Updated Nov. 21, 2017
FEMA Application Deadline Extended
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the deadline for Hurricane Irma survivors in all 48 designated Florida counties to register for FEMA individual disaster assistance has been extended to Nov. 24, 2017.
Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
Individuals can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov. By phone, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (Voice, 711 or VS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Due to high demand, lines may be busy. Please be patient, and try calling in the morning or evening when call volume may be low. The FEMA Helpline is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (ET), seven days a week until further notice.
Disaster Recovery Center Remains Open in Collier County
The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Collier County remains open to help Florida storm survivors. The DRC is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. six days a week, Monday through Saturday, until further notice, at the following location:
Golden Gate Community Center
4701 Golden Gate Parkway
Naples, FL 34116
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice
Collection of Hurricane Irma-related Debris Begins in Gated Communities and on Private Roads
Collier County’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to allow its emergency debris removal contractor to begin collection of Hurricane Irma-related debris inside gated communities and from private roads.
Gated communities must submit a Right-of-Entry form to Collier County before storm-related debris collection can begin in the community. The Right-of-Entry form must be signed by an officer or director of the corporation, a manager of an LLC, a resident agent, or by a property management company authorized to sign for the community. Owners of private roads do not need to submit a Right-of-Entry form.
Right-of-Entry forms can be obtained by calling 239-252-8444, by emailing Sue Zimmerman at SueZimmerman@colliergov.net, or download the form here and the instructions on how to complete and submit here.
For answers to some frequently asked questions, Click here.
Hurricane Irma-Related Yard Debris Collection
Collier County’s disaster recovery contractor, AshBritt, Inc., begin collecting Hurricane Irma-related yard debris Friday, Sept. 22. For residents who are able to self-haul their storm-related debris and don’t wish to wait for curbside collection, temporary residential drop-off locations have been established at the following sites. Please note these sites are for storm-related yard waste only; no construction debris, garbage, hazardous materials, or appliances.
Immokalee Transfer Station
700 Stockade Road, Immokalee, Florida 34142
Hours of operation: Mon. – Sat. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Naples Airport Site #7
200 Patriot Way, Naples, Florida 34104
Hours of operation: Mon. – Sun. 7:30 a.m. – :6:00 p.m.
Carnestown Recycling Drop Off Center
31201 Tamiami Trail East, Naples FL 34114
Hours of operation: Mon. – Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CVS at Santa Barbara and Davis
Hours of operations: Mon. – Sun. 7:30 am – 6:00 pm.
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Exhibit Relocation Due to Hurricane Irma Damage
“A Heart for Alligators - a retrospective of the art of Jürg ‘George’ Furrer”
The Museum of the Everglades remains closed due to damage sustained during Hurricane Irma. The temporary special exhibit, “A Heart for Alligators: A Retrospective of the Art of Jürg ‘George’ Furrer,” will be relocated to the Collier Museum at the Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, Florida 34112. The exhibit will be on display in the newly renovated Rogers Art Studio from Saturday, November 11 to Saturday, December 30.
Everglades City Branch Library Temporarily Relocated
The Everglades City Branch Library has been temporarily relocated to 205 N. Buckner Ave., Everglades City, Florida 34141. Currently this location has a computer available to access the Collier County Public Library’s catalog system and a laptop computer for public usage.
Residents will be able to place requests for library materials and have them delivered to this location. Delivery of magazines and newspapers has resumed to this temporary location.
For updated information, please visit us online at www.collierlibrary.org.