Sarasota County eligible for individual disaster assistance
The federal government has approved five more counties to be included in the Tropical Storm Debby declaration for Individual Assistance (IA). Sarasota County has been added to this list and is now eligible for IA.
IA makes federal and state assistance available to individuals, families and businesses that have experienced uninsured losses from declared natural disasters.
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in Sarasota County should begin applying for IA by registering online at www.disasterassistance.gov, or calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-467-7585 (TTY) from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week. To apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), an application must be made by Aug. 16 to be eligible. For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net and click on the “All Hazards” link under Public Safety.