|Date:||September 17, 2017|
Insurance companies, as well as state, local and federal agencies, will be at locations in Naples and Fort Myers this week to answer questions about relief efforts, insurance, repairs and related concerns in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
The comprehensive disaster recovery centers and insurance villages will be open in Naples from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at New Hope Ministries Event Center, 7675 Davis Blvd., and in FortMyers from, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. onThursday atLee County Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road South inLehigh Acres.
The centers are being sponsored byJimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer of Florida, in partnership with Senator Marco Rubio.
Local, state and federal partners will be in attendance to offer Floridians a wide array of relief assistance in one centralized location. Insurance expertswill be on hand to answer insurance-related questions and concerns.
Buckingham Airfield in Lehigh Acres is one of three large hubs statewide for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.(Photo: Seth Soffian/The News-Press)
There will also be insurance companies with policies in the impacted areas on site to help file post-storm claims.
Alsoparticipating will be: FEMA, America 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 officer of State Rep. Heather Fitzhagen also offered tipsfor consumers currently navigating the insurance claims process:
The state Insurance Consumer Helpline (877-693-5236) is available from 8a.m. to 5p.m. to answer all insurance-related questions for Floridians and businesses and we would recommend policy holder’s visit the state Hurricane Irma Insurance Resources website to find more information: www.myfloridacfo.com/division/Consumers/HurricaneIrma.htm.
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