Deadline for FEMA Hurricane Irma aid extended

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FEMA has extended the deadline for Hurricane Irma individual disaster assistance to Nov. 24, the agency announced Friday.

The extension was agreed upon by the state and FEMA and covers the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Union and Volusia.

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

You can register online at disasterassistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 711 or VS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY).

The FEMA Helpline is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

For information visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL.

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