Hurricane Ian Resource Links
If you are a resident or business affected by Hurricane Ian, the following are some helpful links. Many of these are included in other outlets, including the City of Sanibel which is linked below.
Here is a printable and linked pdf of the resource links below.
Lee County Damage Assessment allows homeowners to read the initial damage assessments of their structures as destroyed, major, minor, affected, or unaffected.
Lee County Response & Recovery Updates are posted on their website.
The City of Sanibel has published daily updates since the storm passed. You can find answers to commonly asked questions and updates regarding Sanibel in each video update. You can watch here. Homeowners with proof of residence are being allowed to access the island by private boat and at their own risk beginning tomorrow. No modes of transportation once on the island are available and people must walk. The island remains dangerous with debris, nails etc. and should you choose to do so, we advise caution. walking to your home is. On the city press conference it is at about the 1 hour mark where they are discussing it. We are assuming the city site will be updated with more information today.
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.
Xfinity provides WiFi Hotspots. Read more here.
ALSO Cancel any of your home services, such as cable, wifi, phone etc. You don't need to fight them for bills with all that you have going on.
U.S. Postal Service provided insight for those who need to pick up mail or forward mail.
Learn more about replacement Florida licenses, ID Cards, and Titles.
NewsPress recently published resource links, updates, and storm stories for residents and businesses in Southwest Florida. You can find the article here.
Supplies: You can Find a list of open facilities in SWFL to purchase supplies here. This list has most likely increased, but this is a start
FEMA: Apply for assistance through FEMA here.
If your home sustained damage from the storm, your local State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program office may have recovery assistance to help with temporary relocation, rental assistance, debris removal, and/or home repairs.
US Army Corps of Engineers Operation Blue Roof aims to provide homeowners and rental properties with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover damaged roofs until permanent repairs can be made.
Lee County Response & Recovery updates are posted on their website.
Division of Emergency Management compiled a list of links for food and water resources, electricity and water updates, and more.
Lee County Domestic Animal Services announced the University of Florida mobile veterinary team will be offering triage and medical care free of charge for any domestic animal residents in need.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance provides temporary benefits for those who lost their employment interrupted due to a major disaster.
Florida Business Assistance through floridadisaster.biz is available.
Emergency Resources are listed in this NBC2 article.
NOAA Aerial Images and Before & After Photos