Assistance Center reopens Sunday

October 6, 2017 – The Wickline Center in Flagler Beach will reopen Sunday as an assistance center to allow residents to sign up for FEMA assistance, get questions answered and to meet a team from the American Red Cross and Flagler County Social Services.

The Flagler County Assistance Center at the Wickline Center – 800 S. Flagler Avenue – will be open between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

“The American Red Cross has identified 1000 residents in need of recovery assistance,” said Janet Nickels, Human Services Program Director. “They will be bringing a spiritual director, and they will be determining who is hardest hit.”

Social Services will provide wrap-around services, as the Red Cross provides some initial financial assistance, but does not provide long-term case management. The agency requires only one household member to apply, but requires proof of residency – like a utility bill, and photo identification with a current address.

Those who have not yet done so may also register online with FEMA at https://www.disasterassistance.gov. The FEMA helpline number is 800-621-3362, and TTY users can call 800-462-7585.