OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Floyd during the period September 16 to 20, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), one in St. Mary's County and one in Charles County.
Their addresses and hours of operation are as follows:
St. Mary's County
Carter State Office Building, Public Meeting Room
23110 Leonard Hall Drive, 2nd Floor
Open: 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 3
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday, October 4
Bel Alton Fire House
9765 Bel Alton North Town Road
Open: 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 5
8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 6
The temporary DRCs are designed to provide more detailed program information to those who have already applied for assistance under President Clinton's September 24 disaster declaration and who may have further questions. Representatives of state, federal, and voluntary agencies will be present, including loan officers from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The disaster programs available include temporary housing, individual and family grants, disaster unemployment assistance, and other aid programs.
PLEASE NOTE: financial assistance is not directly provided from these centers.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by using the FEMA toll-free registration number: 1-800-462-9029. The TTY number is 1-800-462-7585 for those who are speech- or hearing-impaired. Recovery specialists are available to take calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., EDT, daily, until further notice.