FEMA sets up mobile sites today

FEMA will open mobile registration centers for Hurricane Sally survivors in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties Saturday, Oct. 3.

The centers, called Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRICs), are staffed with FEMA personnel who can assist with registration and answer questions about disaster-assistance programs. Center locations:

Southwest Branch Library
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Brownsville Community Center
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Escambia County Extension Service
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Emerald Coast Healthcare Coalition
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pensacola State College
South Santa Rosa Center
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The centers operate under COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors and FEMA personnel are safe. 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:

  • 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