Posted October 28, 2016 | 4:43 PM

Hurricane Hermine Disaster Recovery Center Closing

Assistance Still Available for Residents Impacted by Hurricane Hermine

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2016) - The Hurricane Hermine Disaster Recovery Center in Hillsborough County will close on Saturday, Oct. 29. However, residents impacted by the storm may apply for federal disaster assistance as long as they meet the registration deadline of Nov. 28.

The local Disaster Recovery Center is open through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Keysville Recreation Center, 9390 Edison Road in Lithia. The center is a partnership between Hillsborough County, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Types of assistance for residents impacted between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11 are determined on a case-by-case basis. Disaster assistance may include grants to help homeowners and renters pay for temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacement, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest disaster loans for businesses of all sizes, homeowners, renters, and private nonprofit organizations. SBA disaster loans may cover repairs and rebuilding, as well as the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged real estate and personal property.

After the center closes on Saturday, help is still available:

  • Go online to
  • Call the FEMA helpline at (800) 621-3362 or TTY (800) 462-7585. If you use 711/Video Relay Services (VRS), call (800) 621-3362. Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call (800) 462-7585.
  • Download the FEMA Mobile App ( and apply.

For more information on Florida's disaster recovery, visit, and


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