Hurricane Season Preparedness

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2023 Hurricane Preparedness Webinar

The Charlotte County Economic Development Office partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration, FEMA,  Small Business Development Center at  Florida Gulf Coast University, CareerSource Southwest Florida, Charlotte County Emergency Management, the United Way of Charlotte County,  Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, and Englewood Chamber to help you plan and prepare for hurricane season. If you missed the webinar you can watch the recording on YouTube, and see the presentation HERE.

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Hurricane Recovery and Rebuild Workshop

Build back, better! The Charlotte County Attorney’s Office hosted a hurricane recovery and rebuild workshop. The workshop features the County Building Official representatives; local attorneys regarding landlord/tenant issues, construction, and insurance laws; in addition to representatives from the Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, and Florida Rural Legal Services.

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Post Hurricane Ian Business Recovery Webinar

Watch our recovery webinar with guests from  the SBA, CareerSource SWFL, Charlotte County Emergency Management, and United Way of Charlotte County  to learn about recovery resources for small businesses and their employees.

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SBA Disaster Loans

Economic Injury Loans for Working Capital Needs

Low interest direct loans to small businesses and most private nonprofit
organizations. Economic Injury Disaster Loans help meet working capital needs
caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available
regardless of whether the business suffered any physical damage.

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Florida Disaster

FloridaDisaster biz is a new website developed to provide businesses, small and large, easy access to critical information before, during and after a disaster. is a partnership between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM).

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Charlotte County Disaster Guide

Your business needs change over time – make sure you have what you need for this year’s hurricane season. The Charlotte County Disaster Guide has all the information you need to be prepared this hurricane season.

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Charlotte County Evacuation Zone Information

Evacuation Zones are not based solely on the elevation of your residence. The Zones are determined using data provided by the National Hurricane Center, elevation, and evacuation routes. Storm surge does no correlate with the category of the storm.