FEMA MRICs open in Escambia County, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Fla.

Published 2:57 pm Sunday, October 4, 2020

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FEMA has opened mobile registration centers for Hurricane Sally survivors in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties, according to a release.

The centers, called Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRICs), are staffed with FEMA personnel who can assist with registration and answer questions about disaster-assistance programs.

The locations by county include:

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Southwest Branch Library

12248 Gulf Beach Hwy

Pensacola, FL 32507

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


Brownsville Community Center

3200 W. DeSoto St.

Pensacola, FL 32505

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


Escambia County Extension Service

3740 Stefani Rd.

Cantonment, FL 32533

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.



Emerald Coast Healthcare Coalition

755 Lovejoy Rd.

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.



Pensacola State College

South Santa Rosa Center

5075 Gulf Breeze Pkwy

Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


The centers operate under COVID-19 protocols to make sure visitors and FEMA personnel are safe, according to a release.

Distancing and face coverings are required. Individuals who come to the centers check in at a registration table, give their name and phone number, and then wait in their cars until they receive a text message to come to the FEMA staff at the MRIC. This process reduces the number of people standing in lines to mitigate against COVID.

It is not necessary to visit a center to register with FEMA. Disaster survivors with uninsured losses can also apply by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov;

downloading the FEMA app; or by calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific phone number assigned to that service.

The following information is necessary when you register:

Address of the damaged dwelling where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address)

Current mailing address

Current telephone number

Insurance information

Total household annual income

Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into a bank account)

A description of disaster-caused damage and losses