Hurricane Idalia hit Florida on Wednesday, Aug. 30, and multiple counties were affected by wind, flooding, and storm surge. Although Hillsborough County was spared the severity of the storm, residents in low-lying areas of the county have reported homes flooded and items lost.
Hurricane Idalia Post-Storm Damage Assessment – Residents Can Report Damage Here
For Hillsborough residents to report loss or damage from Hurricane Idalia, complete the Hurricane Idalia Post-Storm Damage Assessment. Your information will be routed to the appropriate County department, and you will receive a response within 72 hours.
Residential and commercial property owners who need assistance completing the form can call Hillsborough County Customer Service Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (813) 272-5900, and select Option 9.
If you require assistance completing the form, please call the Hillsborough County Customer Service and Support Line at (813) 272-5900.
* Hillsborough County is currently not under the disaster declaration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for residents to receive individual assistance through FEMA.
Post-Idalia Residential Yard Waste and Storm Debris Guidelines
Residents should place any remaining yard waste from Hurricane Idalia at the curb on normal collection days. Find your collection days here. See yard waste disposal, collection, and drop-off site guidelines.
Non-vegetative Storm Debris
Non-vegetative debris is not being collected curbside and should be self-hauled to one of the County's Community Collection Centers (CCCs) for proper disposal. Hillsborough County solid waste customers receive 10-cubic yards of free disposal each year with photo ID and a copy of a Property Tax Bill. Find CCCs here.
Don't want to self-haul, but have approved bulky items? Request a special curbside pickup. There is a fee associated with this service and is based on the size and number of items to be picked up. Fees range from $30 to $50.
Hillsborough County Local Partner Resources
The local resources below are available to help residents recover from Hurricane Idalia:
American Red Cross - (800) 733-2767
After a disaster, the American Red Cross works with community partners to meet the urgent needs of people impacted. They focus on providing safe shelter, food, and emergency relief supplies like water, clean-up kits, tarps, shovels, and rakes. To find aid, visit redcross.org, download the free Red Cross Emergency app to search for shelters, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Bay Area Legal Services - (833) 514-2940
This nonprofit legal aid organization provides services to residents in the Tampa Bay area. Services provided include free civil legal aid programs to disaster survivors with related issues. The hotline is available 24 hours a day.
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay - (813) 964-1964 or call 211
The Crisis Center offers many services to individuals and families. Residents can call 211, the 24/7 hotline number, or search 211atyourfingertips.org to generate a zip code search for resources.
Feeding Tampa Bay - (813) 254-1190
For nutritional support and to find a food pantry in your area, select “Find Food” on the top of the Feeding Tampa Bay page. Additional storm relief distributions have been added to Feeding Tampa Bay’s regularly scheduled opportunities.
Metropolitan Ministries - (813) 209-1000
Metropolitan Ministries has resources available for households that have been impacted by Hurricane Idalia. Resident situations will be individually assessed, and the organization will offer services available to match the need. Offerings may include food, clothing, toiletries, furniture, and emergency housing as available.
The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) - (800) 342-3557
SAIL is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Idalia. Information provided from SAIL hotline operators includes how to prepare before, during, and after a hurricane.
Florida Price Gouging Hotline - (866) 966-7226
Business Damage Assessment Survey
The State of Florida has opened the Business Damage Assessment Survey for Hurricane Idalia. Completion of the survey by as many business owners as possible helps ensure proper services will be available for recovery efforts.
Business Recovery Center at Hillsborough - (813) 204-9267
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Hillsborough County to provide one-on-one assistance with submitting disaster loan applications for Florida businesses impacted by Hurricane Idalia. SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions about the disaster loan program and assist business owners in completing their applications.
The Hillsborough County BRC is located at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC), 2101 E. Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33605. The BRC is open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and closed on Sunday.
FEMA Assistance for Private Nonprofits - (866) 337-8448
In the wake of Hurricane Idalia, FEMA's Public Assistance Program is offering supplemental grant funding to eligible private nonprofit organizations in Hillsborough County. Applications for public assistance will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2023.
Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County - (813) 277-1393
Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County disaster recovery specialists are available to provide confidential, no-cost consulting to help affected businesses prepare disaster loan applications and with other post-disaster challenges. Florida SBDC disaster specialists work alongside SBA business loan specialists to provide information about available resources and assist businesses in completing state and federal disaster loan applications. The Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County can be reached weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - (800) 827-5722
The SBA has made Economic Injury Disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private, nonprofit organizations. These working capital loans are designed to assist through the disaster recovery period.
This page will be updated with additional resources as they are made available.