Hurricane Idalia hit Florida’s Gulf Coast as a Category 3 hurricane on August 30, 2023, causing flooding, power outages, and widespread damage in parts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. The storm also spawned tornadoes in the Carolinas.
If you are a craft artist or artisan affected by a hurricane or severe storm, please visit our recovery resources and submit an inquiry for our Emergency Relief program. We are here for you and can help guide you through the application process.
Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists
- Assessing Potential Hazards
- Unsafe Building Conditions to Look Out For
- Salvage DOs + DON’Ts
- Save Your Family Treasures from FEMA
- Staying Safe During Cleanup
- Stopping a Mold Outbreak After Water Damage
- NCAPER Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief
- Protect your Art Studio from Power Outages
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides confidential, multilingual crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including COVID-19. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to reach a trained counselor 24/7, 365-days-a-year.
Please be safe, and let us know if we can do anything to help.
Finally, for those who are able to, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. Your support directly supports craft artists in the aftermath of emergencies and disasters.