Event in St. Johns County to help victim's of Hurricane Matthew with insurance claims

Cleaning up in St. Augustine after Hurricane Matthew (Oct. 20, 2016) 

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Cleaning up after Hurricane Matthew in St. Johns County continues.

Keith Brantly is one of those still cleaning up his home from hurricane Matthew. Some neighbors lost almost everything.

“We got about 12 inches inside the house about 4 inches above the base boards,” said Brantly.

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Along with the stressful cleanup comes the process of filing insurance claims, which neighbors describe as overwhelming.

A recovery assistance event on Friday will bring local, state and federal agencies to one spot to answer questions and help file claims.

Brantly said it is great news for his neighborhood.

“There’s some folks that just don’t have the opportunity and this will be a bridge to get the assistance they need,” said Brantly.

Brantly said he got a text message about the event Thursday and was told to share the information with other neighbors to get as many people as possible the help they need.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Willie Galimore Community Center at 399 Riberia Street St. Augustine, Fla. 32085.

Floridians from all 67 counties can access assistance from the department's insurance experts by calling the Department's free insurance consumer helpline at 1-877-693-5236.