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Survivors May Now Visit State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Holmes County

Release date: 
October 23, 2018
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL NR 016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center is now open in Bonifay in Holmes County.


Florida Division of Emergency Management and FEMA will open additional centers in affected counties in the coming days. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties designated in the Florida federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael.


Representatives from the State of Florida, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other organizations are at the centers to explain available assistance programs and help connect survivors with resources that best match their recovery needs.


The center is located at:

AG Center

1173 E Hwy 90

Bonifay, FL  32425


Sunday through Saturday, 8am to 7pm local time


Other centers will soon be open in affected areas. Survivors can view locations by using the FEMA mobile app or by visiting


Homeowners, renters and businesses should register for disaster assistance before visiting a recovery center. There are several ways to register:


  • Go online to;
  • Call 800-621-3362 (voice/711/VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available.

All recovery centers are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology equipment, such as amplified phones and listening devices for people with hearing loss and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available. In-person American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are available by request. (If possible, please allow 24 hours to schedule an interpreter). The centers also have accessible parking, ramps and restrooms.


Survivors may follow these links to access informational videos in American Sign Language:


Florida homeowners, renters and business owners in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington Counties may apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Michael.




FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.


For a list of locations where survivors can obtain commodities (water, food, etc.), visit


For more Hurricane Michael recovery information, visit


Follow FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Twitter at @FEMARegion4 and @FLSERT. You may also visit FEMA and the Division’s Facebook pages at and


Last Updated: 
October 23, 2018 - 08:43