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Disaster Recovery Center in Port St. Joe Will Close Jan. 12

Release date: 
January 11, 2019
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL NR 076

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State/FEMA disaster recovery center in Port St. Joe will close permanently at 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 12, but help is still available.

Many of the same services are also available by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

The center in Wewahitchka remains open and available to provide information and guidance for Hurricane Michael survivors in their recovery. Five other centers are also available.

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

To locate the nearest disaster recovery center go to or call the helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice/711/VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.


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

For a list of resources available to individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Michael, visit

For more Hurricane Michael recovery information, visit

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Last Updated: 
January 11, 2019 - 08:03