitor. The debris monitor will ensure that the debris is only collected from the ROW and document the collection in order to be eligible for FEMA reimbursement. If yard debris still remains after the first sweep of the County a second sweep may be requested to ensure the removal of all yard debris put out by residents. More information regarding debris collection and a tentative collection schedule is provided in the link below.

If there is ever a Hillsborough County issue we can assist you with, please feel free to contact me or my commission staff at 813-272-5452.


Craig Jewesak  jewesakc@HillsboroughCounty.org

Chris Heintz  heintzch@HillsboroughCounty.org


For additional information about County Commissioner Victor Crist you can also visit www.commissionervictorcrist.com

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