Beckley, WV -- The Kermit Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) ends operations this weekend, and a new center in Bradshaw opens on Monday, May 20, to assist individuals affected by the severe storms, flooding and landslides of May 2 and continuing.
The McDowell County center opens in the Bradshaw Town Hall on May 20, and will remain open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice. The Kermit DRC, located at City Hall, 100 Main Street (Route 52), will remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., until the close of business Saturday, May 18.
Officials from the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established the center to provide answers to questions, recovery information, and written materials about various assistance programs available to individuals and business owners.
Individuals who have been affected by the disaster are urged to start the application process before visiting a center by calling FEMA's toll-free number at 1-800-621-3362. Hearing and speech impaired individuals may call TTY at 1-800-462-7585.