Hurricane Idalia FEMA Assistance Now Available to Charlotte County

An Oct. 2 amendment to the Hurricane Idalia major disaster declaration has added Charlotte County as eligible for assistance. Charlotte County homeowners and renters who have been affected by Hurricane Idalia can now apply to FEMA for individual assistance, including basic home repairs, debris removal, and other disaster related expenses. The deadline to apply for individual assistance is Oct. 30.

There are several ways to apply:  

  1. Online at
  1. Using the FEMA App for mobile devices
  1. Calling FEMA toll-free 800-621-3362  

Help is available in many languages.