Hurricane Michael Survivors May Now Visit State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Leon County
A disaster recovery center is now open at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist those that experienced damage and loss, resulting from Hurricane Michael.
Representatives from the State of Florida, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other organizations are at the County’s downtown library to explain available assistance programs and help connect survivors with resources that best match their recovery needs.
Homeowners, renters and businesses should register for disaster assistance before visiting a recovery center. To register, go online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or 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.
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. Survivors can view locations by using the FEMA mobile app or by visiting FEMA.gov/DRC.
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).
Survivors may follow these links to access informational videos in American Sign Language:
FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during and after disasters.
For a list of locations where survivors can obtain commodities (water, food, etc.), visit www.floridadisaster.org/info.
For more Hurricane Michael recovery information, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4399.
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 www.Facebook.com/FEMA and www.Facebook.com/FloridaSERT.
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