FEMA Disaster Recovery Center In Palm Coast Serves Hundreds Of Residents

By on October 20, 2017 in WNDB News

Palm Coast, FL – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center at the main library in Palm Coast served hundreds of residents in need of assistance in the first two days it opened.

“There has been a very good turnout,” Janet Nickels, Flagler County Human Services Program Manager says. The center opened up at Flagler County Library Main Palm Coast Branch on Tuesday, October 17. FEMA served 77 people on Tuesday and another 85 at the center on Wednesday. Flagler County Social Services interviewed 62 residents on Tuesday and another 76 on Wednesday.

“It was a very humbling experience to work at the recovery center,” Flagler County Budget Manager Tammy Patten explains. “It was heartbreaking to hear the stories from our residents, our neighbors, who still need so much help more than a month after the storm. I was one of the lucky ones because I had nothing happen to my home. Having the opportunity to help some people at the library really put it all into perspective.”

The Disaster Recovery Center will be open from 8 AM to 8 PM. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 20-22. Anyone who needs assistance with FEMA registration for disaster claims, mucking, roof tarping, or other general questions regarding disaster assistance are encouraged to come to the Disaster Recovery Center at the Flagler County Library Main Palm Coast Branch. The library is located at the intersection of Belle Terre Parkway and Palm Coast Parkway NW.

There will be in-person support for individuals and small business owners. Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available to provide assistance to anyone filling out their applications or updating their status.

Other participating Agencies include SHIP (State Housing Initiative Partnership), SNAP formerly the Food Stamps Program), Flagler Volunteer Services, and an insurance representative to answer general homeowner insurance questions.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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