Hurricane Idalia is forecasted to be an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm at the time of its landfall on Wednesday morning.

Disaster Recovery Center In Manatee County Changing Hours

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - Beginning Monday, Oct. 9 the center at the Rubonia Community Center, 1309 72nd St. E in Palmetto will have a new schedule.
Hurricane Idalia (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. – Beginning Monday, Oct. 9 the center at the Rubonia Community Center, 1309 72nd St. E in Palmetto will have a new schedule.

The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon–Sat. Closed Sundays through Friday, Oct. 20, when it will close permanently.

Disaster Recovery Centers provide disaster survivors with information from Florida state agencies, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications and learn about other resources available.

There are several centers open in the area impacted by Hurricane Idalia. You do not have to go to a center in your county, you can visit any open center. To find a center close to you, go online to: DRC Locator or floridadisaster.org, or you can text DRC along with your Zip Code to 43362.

It is not necessary to visit a center. Survivors can apply by calling 800-621-3362, going online at disasterassistance.gov, or using the FEMA mobile app.

The line is open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Help is available in most languages.

If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA your 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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