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Info below updated on Friday, Oct. 13 @ 2 p.m.

St. Lucie County has been added to the list of Florida communities that have been declared by FEMA as a designated disaster area for Individual Assistance: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/.

Click here for FEMA Assistance FAQS

For FEMA Assistance in Spanish or for FEMA Assistance in Creole 

Click here for additional resources from the State of Florida

All residents are encouraged to register for assistance, even if they do not see immediate damage, as once the deadline passes – residents will not be able to file for or receive assistance after the fact.  

For more information on resources available to those affected by Hurricane Irma, please visit: www.FloridaDisaster.org/info

DSA Center Opens at Lakewood Park Library 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will staff a Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) Center today through Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Lakewood Park Branch Library, 7606 Santa Barbara Drive.

The DSA will be open from today until 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 22 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The mission of the Disaster Survivor Assistance program is to build and sustain an expeditionary cadre that can address disaster survivor's immediate needs by:

  • Providing in-person, tailored information and services;
  • Providing referrals to whole community partners as needed;
  • Collecting targeted information to support decision-making; and
  • Identifying public information needs so critical messaging can be developed and disseminated.

The Disaster Survivor Assistance Program supports Local, State, Tribal, Territorial, and Federal requirements during disaster response and recovery operations. FEMA staff provides support to disaster survivors at their homes or in their communities, offering options for how to access programs that can help them move forward in their recovery.

Residential Damage Reports

St. Lucie County residents can now report storm and flooding damage to their homes and businesses using the My St. Lucie Mobile App. Within the app simply select the "Storm Damage" request type or access it on the website: www.stlucieco.gov/mystlucie.

The My St. Lucie app allows residents to easily submit requests for services; ask questions or request public records. Directly through the app, residents can take a photograph of a problem area such as a pothole or flooded street and send that image and location to St. Lucie County to be properly routed to the correct department for processing. After submitting requests, residents can use the mobile app to track the status of their request.

My St. Lucie App  

Business Damage Reports

  • St. Lucie County local businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma are asked to complete the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center "Hurricane Irma Survey.” This survey will assist local and state governments in learning the impacts to our business community and expedite resources available to you and your employees to get your business back up and running and your employees back to work. Click here to access the survey:  http://flvbeoc.org/index.php?action=bda.
  • St. Lucie West Career Center, 584 NW University Blvd.-Suite 300 in Port St. Lucie, will open Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 8 a.m. The staff will be able to assist St. Lucie County residents who might need assistance with Emergency Unemployment or other services offered by the Career Center including job placement.  
  • Those needing access to computers and internet can visit St. Lucie County Libraries

Relief Fund

  • Allegany Franciscan Ministries has partnered with United Way of St. Lucie County to establish a coordinated Hurricane Irma Relief & Recovery Funding application process. This funding process will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in St. Lucie County whose facilities, services and clients have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. For details visit: https://www.unitedwayslc.org/p/57/disaster-relief-fund#.WeD9IK1X79R 

Garbage/Debris Pick Up

  • Vegetative debris pick up began on Sept. 18, including in private/gated communities. Crews estimate the pick up will take roughly 60 days. Residents cleaning up vegetative debris should stack debris in their yard and not the road. Also, do not stack debris near/in front of fire hydrants or utility poles or place vegetative debris in bags. Furthermore, be sure to separate yard/vegetative debris from household waste and refuse. 
  • For an update on what's been picked up visit: www.StLucieCo.gov/DebrisPickup


  • When hiring someone to handle home repairs, remember to only use licensed contractors and be aware of scammers or predators that may be in our neighborhoods looking for an easy opportunity. For a list of licensed contractors check your city or county website or with the Treasure Coast Builders Association for a list of reputable and licensed contractors.


St. Lucie County’s Community Services Department is ready to start mobilizing volunteers looking to assist with the cleanup of Hurricane Irma. If residents are willing and able to volunteer, visit the United Way of St. Lucie at www.unitedwayslc.org or Volunteer St. Lucie at https://stluciecounty.formstack.com/forms/hurricane_irma