Business Continuity & Recovery
About Business Continuity & Recovery
The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce is the designated local business contact for businesses during emergencies in St. Johns County. Follow the Chamber on Facebook, reach out to us directly at 904-829-5681 or email Bob Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org. The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce stands ready to assist you in any way that we can.
For those that will need professional services to help you get back on your feet we've created this quick guide to reach those professionals that may be able to help during your recovery. If you need a specific service not listed in the guide you can search our member directory.
Take the Damage Assessment Survey
Report damages resulting from storms to the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center. Its business damage assessment surveying tool has been activated at https://www.floridadisaster.biz/ Click on Resources, then complete survey at Damage Assessments. This information will be used to determine the needs and level of assistance for impacted businesses. Those damages include economic Injury due to loss of revenue.
Attention Small Business Owners: The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program may be activated by the Governor of Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma. For more info, click here.
This program provides a source of expedient cash flow to Florida small businesses that have been physically and/or economically impacted by this storm.
These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.
Non-Emergency Sheriff's Office
FEMA Disaster Assistance
Florida's 2-1-1 Help Line
Florida Emergency Information Line
State Volunteer and Donations
Additional Contact Info
American Red Cross
Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline
Special Needs Shelter Registration Required:
Pre-Registration (904) 824-5550
St. Johns County Building Services Structural Hotline (904) 827-6836
St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management
The St. Johns County Department of Emergency Management is responsible for the Disaster Preparedness of our County and the Evacuation Assistance Program for our citizens who need assistance in the event of an evacuation. In the event of an actual emergency situation, your knowledge of what to do will be of great benefit to you and your family. For more information regarding emergency management in St. Johns County, please visit https://www.sjcemergencymanagement.com or call (904) 824-5550.
If you want to ensure you and your family are prepared for a disaster, visit https://www.ready.gov/ to get help and ideas on planning for future emergencies.
Long Term Disaster Recovery Loans from SBA for Physical Damage and Economic Injury
For a longer term loan, consider applying for an SBA Loan--The U.S. Small Business Administration max declare businesses and private nonprofit organizations eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory and other business assets. Interest rates are as low as 3.305% for businesses and 2.5% for nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Apply online via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.