Hurricane Matthew – Recovery update 10/18/16 1150 hrs
Individual Assistance from FEMA is now available for residents of Volusia, Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns counties who sustained damage from Hurricane Matthew to their primary residence, have losses not covered by insurance, or are underinsured. Joint local, state, and FEMA damage assessments are ongoing in other counties affected by Hurricane Matthew, including Nassau - we expect a determination later this week.
If you have insurance and sustained damages, call your insurance company to file an insurance claim. FEMA cannot duplicate assistance for losses that are covered by insurance. However, you may still be eligible for assistance from FEMA for losses not covered by insurance. This Wind Damage, Flood Damage, and the NFIP fact sheet will help explain more.
Applying is the first step toward getting FEMA disaster assistance. FEMA can help eligible applicants pay for uninsured or underinsured home repairs, temporary housing, personal property and other serious disaster-related needs through its grant programs.
For more information, see the Florida Division of Emergency Management's page: