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Still need help from Ian? You have more time.

Published on November 21, 2022 at 4:40 pm

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 can apply at one of 34 Disaster Recovery Centers. To find one near you, go to the DRC Locator or floridadisaster.org, or text DRC along with your ZIP Code to 43362.

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.