Disaster Recovery Centers To Open In Dixie And Jackson Counties

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Release date: 
May 6, 2009
Release Number: 
1831-013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Florida will jointly open two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) at noon on Wednesday, May 6, in Dixie and Jackson counties to help Floridians recover from severe storms and flooding that began March 26. This will bring to 12 the number of DRCs open and serving storm survivors across north Florida.

All 12 DRCs will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, including this Sunday, Mother's Day, until further notice.

DRCs OPENING AT NOON WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009:

DIXIE COUNTY
Old Town United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall
25633 SE Hwy 19
Old Town, FL 32680

JACKSON COUNTY
Agricultural Center
3631 Hwy 90
Marianna, FL 32446

OTHER DRCs CURRENTLY OPEN IN THE 14 DESIGNATED COUNTIES:

CALHOUN COUNTY
Magnolia Volunteer Fire Dept.
21252 NW Magnolia VFD Rd.
Altha, FL 32421

HAMILTON COUNTY
Jasper Civic Center
1129 4th Street NW
Jasper, FL 32052

HOLMES COUNTY
New Hope Volunteer Fire Dept.
1243 Hwy. 179-A
Westville, FL 32464

LAFAYETTE COUNTY
Mayo Community Center
150 SW Community Circle
Mayo, FL 32066

LIBERTY COUNTY
Liberty County Fire Hall
17081 State Rd. 65
Hosford, FL 32334

MADISON COUNTY
Lee First Baptist Church
8157 E. Highway 90
Lee, FL 32059

SUWANNEE COUNTY
Hatch Park Community Center
403 SE Craven St.
Branford,  FL 32088

SUWANNEE COUNTY
Suwannee Emergency Operations Center
617 Ontario Ave. SW, Suite 200
Live Oak, FL 32064

WALTON COUNTY
Walton County Training Bldg.
552 Walton Rd.
De Funiak Springs, FL 32433

WASHINGTON COUNTY
Wausau City Hall
1607 Second Ave.
Wausau, FL 32463

Storm survivors who visit the centers may apply for assistance, check the status of an existing FEMA application and get additional information about resources available to eligible applicants. The centers are staffed with specialists from FEMA, the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a variety of disaster-recovery representatives from local and voluntary agencies. They have access to important resources and can help individuals on the road to recovery.

Counties in which applicants may be eligible for Individual Assistance from FEMA include: Calhoun, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Walton and Washington. Visiting a DRC is not mandatory, but those wishing to do so may go to any center for help. 

It is recommended that homeowners and renters register before visiting a DRC. This can be done online at www.disasterassistance.gov, or by calling FEMA's toll-free registration and Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 800-462-7585 for those with a speech- or hearing-impairment. Multilingual operators are available. Representatives are providing assistance from 7 a.m to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week until further notice.  

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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