A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened Sunday October 1 in Islamorada to help Florida storm survivors. Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the State, are available to provide assistance to anyone with filling out applications or updating their status. Voluntary organizations are available and offer a variety of services to help survivors recover.

The DRC is at the Islamorada Fire Station – Second Floor, Emergency Operations Center 81850 Overseas Highway. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice

Additionally, Monroe County survivors can visit the DRC located in Big Pine Key at 31009 Atlantis Drive and at the Key West Fire Station #2 616 Simonton Street . The registration process is the first step in recovery and requires information such as insurance policies, and bank information for possible direct transfer of funds. Survivors are encouraged to register before visiting a DRC.

For more complete information about filing for FEMA assistance and if you require special assistance, refer to the complete press release: DRC Open in Islamorada for Florida Survivors

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