Hurricane Recovery
Long Term Recovery
For homeowners in Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton, or Lafayette County:
If funds from FEMA and your homeowner’s insurance have been exhausted and you are still needing assistance with home repairs in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, you may be eligible for Long Term Recovery.
To apply, download and fill out the application linked here and email it to We will be in contact to further determine your eligibility for the Long Term Recovery program.

Disaster Recovery Centers:

Disaster Recovery Center – Suwannee – 1302 11th Street, Live Oak FL

Federal Resources:

  • FEMA Individual Assistance
    • Disaster survivors may apply for the Individuals and Households Program or check their application status at, calling 800-621-3362, or downloading the FEMA app. Survivors may also apply and check their application status at a Disaster Recovery Center.
    • Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a Text Telephone (TTY) may call 800-462-7585. Disaster survivors who use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) may call 800-621-3362.
    • FEMA Individual Assistance is available in Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Pasco, Suwannee & Taylor counties
  • Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance

State Resources:

  • The State Assistance Information Line is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Idalia.
    • The SAIL hotline is: 1-800-342-3557.
  • Florida 5-1-1 provides up-to date information for real time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida.
  • Disaster Legal Helplines
    • Any County in Florida may use the helpline at 1-833-514-22940
    • For Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, and Taylor Counties please use Three River Legal Services at 352-372-0519
    • Questions about landlord tenant evictions in Citrus County, contact Community Legal Services at 1-800-405-1412
  • Business Recovery Center
    • FloridaCommerce, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Citizens Property Insurance, and Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are co-locating business resources for communities impacted by Hurricane Idalia.
    • Horseshoe Beach Marina, 262 3rd St, Horseshoe Beach, FL 32648
    • Business owners and employees can get in-person assistance with recovery resources starting at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Florida Price Gouging Hotline
        • 1-866-966-7226

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:

  • Bay Area Legal Services
    • 833-514-2940, available 24 hours a day
    • Regional provider in the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota). However, anyone in the state can apply for services.
    • Free civil legal aid programs to disaster survivors with related issues.
  • One more Child
    • Work with foster children, single mothers, family support, victims of child hunger to distribute supplies/resources.
    • Live Oak First Baptist Church: Pastor Steve Sweitzer can be reached at 1-386-362-1583