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Disaster recovery center to open in Jacksonville

Center available 2 days to help disaster assistance

A blown down tree on Scott Mill Road.
A blown down tree on Scott Mill Road.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A disaster recovery center will be available for two days in Jacksonville to help Hurricane Matthew survivors with disaster assistance registration and answer questions on storm recovery. The registration deadline for damages is Dec. 16.

The center will be available Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bob Hayes Sports Complex and Legends Center.

Disaster recovery centers are staffed with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Division of Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

You can receive help with registering for disaster assistance, learn about the appeals process and obtain an update regarding your application at the center.

Many services offered at centers are also available by calling the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish). The toll-free lines are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. until further notice. Survivors with questions regarding the application or the appeals process, or who need to register for assistance, may also visit online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

Floridians who already registered for disaster assistance with FEMA are encouraged to stay in touch.

If addresses or phone numbers have changed, they should be updated with FEMA as soon as possible. Missing or erroneous information could result in delays in getting a home inspection or receiving assistance.

For more information about low-interest SBA disaster assistance loans, call SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339), email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster.

Applicants may also apply online using the electronic loan application via SBA’s secure website.

Click here for more information on Florida’s disaster recovery.