BRANDON — Disaster Recovery Centers for Hurricane Ian survivors have reopened after temporarily closing last week for severe weather. Centers are designed to help disaster survivors jumpstart their recovery from Hurricane Ian.
Most centers are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sundays, unless otherwise noted.
• GLADES COUNTY: Glades County Health Department, 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, FL 33471
• HIGHLANDS COUNTY: Highlands County Extension Office, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875
• OKEECHOBEE COUNTY: Okeechobee County Library, 206 SW 16th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974
Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday
It is not necessary to visit a center to apply for FEMA assistance. Survivors can go online to disasterassistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA Helpline at 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.
Survivors who sustained damage from Hurricane Nicole should contact their insurance company, take pictures of the damage, begin clean up, and save receipts. Visit floridadisaster.org/info/nicole/ for updated response and recovery information.