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Lawrence, Woburn Disaster Recovery Centers to Close

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May 3, 2001
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Quincy, MA -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Lawrence and Woburn are scheduled to close on Friday, May 4, but residents of seven counties who suffered losses or damages as a result of the March floods will still be able to have their questions answered by phone.

The centers are at the E-Z Way Center, 229 Main St., Woburn, and the Stadium Plaza Mall, 160 Winthrop Ave., Lawrence. Both locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Friday, to offer help to homeowners, renters and businesses in seven counties who may be eligible for state and federal assistance under a presidential declaration.

"The Disaster Recovery Centers provide an opportunity to learn more about federal and state assistance programs and to check on the status of an application," said Louis H. Botta, the federal coordinating officer for the Massachusetts flood disaster covering Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties.

Applicants who have questions can call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free Helpline at 1-800-525-0321 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Those who have not yet registered for assistance can call toll-free 1-800-462-9029.

Speech- and hearing-impaired applicants can register or get answers to their questions by calling 1-800-462-7585 (TTY).

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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