FEMA relocates intake centers

Effective Monday, Oct. 19, the FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers will now be located daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at:

Lexington Terrace Community Center
900 S. Old Corry Field Road, Pensacola

Escambia County Equestrian Center
7750 Mobile Highway, Pensacola

Marie K. Young Community Center
6405 Wagner Road, Pensacola

The centers, called Mobile Registration Intake Centers, are staffed with FEMA personnel who can assist with registration and answer questions about disaster-assistance programs. Due to early voting, please remove the Southwest Branch Library, Brownsville Community Center and Escambia County Extension Service from your publications.

The centers operate under COVID-19 protocols. Distancing and face coverings are required. Individuals who come to the centers check in at a registration table, give their name and phone number, and then wait in their cars until they receive a text message to come to the FEMA staff at the MRIC. This process reduces the number of people standing in lines to mitigate against COVID.

It is not necessary to visit a center to register with FEMA. Disaster survivors with uninsured losses can also apply by:
• Visiting DisasterAssistance.gov;
• Downloading the FEMA App; or by
• Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific phone number assigned to that service.

The following information is necessary when you register:
• Address of the damaged dwelling where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)
• Current mailing address
• Current telephone number
• Insurance information
• Total household annual income
• Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into a bank account)
• A description of disaster-caused damage and losses