Hurricane Irma–Florida Landfall

On September 10-12, 2017, Pasco and Pinellas counties felt the effects of Hurricane Irma with tropical and hurricane force winds and rain. While Hurricane Irma has come and gone, the impact to residents in Pasco and Pinellas counties continues to be significant. Many residents of all ages were affected, but older adults are particularly vulnerable. Even independent seniors can suffer disproportionately from natural disasters.

The hard work of recovery has begun and a great deal of information on Irma-related resources is now available. To assist our two counties in communicating the resources available, we have added the resources below.

Loans to Stormproof Pasco County Homes –Pasco County announces zero-interest loans to Pasco County residents to help prepare their homes for potential hurricanes. (9/27/17)

Florida Emergency Information Line (FEIL) — 800-342-3557

The Florida Emergency Information Line  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.

Florida Division of Emergency Management–offers a variety of resources on Hurricane Irma.  Residents who sustained losses in declared counties can apply for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. If you do not have access to the internet, you may register by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA).

FEMA Resources for Persons with Disabilities

Operation Blue Roof  –offering free tarps to cover damaged roofs

Pasco County Update (9/15/17)

Pasco County Warns of Common Post Disaster Scams (9/15/17)

Governor Scott Issues Updates (9/14/17)

Disaster Assistance Legal Clinics in Pinellas–to be held September 19 & 21

Tampa Bay Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund (9/8/17)

Multi-County Hurricane Irma Recovery Resource Tool Kit

2-1-1 Press Release (9/14/17)