TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is actively communicating with our state and private sector partners to ensure individuals and communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving the resources they need.
The State Emergency Response Team (SERT) has coordinated the establishment of 25 Points of Distribution (POD) in counties hit hardest by Hurricane Michael. PODs are places where the public can pick up emergency supplies following a disaster. These sites have food, water and other critical supplies.
In addition, major retailers in impacted communities have re-opened and are stocked with food, water and other important commodities. 18 Walmart, 24 Publix and 50 Dollar General stores are among the more than 400 individual retail locations currently in operation in impacted communities.
Following a request by Governor Scott and approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), families in the following impacted counties are now eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance: Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor, Leon, Washington and Holmes.
For more information and to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call (800) 621-3362.
Visit www.FloridaDisaster.org/info for state, federal, local, private sector and volunteer resources available to individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Michael.