Businesses are urged to submit any damage reports ASAP. The Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center business damage assessment surveying tool has been activated for businesses to report damages resulting from Hurricane Irma. Businesses are encouraged to visit http://flvbeoc.org/index.php
. Click on Hurricane Irma.
A private sector hotline is available at (850) 410-1403 to respond to calls from businesses and private sector support organizations. The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated as of 2:30pm EST today. At this time all 67 counties are eligible to apply. These short term loans provide an interest free gap coverage, allowing businesses to start the healing and recovery process. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.floridadisasterloan.org/.