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Curbside pickup of large tree branches or tree trunks will begin Oct. 6. It may be a couple of weeks before piles of branches and tree trunks are picked up, so please be patient. Items must be curbside by Oct. 10 for special storm debris yard waste collection.

Smaller waste, such as leaves or branches, should be bagged for normal curbside residential yard waste collection.

Hillsborough County seniors who need help clearing their property of storm debris can contact the following organization:

Seniors can also call the County's main support line at (813) 272-5900 for more information.

Don’t place a running generator inside your home or garage. Keep it at least 15 feet from any enclosed structure. The odorless carbon monoxide exhaust fumes are deadly.

Report downed trees blocking roadways, damaged traffic signs, and malfunctioning traffic signals to (813) 272-5900, the County's main information line.

To assist Florida residents and business owners, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hillsborough County. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. You do not have to be a Hillsborough County resident to visit the DRC or to receive assistance. The DRC helps Hurricane Ian survivors with applying for federal assistance, disaster loans, updating applications, and learning about other available resources.

SBA Low-interest disaster loans for businesses and private nonprofits

SBA Low-interest disaster loans for businesses and private nonprofits Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Florida following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to Hurricane Ian. Businesses and private nonprofit organizations (such as charities, churches, private universities, etc.) of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 28, 2022.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened a Business Recovery Center (BRC) to provide one-on-one assistance with submitting a disaster loan application for Florida businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian. SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions about the disaster loan program and assist business owners in completing their applications.