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Okeechobee County Now Eligible for Individual Assistance from FEMA

Okeechobee County Sheriff's Facebook page

Okeechobee County - Tuesday, October 11, 2022: FEMA has included Okeechobee among the Florida counties now eligible for Individual Assistance. Okeechobee residents can go to to apply for assistance.

This assistance includes the following:

* Lodging Expense Reimbursement for hotel expenses; this is for uninsured or underinsured applicants who could not return to their home due to hurricane-related damage. Keep copies of receipts.

* Home Repair/Replacement Assistance for disaster losses not already covered by another source.

* Rental Assistance for alternative housing if you can no longer occupy your primary residence due to disaster-related damage.

* Personal Property Assistance to repair or replace essential, uninsured personal property damaged by Hurricane Ian.

* Transportation Assistance for primary vehicles damaged by the disaster.

* Medical and Dental Assistance for uninsured medical and dental needs or losses caused by Hurricane Ian.

* Funeral Assistance related to a death attributed directly or indirectly as a result of the hurricane.

Meanwhile, Hurricane debris removal continues throughout the county and the Okeechobee County Emergency Operations Center remains at Activation Level 2 which is Partial Activation. The EOC remains focused on recovery efforts.

For continued updates go to the Okeechobee County Website at: