Hurricane Idalia Recovery

FEMA Individual Assistance Program

Individual Assistance is available to individuals and households in need of financial and direct services who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs. Impacted individuals with insurance are encouraged to apply.

Individuals can apply in multiple ways:

  • Apply for disaster assistance at
  • Download the FEMA mobile app
  • Call 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Visit the Disaster Recovery Center at CareerSource North Florida

Florida homeowners and renters who registered for FEMA disaster assistance after Hurricane Idalia should stay in touch with FEMA to ensure the disaster assistance process stays on track.

Disaster Recovery Center

Visit their Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at CareerSource North Florida, 705 East Base St. Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Mon.-Sat. At the DRC, you’ll find vital information from Florida agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). They’re here to assist disaster survivors.

Utility Assistance

If you need financial assistance restoring your electric connection contact Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. at (386) 362-4115.

Get Help

Visit Emotional Support and Assistance for families, first responders and community members. Visit For immediate emotional support:

  • Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -Dial 9-8-8
  • Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741
  • UFC Restores – 407-823-1657
  • 2nd Alarm Project – 850-480-9314
  • Safe Call Now – 206-459-3020
  • FL Veterans Support Line – 844-693-5838

Final Pass for Madison County debris operations will begin Mon., Nov. 6, 2023.

Please note the following important details regarding final pass debris pickup:

  • Do not place debris under hanging limbs or power lines as trucks will be unable to remove these piles. Any piles that may currently be under power lines or hanging limbs must be moved to areas clear of those obstacles for pickup.

  • Debris must be placed on right of way within 20ft of roadway.

  • Place debris clear of city utilities to include water meters, fire hydrants or gas meters as well as mailboxes.

  • Roadways will be picked up and cleared by zones. Please note that once a roadway has been picked up, it will be cleared by the monitoring firm and close out reported to the foreman. NO other debris operations and pickup will take place on the cleared roadway. Any further debris will be the responsibility of the landowner for disposal.

  • Pickup of stumps will be at the end of operations.

  • Construction and Demolition debris will be picked up last and must be separated from vegetative debris. NO bagged items of any type will be picked up.

  • Final pass will be for storm related debris only. All non-storm related debris will remain on right of way and be the responsibility of the owner for disposal.