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Florida officials provide residents with access to resources following Irma


Date: September 15, 2017
Source: WTXL


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Insurance villages and disaster recovery centers will be opening next week in areas heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma, according toChief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.

CFO Patronis said, “Getting Floridians back on their feet and back to normalcy is our top priority, and these recovery centers will provide access to the tools and resources needed to help our residents navigate the post-storm recovery and claims-filing process. I am amazed by the strength and sense of community that our state has exhibited in the wake of Irma’s destruction. To my fellow Floridians recovering from Irma’s wrath, help is on the way.”

Insurance experts from the Department of Financial Services will be on hand at the centers to answer insurance-related questions and concerns.

Patronis' office says they havearranged for several insurance companies with policies in the impacted areas to be on-site to help Floridians file post-storm claims.

Here's a list of all the locations:

St. Augustine – Monday, September 18

8:00am to 6:00pm EST

St. Johns County Administration Building

500 San Sebastian View

St. Augustine, FL 32804

Jacksonville – Tuesday, September 19

8:00am to 6:00pm EST

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

1000 Water Street

Jacksonville, FL 32204

Naples – Wednesday, September 20

8:00am to 6:00pm EST

New Hope Ministries

7675 Davis Blvd

Naples, FL 34104

Ft. Myers – Thursday, September 21

8:00am to 6:00pm EST

Lee County Veterans Park Recreation Center

55 Homestead Road South

Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

Representatives from FEMA, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, CareerSource Florida and several other organizations will be also be participating.

You are encouraged to bring copies of all insurance policies with you. A list of participating insurance companies is available here.