May 15, 2009
FEMA Media Contact: 866-993-0143
State Media Contact: 850-413-9883
FOR FLORIDA COUNTIES
FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN LEVY COUNTY
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by the state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open at noon on Friday, May 15, in Levy County. Those who suffered uninsured and underinsured losses due to storms and flooding between March 26 and May 5 are urged to visit the center where they may meet disaster recovery specialists to help in their recovery. DRCs are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
DRC OPENING AT NOON FRIDAY, MAY 15:
Fowler Bluff Volunteer Fire Rescue
4591 Northwest County Road 347
Fowler Bluff, FL 32629
It is not mandatory to go to a DRC, but storm survivors who visit the centers may apply for assistance, check the status of an existing FEMA application and get additional information about resources available to eligible applicants. The centers are staffed with specialists from FEMA, the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a variety of disaster-recovery representatives from local and volunteer agencies. They have access to important resources and can help individuals on the road to recovery.