Lake and Martin County Disaster Recovery Centers to Close this Week

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Release date: 
October 23, 2008
Release Number: 
1785-073

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) located in Astor and Indiantown will close operations at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

The DRCs are operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Response Team Disaster Teams with other federal, state and voluntary organizations to help those affected by Tropical Storm Fay.

Through Monday the DRCs will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed Sunday.

The Lake County center is located at:
Next to the Sheriff?s substation
55420 Front St.
Astor, FL? 32102

The Martin County center is located at:
15516 SW Osceola St.
Suite A
Indiantown, FL 34956

The centers have been serving homeowners, renters and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Fay. Those who have applied for assistance can stay in touch with recovery specialists by using the FEMA Helpline option at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or the TTY line for the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired at 800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to midnight daily until further notice. On the Web, disaster information remains available 24 hours a day at www.fema.gov. Homeowners, renters and businesses in declared counties should use the same FEMA toll-free lines or Web site to register for FEMA disaster assistance programs.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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