Posted November 4, 2022 | 6:03 PM
Site provides post-hurricane assistance for Florida residents
Tropical Storm Nicole Update for Disaster Recovery Centers
FEMA is closing Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) due to the threat of Tropical Storm Nicole. The DRCs will close on Nov. 8, 2022. They will reopen on Nov. 12 at 1 PM, pending inspection of the facilities to determine if there is any damage.
Lingering property damage or contractor fraud after Hurricane Ian? These are just two of many challenges residents face in the storm’s wake.
To assist Florida residents and business owners, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hillsborough County. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including Saturday and Sunday. You do not have to be a Hillsborough County resident to visit the DRC or to receive assistance.
The DRC helps Hurricane Ian survivors with applying for federal assistance, disaster loans, updating applications, and learning about other available resources.
Disaster Recovery Center
Hillsborough Community College at the Regent
6437 Watson Rd.
Riverview, FL 33578
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
In addition to help with applying for assistance, the DRC has information about a variety of state agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
For additional information on available disaster recovery assistance, please visit the links below.
- FEMA: (800) 621-3362, assistance for individuals and families
- SBA: (800) 659-2955, help for homeowners, renters, nonprofits, and businesses of all sizes
- Bay Area Legal Services: (800) 625-2257, disaster-related legal and social needs such as insurance denials, contractor issues, consumer and debt problems, housing issues, advance directives, and other legal matters