FEMA hands out $7.5 million to Panhandle residents

PENSACOLA, Fla. – One week after becoming eligible for federal assistance for Hurricane Sally, 1,716 Florida individuals and households in Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties have been approved for $7.49 million in funding from FEMA.

The money is for temporary housing expenses, basic home repairs and other essential disaster-related needs.

If you have uninsured losses from the storm, you can register in several ways:

Visit DisasterAssistance.gov, enter your location and click on “Apply Online”

Download the FEMA App for smartphones

Call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific phone number assigned to that service.

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers are operating in the following locations to assist residents with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance:

Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32507
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. DeSoto St., Pensacola, FL 32505
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Escambia County Extension Service, 3740 Stefani Rd., Cantonment, FL 32533
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pensacola State College, South Santa Rosa Center, 5075 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.