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Storm Recovery

The Charlotte County Emergency Management Office is working through response and recovery from Hurricane Ian and other storms, maintaining communication with local, state, and federal agencies.

View the Long Term Recovery Plan.

Follow Charlotte County Emergency Management on this website and social media for updates:
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Relief & Recovery Resources

County Services

Storm debris pickup has concluded& - Charlotte County’s Hurricane Ian debris contractor, AshBritt, has finished its final pass of debris collection.

Freshwater and Primary Ditch Waterway Debris: the contractor is out cleaning up the debris.&

Navigable Waterway Debris: the state has completed their work and Charlotte County is in the process of asking FEMA for additional funds to cover the balance of what was not collected by the state.

Get Help

  • For life-threatening emergencies, call or text 9-1-1.
  • Sheriff non-emergencies can call 941.833.4161.
  • Call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Call Center for response and recovery information, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 941.743.1320 or 941.833.4000.
  • Call Charlotte County Solid Waste for garbage and recycling information at 941.764.4360.
  • Call Charlotte County Utilities for water and sewer information at 941.764.4300.

Recovery Resources

FEMA Individual Assistance Program for Hurricane Idalia
Deadline to apply was Nov. 29, 2023. Residents can check on their application in several ways:

Residents can still request long-term recovery assistance for Hurricane Ian through the Community Organizations Active in a Disaster website at

SBA Disaster Loans
SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. The deadline to apply for loans for physical damage has passed, however the deadline to apply for loans due to economic injury for Idalia is June 10, 2024 and for Ian is Feb. 28, 2024:

Disaster Assistance Program for Low-Income Households
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Disaster Assistance program provides assistance to low-income households following a disaster.

Housing Repairs and Recovery Assistance Portal: The& Disaster Case Management Program works with Long Term Recovery Groups to collaborate with national, state and local government and disaster relief organizations to provide resources to disaster survivors:

Housing Repair Program: The& Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program (HRRP) for Hurricane Ian is a centralized housing rehabilitation, reconstruction or replacement program that prioritizes low-to-moderate income families with seniors aged 62 and older, children, and/or disabled household members impacted by Hurricane Ian:

Legal Services:& Florida Rural Legal Services provides& free legal services to vulnerable and low-income clients within 13 counties in Florida and farmworkers throughout Florida. They may be able to help if you are experiencing legal challenges from Hurrican Ian. They are a not-for-profit organization and services include assistance with insurance claims, proof of ownership, property disputes, disaster benefits, and legal papers lost in the storm. Call 1-888-582-3410 or visit They will also be in person at the Family Services Center,& 21500 Gibralter Drive
Port Charlotte,& every Tuesday from 9 - noon and 1 - 4 p.m. through the end of August 2024.

Insurance Help: The Florida Division of Consumer Services assists insurance consumers in the aftermath of a disaster.&
Visit or call the insurance consumer helpline: 1-877-693-5236, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Strengthen your Home: The My Safe Florida Home program helps with strengthening your home which also helps to reduce the cost of home insurance premiums. Visit or call 1-866-513-6734.&

Safety tips:& Generator Safety& |& Chainsaw Safety& | Flooding Safety& | Flood Water Cleanup

Donations & Volunteering

Residents, groups and organizations, contractors or professionals willing to volunteer can& register online at Contractors or Professionals may also email

Monetary donations for aid can be made online at - all donations help Charlotte County residents. Items are not being accepted for donation. You can also& text DISASTER to 20222 or visit&

Text the word CHARCOCARES to 888-777 to receive text updates on recovery resources.

Past Evacuation Orders

For Hurricane Ian in 2022:

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