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  1. Elevating Your Home: What You Need to Know and Do

    If you are a Florida homeowner rebuilding after Hurricane Irma you may have to elevate your home to meet community floodplain management regulations.

    Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) require all homes being substantially improved, or homes that have sustained substantial damage, to be built or elevated to or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).

    Substantial Improvement is a term used by NFIP and refers to the reconstruction or improvement of a structure that has been substantially damaged.

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  2. Disaster Recovery Center in Orlando Will Transition to SBA Disaster Loan

    ORLANDO, Fla. —The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Orlando is closing Wednesday, December 20, and will reopen at the same location as a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Thursday, December 21. Hours are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., closed Sundays.

    The transition from FEMA to SBA will mean the center is primarily staffed by SBA personnel, however, a few FEMA representatives will be present to answer questions from survivors.

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  3. Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Big Pine Key

    ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is scheduled to close at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16, in Big Pine Key.

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  4. Disaster Recovery Center in Bonita Springs Will Transition to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center December 18

    ORLANDO, Fla. —The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Bonita Springs is closing Saturday, December 16, and will reopen at the same location as a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Monday, December 18. Hours are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., closed Sundays.

    The transition from FEMA to SBA will mean the center is primarily staffed by SBA personnel, however, a few FEMA representatives will be present to answer questions from survivors.

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  5. Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Miami

    ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Miami is scheduled to close at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 20.

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  6. Show Long-Term Housing Plan Progress to Maintain Direct Housing Assistance

    If you are a Hurricane Irma survivor who has been placed in a FEMA-provided housing unit, you will need to show progress toward your long-term housing plan in order to maintain eligibility.

    To continue receiving assistance, you are required to search for long-term housing options.

    You can show long-term housing plan progress if you:

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  7. Contact Local Officials Before Starting Work on Your Property

    ORLANDO, Fla. – If you have substantial damage from Hurricane Irma and are rebuilding or making repairs, you should contact your community’s floodplain management or building officials. Additionally, it is important to get the proper permits for things like plumbing, electrical system, foundation and structural repairs.

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  8. Disaster Recovery Center to Close in Casselberry

    ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is scheduled to close 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, in Casselberry.

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  9. Irma Mitigation Outreach Available in Florida Home Improvement Stores

    ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available in the locations listed below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Topics will include flood insurance, rebuilding flooded homes, and elevating utilities.

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  10. Applicants May Appeal an Initial FEMA Determination Letter

    ORLANDO, Fla. — If you registered with FEMA following Hurricane Irma and received a determination letter regarding your eligibility for assistance, read the letter carefully. It might not be the final answer.

    You may just need to submit extra documents for FEMA to process your application.

    Examples of missing documentation may include an insurance settlement letter, proof of residence, proof of ownership of the damaged property, and proof that the damaged property was your primary residence at the time of the disaster.

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