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Broward County Disaster Recovery Centers Open Modified Schedule on Memorial Day

LAKE MARY, Fla. – The State of Florida and FEMA are operating Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Broward County.

Hours for all centers on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 - 9 a.m. to Noon.

Fixed center locations:

  • Sadkin Community Center, 1176 NW 42nd Way, Lauderhill, FL 33313
  • Hortt Park, 1700 SW 14TH Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Standard hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Sundays.

There are also temporary centers operating Monday, May 29 as noted above, and Tuesday, May 30 through Saturday, June 3, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, 2520 NW 6th Street in Fort Lauderdale
  • Big Easy Casino, NE Parking Lot, 831 N Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach

Disaster Recovery Centers provide disaster survivors with information from Florida state agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance, learn about the types of assistance available, learn about the appeals process and get updates on applications.

In addition to visiting a center, you can apply by going online to, using the FEMA mobile app  or calling 800-621-3362, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET every day. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA your number for that service.

Disaster Recovery Centers are accessible to people with disabilities. They have assistive technology equipment that allows disaster survivors to interact with staff. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps, and restrooms.

In addition to the centers, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) crews are canvassing communities affected by the April 12-14 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Broward County to help residents apply for FEMA assistance and to answer questions about federal assistance. DSA crews wear FEMA attire and have federal photo identification badges. There is no charge for service.

FEMA Individual Assistance can help with temporary lodging expenses, basic home repairs and other essential disaster-related needs.

For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance go to Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance - YouTube.

For more information about recovery in Florida, visit and Follow us on Twitter: @FLSERT and @FEMARegion4.