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Disaster relief and recovery centers across the First Coast
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Disaster relief and recovery centers across the First Coast

Disaster relief and recovery centers across the First Coast
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Disaster relief and recovery centers across the First Coast

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

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.

A Mobile Registration Intake Center has been set up by Matthew’s Restaurant in San Marco. At an MRIC, you can inquire about the status of your application for individual assistance or register for individual assistance. This is difference from a Disaster Recovery Center, because it does not also feature other partner agencies, including non-profits, on site. There is no set time frame for how long the MRIC will be open.

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.

CLAY COUNTY

Recovery Center

A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is opening Sunday at 1:30PM, at the Clay County Fairgrounds, building 3- 2497 State Road 16, Green Cove Springs. This center is open from 8AM to 8PM every day beginning Monday, September 25th, through Friday, September 29th, offering you in person support and assistance for both individuals and businesses. That includes helping you register for federal disaster assistance, applying for Small Business Administration loans, giving you updates on your specific case, processing appeals, and connecting you with state program information.

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 
-Tuesday, Sept. 19, Fleming Island Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32003 
-Wednesday, Sept. 20 – FEMA Team will be canvasing the area for additional impacted areas 
-Thursday, Sept. 21, Supervisor of Elections Office, 500 N Orange Ave, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Hurricane Irma  Resource Recovery Event

Friday, September 22, 4-7PM at Middleburg Civic Association at 2102 Palmetto St, Middleburg. Representatives from the following agencies will attend:

• FEMA - answer questions on the registration process 
• Clay County Board of County Commissioners 
• Clay County Building Department – Permitting and processes to get back in my home 
• Clay County Health Department – speaking on well testing, mold exposure, special needs 
• University of Florida’s IFAS – mosquito control, etc. 
• Clay Safety Net – Unmet needs 
• Northeast Florida Builders Association – working with licensed contractors, what to do with mold, etc. 
• Small Business Development Center – working with small businesses to recover

ST. JOHNS COUNTY

Recovery Center

A Disaster Recovery Center will operate at the St. Johns Wind Mitigation Building at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive 8AM to 8PM seven days a week. 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

Baker County

Workshops

Florida Senator Bill Nelson’s staff will be in Baker County Wednesday 9/20 to help people register with FEMA. The event will take place from 2-4PM at the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny.

Nassau County

Resources

Friday, September 22- Disaster Survival Assistance Teams will be arriving in Nassau County. The teams will be doing door-to-door canvassing of areas affected by Hurricane Irma, and Nassau County Emergency Management will post information on the specific areas as that is available. They will provide information directly to survivors on how to register for FEMA disaster aid and other things. These DSAT members will have identification. If you are not sure if the person who contacts you is a legitimate DSAT representative, you can call the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 904-225-5174.


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