Hurricane Ian has devastated much of Southwest Florida and you need the information to help put your life back together. We’ve assembled this guide to help you navigate this new normal. If you wish to donate to relief efforts, go here.
Hurricane Ian Relief Information:
UPDATED 10/6/2022 at 10:50AM
FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
Hurricane Ian Relief Information:
Rachael Updated 10/6 @10:09am
FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
Airbnb has launched www.airbnb.com/hurricaneianflorida as a resource for Florida residents displaced by Hurricane Ian. The page shows open (vacant and available for rent) properties that are available to be booked outside of the FEMA Disaster zones. As communities become fully restored with water and electricity, Airbnb will add more open properties to the page.
For displaced residents of Lee and Charlotte counties, Airbnb is also working with their nonprofit partners to offer vouchers for temporary housing at Airbnb properties. To learn more, click here.
VISIT FLORIDA has activated its Emergency Accommodations Module with Expedia to provide real-time hotel availability throughout the state. This module is automatically populated from Florida inventory information provided to Expedia.
**Information in this section is provided by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
UPDATE FOR HERTZ ARENA: (on their FB page)
10/04 7:05PM UPDATE:
We will no longer be offering shuttles to Fort Lauderdale and Miami Airports.
HERTZ ARENA DONATIONS:
SWFL is absolutely amazing! We have received an arena FULL of donations! We ask that all donations be sent to any of these amazing organizations:
United Way – Please dial 211 or visit UnitedWay.org for available donation locations near you!
St. Matthew’s House, Inc. – 2601 Airport Pulling Road S, Naples, FL 34112 or visit stmatthewshouse.org
Ocean Church – 22100 S Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33928 or visit oceanchurch.com
This shows how generous our community is! We will rebuild together!
APPLY FOR FEMA:
Apply for Assistance: Individuals affected by Hurricane Ian in Florida now can apply for assistance.
- Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
- Calling 800-621-3362
- If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.
Looking for Gas: Visit https://www.gasbuddy.com/app
FOR VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:
LOCATIONS COLLECTING DONATIONS:
- Hertz Arena; 1100 Everblades Pkwy Estero, FL 33928
- McGregor Baptist Church; accepting all items
- Cape Coral Community Church; non-perishable items
- Ocean Church CC + Estero; non-perishable items only
FUEL RELIEF FUND
15271 McGregor Blvd. – next to Goodwill in McGregor Pointe Shopping Center
10/5 and 10/6 from 9a-3pm
GIVING AWAY 5 GALLONS OF GAS TO ANYONE – CAR OR CAN
1100 Everblades Pkwy
Estero, FL 33928
South Fort Myers High School
14020 Plantation Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Estero Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Estero, FL 33928
POWER AND ELECTRICITY:
Sanibel Re-entry Passes:
The City of Sanibel is issuing Hurricane Re-entry Passes today, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2022, in the Sanibel Meeting Room, first floor, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sanibel Room, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33907. The hours of operation beginning Wednesday, October 5, 2022, will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Residents – Must have a Sanibel Hurricane Reentry Pass or a Florida Driver’s License showing a Sanibel Address. Owners of residential properties with a permanent Sanibel address or out of state permanent address who currently do not have a hurricane reentry pass may come to the Crowne Plaza, Sanibel Room, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33907, to obtain a pass. Residents are required to show proof of residency by providing a government issued photo ID with a Sanibel address so staff can verify ownership of property through LEEPA. Renters of residential properties need to bring a rental agreement, utility bill, etc. and valid governmental ID that verifies they are residents of the island.
Business Owners – Must have a VALID Sanibel (commercial) Hurricane reentry pass. Sanibel Business Owners can obtain Business Tax Receipts (BTR) at the Crowne Plaza, Sanibel Room, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33907. BTR’s are being issued to Business Owners ONLY, beginning Wednesday, October 5, 2022, the hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Contractors – MUST have a valid Sanibel (Commercial) Hurricane Reentry pass or be accompanied by a resident with a reentry pass or a business owner with a reentry pass. We are not issuing new passes to Contractors at the Crowne Plaza at this time.
INSURANCE VILLAGE INFORMATION
(to assist consumers with insurance claims and other needs)
- 4301 Edison Ave; Daily 8am – 6pm
- 15290 Bass Road; Daily 8am – 6pm
- LEE HEALTH OUTPATIENT LOCATIONS: CLICK HERE.
- Lee Health announced its TeleHealth service is free to use before going to any of their facilities. Lee Health said to receive TeleHealth service, you can visit here.
- Millennium Physicians Group is opening a walk-in clinic on October 2nd at 13813 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, 12 pm- 5 pm. They have also opened a number of offices around Southwest Florida, to find an available office, call (844) 225-5674.
- Lee County 239-477-1000.
