Representatives from FEMA will be on hand Tuesday, Oct. 17, at City Hall, 1300 White Street, during the City Commission meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. The FEMA Disaster Assistance Team will provide registration and case status checks in the small conference room beside the commission chambers.
The conference room is small, so access during the commission meeting may be limited. The assistance augments the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located at 616 Simonton Street at Fire Station #2.
Anyone impacted by Hurricane Irma is reminded that the 30-day registration timeframe is fast approaching for survivors to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Survivors of Hurricane Irma have 60 days from the Sept. 10 date of disaster declaration to apply for individual assistance.
FEMA’s Mobile Disaster Assistance Teams are canvassing neighborhoods in Marathon (Yellow Tail Road heading east), Stock Island (addressing Haitian communities) and Tavernier (various neighborhoods heading south).
The teams operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
These mobile teams carry iPads and can register survivors for FEMA assistance for the first time at their doorstep. They have limited ability to help people update their accounts.
Please Note: Mobile teams will wear FEMA vests, have proper identification and never ask for money.
The American Red Cross is providing limited financial assistance to Keys residents who suffered major damage to or destruction of their homes in Hurricane Irma.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 4 and 5, the Red Cross will be offering this emergency aid at the Flea Market on Big Pine Key at 30250 Overseas Highway. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Oct. 7-9) the Red Cross will be in Marathon at Skate Park at 200 36th Street.
Next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Oct. 11-13) the Red Cross will be in Key West at Catholic Charities, located at 2706 Flagler Avenue.
The hours in Marathon and Key West will be the same as on Big Pine Key — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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