Disaster recovery center opening in Hamilton County

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 17, 2018

JASPER, Fla. (WCTV) -- A disaster recovery center will open for one week in Hamilton County beginning Wednesday, January 17.

The disaster recovery center will offer in-person support from specialists with FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of Florida.

People may apply with FEMA, inquire about their applications, learn about the appeals process or update their status.

The center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Wednesday, January 24. It will be closed on Sunday.

The disaster recovery center is located at:

County Courthouse Annex
1153 NW US Highway 41
Jasper, FL 32052

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 12, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (WCTV) -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Hamilton County may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma.

To be eligible for federal aid under FEMA's Individual Assistance Program, storm damage losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Irma between September 4 and October 18, 2017.

Hamilton County residents or those who suffered losses in Hamilton County should register with FEMA as soon as possible.

For those who need to register, they can do so:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • The FEMA Mobile App
  • By Calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585.

    Assistance for eligible survivors can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and for other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs.

    Hamilton County residents should contact their insurance company to file an insurance claim. FEMA does not duplicate insurance payments. However, survivors may still receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.

    For more information on Hurricane Irma and Florida recovery, click here.

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