Short-Term Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Worth County

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Release date: 
August 6, 1999
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- State and federal officials will establish a joint federal/state short-term Disaster Recovery Center in Worth County, Iowa. It will be located at:

City Hall
106 S. Broadway

The center will open to assist applicants on Thursday, August 12, and remain in Manly through Monday, August 16. It will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., closed Sunday.

The purpose of the center is to provide assistance and information to Iowans who have experienced damages and losses from the severe storms and flooding that began July 2. Representatives of state and federal agencies will be present. The disaster assistance available includes temporary housing, individual and family grants, disaster unemployment assistance, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration for homeowners, renters or business owners, and other aid programs.

If you have sustained damage to your home or business from the severe storms and flooding, you are encouraged to register for assistance using FEMA's toll-free number: 1-800-462-9029 before visiting the center. For those who are speech- or hearing-impaired the TTY number is 1-800-462-7585. Recovery specialists are available to take calls Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. -7 p.m., closed Sunday. However, the numbers will be available Sunday, August 8, from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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