People across Florida can now apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
FEMA is warning that applications may take 48 hours to appear on online accounts.
After an application is received, the applicant will receive correspondence from FEMA either by mail or email explaining the next steps.
Small businesses can also seek federal assistance. The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters.
President Joe Biden declared 13 Florida counties major federal disaster areas. The major disaster declaration was approved for Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Seminole counties. Gov. Ron DeSantis said he spoke with Biden and expects additional counties will be added.