Hurricane Resource Center


Financial assistance is available through Florida Realtors® & the National Association of Realtors®. For non-Realtors® If you home or business was damaged by Ian or Nicole-Click here to apply

The storm debris drop-off site at Placida West Boat Ramp, 12560 Placida Road in Placida remain open as will the mini-transfer facilities at 19765 Kenilworth Blvd., in Port Charlotte and 7070 Environmental Way in Englewood. All three sites are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

The Community Recovery Center at the Tringali Recreation Center, 3450 N. Access Road in Englewood, is closed.

Team members from the FEMA Individual Assistance Program and SBA are available to assist residents affected by Hurricane Ian at the Family Services Center, 21500 Gibralter Dr., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Residents can still request long-term recovery assistance through the Community Organizations Active in a Disaster website at

Residents with questions about FEMA assistance can visit or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Help is available in most languages.

Follow Charlotte County Emergency Management for important emergency information at, and

Those still in need of private and commercial debris property assistance can call 850-961-2002 or visit www.IanDebrisCleanup.Com

Disaster recovery centers provide disaster survivors with information from Florida agencies, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications and learn about other resources available. For Hurricane Ian information, call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center at 941-833-4000 or 941-743-1320.

State Recovery Resources

Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian can apply to the state for recovery resources, including housing and sheltering. Residents unable to remain in their homes due to damages caused by Hurricane Ian, and are not eligible for FEMA individual assistance, may receive temporary sheltering and temporary or permanent home repairs. Unmet needs, such as transportation, senior services, or household supplies, may also be fulfilled.

To apply, visit or call 800-892-0948.

Debris Removal
Charlotte County worked out an agreement with FEMA to pick up debris from commercial properties too, not just residential. To apply, visit or call 850-961-2002. For information, call the Hurricane Ian Debris hotline 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends or email

Make Money Renting Your Home
If you have a multifamily property, FEMA will pay to rent it for displaced families. FEMA will also make repairs, if the property was damaged in the storm and is not rentable. For questions on the program please contact Marvin Jennings (

Hire a licensed Contractor
Protect yourself and your property from scammers and hire a licensed contractor. Ask for the contractor’s license number and verify their license with either Charlotte County or the State of Florida. To check if a contractor holds the appropriate license, please either call 941.743.1201, visit or email You may also visit to verify State of Florida licensed contractors.
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Disaster Assistance
Business Assistance
Click Here to apply for Employer & Employee Grants

Individual FEMA Assistance
Click Here to apply or call Chad Hershey at 717-635-0564.

Free FEMA Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) 
FEMA provides short term hotel stays for eligible survivors when other housing options are not available
Register online at or Call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362)

Housing Assistance
If you are in need of housing contact FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 between 7:00am – 11:00am or Click Here to apply online.

FEMA support for Churches and Non-profits
Non-profits Click Here
Churches Click here

Food for Families
Pre-registration for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance is available. Click Here to register
D-SNAP is only available for Floridians who do not currently receive food assistance benefits through the regular SNAP program.

For those now unemployed due to Hurricane Ian’s impacts, unemployment claims can be filed online. Click Here for more information.

Mental Health
Anyone experiencing mental health challenges can call or text the Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990.
The hotline provides free 24/7 crisis counseling for survivors of disasters.

Click Here for free general medical care or call 855-225-5032

Volunteer Opportunities
Kevin & Nancy Hyde with Parsley Baldwin Realty
Need volunteers to help with tarping, debris removal, ripping out carpets, etc.

Charlotte County
Need volunteers to help with disaster response
910-973-3916 or Click Here to Volunteer

Crisis Management
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Charlotte County
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Charlotte County Debris Drop-off Locations
Mini transfer station in Englewood – 7070 Environmental Way
Open Monday – Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Trailers can not exceed 12ft

A temporary drop-off location for storm debris is open at the Placida West Boat Ramp at 12560 Placida Road, Placida FL 33946 for residential drop-off only, no contractors or businesses.

Sarasota County
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Sarasota County Debris Drop-off Locations
Jackson Road Transfer Station – 250 S. Jackson Road, Venice
Open everyday 8:00am – 6:00pm
*Vegetative debris ONLY*

Sarasota County Permitting
All permits will be expedited. For those permits that do not require technical review, an express permit will be provided. For those permits that have statutory requirements for engineering drawings and plans review, such as pool change repair, permits will be expedited to the best of our ability and resources.
There is a Permit Center located at R.L. Anderson Building – 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.

The following information will be needed or completed at the Permitting Center:

·      Form of picture identification.

·      Express permit application and disclosure form (provided by permit staff).

·      Detailed information related to the scope of work specific to the permit application.

·      Product information related to your purchase, (i.e., manufacture’s shingle detail, window specifications and Florida Product Approval documentation).These items will be supplied by your material supplier and/or place where you’ve purchased them. We require them to be on-site for county inspectors to review for compliance.