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

Release date: 
October 31, 2018
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL NR 029

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center is now open in Callaway in Bay 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:

John B. Gore Park

520 Beulah Avenue

Callaway, FL  32404

 

Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Sunday through Saturday

 

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

 

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

 

  • Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov;
  • 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 for accessible information videos in text, voice and ASL:

 

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.

 

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Last Updated: 
October 31, 2018 - 16:55