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Hamilton County's Hurricane Irma survivors offered resources

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Posted at 4:50 AM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 05:25:17-05

HAMILTON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Hamilton County to assist Hurricane Irma survivors until Wednesday, Jan. 24. It opened Jan. 17.

Additionally, Hamilton County survivors of Hurricane Irma should note that to apply for disaster assistance they need to do so by phone before registration ends March 10.

Survivors should call the Federal Emergency Management Agency Helpline at 800-621-3362 for voice, 711 and Video Relay Service (VRS). If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585.

Help is available in many languages. Helpline numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST, seven days a week.

The Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The center will be closed Sunday.

The DRC is at the County Courthouse Annex, 1153 NW US Highway 41 in Jasper, FL 32052. The center has phones.

Recovery specialists from various agencies will be there, including FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of Florida. The specialists will be available to provide assistance to survivors who want to apply with FEMA, inquire about their applications, learn about the appeals process or update their status.

Survivors who previously applied for FEMA assistance do not need to register again, but are welcome to visit the center if they have questions about their recovery.

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