Disaster Recovery Center
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At FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), individuals can ask questions and receive one-on-one help with their applications including assistance with filing an appeal, submitting additional documentation and speaking with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration about SBA Disaster Loans, which are available to pay for major home repairs or for replacement of personal property lost due to the storm.
DRCs are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and last weekend two more locations opened, which will remain open through Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.
THE NEW LOCATIONS ARE AT:
Broward County Atrium West 7771 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Ste. 235 Sunrise, FL 33351 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.
until 7 p.m.
Homestead (Miami-Dade County) Portofino Plaza 650 NE 22 Terrance Homestead, FL 33033 Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
DRCs are also open in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties at:
Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Bldg. K 11011 SW 104th St.
Miami, FL 33176 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. until further notice.
Carolyn Sims Center 225 NW 12th Ave. Boynton Beach, FL 33435 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. until further notice.
Friday, Nov. 24 is the deadline to register for FEMA/State Disaster Assistance.
The quickest way to apply for federal assistance is online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Survivors may also apply by phone at 1-800-621-3362 (Voice, 711 or VS) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).
Tuesday, Nov. 21 is the deadline for filing Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) with FEMA. State and local governments and certain private non-profit organizations in Florida are eligible to apply for federal assistance for debris removal, emergency services related to the disaster and repairing or replacing damaged public facilities, such as roads, buildings and utilities.
Applicants submit RPAs to the Division of Emergency Management’s Public Assistance portal at www.FloridaPA.org.