Idalia Relief & Recovery

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Hurricane Idalia hit our neighbors across Florida, making landfall as a record-breaking category 3 hurricane. 

As recovery efforts begin, Florida Democrats are here to provide clarity and support during this difficult time. 

As your former Commissioner of Agriculture, my office played a major role in relief and recovery efforts and my team here at FDP is here to help you and your loved ones navigate through this process. 

If you or someone you know has suffered property damage due to the hurricane, here are some steps you can take to file a property insurance claim.

Making a Property Insurance Claim

  1. Contact Your Insurance Provider: Notify them of the damage as soon as possible. Ask for guidance and a list of documentation that is required.
  2. Document the Damage: Take photos and videos of the damage before making repairs to use as evidence for your claim. 
  3. Understand Your Policy: Read your insurance policy, identify what is covered and what isn’t. 
  4. Seek Professional Help: The claim process is long and complex, consider hiring a public adjuster or attorney for assistance, especially with the recent changes in laws.

Ways to help:

Looking for a way to get involved in Hurricane Idalia recovery efforts? 

One of the best ways to show our neighbors that we are there for them is by supporting a local nonprofit organization assisting with the recovery efforts on the ground.

  • Farm Share – Donate to support food banks with distribution points in hurricane impacted areas
  • 2-1-1 Big Bend – Donate to support 24 hour crisis hotline support and direct connection to local community resources in the Big Bend
  • Direct Relief – Donate to support their work with local healthcare facilities in Florida and throughout the U.S. Gulf Coast to ensure those in need have medication, supplies, and necessary care. 

Unfortunately, scams and fraudulent charities are common in the aftermath of disasters like this. To ensure your donation is going directly to our communities, donate to trusted, well-known organizations, and check the charity is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 

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