Disaster Recovery Centers offering Hurricane Idalia aid will close for the Thanksgiving holiday
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers across the state will close for Thanksgiving starting Wednesday, Nov. 22. The centers in Hillsborough, Charlotte and Dixie counties will close permanently starting Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will close all its Hurricane Idalia Disaster Recovery Centers in Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some of them, including one in Hillsborough County, will not reopen, according to a news release.
Starting Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m., the centers in Hillsborough, Charlotte and Dixie counties will close permanently. The Hillsborough County center is located at Desoto Park Trail Roundabout at 2617 Corrine St. in Tampa. It will be open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The remaining centers in Florida will be closed starting Wednesday, Nov. 22 until Sunday, Nov. 26, according to the release. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.
No appointment is necessary to visit a center. Residents are welcome to visit any center and do not have to reside in that county.
The last day to apply for disaster assistance is Wednesday, Nov. 29.
FEMA opened its Disaster Recovery Centers after Hurricane Idalia swept through the state in August. Victims can help applying for aid and information from state and federal agencies. The centers are also accessible to people with disabilities and offer assistance in multiple languages.