- Sanibel 239 603-7261
- COLLIER 239-252-9300
- CHARLOTTE 942-639-2101
- ENGLEWOOD 941-474-3233
- Sarasota County 941-316-1201
- Orange County 407-836-4357
Charlotte County: 9pm
Lee County: 9pm
Collier County: 9pm
|Sunshine Ace Hardware||Naples - 141 Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) North; (239) 262-2940|
|East Naples - 4433 Tamiami Trail East; (239) 775-2150|
|Marco Island - 1720 San Marco Road; (239) 642-7444|
|Golden Gate - 11673 Collier Blvd,; (239) 455-3400|
|Bonita Springs – 9100 Bonita Beach Road; (239) 992-0169|
|San Carlos – 18911 Tamiami Trail South; (239) 415-1161|
|Port Charlotte - 3035 Tamiami Trail; (941) 627-5558|
|Port Charlotte - 912a Kings Highway; (941) 629-4455|
Free Disaster Assistance
CRISIS CLEAN UP
The below information found on: FLORIDAHEALTH.GOV
The Florida Department of Health is working to support local and state response to public health needs resulting from hurricanes, tropical storms, and other severe weather conditions.
Be prepared before the storm. Remember that severe weather can impact your access to power and water. Driving might not be possible after the storm—your car might be damaged and roads may be flooded or blocked.
- Prepare any supplies you may need to keep your loved ones safe and healthy before and after the storm.
- Listen to local authorities regarding evacuations. Don’t return home until local officials notify you it’s safe to do so.
- Don’t drive through flooded areas and standing water. Turn around, don’t drown.
- Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Place your generator and any gasoline-powered engine outside at least 20 feet from any window, door, or vent.
- Share health and safety information with friends and family using our multimedia toolkit: How to Help Loved Ones in Hurricane-Affected Areas.
State Assistance Information Line
The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) 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 Florida.
SAIL hotline: 800-342-3557.
During an emergency, the hotline is operational daily at set hours depending on the severity of the event.
Be sure tostay tuned to your local officials and/or log on to the FloridaDisaster.org during an emergency event for exact hours of operation.
Know Where to Find Shelter
The time may arise when you may need to evacuate your home to go to a safer place. In certain situations, it may be safest for you to evacuate to a more secure location like a shelter. The Florida Division of Emergency Management maintains a list of open shelters:
Special Needs Shelters
If you have a disability or a special need such as a medical condition, it’s vital that you register with your local emergency management office. All emergency management offices maintain a list of people within the community who have disabilities or special needs so they can be assisted quickly during an emergency.
If you are eligible for a special needs shelter, your kit should include:
- List of medications and dosage and a 30-day supply of medications.
- Vital medical equipment for those who may be electrically or oxygen dependent.
- Backup energy sources (such as batteries) for essential medical equipment.
- Special dietary needs or food, if needed.
- Personal information including a photo ID, insurance card, emergency contacts and your primary care provider’s contact information.
Boil Water Notices
Know when water is safe to drink is key to staying safe.
Early Prescription Refills Permitted Under State of Emergency
This notice is a reminder that all health insurers, managed care organizations, and other health entities must comply with provisions of section 252.358, Florida Statutes, which allows early prescription refills in the event the Governor issues an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency. This mandate remains in effect until the Governor’s Executive Order is rescinded or expires.
Under a State of Emergency, a pharmacist, may be able to refill prescriptions early. In accordance with section 465.0275, F.S., pharmacists may dispense up to a 30-day supply of maintenance medication for a chronic condition.
However, a 30-day prescription for a medicinal drug listed in Schedule II appearing in chapter 893 is not permitted under section 465.0275, F.S.
In the event a pharmacist receives a request for a prescription refill and are unable to obtain refill authorization from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense a one-time emergency refill of up to a 72-hour supply of the prescribed medication; or a one-time emergency refill of one vial of insulin to treat diabetes mellitus, irrespective of the issuance of an executive order.
- 9/26/2022 - Executive Order 22-219, expanding the State of Emergency statewide for Tropical Storm Ian.
HURRICANE CONTACT NUMBERS
|FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE/REGISTRATION||800-621-3362
|U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION||800-659-2955
|FEMA FRAUD HOTLINE||866-720-5721|
|REPORT FALSE CLAIMS||800-323-8603|
|STATE OF FLORIDA EMERGENCY INFO 24-HOUR HOTLINE||800-342-3557|
|SAFE & WELLNESS HELPLINE TO SEE IF PEOPLE ARE OK OR IN A SHELTER||844-221-4160|
|FINANCIAL SERVICES HURRICANE HELP LINE||800-227-8676|
|RED CROSS FOOD, SHELTER AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE||866-438-4636|
|ATTORNEY GENERAL’S PRICE GOUGING HOTLINE||866-966-7226|
|REPORT UNLICENSED ACTIVITY||866-532-1440|
|AGRICULTURAL AND CONSUMER SERVICES||800-435-7352|
|DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES||239-533-7387
239-252-7387 – COLLIER
EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTERS
|DIVISION OF WORKERS’ COPENSATION||800-742-2214|
|FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS||407-260-1511|
|FLORIDA WALL AND CEIILING CONTRACTORS||407-260-1313|
|ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS OF FLORIDA||813-879-8064|
|AMERICAN RED CROSS OFFICES|
|LEE, HEDRY, GLADES AND COLLIER||239-596-6868|
|CHARLOTTE & DESOTO||941-629-4345|
|GLADES ELECTRIC CO-OP||800-226-4024|
|SCHOOL DISTRICT||863-674-4555 OR 863-674-4622 IN CLEWISTON|
|EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT||863-675-5255 OR 863-983-1594 IN CLEWISTON|
|HEALTH DEPARTMENT||863-674-4041 OR 863-983-1408 IN CLEWISTON|
|BUILDING & ZONING||836-675-5245 OR 863-983-1463|