On Sunday, October 8, a temporary DisasterRecovery Center (DRC) will open at the Florida Department of Health, 1845Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach. The DRCwill be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM through Wednesday, October 11. The DRC will be available to people who wantto meet in person with a FEMA or SBA representative; however, you do not needto go to the DRC in order to register.
Disaster recovery specialists will beavailable at the DRC to answer questions about FEMA individual assistance andpossibly provide contact information for other programs.
If your primary residence was damaged and youhave insurance, call your insurance company to file an insurance claim as FEMAwill not duplicate assistance for losses covered by insurance. You may still be eligible for assistance fromFEMA for damages not covered by your insurance.
Registering/applying is your first step ingetting disaster assistance. Ifeligible, disaster assistance can pay for uninsured or underinsured homerepairs, temporary housing, personal property and other needs through itsprograms.
You can register/apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or bycalling FEMA toll free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Applicants using 711 or Video Relay Service may also call800-621-3362. Applicants who are deaf,hard of hearing or have a speech disability and a TTY, please call800-462-7585. Multilingual operators areavailable.
The registration/application process takesapproximately 15-20 minutes. Beforecalling, going online, or meeting with a representative at the DRC toregister/apply, having the information below will help to speed up the process:
• Social Security number
• Telephone number where he/ she can bereached
• Address of the damaged property
• Current mailing address
• Brief description of disaster-relateddamages and losses
• Insurance information
• Bank account address and information
Residents with damages are encouraged toregister/apply as soon as possible.
Small Business Administration (SBA)representatives will be available to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loanprogram, help complete applications and accept completed applications. The SBA Customer Service Center is openMonday through Friday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM at 800-659-2955; or, you can visit theSBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.