Disaster Recovery Centers Change Schedule

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Release date: 
August 2, 2012
Release Number: 
4068-042

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Debby disaster recovery centers in five counties will be closed on Sundays beginning Aug. 5, but will continue full service Monday through Saturday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following centers:

Pasco County
Trouble Creek Square (shopping center)
4444 Grand Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Suwannee County
Suwannee Coliseum Exhibition No. 2
1302 11th St. SW
Live Oak, FL 32064

Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U. S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will be 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 for assistance in one of the following ways:

  • By calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). Help is available in most languages, and lines are open7 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 www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • By tablet or smartphone using the FEMA app or m.fema.gov.

For more information on Florida’s disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov or www.floridadisaster.org. On Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/FloridaSERT. To receive Twitter updates: www.twitter.com/FLSERT or www.twitter.com/femaregion4.

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.

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.

Last Updated: 
September 18, 2012 - 15:29
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