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Disaster relief and recovery centers across the first coast

 

Date: September 15, 2017
Source: News 104.5 WOKV
Author:  Stephanie Brown

 

Many First Coast counties are hosting workshops to get you one-on-one assistance in applying for FEMA assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Some of the counties will announce more workshop days in the future as well.

If you do not need assistance in person, you can go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.

Get help: How to register through FEMA

DUVAL COUNTY

Workshops

Saturday, September 16: Council Members Katrina Brown, Reggie Gaffney, & Reggie Brown are hosting Hurricane Disaster Relief Assistance from 10AM to 2PM at the Bradham-Brooks Library, 1755 Edgewood Avenue W. You will get assistance registering for FEMA benefits. You should have information available regarding your Social Security number, address of the damaged home or apartment, description of the damage, information about insurance coverage, telephone number, mailing address, and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit.

Saturday, September 16: Council Member Joyce Morgan, the Arlington 20/20 initiative, churches and other community partners will provide hurricane relief assistance from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Town and Country Shopping Center on University Boulevard at the Arlington Expressway. Relief supplies (water, ice, cleaning supplies, household items, etc.) will be available, along with volunteer assistance with yard cleanups and information about disaster recovery resources.

Tuesday, September 19th:8:00am to 6:00pm, at the Prime Osborne Convention Center on 1000 Water Street. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, in partnership with Senator Marco Rubio, is holding insurance villages and disaster recovery centers.

In addition to Senator Marco Rubio’s staff and those participating from the Department of Financial Services, the following companies, non-profit organizations, and federal and state agencies have confirmed:

• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

• American Red Cross

• Florida SBDC Network

• U.S. Small Business Administration

• Florida Departments of Children and Families and Economic Opportunity

• First Data Corporation

• Anheuser-Busch Companies

• CareerSource Florida

• ElderSource

• United Way of Florida

• The Salvation Army

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the opening of a Business Recovery Centers (BRC) in Duval County, to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma.SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The Center will operate until further notice from 9AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday at Beaver Street Enterprise Center, 728 Blanche St, Bldg 2.

CLAY COUNTY

Workshops

FEMA representatives will be available to assist Clay County residents from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the following dates/locations. You should bring information about your social security number, the name of your insurance company, description of damage, income and other financial information, and contact information. The Salvation Army will be providing meals on site.

• Saturday, Sept. 16, Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073

• Sunday, Sept. 17, Keystone Heights City Hall, 555 S Lawrence Blvd, Keystone Heights, FL 32656

• Monday, Sept. 18, FEMA Team will be canvasing the area for additional impacted areas

ST. JOHNS COUNTY

Recovery Center

A Disaster Recovery Center will operate at the St. Johns Wind Mitigation Building at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive 9AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 16th. The Center will be open for the immediate future.

This will serve as a one-stop-shop for anyone seeking one-on-one help, including access to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, DEMA, the US Small Business Administration, and other state agencies. You can get more information from the Emergency Operations Center hotline at 904-824-5550.

Workshops

Monday, September 18th:St. Johns County and Senator Marco Rubio are hosting a Disaster Recovery Center event for residents affected by Hurricane Irma from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View. Representatives from FEMA, insurance agencies, and other state, federal, and local entities will be available to answer questions and provide needed hurricane recovery assistance and information. For more information regarding Hurricane Irma recovery and response, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane or call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550.

In addition to Senator Marco Rubio’s staff and those participating from the Department of Financial Services, the following companies, non-profit organizations, and federal and state agencies have confirmed:

• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

• American Red Cross

• Florida SBDC Network

• U.S. Small Business Administration

• Florida Departments of Children and Families and Economic Opportunity

• First Data Corporation

• Anheuser-Busch Companies

• CareerSource Florida

• ElderSource

• United Way of Florida

• The Salvation Army