Durango And Woodland Park Disaster Recovery Centers To Close

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July 23, 2002
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Denver, CO -- Residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent wildfires have through July to visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/State Disaster Recovery Centers in Durango and Woodland Park, federal and state disaster recovery officials reminded residents today.

The Durango center is located at the Riverview Elementary School, 2900 Mesa Ave. The Woodland Park center is located at the Woodland Park High School, 151 N. Baldwin.

"These two Disaster Recovery Centers will be operating 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Sunday, through July 31," said State Coordinating Officer Tommy Grier.

"But even after these centers close, FEMA is still only a telephone call away," said Steve Emory, federal coordinating officer. Disaster victims may still register for assistance by calling toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments can call TTY 1-800-462-7585.

"People can call to register, to find out about assistance programs or to ask about the status of their application," said Emory.

Disaster assistance programs include housing assistance, grants for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other programs, and low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Disaster Unemployment Assistance, tax assistance and other special services are also available to eligible persons affected by the disaster.

Those individuals and businesses still in the process of completing SBA disaster loan applications, and have questions or need assistance may call SBA customer service at 1-800-366-6303.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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