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Hurricane Irma Recovery

On Saturday Sept. 9, Florida experienced a record breaking hurricane. Hurricane Irma had no mercy, with bringing down homes, businesses, and flooding neighborhoods. Everyone is still recovering, trying to make up what has been lost. If you are in need of assistance, don't be afraid to reach out. The following information is here to help anybody in the Lake County area. If you need further assistance don't be afraid to talk to officials, even friends, we are all here to help. 

LSSC Emergency Dean Hurricane Irma Recovery Resources
 
SHELTER
-FEMA Emergency Lodging Assistance Program 1-866-545-9865
-FEMA individual assistance 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
-Florida Disaster open shelters: www.floridadisaster.org/shelters/summary.aspx
-Lake County: Lake Yale Baptist Church (Leesburg) & Grand Isle Baptist Church (Grand Island)
-Sumter County : Sumter Fairgrounds (Bushnell) & Wildwood Community Center (Wildwood)
-Red Cross shelter information 562-254-4498 (cell)
-Search for available local housing (apartments mainly) http://floridahousingsearch.org
 
FOOD & WATER
-Lake Cares Food Pantry, 2001 W Old US Highway 441, Mount Dora, 352-383-0100
-Catholic Charities/St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place Lady Lake, call 352-753-0989 for updated information on availability
-Family Christian Center Food Pantry, 16215 State Road 50 suite #302, Clermont, 352-242-1895
-New Beginnings Community Food Pantry “Alice’s Place”, Clermont, 352-404-6946
-Real Life Church food program Text “Irma” to 352-577-0115
 
EMERGENCY SUPPORT
-SNAP, Department of Children and Families www.dcf.state.fl.us
-Disaster Unemployment Assistance: provides unemployment benefits and reemployment services to individuals who have become unemployed as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration and are ineligible for regular state unemployment insurance (UI).

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