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Disaster recovery help available in New Port Richey


'one-stop shop' offers disaster recovery help

A disaster recovery center opened in Pasco on Wednesday, with officials offering help to those affected by Tropical Storm Debby. The center will be a "one-stop shop" with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, the Florida emergency management division and several county departments. FEMA spokeswoman Renee Bafalis said people should register with the agency beforehand at www.disaster or by calling 1-800-621-3362. "People are here basically to explain the disaster assistance programs that are available to them," she said. Residents can also receive help filing an appeal if they were rejected for aid. The recovery center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. It is located at 4444 Grand Blvd.


Voter registration deadline Monday

The Supervisor of Elections office is hosting a last-minute voter registration drive for people who would like to register in advance of the Aug. 14 primary election. The deadline to register or change your party affiliation before that election is Monday. Registration drives will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:

• Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday

• Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road

• Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City

• Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway

• New Port Richey Public Library, 5939 Main St.

• New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills

• Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey

• South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive

There will also be a registration drive from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 8th St. In addition, three Supervisor of Elections offices will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The offices are located at:

• East Pasco Government Center, 14236 6th St., Suite 200, Dade City

• Central Pasco Professional Center, 4111 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Suite 105, Land O'Lakes

• West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, Suite 110, New Port Richey

For information, contact the Supervisor of Elections toll-free at 1-800-851-8754.


The collapse of a shopping center berm in Holiday flooded two homes on Cantrell Street and one on Eastwood Lane. An article Wednesday misstated the street names.

Disaster recovery help available in New Port Richey 07/11/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:35pm]
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