Disaster Recovery Centers open

Posted 10/21/22

The State of Florida and FEMA have opened two additional Disaster Recovery Centers...

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Disaster Recovery Centers open

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TALLAHASSEE – The State of Florida and FEMA have opened two additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Brevard and Okeechobee counties.

BREVARD COUNTY
Cuyler Park Community Center, 2329 Harry T. Moore Ave., Mims, FL 32754
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Okeechobee County Library, 206 SW 16th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Disaster Recovery Centers provide disaster survivors with information from Florida state agencies, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications and learn about other resources available.

Other centers are operating in the following locations, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week unless otherwise noted.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY
Tringali Rec Center, 3450 N Access Road, Englewood, FL 34224
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

COLLIER COUNTY
Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, Naples, FL 34109

DESOTO COUNTY
DeSoto Library: 125 N Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia, Fl 34266

Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

HARDEE COUNTY
Wauchula Civic Center, 515 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula, FL 33873

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Highlands County Extension Office, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875

LAKE COUNTY
First Baptist Church of Astor Lake County, 24731 Ann St., Astor, FL 32102

LEE COUNTY
Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LEE COUNTY
Fort Myers DMS Building, 2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ORANGE COUNTY
Barnett Park, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808

OSCEOLA COUNTY

Hart Memorial Central Library, 211 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741

POLK COUNTY
W.H. Stuart Center, 1702 S. Holland Pkwy., Bartow, FL 33830

SARASOTA COUNTY
Shannon Staub Public Library, 4675 Career Lane, North Port, FL 34289

SEMINOLE COUNTY
Seminole State College - Barbara Miller Automotive Center, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773

ST. JOHNS COUNTY
Wind Mitigation Building, 3111 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092

VOLUSIA COUNTY
Volusia County Health Department, 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

It is not necessary to visit a center to apply. Survivors can go online to disasterassistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video about how to apply visit: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube.

Interpretation services and translated materials are available at these centers to help you communicate in the language with which you feel most comfortable. Disaster Recovery Center locations are chosen for their accessibility, with the goal of reaching as many people as possible.

In addition to the centers, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams are canvassing neighborhoods in areas impacted by Hurricane Ian to help residents apply for FEMA assistance and answer questions about federal assistance. DSA teams wear FEMA attire and have federal photo identification badges. There is no charge for service.

FEMA Individual Assistance can help with temporary lodging expenses, basic home repairs and other essential disaster-related needs.

For more information about Hurricane Ian recovery in Florida, visit fema.gov/disaster/4673 and floridadisaster.org/. Follow us on Twitter: @FLSERT and @FEMARegion4.

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