San Antonio, TX -- The number of residents requiring disaster related information at the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in the New Braunfels and Bandera areas has diminished, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and therefore those centers will close.
Friday, August 9 at 6 p.m. - New Braunfels, 651 Business Loop (I-35), Suite 1030
Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m. - Bandera, 1203 Pecan (Old Post Office Building)
Individuals who have been affected by the Texas floods of 2002 can visit the centers until their scheduled closing. DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Saturday. The DRC in New Braunfels has recorded 314 visits so far, and the center in Bandera has had 621 visits.
Whether it is a need for temporary housing, rental or mortgage assistance, lost wages, crisis counseling or help in replacing lost documents or any other unmet need, applicants can sit down face to face with experts who understand and can provide answers to questions and provide recovery information about assistance programs.
Even though a center closes, help is still as close as a telephone call. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintains a toll-free disaster phone line. To register, call FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY: 800-462-7578 for the hearing or speech impaired. Anyone with questions about FEMA programs or the status of their applications may call the same number for answers.