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Posted on: October 10, 2017

FEMA to Host Disaster Assistance Service Day in Fort Myers on October 12

FEMA Mobile DRC

(Fort Myers, FL – October 10, 2017).  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a Disaster Assistance Service Day in the City of Fort Myers on Thursday, Oct. 12.  Hurricane Irma survivors are invited to seek assistance at a FEMA a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center, which will be located outside the Fort Myers Dream Center (3637 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,). It will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for one day only.

Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) allow disaster recovery officials to maximize their reach to as many affected areas and survivors as possible. They offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available to provide assistance with applications and status updates.  Assistance will be available in English, Spanish, and Creole.

The FEMA registration process requires registrants to provide a social security number, contact information, financial information, banking account numbers, and insurance policy information. Survivors with phone or internet access are encouraged to register before visiting the MDRC by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is not required before visiting an MDRC.

Additional MDRCs may be announced in the near future. Hurricane Irma survivors are encouraged to visit the FEMA website to locate a center.  Any additional MDRCs within Fort Myers City Limits will also be announced on the City’s website.


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