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Collier County residents who experienced losses after Hurricane Irma can register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

Residents can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, through the FEMA smartphone application or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). The number for those with speech or hearing impairment is 800-462-7585.

The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week until further notice, according to a county press release.

Applicants must provide the following information to apply for aid:

  • Social Security number.
  • Daytime telephone number.
  • Current mailing address and address and ZIP code of the damaged property.
  • Private insurance information.

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If registering for federal assistance online, applicants can look up their address to find out if it is in a disaster area eligible for individual assistance, check the status of applications, get updates by email or text message and upload documents to support the application.

Residents will receive a FEMA registration number to keep as a reference when checking the status of their claim. 

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