Deadline to Apply for Dennis Damages 3 Weeks Away

August 18, 2005

With just 21 days to go until the deadline, applicants can still apply for disaster assistance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA and State Emergency Response Team (SERT) officials encourage homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage and have not registered to do so by the Sept. 8, 2005, deadline.

Applicants can register by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing- and speech-impaired. The registration line is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., EDT and closed on weekends. Applicants also may register online at

Those who need help registering also can visit one of the FEMA/SERT Disaster Recovery Centers now located in the Panhandle (see below). These centers have assisted more than 15,600 individuals and business owners affected by Hurricane Dennis.

To date, 37,593 individual and business owners have applied for federal and state assistance. Approved disaster aid for Hurricane Dennis has surpassed $22 million.

Open DRCs, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time)

Escambia County
Agricultural Center DRC
6001-A Industrial Boulevard
Century, Fla. 32535

Area Field Office DRC
33 Brent Lane
Pensacola, Fla. 32503

Franklin County
East Point Vol. Fire Dept. DRC
24 6th Street
East Point, Fla. 32328

Okaloosa County
CVS Pharmacy DRC
348 Racetrack Road
Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. 32548

Santa Rosa County
Midway Plaza Unit A-3 DRC
5660 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, Fla. 32561

County Administrator
Office Building DRC
6495 Caroline Street (Hwy 90)
Milton, Fla. 32570

Wakulla County
Agricultural Center DRC
84 Cedar Avenue
Crawfordville, Fla. 32372

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