What is FEMA assistance?

Citrus County Disaster Recovery Center Opens at New Location

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 13, 2023

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for those affected by Hurricane Idalia has been relocated to
the Coastal Region Library (located at 8619 W Crystal St in Crystal River).

Citrus County Disaster Recovery Center Opens at New Location

The purpose of a DRC is to:

  • Apply for assistance.
  • Learn the status of your FEMA application.
  • Understand any letters you get from FEMA.
  • Find housing and rental assistance information.
  • Get answers to questions or resolve problems.
  • Get referrals to agencies that may offer other assistance.
  • Learn about Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs.
  • Provide additional documentation that FEMA may require.

Representatives from local government, not for profit agencies and other local services will be present.

Need transportation to the DRC?

If you do not have a way to get a ride to the DRC, Citrus County Transit offers free services to transport
residents from their home to the DRC. This is made by appointment only. Please call 352-527-7630 to
make a reservation.

Service Highlights:
It is imperative that those who are affected by Hurricane Idalia at least make application for the Individual
Assistance (IA) and Small Business Administration programs even if they do not ultimately go through
with it. By not applying, you could jeopardize some ability to make application for future assistance or

The Small Business Administration (SBA) can offer low interest, long term loans for people, nonprofits,
and businesses. Even though the name SBA implies businesses, individual household member may still
apply. The deadline for individuals is October 30, 2023, and for businesses, May of 2024. They offer
loans for the uninsured or the underinsured.



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