Hurricane Preparedness

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Hurricane Season: June 1 - November 30

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Post Hurricane Irma Updates:

Indian River County Approved for FEMA Individual Assistance! 

If you have experienced damage to your home as the result of Hurricane Irma be sure to:
Step 1: Submit a claim to your homeowner's insurance, if applicable.
Step 2: You may qualify for FEMA assistance. Apply online at or call 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.  

Click on this link to find out what to expect when you call FEMA:

When you register for disaster assistance either online or by phone, you will need the following to complete your application.
  • Social Security number
  • Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone number
  • Insurance information
  • Total household annual income
  • Routing and account number for your checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into your bank account).
  • A description of your disaster-caused damage and losses

Business Disaster Relief Information

Hurricane Irma Disaster Loan Information - Click here for the application and required documentation.
The Gov. has activated the FL Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Businesses throughout the state are eligible to apply. These are short-term, interest-free working capital loans intended to "bridge the gap" between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources.  Loan amounts are between $1,000-$25,000, for a term of 90 or 180 days, and can be used for physical or economic damages. Applications will be accepted through 10/31/2017, contingent on the availability of funds, for small businesses with 2-100 employees.

Submit the completed application to Tom Kindred, Manager of the IRSC Small Business Development Center, at the Ft. Pierce Campus. 
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
P: 772.462.7630
Toll Free: 888-283-1177
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

FL Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center - 
The FLVBEOC coordinates local, state and federal agency actions that provide immediate and short-term assistance for the private sector. We encourage all businesses to register on this site.  Once registered, you can complete a Business Damage Assessment Survey to report any damages suffered during a disaster, either physical or economic damages. The information in these Business Damage Assessment Surveys is vital to receiving State and Federal disaster loans and grants. We encourage you to REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS with the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operation Center Organization (FLVBEOC). It's FREE!  The FLVBEOC offers a list of RESOURCES for businesses preparing and for the aftermath of a disaster such as Business Disaster Tool KitSBA Disaster LoansBusiness Damage Assessment, and much more.

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans
Businesses and private non-profits in Indian River County are eligible to apply for Economic Injury loans through the SBA. These are working capital loans, up to $2-million, intended to help a small business meet financial obligations that cannot be met due to a disaster.  Applications are accepted through 6/11/2018. Go to the SBA website to complete and submit an SBA Disaster loan online.

Power Updates for Indian River County

FPL crews are restoring service safely and as quickly as possible.
We estimate we will have restored power to essentially all of our customers along the east coast service territory by the end of this coming weekend, with the possible exception of areas impacted by tornadoes, severe flooding and other pockets of severe damage.
Total Customers in County: 56,300
Total Customers Out: 13,780
Last Updated: 09/13/2017 10:00 AM

Being Prepared - Resources to help you be ready when disaster hits


For real time updates on Hurricane Irma, please visit

**Attention Business Owners**  We encourage you to REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS with the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operation Center Organization (FLVBEOC). It's FREE!  The FLVBEOC offers a list of RESOURCES for businesses preparing and for the aftermath of a disaster such as Business Disaster Tool Kit, SBA Disaster Loans, Business Damage Assessment, and much more.

Water/Fire/Mold Damage & Restoration

Mr Restore Services, Inc.
530 2nd St SW #A
Vero Beach, FL 32962
(772) 584-1735

Service Master by Glenn's
1505 10th Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32963
(772) 567-4435

ORC Services, Inc.
Restoration & Reconstruction
401 Sebastian Blvd., Suite A
Sebastian, FL 32958
(772) 589-8026

Disaster Relief/Preparedness

American Red Cross Florida's Coast
to Heartland Chapter
2506 17th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 562-2549
Be prepared on-the-go with their emergency app!
Available for iphone and android - text "GETEMERGENCY" to 90999

Solar Power Generators

Truck Star Systems
Larry Jennings
(561) 248-2106
Solar power generator for temporary electric power.

Hurricane Shutters

Don's Aluminum
8960 US Hwy 1
Micco, FL 32976
(772) 664-2256

Sebastian Aluminum/ Shoreline Shutters
105 Sebastian Industrial Pl, Unit 8
Sebastian, FL 32958
(772) 581-9006


1050 S.E. Brandon Circle
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
(772) 337-7006

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700 Main Street
Sebastian, FL 32958

P: 772.589.5969
F: 772.589.5993

Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce

Since 1958, the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce has worked to promote business development, encourage growth of tourism & enhance the quality of life in the Sebastian River Area, located in Indian River and Brevard Counties, Florida. We represent over 450 businesses and serve various communities such as Wabasso, Fellsmere, Grant, Micco, Little Hollywood, Sebastian and surrounding areas such as Vero Beach and Melbourne, Florida.


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