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Wakulla County gets FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

Wakulla County FEMA Disaster Recovery Center
Posted at 6:20 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 18:20:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Earlier this month, Wakulla County residents found out they were eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance after Hurricane Hermine. 

Thursday, FEMA and the Small Business Administration set up a Disaster Recovery Center to help those affected.

The Disaster Recovery Center allows residents to learn about the different types of assistance available, receive help in applying for the aid, and check the status of their application.

Residents can also speak with mitigation experts to get tips on how to rebuild stronger to withstand the weather.

Everyone is encouraged to register with FEMA and come out to the Disaster Recovery Center to speak with these representatives. 

"If you wait until that deadline has come and gone, and then discover that the damage you had is greater than you thought you could be able to handle on your own, it's too late. We can't help you. So, yes, if you think you were damaged, apply now," says Jack Heesch, the FEMA Public Affairs Officer.

The Disaster Recovery Center will be open Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.

Residents have until November 28th to register and apply for assistance from FEMA.