OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Moore on Saturday, May 8, to serve those affected by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding of May 3-5. The center will be located at 2600 S. Service. Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday until further notice.
Individuals who suffered damage to their home or business property in the declared counties are urged to first apply for assistance by calling 1-800-462-9029 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).
Disaster recovery centers assist individuals:
- examine options for repairing damaged homes and businesses;
- learn common-sense measures to reduce the effect of future storms;
- receive assistance in filling out low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration loan packages for homeowners, renters and businesses;
- obtain information on temporary rental assistance and funds for minor emergency home repairs;
- discuss additional grants for serious unmet needs;
- receive information about private relief organizations such as the American Red Cross; and
- obtain referral information for other programs.
"Recovery centers offer people the opportunity to meet face-to-face with specialists and learn about the variety of programs available to begin the recovery process," said Federal Coordinating Officer Robert E. Hendrix. Additional centers may open in other locations in the near future.