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Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Highlands and Lake Counties

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Release Date:
octobre 14, 2022

TALLAHASSEE – The State of Florida and FEMA have opened two additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Highlands and Lake Counties.

Centers are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Disaster Recovery Centers provide disaster survivors with information from Florida state agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications and learn about other resources available.

New Disaster Recovery Centers


Highlands County Extension Office, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875


First Baptist Church of Astor Lake County, 24731 Ann St., Astor FL 32102


Other Disaster Recovery Centers

Other centers are operating in the following locations, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week unless otherwise noted.


Home Depot, 12621 S McCall Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33981


Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, Naples, 34109


Wauchula Civic Center, 515 Civic Center Dr., Wauchula, FL 33873


Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Fort Myers DMS Building, 2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Barnett Park, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808


Hart Memorial Central Library, 211 E. Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741


W.H. Stuart Center, 1702 S. Holland Pkwy, Bartow, FL 33830


Shannon Staub Public Library, 4675 Career Lane, North Port, FL 34289


Seminole State College - Barbara Miller Automotive Center, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773


Volusia County Health Department, 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32117


It is not necessary to visit a center to apply. Survivors can go online to, use the FEMA mobile app or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video about how to register visit: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube.

Interpretation services and translated materials are available at these centers to help you communicate in the language with which you feel most comfortable. Disaster Recovery Center locations are chosen for their accessibility, with the goal of reaching as many people as possible.


In addition to the centers, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams are canvassing neighborhoods in areas impacted by Hurricane Ian to help residents apply for FEMA assistance and answer questions about federal assistance. DSA teams wear FEMA attire and have federal photo identification badges. There is no charge for service.


FEMA Individual Assistance can help with temporary lodging expenses, basic home repairs and other essential disaster-related needs.