Hurricane Irma Updates

10 a.m. September 26, 2017
COUNTY NEWS RELEASES flaglercounty.org/irma

Thank you
for your continued patience  as we work to recover from Hurricane Irma. There are currently many moving parts, and many individuals and agencies working diligently to return Flagler County to normal daily operations and keep everyone safe.
We understand that it can sometimes be frustrating through the recovery process, and we ask that you please remain patient with all the response teams. Flagler County remains a great place to live, work, and play, due in very large part to the residents, their dedication, and their partnership in this recovery. 

From Dept of health: Protect yourself against mosquitos
Read more on specific measures you should be taking now. 

Debris pickup in the unincorporated areas of Flagler County will begin Thursday, September 21. 

FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY Center

Flagler County has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) open a Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) here locally to serve its residents.  Until Flagler County can get a DRC of its own, residents are asked to use the closest Center to Flagler County which is located in St. Johns County.
With operating hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, the DRC in St. Johns County is located at the University of Florida’s Wind Mitigation “Hurricane House”, 3111 Agricultural Center Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32092, until further notice.   

FEMA INDIVIDUAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE WEBPAGE:  Click

Apply online from any device at www.disasterassistance.gov 

FEMA REGISTRATION - THREE IMPORTANT STEPS 

Officials from throughout Flagler County are asking residents to please complete these three important steps to qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and/or the Small Business Administration (SBA).  This the most important part of getting assistance and starts the process. The three steps are:

 Step 1: Contact your insurance company.  FEMA provides for needs that are unmet by insurance, so residents must be able to provide the insurance documentation that states what insurance covers, and what it does not.
Some hints for working through the claims process from FEMA here 

 Step 2: Register for FEMA assistance. You can apply online (from any device) at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/, or in person at a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). At this time, the DRC closest to Flagler County is located in St. Johns County at the University of Florida’s Wind Mitigation “Hurricane House”, 3111 Agricultural Center Dr., St.  Augustine. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

 Step 3: Complete the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application. This applies to everyone impacted by the disaster: all individuals (homeowners and renters), all small businesses and non-profits applying for FEMA assistance. You can apply online (from any device) at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ or go to the DRC.
Important: If this step is skipped you will not gain access to all available FEMA assistance and basically the process stops. As with insured losses, FEMA will not reimburse for needs that might be met by the SBA benefits. The SBA review process will define what those still unmet needs are and a coordinated assistance program can be designed back with FEMA

INFORMATION REQUIRED to apply FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Residents applying for FEMA Disaster Assistance will need to have information at the ready. Applicants should be prepared to provide the following:

  • Social Security Number (one per household)
  • Address of the damaged home or apartment
  • Description of the damage
  • Information about insurance coverage
  • Telephone number
  • Mailing address
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposits of funds





Residents, business owners can apply for assistance through the Small Business Administration's Disaster Loan Program1


FIRE HAZARD: REMOVE HURRICANE SHUTTERS/BOARDS

UTILITIES

  • TO CHECK STATUS OR REPORT POWER OUTAGE:  www.fplmaps.com
    • As powerlines are in the process of being re-energized by FPL, Flagler County officials urge residents to use extreme caution as electric lines become live! 
  • PEP Tanks, Sewer systems, Lift Stations - Report issues to the municipality you live in.
  • For unincorporated Flagler County, that's 386-586-5111
                For the City of Palm Coast 386-986-2360
                City of Bunnell 386-437-7500
  • CONTINUE TO CONSERVE WATER WHEN POSSIBLE TO RELIEVE BURDEN ON WASTEWATER SYSTEMS.  
                  
TREES DOWN
Report these to the municipality it's occurred in.
For unincorporated Flagler County, that's 386-586-5111
For the City of Palm Coast 386-986-2360
City of Bunnell 386-437-7500

FLOODING
Irma left us with flooding in many areas of the County. We’ll be doing all we can to assess and prioritize the areas that need assistance. We advise you to check the county’s news releases for official updates as more details become known.
And please stay off the roads so that first responders and city/county staff can do what they need, to keep you safe.

INFORMATION outlets additional to website

  • Radio: WNZF 
    1550 am
    106.3 fm
  • WKIX  98.7 fm   

  • and Flagler Radio App worldwide

DISASTER EVENT - Social Services Directory

STATE OF EMERGENCY:

  • Flagler County has declared a local state of emergency and the State of Florida has declared a state of emergency.