JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) were on hand to answer questions during Thursday evening's newscasts on First Coast News from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. about Tropical Storm Debby recovery.
FEMA offered information, such as what people need to do if they have damage from Tropical Storm Debby, how they can get help cleaning up their home and what happens after they call FEMA.
RELATED: How FEMA and the SBA can help you
There is an important difference between FEMA and the SBA. FEMA
provides grants, and the SBA provides loans. The SBA can help when your
insurance and FEMA grant money isn't enough to build back your home.
RELATED: FEMA information on assistance to individuals and households
The SBA provides low interest loans for homeowners of up to $200,000 and
renters of up to $40,000. Once you apply for the loan, you are not
obligated to take it. To reach the SBA, you can call 1-800-659-2955 or visit sba.gov.
Here is a list of FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locations around the First Coast. You can receive in person assistance at these centers or you can visit disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA:
Baker County DRC
Christian Fellowship Temple Apt. 1
337 N 7th Street
MacClenny, FL 32063
Columbia County DRC
Westfield Shipping Center
484 SW Commerce Drive
Lake City, FL 32055
Duval County DRC
Johnnie Walker Community Center
2500 W 20th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Nassau County DRC
Nassau County EOC
77150 Citizens Circle
Yulee, FL 32097
Suwannee County DRC
Suwannee Coliseum Exhibition #2
1302 11th Street
Live Oak, FL 32064
For more disaster preparedness information, visit FloridaDisaster.org, KidsGetAPlan.com or ready.gov.
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