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Pinellas County takes Citizen Information Center on the road

Covering Pinellas County
Posted at 2:56 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 14:56:30-04

The Pinellas County Citizen Information Center is going on the road in an initiative to further assist residents with post-Irma recovery.

The county government is bringing resources on the road after two weeks of offering live phone assistance to more than 55,000 callers.

County staff will be on hand at the below locations to provide information on programs and assistance available to storm survivors (including FEMA application contacts and checklists); consumer protection tips; post-storm resources in various languages, as well as answer citizen questions. Spanish-speaking County staff will also be available. The events are free and open to the public.
- Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4-7 p.m.: Pinellas County Extension (12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo)
- Thursday, Sept. 21, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Lealman and Asian Neighborhood Family Center (4255 56th Ave. N., St. Petersburg)
- Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Hispanic Outreach Center (612 Franklin St., Clearwater)
- Thursday, Sept. 21, 12-3 p.m.: East Lake Community Library (4125 E Lake Rd. S., Palm Harbor)
- Friday, Sept. 22, 8-11 a.m.: The Centre of Palm Harbor (1500 16th St., Palm Harbor)
The county is also handing out printed materials and information at public library branches and fire stations, as well as to Pinellas County Health Care clients at Florida Department of Health locations.

A Business Recovery Center has also been set up at Pinellas County Economic Development at the SPC EpiCenter (13805 58th St N, Suite 1-200), for businesses seeking post-storm loan assistance.

Residents can access resources and updates on Irma recovery efforts 24/7 by checking the county website and county social media accounts.