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Hurricane Response - Information to Know

10/03/2022 12:04 PM | Stuart Smith (Administrator)

Hope all of our FAVOB members and families are safe and sound.  Now on to the business of recovery.  The following information is provided by the FL Dept of Economic Opportunity.  

Business Damage Assessment Survey
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Division of Emergency Management have activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to gather information about how Hurricane Ian is impacting local businesses. This survey will assess and inform recovery resources needed in impacted communities.

Business Disaster Assistance Resources
Enterprise Florida has launched a Disaster Assistance Resources Page with a list of state and federal resources available for businesses to utilize in their mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities.

Florida Disaster Fund
First Lady Casey DeSantis has announced the activation of the Florida Disaster Fund to support Florida’s communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. In partnership with public, private, and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. To contribute, please visit or text DISASTER to 20222.

Private Sector and Tourism Coordination Call
The Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT) provides daily conference calls at 1:30 p.m., Eastern Time, for private sector and industry partners.

  • Updates provided by SERT: Meteorology, Fuels, Communications, Transportation, Energy
  • Business & Industry Updates: Supply Chain Issues, Closed Locations and Adjusted Hours, Employee Evacuations, Business Priorities, Concerns and Challenges

Call-in Information: 

  • Number: 888-585-9008
  • Participant Code: 753 329 128
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., ET


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Physical Address: 835 Bennett Rd. 
Orlando, FL 32803

Mailing Address: PO Box 540447 
Orlando, FL 32854-0447



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