When damage occurs from an event such as a hurricane, tornado or severe weather outbreak, information is gathered by the Office of Emergency Management from a variety of sources to determine the magnitude of damage. This includes information from local governments, county departments and agencies, public safety entities and telephone reports that are made directly to the Office. This webbased damage reporting page is another mechanism for the public to report damage within Lake County 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
While this page is primarily geared towards assessing damage to structures, other damage information can be submitted by responding to the appropriate questions.
Please fill out the Damage Report Form as completely as possible. This will help Lake County staff determine eligibility for the county to receive state and federal assistance and to assess citizen needs.
Disclaimer: Reports submitted via this page ARE NOT constantly monitored and are checked on a periodic basis.
If you are in an emergency situation that requires immediate attention to protect your life and/or property, please dial 9-1-1, as appropriate. You may contact the Office of Emergency Management directly at 352-343-9420 if you need to follow up on a report that has been submitted.
In no way does this form guarantee funding or assistance will be provided to you. County staff may contact you to ask questions or to follow up for more information. If an incident receives a Presidential disaster declaration, you may be asked to fill out required paperwork from assisting agencies, should you request assistance from them.