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Free Hurricane Irma Legal Services Hotline For Low Income Floridians Closes Thursday

Flooding on Ken Knight Drive during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Cherisse Lamb
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Ken Knight Drivein Jacksonville was flooded during Hurricane Irma on Sept. 11, 2017.

Hurricane Irma survivors have a few days left to use the free Disaster Legal Services hotline set up for low-income Floridians who can’t afford a lawyer.

Callers will be asked to leave their name, contact information and a brief description of their legal issue and a licensed Florida attorney will return their call within two days.

Legal topics that can be addressed include federal and state disaster assistance, landlord-tenant problems, replacement of lost or damaged wills and other legal documents, home repairs and insurance claims.

The hotline is a partnership between the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, the American Bar Association and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Its last day of operation is this Thursday, June 14.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews.