We have had a steady stream of individuals in Seminole County who are now deciding to evacuate after being in their flooded homes for an extended period of time and/or have been staying with friends/family. These individuals can:
Step # 1: Contact their insurance company and file a claim. Even if you are still in the flooded waters, this should take place. Some insurance may pay for a hotel stay.
Step # 2: Contact FEMA and report damage at 1-800-621-FEMA or FEMA.gov
Step # 3: Go to a FEMA Assistance Center if you need help with registration. These sites will begin tomorrow and will move around the community.
Step # 4: Contact the Citizens Information Hotline with unmet needs at 407-665-0000. Case managers are working on the cases, as quickly as possible. Based on the need, the staff is attempting to identify the applicants who qualify for grants and non-profit and faith-based organizations.
Step # 5: If the individual has no place to go, they can evacuate to the Central Florida Regional Evacuation Shelter which is located in Orange County near State Road 417 at the South Econ Community Park, Recreation Center, 3850 S Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
- Points of Distribution: water, food, mosquito spray, tarps, and other items placed in the community. Sites in Geneva, Goldsboro, Lincoln Heights, Midway, and Winter Springs.
- SANDBAG LOCATIONS: There is a limit of up to 15 bags per household. Locations will be staffed and assistance will be provided to elderly individuals and those with special needs. Seminole County:
- OLD GENEVA VOLUNTEER FIRE STATION, 217 2nd St, Geneva, Open NOW - 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- LAKE MONROE WAYSIDE PARK, 4150 Highway 17, Sanford, Open Now - 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- BOOMBAH SPORTS COMPLEX, 3450 E Lake Mary Blvd, Sanford, OPENS WEDNESDAY, October 5, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- FEMA Application Registration Assistance Sites opening tomorrow (mobile, moving around the community)