Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Open Memorial Day

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Release date: 
May 23, 2014
Release Number: 
011

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Disaster recovery centers will remain open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, to assist survivors of the recent severe storms and flooding in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties.

Operating hours of the centers are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice.

Center locations are:

Escambia County

Brownsville Community Center

3100 W. DeSoto St.

Pensacola, FL 32505

 

Okaloosa County

Senior Centerview Parks & Recreation

205 Stillwell Blvd.

Crestview, FL 32536

                                     

Santa Rosa County

Gulf Breeze Recreation Center

800 Shoreline Drive

Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

 

Pensacola State College

Building 4000

Milton Campus

5988 Highway 90 W

Milton, FL 32583

 

Walton County

Community Church of Santa Rosa Beach

3524 US 98

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Specialists from the State Emergency Response Team, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions. Survivors will be able to:

  • Discuss their individual disaster-related needs;
  • Submit any additional documentation needed, such as occupancy or ownership verification documents and letters from insurance companies;
  • Find out the status of their application;
  • Obtain information about different types of state and federal assistance;
  • Get help from SBA specialists in completing low-interest disaster loan applications for homeowners, renters and business owners;
  • Receive referrals to the American Red Cross and other voluntary organizations to help with immediate disaster-related needs.

If possible, before visiting a center, survivors should register with FEMA. This can be done by registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone at m.fema.gov or by phone at  800-621-3362. Survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability can call (TTY) 800-462-7585.

Disaster assistance may include money to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs. Low-interest SBA disaster loans also may be available to homeowners, renters and business owners for losses not covered by insurance or other sources.

Last Updated: 
May 23, 2014 - 15:07
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