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The Brownsville Community Center is one of a number of locations where FEMA representatives are set up to help those who've asked for it in a time of need.

Vonchae Edwards "With FEMA, like everything else, is just a process. It's like a rerun of Ivan and all the other storms we went through, but this time we have a little more help than before."

There's a number of centers open, including the one in Pensacola.

"Santa Rosa County, we have a recovery center in Gulf Breeze, and one up in Milton. And we will be opening, probably in the next few days, in Okaloosa, and probably one in Walton as well although that's not fixed yet.," said Jack Heesch.

As of Thursday evening, FEMA had received over 7,725 applications, from all four counties. That number continues to grow.

Jack Heesch " we're seeing about 150 people a day here. Which is a good pace, given the number of folks, the 6,000 or so, that are registered in Escambia County."

FEMA has approved over $14,050,000 in aid, and are continuing to approve applications. Escambia County has had over 6,000 applications. Santa Rosa has had 1,245, Okaloosa 378 and Walton 67. So far, Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams have helped at least 972 people at their homes, and continue to go door to door to help. Edwards home was heavily damaged by floodwaters. He says FEMA has been a tremendous help.

"Having someone you can talk to and sit down and they're very patient with you as well. I can't ask for a better set of people that will walk you through the process, especially during this time,"said Edwards.

FEMA registration centers will be open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 7pm, and Sunday from noon to 7pm.