St. Johns County
POST-HURRICANE IRMA RECOVERY | UPDATES


Post Hurricane Irma Updates

FEMA Disaster Declarations

  • September 10, 2017 Disaster Declaration - Designations and types of assistance. Full Declaration
  • Notice of Major Disaster Declaration & Amendment. Full Declaration

Vilano Boat Ramp Open to the Public after Hurricane Irma
The Vilano Boat Ramp is open to the public after a brief closure due to Hurricane Irma. The boat ramp and the east side of the parking lot is available for use. The west side of the parking lot remains closed to the public for use as a debris clean-up staging area. During this time of recovery, boaters are urged to exercise caution as floating debris may still be present in the water. For more information on the Vilano Boat Ramp or the status of other Parks and Recreation facilities, please call 904.209.0333.

St. Johns County Property Appraiser Storm Damage Report
St. Johns County residents whose homes or properties sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Irma are encouraged to complete a Storm Damage Report through the Property Appraiser’s Office. The damage reports will provide a County-wide assessment to assist in expediting recovery efforts. Please visit www.sjcpa.us/storm-damage-report, call 904.827.5500, or send a detailed email to sjcpa@sjcpa.us to report home or property damage. Once a report is submitted, the Property Appraiser’s Office will schedule a time to visit the property and document any reported damage. For more information, please call 904.827.5500.

Roscoe Boulevard Bridge Closure due to Hurricane Irma
Due to significant erosion caused by Hurricane Irma, the Roscoe Boulevard bridge north of Landrum Lane will be closed for repairs beginning Thursday September 21. Roscoe Boulevard will be closed to thru traffic from Landrum Lane to Canal Boulevard, and will remain closed until the full damage assessment and necessary repairs have been completed.

During the closure, residents living between Canal Boulevard and the bridge can access their homes from North Roscoe, and residents living between Landrum Lane and the bridge can access their homes from South Roscoe. All southbound traffic on Roscoe Boulevard will be detoured at Canal Boulevard to Palm Valley Road, and all northbound traffic will be detoured to Landrum Lane to Palm Valley Road. Detour routes will also be posted. For more information, please call 904.209.0110.

FEMA Individual Assistance
Homeowners, renters and business owners in St. Johns County may apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damages and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma.

Survivors are encouraged to register with FEMA as soon as possible in the following ways:

  • At the Disaster Recovery Center at the St. Johns County Wind Mitigation Building, 3111 Agricultural Center Drive. Open 9am – 6pm, 7 days a week.
  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov or calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362.
  • People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Small Business Assistance
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers disaster assistance to businesses and residents of Florida affected by Hurricane Irma. The disaster declaration covers St. Johns County, which is eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA.

The SBA offers several ways to apply for a disaster loan: online application via SBA’s secure website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela; or download an application from www.sba.gov/disaster. For information or to request application forms, call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

 


For Preparedness Information, Shelters, Evacuation Zones, Routes and much more, please visit: www.sjcemergencymanagement.org

St. Johns County Citizen Information Hotline 904.824.5550.