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FEMA extends application deadline for Hurricane Idalia assistance; see how to apply

FEMA may be able to help with temporary lodging
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Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-13 16:19:34-04
  • People working to recover from Hurricane Idalia have more time to get help.
  • FEMA just announced a deadline extension for 8 counties affected by the storm.
  • Read the details below.


Florida homeowners and renters in 8 counties who had uninsured losses caused by Hurricane Idalia have until Nov. 29, 2023, to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

At the request of the State of Florida, FEMA extended the Individual Assistance application deadline 30 days. FEMA may be able to help with temporary lodging, basic home repair costs or other disaster-caused needs.

Homeowners and renters in Charlotte, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Suwannee and Taylor counties may apply.

Call toll-free 800-621-3362, go online to [], download the FEMA App [] for mobile devices or visit a Disaster Recovery Center. The telephone line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service such as VRS, captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service. To view an accessible video on how to apply visit Three Ways to Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube [].