Disaster Recovery Centers Change Hours Of Operation Centers Closed For Memorial Day

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Release date: 
May 22, 2002
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Beckley, WV -- Disaster recovery officials are changing the hours of operation of Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) that assist individuals affected by the severe storms, flooding and landslides of early May.

Starting Thursday, May 23, the hours of operation change to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The centers are closed on Sundays. (Previously the hours of operation were 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

The centers will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, for that day only, in observance of the holiday. All centers will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.

The DRCs were set up by the West Virginia Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They provide disaster victims with answers to questions, recovery information and written materials about various assistance programs available to individuals and business owners damaged by storms, flooding and landslides of early May in southern West Virginia. These disaster programs include temporary housing assistance, low-interest disaster loans, and grants for serious needs and expenses not covered by other disaster assistance programs.

Disaster Recovery Centers operate at the following locations:

Steven's Facility
791 Virginia Ave. (Rt. 52)

North Fork
City Hall
Freibursch Avenue (Rt. 52)

Town Hall/Recreation
100 Valley St.

City Hall
Main Street (Rt. 52)

Town Hall
Main Street (Rt. 83)

Old Post Office
Mate and Ferrell streets

Panther Mobile DRC
Next to Friendly Mart/Diner
Rt. 3
(closes 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25)

Mountcalm Mobile DRC
Next to Mountcalm Fire Department, Rt. 71
(closes 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25)

Officials urge those affected by the disaster to start the application process before visiting a center by calling FEMA's toll-free number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may call TTY at 1-800-462-7585.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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