WEEKLY UPDATE – NOVEMBER 23, 2022
FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in City of Naples
The City of Naples will be hosting a FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) that will open to help residents of the City of Naples and Collier County whose homes or personal property were impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Center will be staffed with FEMA personnel and representatives of other federal and state agencies to assist with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.
Location: Parking lot across from City of Naples Fire Station No. 1, 835 8th Avenue South, Naples, Fl. 34102.
Times: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dates: November 28, 2022 to December 1, 2022
Insurance Deductible Assistance Program Opens to Homeowners Impacted by Hurricane Ian
DEADLINE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH AT 5PM
What is the Disaster Insurance Deductible Assistance Program?
If you are a homeowner whose primary residence is in Collier County and it sustained damage from Hurricane Ian, the county is helping qualified applicants with their insurance deductible. The applicant must meet income limits up to 120% area median income (AMI). View chart on website. Residential value of the primary residence, according to the Collier County Appraiser, cannot exceed $458,634.60. The maximum award for a household is $20,000. A second home and/or rental property do not meet the program requirements.
Applications are to be completed online HERE. The portal will close on Saturday, November 26, at 5 p.m. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DENIED.
If residents have questions or need more information, the contact to call is Collier County Community and Human Services at 239-252-CARE (2273).
BEACH ACCESS UPDATE
The City of Naples has reopened a limited number of beach accesses and a small section of the pier. Please remember, there is still debris in the water and buried 6-inches or more under the sand. Beachgoers should wear protective footwear and are advised not to swim. Please be courteous of workers and machinery present that are working to clean up the storm debris. Please do not place chairs, towels, etc. in the work zones.
Below is the list of opened beach access points:
- Horizon Way
- Via Miramar
- 1977 Gulf Shore Blvd N (pathway – no parking)
- Central Avenue
- 5th Ave South
- 9th Ave South
- Broad Ave South
- Pier – only 100-feet west of stairs, includes 12th Ave S parking
- NO FISHING ALLOWED ON PIER
- 13th Ave South
- 17th Ave South
The City of Naples with Collier County has been monitoring the presence of Red Tide (Karenia brevis) off the coast of Southwest Florida for a few weeks. Yesterday, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) issued a Health Alert for the presence of a red tide bloom near South Marco Beach and Marco Island Beach. Previous samples within the City of Naples have not shown the presence of the toxic algae bloom; however, yesterday, the sample site located at the northern limit of the City of Naples near Seagate beach access showed low levels of red tide. Residents and visitors are advised to take precautions. Respiratory irritation may be experienced on Naples and Collier County beaches. For more information and to stay up-to-date on red tide conditions and precaustions, please go to:
- The City is now entering the final phase of debris removal operations, and we want to thank the community for their tremendous patience, resilience, and support, in helping us meet our substantial completion milestone in less than 45 days.
- Thursday, December 15, 2022 is the last date for setting out storm-related debris.
- We want to reassure residents and businesses that the contractor will remain here in the City and will complete the necessary passes to remove all debris. The City continues to assist the debris removal contractor in addressing alleys and cul-de-sacs.
- As the City begins to transition back to normal operations, the City will be resuming regularly scheduled horticulture collections on Monday, December 19, 2022.
- We encourage residents to bring their household hazardous waste materials, free of charge, to the following designated recycling drop-off centers:
- Marco Island Recycling Drop-Off Center, 990 Chalmer Drive, Marco Island
- Naples Airport Recycling Drop-Off Center, 2640 Corporate Flight Rd, Naples
- Tim Nance Collier County Recycling Center, 825 39th Avenue NE, Naples (near the Fairgrounds)
- Immokalee Transfer Station at 700 Stockade Road, Immokalee
- The Recycling Drop-Off Centers are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The Immokalee Transfer Station is open 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday. These locations are open only to Collier County residents with proper identification.