BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County residents who suffered damages related to Hurricane Ian will soon be able to visit a Disaster Recovery Center in Titusville to get more information about assistance.
The center opened Friday morning at the Cuyler Community Building in Titusville at 2331 Harry T. Moore Ave.
Brevard County officials said in an update Sunday that the center will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency said more than 5,000 people in Brevard County have applied for financial help so far.
FEMA’s Central Florida spokeswoman Jann Tracey said north Brevard was the hardest hit area in the county, mostly from flooding.
“We placed the Disaster Recovery Center as close to the area that had the most damage to make it as convenient as possible for people who had damage to their homes,” Tracey said.
Lorene Fishmon said she had no problem filling out her application and submitting her paperwork.
The Titusville resident said she was familiar with the process because five years ago FEMA helped her after Hurricane Irma.
While she waits to hear back now, Fishmon said she can no longer stay in her damaged apartment.
“So that’s my journey now—to find another place to live,” the storm victim said. “I’ve still got my life so I can’t complain about that. I can replace all the material things but I can’t replace my life,” she added.
Representatives from FEMA and the Small Business Administration will be available to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans, according to Brevard County Emergency Management.
Victims visiting the center for help should have the following information to apply for assistance.
- Contact information (phone number, mailing address, social security number)
- Household income
- Address of damaged home or apartment
- Description of damage/lost items
- Photos of damaged home and belongings
- Information about insurance coverage
- Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds
Help will also be available via the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
In a release, the department stated that hurricane survivors should register with FEMA before visiting the center. To register, click here.
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