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FEMA Assistance Available to Broward County Residents
Posted Date: 9/14/2017 5:00 AM

Residents of Broward County with losses due to Hurricane Irma may now register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to state and federal officials. Individuals can register online at or through the FEMA App.

Applicants will need the following to apply: 

  • Social Security Number; 
  • Daytime telephone number; 
  • Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property; and 
  • Private insurance information, if available. 

By registering for federal assistance on

  • You can look up your address to find out if it is in a disaster area declared for Individual Assistance. 
  • Check the status of your application and get updates by SMS or email. 
  • Upload documents to support your application.

Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, is to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice. 

When an applicant registers, each receives a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.

The City of Sunrise Office of Emergency Management has prepared a guide to help you with the application process: Guide to FEMA's Individual Assistance Application Process.