Holmes And Washington Counties' Disaster Recovery Centers Closing; Helpline Available

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Release date: 
May 7, 2009
Release Number: 
1831-015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Holmes and Washington counties will close at 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 9.

It’s not mandatory to go to a DRC, but survivors of the storms that began March 26 may visit any of the 10 DRCs remaining, or call FEMA’s toll-free registration and Helpline to discuss the status of their FEMA application. Call FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 for those with a speech- or hearing-impairment. Representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.  

The remaining 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 CLOSING AT 6 P.M. SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2009:

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

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

DRCs THAT REMAIN OPEN IN THE 14 DESIGNATED COUNTIES:

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

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

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

JACKSON COUNTY
Agricultural Center
3631 Hwy. 90
Marianna, FL 32446

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

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.

The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and certain private non-profit organizations. These loans are to repair or replace homes, businesses and personal property not covered by insurance and damaged by the severe storms in Florida. 

SBA representatives will be on hand at the DRCs to meet with individuals and business owners to answer any questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, help them complete their SBA disaster loan application and accept completed applications.  Anyone not able to go to a DRC should call the SBA Customer Service Center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT Saturday. Information and assistance can also be found online at www.sba.gov, or by calling toll-free at 800-659-2955.

Those affected by the disaster may apply for disaster loans from SBA’s W...

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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