Post Hurricane Irma Update

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Jan. 5, 2018

For information on Contractor Licensing, click here.

For information on Post Irma Pool Barrier/Screen Enclosure Repairs and Replacements, click here.

Hurricane Irma-Related Debris - No Pile Left Behind

Collier County is working hard to complete the debris collection mission. We need help from residents to make the final Hurricane Irma storm debris pass successful. Residents with debris piles still awaiting collection are asked to contact Customer Service at (239) 252-2380 to assist the Debris Management Team in identifying and locating qualified piles for collection.

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Contact Local Officials Before Starting Work on Your Property

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.

Typically, substantial damage is damage of any origin sustained by a structure where the cost of restoring the structure to its pre-event condition would equal or exceed 50 percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred. Definitions of substantial damage differ by community.

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Applicants May Appeal an Initial FEMA Determination Letter

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/or proof that the damaged property was your primary residence at the time of the disaster. Click here to read more. 

Helping Southwest Florida Transition from Disaster Relief to Community Rebuilding

The Salvation Army Naples Regional Coordinate and its Operation Lasting Hope program will be here as recovery, restoration and rebuilding efforts move forward in Collier County after being impacted by Hurricane Irma. For more information, click a link below – 
Operation Lasting Hope Immokalee
Operation Lasting Hope Naples
Operation Lasting Hope United Way
Operation Lasting Hope Schulze Foundation Aspiring Earners & Seniors 
Operation Lasting Hope Schulze Foundation for First Responders and Educators

SBA Offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Small Businesses in Florida Affected by Hurricane Irma


Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in the declared counties of Florida that have suffered financial losses as the result of Hurricane Irma, should consider applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are designed to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster and are available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.  These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.  The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits. Examples of eligible industries include but are not limited to the following: bait and tackle shops, charter boats, commercial fisherman, crabbers, fishing guides, hotels, and marinas, owners of rental property, restaurants, retailers, souvenir shops, travel agencies, and wholesalers.  

The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 11, 2018. Click here for more information. 

Track the Progress of Hurricane Irma-related Debris Collection Online. Click here.

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