Businesses Encouraged to Utilize Resources for Irma Recovery
Hurricane Irma's current location as of Sept. 12, 7 a.m. Image courtesy of Google Crisis.
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Get financial assistance after a disaster
Disaster assistance loans
- Home and Property Disaster loans
- Economic Injury loans
- Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster loans
- Farm Emergency Loans
Other sources of disaster aid
- Disaster unemployment assistance helps individual employees while they’re unemployed due to a disaster
- Flood recovery assistance can help workers displaced by flooding.
- Businesses in federally declared disaster areas could qualify for special tax provisions for financial recovery.
- The Farm Service Agency also provides a disaster assistance guide for farmers and ranchers after natural disasters.
- There are a wide range of hazards range from downed power lines and contaminated waters to hidden molds and toxins. Be aware and cautious to prevent illness.
- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) serves as an important resource through its Health Studies Branch.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published cleanup tips specifically for hazards during natural disaster recoveries.
- If you encounter hazardous material spills or discharges, call the National Response Center.
- Contact the National Pesticide Center if applicable.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlines reporting for spills and environmental violations.
Florida Division of Emergency Management
SBA Disaster Assistance Program