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Mobile DRC Moves to Oak Hill

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Release date: 
September 13, 2001
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Charleston, WV -- The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Gauley Bridge will close at the end of business tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 14, and reopen Monday, Sept. 17, in Oak Hill, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Since the opening of the first Disaster Recovery Center, recovery workers from FEMA, the State of West Virginia, and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and volunteer agencies have served more than 7,204 flood victims in the 24 disaster-designated counties. Program specialists at the centers have worked one-on-one with applicants providing information about recovery grants and loan programs.

The new site for the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center:

Fayette County Public Library

Oak Hill Branch
611 Main Street
Oak Hill
The center will be open Monday, Sept. 17, through Friday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday.

Disaster Recovery Centers aid individuals and businesses by providing information about a variety of recovery programs. These programs include housing assistance, available rental resources, SBA low-interest loan applications, crisis counseling, hazard mitigation and other assistance. The staff also helps flood victims determine the status of applications already filed.

In addition to the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center, there are five fixed centers:

Fixed Disaster Recovery Centers

Boone County

Salamy Building
3817 Coal River Rd.
Hours: Mon. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tue.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Mobile disaster recovery center moves to Oak Hill

McDowell County

Northfork City Hall.
Furbish Ave.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Old Stephens Clinic
791 Virginia Ave.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Wyoming County

Mullens City Building
2nd Floor, 316 Moran Ave.
Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

City Hall Council Room
Route #10
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.

The centers are intended to help disaster victims who have previously registered for assistance. Persons unable to visit the recovery centers may also update their recovery assistance applications, get answers to specific questions about FEMA's programs or apply for temporary housing by calling the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-525-0321. Individuals with a speech- or hearing-impairment should call

1-800-462-7585. The lines are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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