Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers to be open in Sarasota County to help homeowners and businesses affected by Hurricane Idalia

Three locations provided

This is a scene on St. Armands Circle on the morning of Aug. 30. Image from a Sarasota Police Department video, via Facebook

In partnership with state and federal agencies, the following Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers will be open in Sarasota County to provide disaster survivors with information from Florida state agencies, FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] and the U.S. Small Business Administration, county staff reported on Sept. 21.

Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance and disaster loans, update applications and learn about other available recovery resources at the centers, a news release explains.

  • St. Armands Public Parking Area, 58 Filmore Drive in Sarasota. The center will be open starting at 1 p.m. on Sept. 22 and then from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24.
  • Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. in South Venice. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 through Sept. 27.
  • North Port Library, 13800 Tamiami Trail in North Port. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 through Sept. 30.

“Additional dates and locations may be added as need is determined,” the release points out.

“Sarasota County was approved for Individual Assistance and Small Business Assistance following Hurricane Idalia, which allows individuals and households in Sarasota County to apply for financial and direct services from FEMA,” the release points out. For more information on disaster assistance,visit, use the FEMA mobile app or call 800-621-3362.