A financial toolkit for victims of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian
When a disaster like Hurricane Fiona or Hurricane Ian hits, your world can be turned upside down. In these difficult times, it can be difficult to know who to trust and where to look for advice and help, as well as what financial steps to take at the start of your recovery.
CFPB’s Guide to Hurricanes and Emergencies
We’ve put together a guide to managing your finances during a disaster or emergency that includes tips for preparing financially, protecting your finances during the emergency, and recovering or rebuilding afterwards.
Visit our hurricanes and emergencies guide
The guide contains resources to help you recover, such as resolving housing issues, protecting your finances in an emergency, dealing with property damage, and managing your bills. We’re also sharing tips if you’re helping others rebuild, to include ways to send money safely through mobile apps.
What DHS and FEMA do
FEMA has established a Hurricane Ian landing page with the latest information from FEMA and DHS on the storm. The page is also available in spanish and other languages and currently promotes response and recovery information and serves as a clearinghouse for related DHS information.
What the US government is doing
The General Services Administration (GSA) created a hurricane ian landing page too available in spanish for government-wide information regarding Hurricane Ian activities.
More organizations that can help
Here are some organizations that can help immediately after a natural disaster:
If you are having trouble with a financial product, you can file a complaint with the CFPB online or by calling (855) 411-CFPB (2372).
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