Posted November 14, 2023 | 6:27 AM

Hillsborough to Open Three New Locations to Assist Residents and Business Owners Impacted by Idalia

One mobile site and two temporary town hall sites will be open

Updated Press Release: The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center opening was postponed and will now open at 1 p.m., Nov. 14, and will remain open until Nov. 21. 

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2023)- The Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management, the Florida Department of Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two temporary town hall sites and one Mobile Disaster Recovery Center next week to offer assistance to individuals, families, and businesses impacted by Hurricane Idalia.

The three new locations are:

  • (New Dates)
    Mobile Disaster Recovery Center
    Desoto Park Trail Roundabout
    2617 Corinne St.
    Tampa, FL 33605
    Open 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14
    Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, through Tuesday, Nov. 21
    (Site will be open during the weekend of Nov. 18 and 19.)

  • Town Hall Site
    Town 'N Country Regional Public Library
    Community Rooms A & B
    7606 Paula Dr., Suite 120
    Tampa, FL 33615
    Open from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14

  • Town Hall Site
    Firehouse Cultural Center
    101 1st Ave NE
    Ruskin, FL 33570
    Open from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17

Separately, the existing Mobile Disaster Recovery Center at Hillsborough Community College at The Regent, 6437 Watson Rd., Riverview, FL 33578, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.

All locations are open to individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits seeking assistance or needing help in completing applications after being impacted by Hurricane Idalia. FEMA representatives who can help with individual and hazard-mitigation assistance will attend. FEMA, Veterans Affairs, and the Small Business Administration will be there to assist. In addition, representatives with legal services and housing assistance will be on-site to help answer questions and assist with applications. FEMA will also be able to connect applicants to additional resources.

Hillsborough County residential property owners and renters whose homes sustained damage and losses from Hurricane Idalia can still apply for FEMA assistance online until Nov. 29. To apply for FEMA disaster assistance, visit, use the FEMA app for smartphones, or call (800) 621-3362. Phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. The assistance could include financial help for temporary lodging, basic home repairs, and other disaster-related expenses.


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