Pinellas residents can now apply for FEMA Individual Assistance  

Pinellas residents can now apply for FEMA Individual Assistance  

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams will go door-to-door in impacted areas starting Monday 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that Pinellas County has been added to Florida’s Major Disaster Declaration, which makes our community eligible for federal assistance, including Individual Assistance.   

Those impacted by Hurricane Idalia can visit, download the FEMA app or call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Residents who use TTY may call 1-800-462-7585. Disaster survivors who use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) may also call 800-621-3362. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time, seven days a week. Information you share will be used to determine our needs for federal assistance here in Pinellas. 

Disaster assistance may include financial help for temporary lodging, basic home repairs and other disaster-caused expenses. 

If you don’t see Pinellas listed on the website among eligible counties under the Disaster Declaration, proceed with completing the online application and you will be contacted. The Disaster Assistance website is currently being updated to reflect the inclusion of Pinellas County. 

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams will begin meeting with homeowners, renters and businesses that were impacted by Hurricane Idalia in Pinellas County on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023.  They will go door to door in the affected areas. They will be wearing an official FEMA shirt or vest and have an ID badge displayed above their belt line. They can help people register for FEMA Individual Assistance or update any information for people who have already registered.   

Further updates about countywide Hurricane Idalia recovery efforts will be posted at, Facebook @PinellasGov and Twitter @PinellasGov, search hashtag #PinellasIdalia.