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The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) wants to provide clients, waiver support coordinators, partners, and providers with resources to help meet your needs in an emergency.

The resource links listed below contain information to help individuals plan for and recover from a disaster or emergency occuring within the state of Florida.

Broward County Flooding



  • DRC Broward Locations and Status Information Spreadsheet

  • Following President Biden’s approval of the request to declare a major disaster in Florida, federal aid will be made available to residents affected in Broward County. Residents & businesses can begin applying for assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov or calling FEMA directly at: 800-621-FEMA (3362).
  • Broward County - Flood website - The County has established a website to keep the community up to date on changing conditions. Residents can report flooding at Flooding.Broward.org, including photos, and view flooding reports at Crowdsource.Broward.org.

    Resource Guide - 2023 FL Disaster Relief Information
    Resource Guide - National Flood Insurance Program
    Resource Guide Spanish version - National Flood Insurance Program

  • Broward Cares – a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Broward, Jewish Federation of Broward County and United Way of Broward County – is activated during times of crisis to deliver coordinated help where it’s needed most.

  • The Donation Reception Center will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am to 6 pm at the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Command Center (100 SW 9th Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312). Individuals are encouraged to donate non-perishable food, bottled water, new or gently used clothes, and household cleaning supplies.

  • United Policyholders - insurance claim and disaster recovery help library Ask An Expert Forum, where disaster-impacted folks can ask their specific insurance questions

  • City of Fort Lauderdale resident service line: 954-828-8000

  • Florida Conference Disaster Recovery hotline for cleanup, tarping and debris removal: 855-CAT-FUMC

  • ToolBANK USA. Toolbank.org. Tools for mucking and gutting that we can lend to organizations for cleanup and recovery efforts - bill.hess@toolbank.org; 850 624 4824

  • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has announced the  Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to provide short-term, zero-interest working capital loans to “bridge the gap” between the point a business is impacted by a disaster and when a longer term recovery funding source is secured.

    The application period for the Broward County Flooding Emergency Bridge Loan Program will be open until Monday, June 19, 2023. Eligible applicants may apply now for loans up to $50,000 each.

    More information is available on the Florida DEO website including:

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Disaster Assistance

Individuals impacted by Hurricane Ian and live in one of the counties listed below should register with FEMA for assistance by calling 800-621-3362 or visit www.disasterassistance.gov.

Declared Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Putnam, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, and Volusia.