Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
02:21 pm
15 December 2018

FEMA opens second mobile center to help with hurricane recovery

Residents and business owners still recovering from the devastation of recent hurricanes have another opportunity to receive federal assistance.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a mobile Disaster Recovery Center starting at 1pm today, Nov. 14, at the Highlander Building, 330 3rd St., Clermont. The center will be open until 7 tonight, and from 9am-7pm Nov. 15-17.

Some of the services available include federal disaster assistance and low-interest loans for homeowners and businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration, a Lake County news release states.

“This is the second mobile DRC that FEMA has opened in Lake County, and it is the perfect opportunity for residents and business owners to check the status of the claims they may have previously filed after Hurricane Irma,” Tommy Carpenter, director of Lake County Emergency Management, says in the release. “Additionally, county staff will be on hand to provide resources for local residents, as well as those displaced by Hurricane Maria who are settling in Lake County.”

For more information, call Lake County’s Office of Emergency Management at 352.343.9420 or call the United Way’s 2-1-1, a free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.