Leon County residents affected by Hurricane Michael can apply for disaster assistance

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 09:34:24-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Homeowners, renters and business owners in Leon County may now apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Michael.

To be eligible for disaster aid, storm damage and losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Michael, beginning Oct. 7.

If you have a homeowner’s or flood insurance policy, file your insurance claim immediately before applying for disaster assistance. The faster you file, the faster your recovery can begin.

If you cannot return to your home, or you are unable to live in your home, visit, or call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY) to determine if state, voluntary or local organizations are in your community to address your immediate needs.

If you can return to your home and it is safe, has working power, water, and sewer or septic service visit to determine if state, voluntary and local organizations in your community can address any needs.

Leon, Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington counties have all been designated for Individual Assistance. Click here to find out more.