KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), which can provide needed disaster-related information to those affected by the severe July storms and flooding, is scheduled to open Monday, October 26, according to state and federal recovery officials.
64 Northland Center
Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday though Saturday
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday
All residents and business owners who have sustained damages to their homes or personal property due to storms or flooding July 10-31 are encouraged to take the first step in applying for disaster assistance by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) toll-free registration number at 1-800-462-9029 prior to visiting the DRC. Those with hearing or speech impairments can register by calling 1-800-462-7585. The telephone numbers are operational from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
The center provides a face-to-face opportunity for disaster survivors to talk with recovery specialists about a variety of governmental and voluntary agency programs designed to help residents begin rebuilding their lives and property. Several state and federal government agencies also will have representatives at the center.
"Recovery Centers really are a great resource for someone who has specific questions about their own situation," said Curt Musgrave, FEMA federal coordinating officer. "We just want to remind people to call the 800 number first so they can get their applications going quickly."
Jerry B. Uhlmann, Director of SEMA and State Coordinating Officer said, "State agencies participating at the Recovery Center include Social Services Division of Family Services, Employment Security and State Emergency Management Agency. Information on legal aid assistance will also be available."