Federal/State Disaster Recovery Centers To Open in Clarksville and Paris, Texas

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Release date: 
January 24, 2001
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Texarkana, TX -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Lamar and Red River counties 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, each 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 schedule is as follows:

Red River County 
First National Bank of Tom Bean 
2209 Highway 82 West (across from Wal--Mart)
Clarksville, Texas
Hours of operation: 
Jan. 29: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Jan. 30--Feb. 1: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lamar County
Lamar County Courthouse
119 N. Main Street
Paris, Texas
Hours of operation:
Feb. 2 -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Feb. 3 -- 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 people to sit down and talk with staff members who will be able to answer their questions," he said.

"At the centers 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 800--462--9029, 800--462--7585 (TTY) for the speech and hearing impaired.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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