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FEMA opens first Mobile Registration Intake Center in Geneva

GENEVA, Fla. – FEMA opened its first Mobile Registration Intake Center in Seminole County Wednesday, as FEMA tries to reach out to people dealing with flooding from Hurricane Ian.

These intake centers will have FEMA representatives available to help with your application and any questions.

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The center will travel around the county over the next week, and be open from 10 am to 6 pm on the following days and locations:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5: Rural Heritage Center, 101 E Main St, Geneva

  • Thursday, Oct. 6: Oviedo Cultural Center, 357 Center Lake Ln, Oviedo

  • Friday, Oct. 7: Winter Springs Civic Center, 400 N Edgemon Ave, Winter Springs

  • Saturday, Oct. 8: Westmonte Park, 624 Bills Ln, Altamonte Springs

  • Sunday, Oct. 9: Midway Park, 2045 Hurston Ave, Sanford

  • Monday, Oct. 10: Harvest Time International, 225 Harvest Time Dr, Sanford

Residents can also always call the FEMA hotline for assistance at 1-800-621-3362(FEMA).

FEMA will also be opening a disaster recovery center in Seminole County at some point.

Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris said FEMA turned on transitional shelter assistance, which provides hotel and other assistance for people who have been displaced because of the storm. Harris said the service helps place people in extended stay housing, or with rental assistance.

County residents are also eligible for FEMA individual assistance and SBA bridge loans. Go to the Seminole County website for more information.

Harris said flooding continues to go up in parts of the county. Floodwaters are starting to recede around Lake Harney, but Lake Jesup is expected to crest Wednesday, and Lake Monroe is not due to crest either Thursday or Friday.

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