Tropical Storm Debby Disaster Recovery Centers Have New Sunday Operating Hours

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July 18, 2012
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — All disaster recovery centers open in Florida to assist Tropical Storm Debby survivors will have new Sunday operating hours beginning Sunday, July 22. The centers will now open at noon and close at 6 p.m. on Sundays. Hours will remain 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U. S. Small Business Administration and other agencies are at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

If possible, before going to a disaster recovery center, people with storm or flooding losses should register with FEMA. There are three ways to apply:

  • By calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Help is available in most languages, and lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585.
  • Online at
  • By tablet or smartphone using the FEMA app or

Anyone who sustained damage in any of the 22 Florida counties designated for federal individual disaster assistance can visit any disaster recovery center. Find the nearest center by either calling 800-621-FEMA or visiting

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property loss and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Low-interest disaster loans from the SBA are also available to help with residential and business losses not covered by insurance. Survivors and businesses may apply online at SBA’s secure website; or obtain information on SBA disaster loan applications by calling 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people who are deaf or hard of hearing) or online at

Disaster recovery center locations are as follows:

Baker County

Apartment No. 1 (across the street from Christian Fellowship Temple)

337 N. 7th St.

Macclenny, FL 32063

Bradford County

(open through Saturday, July 21)

Bradford County Senior Center

1805 N. Temple Ave.

Starke, FL 32091


Clay County

(open through Saturday, July 21)

Clay County Fairgrounds, Exhibition No. 1

2497 State Road 16 W.

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043


Columbia County

Westfield Shopping Center

484 SW Commerce Drive

Lake City, FL 32055



Duval County

Johnnie Walker Community Center

2500 W. 20th St.

Jacksonville, FL 32209


Franklin County

Franklin Community Service Center

(old Apalachicola High School)

192 14th St.

Apalachicola, FL 32320


Hernando County

Hernando County Mining

Association/Enrichment Center

800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd.

Brooksville, FL 34601


Highlands County

(open through Saturday, July 21)

Highlands Agricultural Center

4509 George Blvd.

Sebring, FL 33875

Manatee County

Manatee County Convention Center

1 Haben Blvd.

Palmetto, FL 34221



Nassau County

Nassau County Emergency Operations Center

(across the street from Nassau County Courthouse)

77150 Citizens Circle

Yulee, FL 32097


Pasco County

Trouble Creek Square (shopping center)

4444 Grand Blvd.

New Port Richey, FL 34652


Pinellas County

Park Station, Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce

5851 Park Blvd.

Pinellas Park, FL 33781



Suwannee County

Suwannee Coliseum, Exhibition No. 2

1302 11th St. SW

Live Oak, FL 32064



Wakulla County

Wakulla Agricultural Center

84 Cedar Ave.

Crawfordville, FL 32327



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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585 directly; if you use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621-3362.

FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

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July 19, 2012 - 20:31
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