The Charlotte County Emergency Management Office is working through response and recovery from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, maintaining communication with local, state, and federal agencies.
- Most County Facilities are open
- Community Services facilities status
- U.S. 41 Bridges and the Beach Road causeway to Manasota Key
- Charlotte County Schools are open
- Offices of the Charlotte County Property Appraiser, Charlotte County Tax Collector, Supervisor of Elections and Charlotte County Clerk of the Circuit Court & County Comptroller are open for regular hours
- South Gulf Cove Boat Lock is fully operational
- Tom Adams bridge is open to marine traffic
- East Port Environmental Campus
Relief & Recovery Resources
Storm debris pickup has concluded - Charlotte County’s Hurricane Ian debris contractor, AshBritt, has finished its final pass of debris collection.
Freshwater and Primary Ditch Waterway Debris: waiting for the NRCS agreement to be finalized.
Navigable Waterway Debris: the state has completed their work and Charlotte County is in the process of asking FEMA for additional funds to cover the balance of what was not collected by the state.
Community Development Department is open: walk-ins welcomed or visit online permitting portal.
- For life-threatening emergencies, call or text 9-1-1.
- Sheriff non-emergencies can call 941.833.4161.
- List of Medical Resources
- Call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Call Center for response and recovery information, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 941.743.1320 or 941.833.4000.
- Call Charlotte County Solid Waste for garbage and recycling information at 941.764.4360.
- Call Charlotte County Utilities for water and sewer information at 941.764.4300.
Disaster Assistance Program for Low-Income Households
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Disaster Assistance program provides assistance to low-income households following a disaster.
The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center closed May 13, 2023. Residents can still request long-term recovery assistance through the Community Organizations Active in a Disaster website at COADFL.org. Residents with questions about FEMA assistance can visit disasterassistance.gov or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Help is available in most languages. Team members from the FEMA Individual Assistance Program and SBA are available to assist residents affected by Hurricane Ian at the Family Services Center, 21500 Gibralter Dr., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Housing Repairs and Recovery Assistance Portal: Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian can apply to the state for recovery resources, including limited home repairs and other resources. To apply, visit IanRecovery.fl.gov/unite or call 800.892.0948 to check on the status of your application. Please note: The deadline to apply for temporary sheltering was Feb. 17.
Text the word CHARCOCARES to 888-777 to receive text updates on Hurricane Ian area resources and more.
Charlotte County is hiring temporary maintenance workers for debris cleanup, $15.50 per hour, 7 days a week. Apply online or call 941.743.1225.
Donations & Volunteering
Contractors or Professionals willing to volunteer, please register online at www.VolunteerFlorida.org/volunteerconnect or email coadVRC@gmail.com.
Residents, groups and organizations, contractors or professionals willing to volunteer can register online at www.VolunteerFlorida.org/volunteerconnect.
Monetary donation for aid can be made online at COADFL.org - all donations help Charlotte County residents. Items are not being accepted for donation. You can also text DISASTER to 20222 or visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org.