Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Association is in direct contact with various state agencies as well as FAC Corporate Partners to help provide the most up to date information on response and services available to Florida's communities.  This page will be updated regularly with any information we receive that will be useful before, during and after the impact of Hurricane Irma.


Debris Removal

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is currently working to stand-up a Debris Coordination Branch to work with impacted communities and assist with debris concerns. Additional debris Subject Matter Experts have been identified. Please utilize the link below to report debris impacts as you are able. Reporting of debris to the SEOC informs efficient operations statewide.

Florida Congressional Delegation letter to FEMA regarding debris

Florida DEM Debris Portal Upload

DEM Policy Guidance of Debris Procurement

FEMA Debris Removal and Demolition

FEMA Debris Removal from Private Property

FEMA Debris Removal Federal Agencies factsheet


FEMA Designated Disaster Counties:

All 67 counties have been declared eligible for public assistance Public Assistance - Category A & B


President Donald Trump’s Administration expanded his Major Disaster Declaration for Florida that Governor Scott requested to include Public Assistance Categories C-G, which includes Roads and Bridges (Category C), Water Control Facilities (Category D), Buildings and Equipment (Category E), Utilities (Category F), Parks, Recreational, and Other (Category G), for the below counties. That means the following counties are eligible for repayment in these categories.

Baker, Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Palm Beach, Pasco, Putnam, Pinellas, Sarasota, St. Johns

Click here to apply for assistance


Florida Local Government Finance Program is here to help Florida Counties and Cities with the unpredictable cost of Hurricane Irma’s clean up.  Click here for more information.



FAC Corporate Partners


Duke Energy Announces Estimated Power Restoration times for Florida

  • The company expects to complete power restoration to essentially all Duke Energy Florida customers in the following areas:
  • By midnight Friday, Sept. 15: The western portion of its service area. This includes Pinellas and Pasco counties
  • By midnight Sunday, Sept. 17: central and northern portions of the service area. This includes Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Leon, Levy, Madison, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Volusia, and Wakulla counties.
  • Restoration in the severely impacted areas of Hardee and Highlands County may extend beyond Sunday due to rebuilding the electrical system that suffered significant damage in those areas.

Read more..


Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving an estimated 10 million people across nearly half of the state of Florida. FPL's service reliability is better than 99.98 percent, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide. FPL is integrating advanced technology and installing thousands of intelligent devices that help monitor and manage the health of the electric system, detect and prevent issues before they happen, and get life back to normal faster when outages do occur.


Help for Aetna members and customers in areas affected by Hurricane Irma

Due to Hurricane Irma, and the expected impact to Florida, people may have had to leave their homes. As a result, we are making it easier for our members to refill prescriptions and obtain necessary care.  All Florida counties are impacted.  Click here to read more.

Volunteer Florida Thanks Aetna Foundation for $50,000 Donation to Florida Disaster Fund


Post-Storm Resources




Corporate Support for Counties after Hurricane

There are many resources available to counties to help keep the business of local government running after a disaster strikes. The National Association of Counties has compiled a list of partner companies who are available to provide services to counties recovering for Hurricane Irma.

Click here to read more.



U.S. Communities' network of suppliers can provide quick access to recovery and relief after a disaster.  Visit their website to learn more.




On September 12th the IRS granted relief to taxpayers who have been adversely affected by Hurricane Irma and who have retirement assets in qualified employer plans that they would like to alleviate hardships caused by Hurricane Irma.   Nationwide intends to comply with IRS relief for victims of Hurricane Irma and will implement our expedited Unforeseeable Emergency (UE) process.  Click here for more information.

Nationwide Foundation Donates $500,000 to American Red Cross