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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Residents asked to fill out damage report form

Residents asked to fill out damage report form

President Trump has declared that a major disaster exists in Florida from Hurricane Sally. Santa Rosa County has received a declaration for Public Assistance Category B (emergency protective measures), including direct federal assistance. County officials are diligently working with the state and FEMA to receive a declaration for all categories. Individual assistance is still under review. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state as warranted by the results of further damage assessments. 

FEMA's public damage assessment teams surveyed damage throughout the county this week. To further substantiate the need for individual assistance as well as additional declarations, it is critical for residents to complete the Citizen Damage Report form ( and provide photos/videos of damage - especially of water in the home or high water marks (lines on walls that show how high the water was inside the structure). Tips for completing the damage report form:

  • If possible, use file names that include the address of the damaged property such as 1234SmithSt_photo1.jpg or
  • For residents with large files that may not be accepted by the damage report form, email the photos/videos to and include contact information, address of the property or neighborhood and a brief description of the damage sustained. 

See the county's damage assessment GIS map - If you reported damage in the county's damage assessment app ( and do not see your home on this map, email Residents can sign up to receive county news and updates at

To view the designated areas in this declaration, visit

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