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Hurricane Ian disaster assistance extended

CORRECTION APTOPIX Tropical Weather Florida
CORRECTS DATELINE TO FORT MYERS BEACH, NOT FORT MYERS – Damaged homes and debris are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

(WEST PALM BEACH, Florida)– Citizens of Florida who endured the damage from Hurricane Ian have been given more time to apply for federal disaster assistance.

FEMA has provided additional time for the application deadline for the following areas:

  • Brevard
  • Charolette
  • Collier
  • DeSoto
  • Flagler
  • Glades
  • Hardee
  • Hendry/Highlands
  • Hillsborough
  • Lake
  • Lee
  • Manatee
  • Monroe
  • Okeechobee
  • Orange
  • Osceola
  • Palm Beach
  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Putnam
  • Sarasota
  • Seminole
  • St. Johns
  • Volusia

Those who would like to apply for federal disaster relief from Hurricane Ian can visit FEMA’s website, download the FEMA app or call 800-612-3362.