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A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Will Open at the Okeechobee Public Library Friday

Okeechobee County

Okeechobee County - Thursday October 20, 2022: A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at the Okeechobee Public Library Friday, October 21. Okeechobee residents are encouraged go to online or any other FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the state to apply for assistance.

Okeechobee County Emergency Management officials advise:

* The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

* No appointments are necessary.

* Translation services are available for many languages including Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

* Any residents from counties declared for assistance in Florida can receive assistance at the Okeechobee DRC.

NOTE: Library services will continue to be available during normal library hours.

• Residents can visit the DRC to:

* Learn about disaster assistance programs.

* Apply for disaster assistance.

* Check the status of your FEMA application.

* Help you understand FEMA notices or letters.

* Find housing and rental assistance information.

* Get referrals to agencies that offer other assistance.

* Meet with a Small Business Administration (SBA) agent.

Okeechobee County Emergency Management Officials continue to work closely with the State of Florida and FEMA to respond to community needs resulting from Hurricane Ian.

FEMA has included Okeechobee among the Florida counties eligible for Individual Assistance. All residents who were impacted by Hurricane Ian are encouraged by FEMA to apply to check eligibility for assistance.

• For continued updates visit the Okeechobee County website at: