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Disaster Recovery Center opens in Arcadia for Hurricane Irma survivors

Posted at 10:02 AM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 10:03:18-05

DeSOTO COUNTY, Fla. -- People impacted by Hurricane Irma in the Arcadia area will have a chance to ask FEMA questions this week.

A Disaster Recovery Center opened Wednesday for four days in Arcadia to help Florida storm survivors. 

Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Florida are available to provide assistance to anyone filling out their applications or updating their status.

Voluntary organizations are available and offer a variety of services to help survivors recover.

However, the state does not offer Food For Florida at DRCs. A list of Food for Florida sites is available online

The Recovery Center is located at DeSoto County Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Avenue in Arcadia.

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

This location closes for good at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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