Earlier this week, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas were hit by Hurricane Idalia, causing damage from storm surge, flooding, and high winds. Recovering from a catastrophic event like this one can feel overwhelming. It’s not always easy to know where to turn for help and what steps to take.
Recovering financially after a natural disaster
The CFPB has put together a guide to handling your finances that includes tips for protecting your finances and recovering or rebuilding afterwards.
Our guide has resources to help you recover, including how to:
- Tackle housing issues
- Protect your finances
- Deal with property damage
- Manage your bills
- Ask your financial companies for help
We recently released a consumer advisory about homeowners insurance problems that homeowners could face as they recover.
Sending financial help to others
If you’re interested in sending help to people impacted by Hurricane Idalia, check our tips for sending financial support to others, including fast facts about mobile apps. You can also refer to our tips for avoiding scams and fraud when you are trying to send help.
Submit a complaint
If you’re having trouble with a financial company that you can’t resolve, you can submit a complaint with the CFPB online or by calling (855) 411-CFPB (2372).