Texarkana, TX -- A Disaster Recovery Center will be open for four days, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Cass County to provide information about help available to residents and businesses with damage or losses resulting from the severe winter storms of Dec. 12 to Jan. 15.
Operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Division of Emergency Management (DEM), Texas Department of Public Safety, the center will have information from various federal, state, local, and voluntary agencies about programs triggered as a result of the Jan. 8 Presidential disaster declaration. This includes programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The location is:
Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church
607 Holly Street
Hours of operation:
Jan. 24 --26 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jan. 27 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Federal Coordinating Officer A. David Rodham encourages those who have questions about the recovery process to visit the center after first calling FEMA to register for assistance. "It is a good opportunity for them to sit down and talk with staff members who will be able to answer their questions," he said.
"At the center people can inquire about the status of their applications, examine options for rebuilding or repairing structures, and learn methods to protect their lives and properties better in future ice storms," State Coordinating Officer Richard Boltz said.
Those with storm--related damage and losses who have not yet registered for assistance should do so as soon as possible by calling 1--800--462--9029, 1--800--462--7585 (TTY) for the speech and hearing impaired.