Florida - For those whose homes or businesses were damaged by Hurricane Matthew, the deadline to register for assistance from FEMA is Friday, December 16 - the same day that Disaster Recovery Centers in Volusia and Flagler Counties are scheduled to close.
Many people have already registered, either by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or online at DisasterAssistance.gov, and received assistance. Only 1 registration is needed per household/business and each is handled on a case by case business.
"So far FEMA has provided more than $16 million in grants to individual homeowners and renters for basic home repairs, temporary rental assistance, and other needs not covered by insurance," said John Mills, spokesman for FEMA. "Of that more than $16 million, about $5.1 million has been provided to residents of Volusia County, and about $1.1 million has been provided to residents of Flagler County."
A lot of people have been taking advantage of the temporary disaster recovery centers that have been set up in Volusia and Flagler Counties, but they're closing on Friday. The Volusia County location is at the Department of Health building at 1845 Holsonback Dr in Daytona Beach. More than 1,400 people have already visited that recovery center. The Flagler County recovery center is at the public library in Palm Coast at 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. More than 1,000 people have already visited that center.
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