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Posted November 9, 2022 | 8:57 AM

Disaster Recovery Center Temporarily Closes Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

The DRC is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, Nov. 12

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2022) – The Disaster Recovery Center at Hillsborough Community College at the Regent has temporarily closed due to the threat of Tropical Storm Nicole. The location is expected to reopen at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, pending inspection of the facilities to determine if there is any damage.

Administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist Florida residents and business owners after Hurricane Ian, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Hillsborough Community College at the Regent, 6437 Watson Rd., Riverview, FL 33578, offers assistance for Hurricane Ian survivors who are applying for federal assistance, disaster loans, updating applications, and learning about other available resources. There is also information about a variety of state agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The DRC is open to all Florida residents. You do not have to be a Hillsborough County resident to visit the DRC and receive assistance.

During normal business hours, the DRC at Hillsborough Community College at the Regent is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on the DRCs, visit FEMA.gov or call (800) 621-3362, visit Bay Area Legal Services at BALS.org/help/disaster-relief or call (800) 625-2257, or visit the U.S. Small Business Administration or call (800) 659-2955.

To find a center close to you, go online to DRC Locator or floridadisaster.org or text DRC along with your zip code to 43362.

It is not necessary to visit a center to apply. Survivors can go online to 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. EST. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service. To view an accessible video about how to apply, visit: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube.

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