Oftentimes insurance companies can not assist those quick enough when help is needed most. This list of resources can help you and your family get through these hard and challenging times due to hurricane Ian.

Below is a list of resources for hurricane Ian.

How to apply for FEMA assistance:

What you will need when applying for assistance:

  • Current Phone number
  • Address at the time of the disaster and address where you are now staying
  • Social Security number
  • List of damages and loses
  • Banking information (for direct deposit)
  • Policy number or agent/ company name

Government Assistance

Call: (800-621-3362)

FEMA Mobile app

Uninsured and underinsured damage and losses may be eligible for assistance. If you have homeowners, renter, or flood insurance, report claims as soon as possible.

FEMA does not duplicate benefits covered by insurance. If your policy does not cover all your disaster expenses, some may be eligible for federal assistance.

Emergency phone numbers and applications resource breakdown by county 

Citrus County

(352)-249-2775 (Open during emergencies or disasters)

DeSoto County

(863) 993-4831

Hardee County

(863) 773-6373

Hernando County

(352) 754-4083

Recorded Message Line (352) 754-4111

Hillsborough County

(813) 272-6600

Pasco County

(727) 847-8137

Polk County

(863) 298-7000

Pinellas County

(727) 464-3800

Sarasota County

(941) 861-5000

Highlands County

(863) 402-6800

Manatee County

(941) 749-3500

Disaster Distress Helpline


This hotline can provide immediate crisis counseling to anyone who is seeking help coping with the mental or emotional effects prior to and after a severe storm. It’s open 24/7 and multilingual and confidential services are available.

State of Florida Emergency Hotline


The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida.

Power outage reports and service provider contact information 

Duke Energy: Automated outage-reporting system:

1-800-228-8485 or text OUT to 57801

Florida Power & Light:

1-800-468-8243 or report online here

Lakeland Electric:

863-834-4248 or text OUT to 21592


(813) 223-0800 or report online here or text OUT to 27079