Disaster Recovery Center to Continue Operations

Disaster Recovery Center to Continue Operations
Posted on 12/20/2022
Outside of FEMA Operations CenterMANATEE COUNTY, FL (December 20, 2022) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to staff and operate the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Bradenton’s John Marble Park.

Manatee County Emergency Management staff has been working with representatives of the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) and FEMA to continue operations of the site located at 3675 53rd Ave. E. in Bradenton Mondays to Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., to assist residents for the next 60 days. The DRC will be closed for the Christmas Holiday, Friday, December 23, to Monday, December 26, and for New Year’s Friday, December 30, to Monday, January 2, 2023.

This is a one-stop location, designed to help citizens answer questions about disaster recovery, help clarify any written or electronic correspondence and provide information on Housing Assistance and Rental Resources. DRCs also provide referrals to agencies that may provide further assistance and status of application(s) being processed by FEMA or other agencies.

While the DRC site will remain open through February, it is not necessary to personally visit a center to apply. Survivors can go online at disasterassistance.gov, use the FEMA mobile app or call 800-621-3362. The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams completed their mission in Manatee County last week after canvassing neighborhoods in areas impacted by Hurricane Ian to help residents apply for FEMA assistance and answer questions about federal assistance. There are no further DSA activities scheduled at this time in this area.