Help Is Available At Any Disaster Recovery Center

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Release date: 
October 1, 1999
Release Number: 
1303-11

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Any resident of Maryland who had damage from Hurricane Floyd and the resulting flooding may visit any open Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), regardless of where they live. DRCs will be open at various locations throughout the declared counties. Please monitor the media for the dates and hours of the nearest location.

DRCs will provide more detailed program information to those who have applied for assistance under the presidential disaster declaration of September 24 and who may have further questions. Representatives of state, federal, and voluntary agencies are present at DRCs, 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. Financial assistance is not directly provided from these centers.

Prior to making those visits, they should apply to the FEMA toll-free registration number: 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). FEMA staff members are available to take calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice. Those who already have registered with the FEMA teleregistration number and still have questions also may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-525-0321 (1-800-462-7585).

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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