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Posted on: October 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] South End FEMA Mobile Registration Center moving to Gulf Breeze Community Center

South End FEMA Mobile Registration Center moving to Gulf Breeze Community Center

The FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center located in the south end of Santa Rosa County will be moving to the Gulf Breeze Community Center, 800 Shoreline Dr. in Gulf Breeze, on Wed., Oct. 21. The center located in Milton will remain at Pensacola State College Milton campus.

Gulf Breeze Community Center
800 Shoreline Dr.
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pensacola State College 
Milton Campus
5988 Hwy. 90
Milton, FL 32570
Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
The center operates under COVID-19 protocols to ensure visitors and FEMA personnel are safe. Distancing and face coverings are required.

It is not necessary to visit a center to register with FEMA. Disaster survivors with uninsured losses can also apply by:
  • Visiting;
  • 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
What to Expect After You Register With FEMA 
  • If you reported that you may not be able to live safely in your home, it may be necessary for FEMA to perform an inspection of the damaged dwelling. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, FEMA field inspections are being conducted remotely.
  • For remote inspections, FEMA inspectors will contact applicants by phone to answer questions about the type and extent of damage sustained. Remote inspections provide an effective way of evaluating damage, comparable to traditional, in-person inspections, and this expedites the delivery of recovery assistance.
  • Survivors with minimal damage who can live in their homes will not automatically be scheduled for a home inspection when applying to FEMA. However, they may request an inspection if they later find significant disaster-caused damage.
  • Applying for federal disaster assistance from FEMA will not affect other federal benefits that Florida disaster survivors may receive. 
  • Applicants for FEMA assistance will receive a letter from FEMA by mail or email. It is important to read it carefully because it will include the amount of any assistance FEMA may provide to you and information on the appropriate use of disaster assistance funds. You may need to submit additional information for FEMA to continue to process your application.
    • If you have questions about the letter, go online to or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY).
  • After you apply for disaster assistance from FEMA, you may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). It is important to submit a disaster loan application as soon as possible. If your application is approved, you are not obligated to accept an SBA loan. But failure to return the application will disqualify you from other possible FEMA assistance, such as disaster-related car repairs, clothing, household items and other expenses.
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