Indianapolis, IN -- Federal officials have announced that a Disaster Recovery Center will open on Tuesday, July 2 in Dubois County to serve those who suffered damage or loss in the storms and flooding that occurred from April 28 thru June 7. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, in the Southwest Dubois County Schools building, formerly Maple Park Elementary School, at 113 N. Jackson in Huntingburg.
After calling FEMA's toll-free application number for assistance, disaster victims may visit the center to meet face-to-face with recovery specialists. Center staff will be on hand to provide information on disaster housing assistance, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, home repair and reconstruction, the services of other local and volunteer agencies, and technical assistance on how to minimize future damage.
Residents and business owners in the following counties who suffered damage or loss as a result of the declared disaster are urged to apply for assistance by calling 800 621-3362 (TTY 800 462-7585). Indiana's disaster-declared counties include: Clay, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Marion, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Vigo and Washington.
"Applying by phone is a quick and efficient way to help those who need it," said Gracia Szczech, federal coordinating officer for FEMA. "We will share that information with other state and federal agencies, as well as volunteer organizations, to get them the help they need."
After individuals have applied, victims may visit the center with any questions or to receive more specific information on federal recovery programs. To check on the status of their application, they may call FEMA teleregistration at 800 621-3362 (TTY 800 462-7585).