People in Putnam and St. Johns counties have a little more time to get help for Hurricane Ian damage.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance. It had been Nov. 28; now it’s Jan. 12.
The date applies to 26 Florida counties — including Putnam and St. Johns — hit hardest by Hurricane Ian in September.
You also can apply by going to disasterassistance.gov, by using the FEMA mobile app or by calling 800-621-3362. The line is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.
If you have private property insurance, FEMA encourages you to file that claim first — before you apply for federal assistance. FEMA cannot duplicate other sources of assistance you may have received.