10/12/17: Disaster Recovery Center Set to Open

Posted on: 10/6/2017 12:25:04 PM

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (October 6, 2017)—Seminole County Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to assist individuals impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The DRC is tentatively scheduled to open Thursday, October 12. 

SERVICES OFFERED:
• FEMA Assistance
• Operation Blue Roof (US Army Corps of Engineers)
• Free Legal Advice (Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society)
• Low-Interest Loans for Homeowners and Businesses (Small Business Administration)
• Crisis Counseling (STEPS- Specialized Treatment, Education and Prevention Services)
• Tax Services (Internal Revenue Service)
• Disaster Unemployment Assistance (CareerSource Central Florida)
• Veterans Affairs (Seminole County Community Services)
• Community Services (Seminole County Community Services)
• Disaster Community Development Block Grants (Seminole County Community Services)
• Rental Assistance (Seminole County Community Services)
• Plus, Additional Assistance Program Information

LOCATION:
• Seminole County Central Branch Library
• 215 Oxford Road, Casselberry

HOURS OF OPERATION:
• Thursday, October 12 2017, 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
• Beginning Friday, October 13 2017, daily, 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The US Army Corps of Engineers Operation Blue Roof and FEMA Application Assistance Center will remain open daily, 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., until the Disaster Recovery Center officially opens. A separate location will offer Florida Department of Children and Families Food For Florida Disaster SNAP benefits at Orlando Live Events (Jai Alai, 6405 S US Highway 17 92, Casselberry, FL 32730) from October 21 through October 27, 2017.  For more information, please call the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management at 407-665-5102.



Media Contact:
County Manager's Office
1101 East First Street
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: (407) 665-7212
Fax: (407) 665-7958
 
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