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Fla. Biz Survey to Help Recovery Efforts

The Dept. of Economic Opportunity activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey.  Results will help federal, state and local agencies offer appropriate relief.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) activated the state’s Business Damage Assessment Survey in response to Hurricane Ian.

Businesses are encouraged to participate. The state says the responses will allow it expedite Hurricane Ian recovery efforts by analyzing the data and assessing the needs of affected businesses.

“DEO is committed to supporting preparation, response and recovery efforts of Florida businesses, communities and citizens impacted by Hurricane Ian, (and) the business damage assessment survey assists DEO and its federal, state and local partners in those efforts,” says DEO Secretary Dane Eagle. “I encourage businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian to complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey at FloridaDisaster.biz.”

On Sept. 24, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-219 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties in the State of Florida. As a result, all affected businesses should complete the survey.

The Business Damage Assessment Survey results will be shared with various federal, state and local agencies, which will use the data to implement appropriate relief.

Businesses can complete the survey online or visit FloridaDisaster.biz and select “Hurricane Ian” from the dropdown menu. If anyone needs additional assistance, they can call (850) 815-4925 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., or email ESF-18@em.myflorida.com.

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