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Disaster Recovery Centers Coming to Taylor and Wakulla Counties

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 15:40:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A FEMA/state disaster recovery center is opening in two counties who were recently approved for federal aid.

Wakulla and Taylor counties, both of which were approved for federal aid by FEMA on Nov. 3, will both get a disaster recovery center (DRC). The centers are designed to bring information about state and federal assistance so residents can get the help they need.

The DRC's will have representatives from FEMA, Florida Division of Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) there to help residents learn about the kinds of assistance available, learn about the appeals process, and get updates regarding their application status.

The DRC is Taylor County will open at the Steinhatchee Community Center from Nov. 14 through Nov. 16. The center will open at 9 a.m. on those days, and close at 6 p.m.

In Wakulla County, the DRC will be open at the Wakulla County Recreation Department from Nov. 17 through Nov. 19. On those days, the center will open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

Many services offered at DRCs are also available by calling the FEMA helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Survivors with questions regarding the application or the appeals process, or who need to register for assistance, may also visit online.