Marco Rubio

12/05/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2018 00:56

Rubio Announces Hurricane Michael Assistance Center in Panama City

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced that his staff will host a comprehensive recovery assistance center in Panama City to assist individuals, small businesses, and the agricultural industry affected by Hurricane Michael. Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis will make available insurance companies and representatives to provide on-site assistance to policyholders to file or check on an outstanding claim, and obtain needed insurance assistance and information. Floridians who have been denied by FEMA can find out if they qualify to appeal by bringing their denial letter and recent FEMA correspondence.

'My office stands ready to assist the communities in the Northwest Florida as they recover and rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Michael,' Rubio said. 'I've seen the damage inflicted across the Panhandle, and I hope that this recovery assistance center will bring much-needed relief for Floridians who suffered hardship after the storm. I'm committed to ensuring that the Panhandle comes back stronger than ever, and I'm grateful to the organizations, companies, and government agencies who are participating in this effort.'


Bay High School, John L. Cobb Gymnasium

301 E. 13th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

Dates and Times:

Thursday, Dec. 6 - 10am - 5pm CST

Friday, Dec. 7 - 11am - 7pm CST

Saturday, Dec. 8 - 10am - 2pm CST

Confirmed participating organizations, companies, and federal and state agencies*:

American Red Cross

Big Bend Community Based Care

Bay District Schools

CareerSource Gulf Coast

Early Learning Coalition

Defense Health Agency

Feeding the Gulf Coast

Florida SBDC Network

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

Florida Department of Revenue - Child Support Program

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis - Florida Department of Financial Services

Florida Association of Food Banks

Florida Council for Community Mental Health

Panama City and Pensacola Veterans Centers

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

Hiland Park Baptist Church

Humana Military - Tricare

Northstar Church

North Florida / S. Georgia Veterans Health System

Samaritan's Purse / Billy Graham Rapid Response Team

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office St. Petersburg

Volunteer Florida

*This list will be updated as more entities confirm their participation.

Participating insurance companies:

Allstate/Castle Key Insurance Company

American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida

American Integrity Insurance Company

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

FL Peninsula/Edison Insurance Company

Heritage Property & Casualty Company

St. Johns Insurance Company

State Farm Insurance Company

Tower Hill Insurance Group

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company

United States Automobile Association (USAA)

Cabrillo Coastal General Insurance Agency representing:

National Fire and Marine Insurance Company

Safe Harbor Insurance Company

US Coastal Property & Casualty Insurance Company