NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – The Nassau County Board of Commissioners on Monday extended the State of Local Emergency for an additional seven days due to Hurricane Irma.
The extension runs through Tuesday, Sept. 26.
As of a result of Hurrican Irma, "the county continues to address damage to areas within the county, and there exists a need to extend this local State of Emergency to facilitate measures to protect citizens, visitors and property," the resolution reads.
Nassau County commissioners first declared a State of Local Emergency on Sept. 6.
Also on Monday, Director of Emergency Management Billy Estep announced an initial estimate of damage to Nassau County residential, business and public structures resulting from Hurricane Irma had topped $9 million.
Estep said 132 structures are included in the damage assessments, and the estimate does not include damage to flooded structures.
Estep said the Red Cross will be conducting a canvass of homes that will eventually be verified by Federal Emergency Management Agency. Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams will also canvass door-to-door and verify Nassau County preliminary estimates and help survivors sign up for individual assistance and other federal programs.
Residents who suffered damages can apply for Individual Assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Anyone without access to the internet can register by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA). Disaster Recovery Centers will be established to assist residents, but they do not have to wait until then to apply.