Hurricane Ian Recovery Resources

Resources To Help You Get Back On Your Feet

Last Updated 5-17-24

SBA Helps Floridians Build Back Stronger
Increase Loan to Mitigate Future Disaster Losses

Florida residents and businesses approved for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a result of Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Nicole and the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Broward County, have two years from the date of their loan approval to request an increase to prevent or minimize damages from similar disasters in the future. Mitigation funds from the SBA are an affordable way for survivors to rebuild smarter, stronger, and pay for improvements that protect life and property.


FMB Strong Supply Distribution Center Hours

Location: 820 Buttonwood, Fort Myers Beach 33931.

Schedule: Mon – Fri: 9am to 5pm

FMB Strong is selling t-shirts and coozies to support their relief efforts. When ordering please note in the comments your style (short sleeve or long sleeve, men’s or women’s) as well as your size (Small-XXL).


Legal Assistance

Florin Roebig Trial Attorneys

Hurricane Ian has left major damage across many areas of Florida near the Gulf of Mexico. Homeowners who have sustained property damage may need the help of the local law firm of Florin Roebig.

Legal Hurricane Claim Insurance Help

Peter Kamm, is a litigation attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. He is assisting Fort Myers Beach residents with insurance claims, helping guide clients through the claim process — everything from answering questions to filing a claim on your behalf, if necessary. He may be reached by email [email protected], or by phone at 239-344-1100. With over 55 attorneys, Henderson Franklin has served the legal needs and communities of Southwest Florida since 1924. To learn more, visit

Free Legal Help Hotline

A free legal help hotline is now available for Hurricane Ian victims in the affected counties that include Polk. The hotline is available to connect residents to free legal services in qualifying counties that cannot afford an attorney. Residents can call (866) 550-2929 or click this link.

SCORE FREE Business Mentoring

It may feel overwhelming to get your business through a disaster, but don’t feel like you have to go it alone. SCORE is here to help. You can contact us to request a free business mentor that can help you assess your current position and work with you to develop a recovery plan.

Get your free mentor today at or call 800-634-0245.


Eight Tips for Appealing a FEMA Determination Letter

Weeks ago, you applied for federal disaster assistance. FEMA responded with a letter outlining the of types of assistance you are eligible or ineligible to receive. Read the letter carefully to understand FEMA’s decision and learn how to appeal if you disagree. Many times, FEMA just needs a document or other information to push your case forward.


Insurance Help And Resources

Insurance Helpline

The Division of Consumer Services can assist insurance customers in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Call 1-877-693-5236 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Having Insurance Issues?

The state of Florida Department of Financial Services has a consumer website where you can lodge your concerns. CLICK HERE to get more information.

You can also contact these two Chamber members if you need the services of a public adjuster.

Firehouse Adjusters

DTL Global, LLC – Public Adjusters

Contractor lists for Town and State

Visit the Building Services page on the Town’s website.

Access the State of Florida’s Contractor List.

Access the Town of FMB’s contractor list.