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More Floridians now eligible for FEMA assistance; Here's how to apply

More Floridians now eligible for FEMA assistance; Here's how to apply

A Facebook posting by Brevard County Emergency Management helped the county get the designation, because FEMA requested photographic proof of the damage. The full list of counties can be found here.

Meanwhile, FEMA does not yet have mobile disaster recovery centers in place, but people who need help can reach out to FEMA online or by phone.

A Coast Guard C-130 drops off teams from the state of Florida, Health and Human Services, and FEMA in Key West. FEMA / COURTESY PHOTO Florida residents with losses due to Hurricane Irma in Collier, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami- Dade, Monroe, Pinellas and Sarasota counties can register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to state and federal officials.

Before you start your application, have the following information and a pen and paper ready. You or they must also be a USA citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien. You will get instructions on what to do and what documents you will need.

U.S. Reps. Darren Soto and Val Demings of Orlando, Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Dennis Ross of Lakeland and Thomas Rooney of Okeechobee co-signed a letter to President Donald Trump urging the administration to designate Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole Counties as eligible for individual assistance under the Federal Disaster Declaration for the State of Florida. All National Flood Insurance Program adjusters will have a NFIP Authorized Adjuster Card with their name and the types of claims they may adjust.

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Describe the damage caused by the disaster.

Provide your total annual household income, before taxes, at the time of the disaster.

If approved, FEMA can deposit your funds directly into your bank account.

Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to talk with storm victims and also assist them in filling out applications.