Disaster Recovery Resources for Local Businesses Impacted by Flooding in Broward County
On April 13, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 23-65, declaring a state of emergency for Broward County due to severe flooding and rainfall. State agency resources can be found below to assist you with recovering your business.
One-Stop Business Resource Site - The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Division of Emergency Management announced a One-Stop Business Resource Site for local businesses impacted by flash flooding seeking recovery resources. The One-Stop Business Resource Site opened Monday, April 17 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., and opens 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 18. Staff will be available to assist businesses and employees with services like the Business Damage Assessment Survey, Business Continuity Planning, and job search assistance. Location Information: Park and Ride Lot in the NW Quadrant of I95 and Broward Blvd (Enter off on Broward Blvd). 216 NW 22nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.
State of Florida Disaster Response - www.FloridaDisaster.biz - The Business Emergency Operations Center has been activated to respond to business and industry concerns. Call the Private Sector Hotline at 850-815-4925 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email ESF18@EM.MyFlorida.com with questions about business recovery from the flooding.
Broward County - Flood website - The County has established a website, Broward.org/Flood, to keep the community up to date on changing conditions. Residents can report flooding at Flooding.Broward.org, including photos, and view flooding reports at Crowdsource.Broward.org.
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Business Damage Assessment Survey - The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment Survey to measure the physical and economic impacts of the flooding event since Tuesday on our local businesses. Survey responses will assist the state in accelerating recovery efforts by providing data on the needs of affected businesses. Please send this email to any impacted business in Broward. The sooner we get this accomplished the sooner the state will be able to assess what assistance will be available. You can complete the survey online by visiting www.FloridaDisaster.biz and selecting “Broward County Flooding” from the dropdown menu. If you or your commercial establishments need additional assistance, please call 850-815-4925 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email ESF18@EM.MyFlorida.com.
Nonprofits: Storm Related Emergency Community Assessment - The Community Foundation of Broward has put together a short survey that will enable them to quickly identify where help is needed most in Broward as our community begins to recover from the flooding. Your responses will enable them to work with their partners to ensure resources go where they can have the greatest impact.
American Red Cross - The American Red Cross, in collaboration with the City of Fort Lauderdale, has opened emergency shelters to assist those affected by the recent flooding in South Florida. Red Cross workers are prepared to provide warm meals, a safe place to sleep, and emotional support for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs. The Red Cross shelter is located at: Holiday Park 1150 G. Martin Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 Please contact the American Red Cross before you go to the shelter to determine availability. American Red Cross South Florida Region Media Line 561-907-6668 www.redcross.org/southflorida
United Methodist - United Methodist has opened their Disaster Recovery Hotline to the public to assist with cleanup, tarping and debris removal – the public can report any needs to: 855-CAT-FUMC.
Have additional questions? The City’s Economic Development team is available to help guide you through storm recovery. If you have been negatively impacted, please call the Office of Communications, Marketing & Economic Development at 954.921.3620 or for business recovery resources visit, https://choosehollywoodfl.com/civicalerts.aspx.