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CFO Patronis Partners with Senator Marco Rubio to Open Insurance Villages and Disaster Recovery Centers Across Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that, in partnership with Senator Marco Rubio, insurance villages and disaster recovery centers will be opening next week in areas heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma. Local, state and federal partners will be in attendance to offer Floridians a wide array of relief assistance in one centralized location.
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 CFO Patronis’ Department of Financial Services will be on hand to answer Floridians’ insurance-related questions and concerns. CFO Patronis has also arranged for several insurance companies with policies in the impacted areas to be on-site to help Floridians file post-storm claims. Consumers are encouraged to bring copies of all insurance policies with them to these events. A list of participating insurance companies can be found at
The confirmed schedule of days and locations is as follows:
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
In addition to Senator Marco Rubio’s staff and those participating from the Department of Financial Services, the following companies, non-profit organizations, and federal and state agencies have confirmed:
• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• American Red Cross
• Florida SBDC Network
• U.S. Small Business Administration
• Florida Departments of Children and Families and Economic Opportunity
• First Data Corporation
• Anheuser-Busch Companies
• CareerSource Florida
• ElderSource
• United Way of Florida
• The Salvation Army
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