FEMA opens Disaster Relief Center in Homestead

If you are still in need of some help after Hurricane Irma moved through South Florida last month, the Federal Emergency Management Administration announced that a new Disaster Relief Center will open Wednesday in Homestead.

The center, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Nov. 8, will be at Portofino Plaza, 650 NE 22nd Terrace, Homestead.

The center will be staffed by recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the state, and will allow people to get in-person support on filling out applications and other paperwork.

Last month, a center opened at Miami Dade College’s Kendall campus, 11011 SW 104th St., Building K. That center remains open until further notice.

Anyone planning on showing up at a center is encouraged to register — which requires insurance policies and bank information — before showing up at a center.

Registration can be completed online at online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

For more information call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 or visit fema.gov/hurricane-irma.