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Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Thanksgiving Holiday
Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

All Disaster Recovery Centers in Florida for Hurricane Ian will close for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend from Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27. Centers will reopen at their regular hours Monday, Nov. 28. Continue Reading

11/22/2022


FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance to Jan. 12
FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance to Jan. 12

FEMA announced that Hurricane Ian survivors who suffered damage to their property have additional time to apply for federal disaster assistance, with the application deadline extended to Jan. 12, 2023. Continue Reading

11/21/2022


Permits Needed Before Rebuilding
Permits Needed Before Rebuilding

If your home was damaged by Hurricane Ian, contact your community’s local floodplain manager or building and permitting departments to determine what steps you’ll need to take before starting repairs. Continue Reading

11/15/2022


Help with Hurricane Ian Recovery; FEMA is Hiring
Help with Hurricane Ian Recovery; FEMA is Hiring

FEMA is conducting local hiring for more than 300 jobs in Brandon, Fort Myers, Kissimmee, Orlando and Sarasota. The agency is seeking people with experience in customer service, logistics, environmental protection, engineering, emergency management and other job categories. Continue Reading

10/30/2022


CFO Patronis: DIFS Stepping Up Post-Ian Enforcement Actions
CFO Patronis: DIFS Stepping Up Post-Ian Enforcement Actions

The CFO’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) has deployed his fraud fighting squads consisting of more than 40 officers to storm impacted areas to educate the public on fraud and arrest anyone conducting unlicensed or fraudulent post-storm activity. Continue Reading

10/14/2022


Oct. 11 Communication from Lee County and the Economic Development Office on Recovery Resources
Oct. 11 Communication from Lee County and the Economic Development Office on Recovery Resources

While many businesses have reopened, we know there are others who need recovery assistance, and we are here to help. Business Recovery Centers, including mobile recovery locations, are now open for disaster loan applications and support for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Continue Reading

10/11/2022


Resources for Hurricane Ian Recovery from Local CPAs
Resources for Hurricane Ian Recovery from Local CPAs

We know that it will take a long time to rebuild our community, and here at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. (MNMW) we want to help spread the word regarding resources and assistance that can help our residents as they put their lives back together. Continue Reading

10/6/2022


Desantis Activates Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, $50 Million Available
Desantis Activates Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, $50 Million Available

The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provides short-term, zero-interest loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury or physical damage due to Hurricane Ian. Continue Reading

10/6/2022


SBA Business Recovery Center Open in Lee County at The Hub at SWFL Inc.
SBA Business Recovery Center Open in Lee County at The Hub at SWFL Inc.

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opened a business recovery center (BRC) in Lee County at SWFL Inc. Continue Reading

10/6/2022


CFO Jimmy Patronis: Beware of Bad Actors and Don’t Sign Anything
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Beware of Bad Actors and Don’t Sign Anything

Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued a public service announcement warning Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian to beware of high-pressure salesmen going door to door. The CFO warns not to sign anything and to call 1-877-MY-FL-CFO. Continue Reading

10/6/2022


Rubio Staff Hosts Critical Needs Assistance Centers in Lee and Charlotte Counties
Rubio Staff Hosts Critical Needs Assistance Centers in Lee and Charlotte Counties

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his staff will host Critical Needs Assistance Centers in Fort Myers and Port Charlotte to help residents affected by Hurricane Ian sign up for assistance from FEMA and provide casework assistance.  Continue Reading

10/6/2022


19 Hurricane Ian Resources from Disaster Recovery to Clean Up Related Jobs
19 Hurricane Ian Resources from Disaster Recovery to Clean Up Related Jobs

Resources in the following include Florida Disaster Recovery, Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, mass care distribution sites, Disaster Recovery Centers and more. Continue Reading

10/5/2022