Hurricane Recovery

Last Update as of 10/20/17

Information is constantly being updated, please check frequently. If you see any need for additions, deletions or corrections, please email:


**Marque 2-1-1 para assistencia en Español**


For Information on Puerto Rican Evacuees

and others Impacted by Hurricane Maria 




Quick links for Hurricane Recovery Resources for Florida:

FEMA Assistance

(To start an online application visit ) 


Walk-In Site
**Palm Beach County:   FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is open at the**
Carolyn Simms Center: 225 NW 12th Ave., Boynton Beach 33435
Hours: 8 AM- 8- PM (Monday-Sunday)

Assited Techonolgy Available

(Note: False Claims Fraud Line: 1-800-323-8603)

FEMA & Federal Services include: Mitigation Re Flood Insurance, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Small Business Disaster Assistance, Transitional Housing Assistance (THA for evacuees-not yet activated as 10/13/17), and IRS for Tax concerns/assistance

State & Local Services include: D-SNAP application assistance, Legal Aid (mornings only), Jerome Golden info on Mental Health/Crisis Counseling



DRC Indian River County

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has opened in Vero Beach to help residents affected by Hurricane Irma.  This center will provide more complete services than the one that was here last month.

The center is located at:
Indian River State College, Brackett Library
6155 College Lane, Vero Beach, FL  32966

***The Vero DRC will only be a here for a limited amount of time***
Dates:   Tuesday, October 17 through Sunday, October 22.
Hours:   8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DRCs serve as one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors seeking one-on-one help. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and various state agencies will be at the center to answer questions.
DRCs can:
Provide assistance with filling out applications.
Update the status of a survivor’s application.
Provide referral services to voluntary organizations who offer a variety of services to survivors.
Provide access to the U.S. Small Business Administration for loan help and customer service.
DRC St. Lucie County
FORT PIERCE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will staff a
Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) Center today
October 17th  through Sunday, Oct. 22
Lakewood Park Branch Library, 7606 Santa Barbara Drive.
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The mission of the Disaster Survivor Assistance program is to build and sustain an expeditionary cadre that can address disaster survivor's immediate needs by:

·       Providing in-person, tailored information and services;
·       Providing referrals to whole community partners as needed;
·       Collecting targeted information to support decision-making; and
·       Identifying public information needs so critical messaging can be developed and disseminated.

The Disaster Survivor Assistance Program supports Local, State, Tribal, Territorial, and Federal requirements during disaster response and recovery operations. FEMA staff provides support to disaster survivors at their homes or in their communities, offering options for how to access programs that can help them move forward in their recovery.
Individuals can register online at or through the FEMA App (available for Android and iOS devices). 

Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, is to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

When an applicant registers, they receive a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered. 
Martin County

Caring Children Clothing Children is available to help any Martin County residents and evacuees temporarily or permanently living in Martin County, with children who need clothing. This service is free of cost. Contact information is below.

4Cs Mission: To provide clothing, new socks, underwear and shoes, as well as reading intervention and literacy materials at no cost to children in need in Martin County.
Gigi Suntum, Executive Director
Caring Children/Clothing Children
7985 SW Jack James DriveStuart, FL 34997



Food Stamps

Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP) for those who do not already receive Food Stamps:
D-SNAP is available now - Click here to Pre-register for D-SNAP Online

Click Here to View D-SNAP Site Locations and hours
It is highly recommended to Pre-register before going to the D-SNAP Site Location


***Interpreters/Translators Needed***


The Guatemalan-Maya Center is recruiting volunteers to help translate at the

Lake Worth Hurricane Food Stamp Assistance Program in John Prince Park

Friday 10/20 and Saturday 10/21.

We are coordinating 3-hour shifts from 7am to 7pm.

Priority languages are Mam, Q’anjob’al, Spanish and Haitian Creole. To register call 561-713-6414.


Current Food Stamp (SNAP) Recipients
Due to storm damage and mass evacuations, for a period of time current SNAP customers are permitted to purchase hot foods with their EBT card at participating retailers. Customers should inquire first if the store is equipped to process hot food purchases. This service is available through September 30th.

Current Palm Beach County Food Stamp (SNAP) recipients
 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast residents who already receive SNAP will have 40% of their monthly allocation restored to their cards

Displaced Puerto Rican Residents can apply for Food Stamps This applies only to Puerto Ricans that moved recently to Florida because of Hurricane Maria or Irma

Click here to apply for Regular Food Stamps (SNAP) Online

Deadline to apply is 10/16/17.  Florida Dept of Economic Opportunity

   Legal Assistance 

for Irma Victims: 1-866-550-2929

Operation Hope


HOPE Coalition America free financial services include:

  • FEMA Applications and Appeals
  • Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
  • Small Business Recovery
  • Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Destroyed Documents
  • Insurance Claims Assistance and Appeals
  •  Disaster Recovery Budget
  • Financial Counseling
  • Assistance Negotiating and Working with Your Creditors
  • Managing Mortgage Payments on a Destroyed Home

For assistance call: 1-888-388-HOPE (4673) or go to

Flyer in English      


Los servicios gratuitos de HOPE Coalición América incluyen:

  • Aplicaciones de FEMA y Apelaciones
  • Inspecciones de la Vivienda y Reparaciones
  • La Recuperación de la Pequeña Empresa
  • Asistencia Obtener Copias de los Documentos Destruidos 
  • Reclamaciones de Seguros de Asistencia y Apelaciones
  • Presupuesto de Recuperación de Desastres
  • Asesoría Financiera
  • Negociación de Asistencia y Trabajar con sus Acreedores
  • Gestión de Pagos de Hipoteca en una Casa Destruida

                              Para mayor asistencia llame al 1-888-388-HOPE (4673) o

                              Flyer in Spanish


Operation Blue Roof
For residents that need a tarp on their home's roof because of hurricane damage
Call 888-766-3258 for more information
Free installation from Army Corp of Engineer Contractors

Click here to view more info

Recovery Toolkit for Special Needs
and Other Irma Victims




Tax Collector Offices for replacement titles and ID: